NEWSROOM
TEAM LINE UP :
Seaman
Dixon
Winterburn
Keown
Adams
Vieira
Parlour
Petit
Overmars
Bergkamp
Anelka
SUBSTITUTES:
Vivas
Upson
SCORERS:
Parlour
Bergkamp (pen)



Ray Parlour fires Overmars' pin-point pass goalwards...


..and it crashes into the top corner.


Adams stretches to stop Bakayoko.


Dennis makes it 2-0 from the spot.


Patrick and Dennis give 'high-fives'.


Overmars leaves Everton's Dunne on the deck.


Anelka is closely guarded by Materazzi.
FULL TIME REPORT

EVERTON vs ARSENAL
0 - 2
Attendance : 38,049

RAY PARLOUR and Dennis Bergkamp scored the goals as Arsenal stretched their unbeaten run to 16 games. But Emmanuel Petit's third sending off of the season means he will miss the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.

Everton had Don Hutchison sent off too, far a first half off the ball elbow on Martin keown and it went on to be a tough tackling match which was difficult for referee Uriah Rennie to control at times.

But class told in the end as Arsene Wenger went in with his strongest starting line-up possible. We had already looked a cut above Everton when we took the lead in the 16th minute when Overmars hit a 50-yard pass diagonally forward from left to right.

Parlour chested down just inside the area and then drove past Thomas Myrhe at his near post with a stinging volley. It was a quality finish from a world class pass.

Everton had posed a threat of sorts on the break up until then, but Hutchison's dismissal seemed to signal the end for them. As it was they fought back strongly.

Everton's sixth red card of the season was shortly followed by Arsenal's 50th Premiership booking of the season when Petit tripped Olivier Dacourt from behind. He earned his second booking and red card for another foul on Dacourt in the 61st minute.

Nelson Vivas replaced Anelka at that stage and our second goal followed seven minutes later when bergkamp scored from the penalty spot. Again Overmars fed Parlour, who was tripped from behind by David Unsworth for a clear penalty.

Unsworth managed to hit the bar later on but we were never in any real trouble throughout the math and deserved yet another three points.

Wenger said afterwards: "We will have to show that we can cope without Petit although I think he was a bit unlucky this time. The crowd wanted the referee to send off every Arsenal player and games like this often end up with ten against ten.

"We were sloppy after they had Hutchison sent off and did not create enough chances. We looked a bit tired then. But we were in control after our second goal and Everton did not look dangerous from then on. It was an important win."

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