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Arsenal vs Liverpool as it happened: Alexandre Lacazette strikes late to level after James Milner's goal

Re-live all the action from The Emirates

Michael Jones,Kieran Jackson
Saturday 03 November 2018 19:02
Arsenal 2018/19 Premier League profile

Alexandre Lacazette struck a late equaliser as Arsenal and Liverpool shared the spoils in an entertaining Premier League clash.

Liverpool looked to be going three points clear at the top of the table after James Milner's 50th career Premier League goal had set them on course for victory.

But Arsenal rallied and deservedly secured themselves a 1-1 draw as Lacazette wriggled free inside the box before curling home with eight minutes remaining.

Both sides had first-half efforts ruled out for offside, Liverpool's a more contentious call as Sadio Mane saw his celebrations cut short.

The Gunners have a poor recent record against the league's main clubs and head coach Unai Emery spoke of his desire to change that after starting his tenure with defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea.

They did compete here and their supporters inside the Emirates Stadium stuck with them as Emery's side played their part in an evenly-matched encounter.


Good morning and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's Premier League action.

There are seven - count them, seven - live games in the Premier League today with crucial clashes at the top and bottom of the table.

We will have all the latest throughout the day so sit back, relax, open up a browser tab, and stick with us for what promises to be an exciting day of action.

First up it's Bournemouth vs Manchester United from the Vitality Stadium. A game that features one of the form teams in the top flight. And Manchester United.

Without further ado, off we go.

Ben Burrows3 November 2018 10:27

Jose Mourinho claims his touchline swearing was not offensive after being cleared of an FA charge for using foul or abusive language.

After coming from behind to beat Newcastle 3-2 late last month, amid a backdrop of uncertainty about his position, tensions boiled over at full-time as the 55-year-old made his way towards the tunnel.

Footage showed the Manchester United manager making comments in Portuguese, at one point looking into a camera, as he headed down the touchline, leading to an FA charge for using abusive, insulting or improper language.

United vigorously contested it and an Independent Regulatory Commission decided against sanctioning him after a hearing on Wednesday.

It is understood that move surprised the FA's disciplinary department and could yet be appealed against, but Mourinho is happy with the initial outcome.

Ben Burrows3 November 2018 10:45

There's understandably a lot of focus on today's visitors but it's time for us to talk about Bournemouth too, writes Kishan Vaghela ahead of today's game.

Ben Burrows3 November 2018 11:05

The team news is in and for Manchester United there's a big name absentee.

Romelu Lukaku is not even in the squad for today's game with fit-again Alexis Sanchez starting ahead of Marcus Rashford.

Ben Burrows3 November 2018 11:33

The hosts make one change from the team that won 3-0 at Fulham.

Junior Stanislas starts instead of Charlie Daniels.

Ben Burrows3 November 2018 11:34

Bournemouth will be over the moon to see that Romelu Lukaku is not even in the squad for today's clash. In six league and cup starts against them, the Belgian has scored eight goals, including a four goals for Everton in a 6-3 win in February 2017.

Michael Jones3 November 2018 11:40

The Cherries have now gone nine league and cup games unbeaten at the Vitality Stadium, the last team to beat them at home?

Manchester United, back in April, when they came away with a 2-0 win courtesy of goals from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku.  

Michael Jones3 November 2018 11:50

An update on the Lukaku situation from Jose Mourinho: 

Michael Jones3 November 2018 11:52

After a run of four goals in his last three appearances Jose Mourinho wants to keep Anthony Martial at Old Trafford: 

Michael Jones3 November 2018 12:01

Michael Jones3 November 2018 12:17

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