The corner is cleared and the referee whistles for half-time.
A frustrating start for the Eagles, but there were real flashes of positivity towards the end and still plenty of time to turn this one around.
A last chance ?
Edouard rushes in and his shot is blocked behind. Corner.
You think that’s a phrase you’ll hear quite often this season: Granit Xhaka has been warned.
Not your typical Xhaka booking, however, as the midfielder is penalized for diving in an attempt to take a free kick. He’s not happy, but neither are the Selhurst crowd.
We’ll have an extra minute.
Ohhh, what a chance to equalize!
This is actually a very good stop from Ramsdale. The free kick is thrown towards the far post, where Andersen can nod over the goal. Edouard shows good strength to reach the ball first, but Ramsdale gets a strong hand on the way.
Rascal by Ben White.
Palace have an advantage as Schlupp is triggered by Jesus and Zaha swings away from the Arsenal defender. He’s cynically knocked down, and it’s another free kick…
… Arsenal cleared, but Palace still have the ball.
Joachim, how are you doing?
Another glorious crossfield ball is ripped from the sky with equal finesse by Tyrick Mitchell, who finds Zaha. The Ivorian is knocked down and Palace takes a free kick in a very dangerous position…
BIG calls for handball as the ball falls from a height and is knocked off Edward’s foot by Gabriel’s right wrist.
VAR takes a quick look and it’s not cheap. Hmm…
Ramsdale doesn’t like this pressure and manages to get the ball away from Edouard in no time – the Frenchman was inches away from tapping into an empty net.
A good pressing from Palace almost pays dividends.
Aaron Ramsdale wants too much time to choose a pass and, in the end, sends the ball directly to Odsonne Edouard. The red and blue shirts swarm forward and Clyne picks Zaha off at the far post, but the flag is in an offside position.
Oh how we missed them in the off season.
Joachim Andersen takes out his party piece, throwing a sumptuous diagonal of 60 meters in the trajectory of Wilfried Zaha. The winger takes it in his stride and delivers, but Arsenal can clear.