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Arsenal Duo Make EPL History vs Crystal Palace

Amuda Segun

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The Arsenal duo of Sokratis Papasthathopoulos and David Luiz made Premier League history following the goals scored against Crystal Palace in the London Derby clash played at the Emirates Stadium  on Sunday evening.

The two Arsenal defenders were on the scoresheet in the first half of the game as the Gunners could only settle for a draw amidst the controversy over VAR.

Sokratis Papasthathopoulos scored the first goal for Arsenal before summer signing David Luiz added a second goal inside the first ten minutes.

The two Arsenal defenders made history as it was the first time two defenders scored for the same team inside the first ten minutes of a Premier League game.

Arsenal started the game well but they were unable to sustain the momentum as they allowed Crystal Palace back into the game.

Centre referee Martin Atkinson was overruled by VAR after Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha was brought down by Calum Chambers in the Arsenal box.

Zaha was initially given a yellow card for diving before the verdict was overturned.

Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic converted the resulting penalty to halve the deficit for the Eagles before Jordan Ayew equalised in the second half.

Sokratis thought he gave Arsenal the win late in the game only for the goal to be cancelled by VAR as the two London clubs settled for a draw.

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