Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace Highlights
Aaron Ramsey scored in stoppage time to break the resolve of Crystal Palace and give title contenders Arsenal a winning start to their league campaign.
Palace, without a manager after Tony Pulis’s exit, looked set for a point until Ramsey poked in after Mathieu Debuchy’s shot had been blocked.
The visitors took a shock lead when Brede Hangeland headed in.
The Gunners equalised just before the break when Laurent Koscielny nodded home from Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick.
Palace also had Jason Puncheon sent off late in the game.
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Venue: Emirates Stadium
Date: Saturday, 16 August, 2014
Kick off: 17:30 GMT
Arsenal are looking for a fourth consecutive league win over Crystal Palace.
Palace’s only Premier League win over Arsenal in 10 attempts came a decade ago with a 2-1 win at Highbury.
Arsenal did the double over Palace last season with a pair of 2-0 wins. The victory at the Emirates in February took them to the top of the table.
After waiting nine years for a trophy, Arsenal have now won two in three months, having won the Community Shield last weekend.
Arsenal suffered a shock home defeat by Aston Villa on the opening day of last season. It’s their only defeat in their last 13 opening Premier League games (W8, D4, L1) but they haven’t won any of their last four.
Arsenal spent twice as many days (128) at the top of the table than any other Premier League side last season.
The Gunners scored first in 24 league games last season, and went on to win 22 of them.
Olivier Giroud has scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances at the Emirates Stadium.
Palace have won just one of their five opening weekend fixtures in the Premier League (D2, L2).
Last season, Crystal Palace avoided being relegated for the first time in the Premier League, having gone down in each of their previous four top-flight campaigns.
Palace began last season by losing nine of their first 10 league matches.
But they ended the campaign in Champions League form – their record over the last eight matches was the fourth-best in the Premier League, with five wins and just one defeat.
Only relegated Norwich and Cardiff scored fewer than Palace’s 33 goals in last season’s Premier League.