Published: January 11, 2020 8:22:27 pm
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an early objective and was later given a straight purple card following a overview by the video assistant referee as his group held on for a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace within the Premier League on Saturday.
Jordan Ayew had already equalized for Palace when Aubameyang made a late problem on Max Meyer, catching the midfielder’s left ankle with studs exhibiting.
The official reasoning for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s purple: “VAR looked at the incident & determined that the point of contact & the intensity of the challenge endangered the safety of the opponent and recommended upgrading the yellow card to a red card for serious foul play.” pic.twitter.com/3YNqabxG9z
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) January 11, 2020
The referee initially brandished a yellow card however, after a prolonged verify by VAR, it was upgraded to a purple card within the 67th minute. As Aubameyang left the sector, the sort out was proven on the large display screen inside Selhurst Park and there have been audible gasps from spectators.
If it was the kind of problem seldom seen by Aubameyang, his end was acquainted in its high quality. It was an excellent group transfer, with David Luiz’s ball ahead from middle again discovering Mesut Ozil, who laid it off first time to Alexandre Lacazette.
The striker slid a go into the trail of Aubameyang, who was reducing in from the left, and he slotted the ball previous Vicente Guaita for his 14th league objective of the season.
Palace was outplayed within the first half however got here again into the match after halftime, and Ayew equalized within the 54th when his left-foot shot from the proper of the objective deflected off the outstretched boot of Luiz and ricocheted into the web previous despairing goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
In an thrilling final 10 minutes, Palace defender James Tomkins had a header cleared off the road by Arsenal defender Sokratis, earlier than Arsenal winger Pepe noticed his angled shot crash off the put up and go to the toes of Lacazette, whose close-range blast was saved by Guaita.
Ninth-place Palace, who launched mortgage signing Cenk Tosun as a second-half substitute following his transfer from Everton on Friday, stayed some extent forward of Arsenal.
In 4 league video games below not too long ago employed supervisor Mikel Arteta, Arsenal has received one, drawn two and misplaced one.