Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace: Bukayo Saka scores twice with Gabriel Martinelli and Granit Xhaka also on the scoresheet as the Gunners advance eight points at the top of the Premier League
- Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka found the net in the first half for Arsenal
- Granit Xhaka and Saka scored after half-time to help Arsenal to victory
- Jeffrey Schlupp scored a consolation goal for the visitors without a manager
Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the table to eight points after overcoming Crystal Palace 4-1 at the Emirates on Sunday.
The visitors almost took a shock lead when Wilfried Zaha saw his effort cannon fall back from the post early on, but Arsenal began to step up a gear as the first half wore on and opened a decisive lead thanks to strikes from Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka.
Granit Xhaka made it three shortly after half-time but Palace briefly threatened to come back as Jeffrey Schlupp pulled one back and then Zaha went close again. However, Saka put the game to bed with a compound finish from the reduction of Kieran Tierney to keep Arsenal’s title charge firmly on track.
Bukayo Saka found the net twice as Arsenal secured a comfortable win over Palace