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player ratings for Crystal Palace’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal

player ratings for Crystal Palace’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal

After comfortably defeating Sheffield United in their Premier League debut, Crystal Palace hosted Arsenal at Selhurst Park for their first home game. Although it was anticipated to be a close game, Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard converted a penalty kick from 12 yards to score what turned out to be the game’s winning goal. Arsenal played Satanball as a result of Takehiro Tomiyasu’s red card, but as the saying goes, you have to act like demons in the Netherrealm.

Here are the player rankings from the Gooner Daily for the Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal match.

Initial XI.

Aaron Ramsdale: The Englishman had a largely uneventful game, with his defense doing most of the work, but he had a great moment at the very end, getting to the ball before Andre Ayew and putting Tyrick Mitchell under pressure to blast the ball to Row Z. (7).

Ben White: Played in the center of the defense alongside Saliba and was moved to the right in a last-minute tactical change.

Excellently played.

(7).

William Saliba: He was the team’s defensive anchor, making eight interceptions, two clearances, three recoveries, two blocks, one last man tackle, and winning all of his contests. You are aware of Mikel Arteta’s passion for seeing his athletes prevail in combat. (8).

Thomas Partey: Thomas Partey began the game primarily as a right back but did a great job of switching positions to help the team from midfield. Put on a very disciplined display to neutralize Crystal Palace’s left-side attack threat. (8).

Takehiro Tomiyasu: He had a strong start to the game but suffered from some shoddy refereeing that resulted in his dismissal. When he already had a silly booking from a delayed throw-in, he ought to have known better than to foul Ayew in a cynical manner. (5).

Declan Rice: Displayed excellent control in the middle of the field, anticipating many attacks from Crystal Palace. (7).

Kai Havertz: Served in a number of tactical roles to support the team, but when it counted, he lacked innovation. (6).

Martin Odegaard: In a crucial moment of the game, he displayed steely nerves to successfully convert a high-pressure spot kick. (7)

Gabriel Martinelli: Gabriel was comparatively alone on the left and it was unfortunate that he received the hook, which allowed Gabriel to enter the side and bolster the defense. (6).

Bukayo Saka: He kept the ball in his possession for far too long when a quick pass to a teammate would have been preferable. It was interesting to see him hand off taking penalties to his captain. (6).

Eddie Nketiah: Despite missing two excellent opportunities in the first half, he posed a constant threat to the Crystal Palace defense. reached Martinelli’s improvised pass before Sam Johnstone, displaying great speed to earn his team a penalty. (8).

Substitutes.

Gabriel: Due to Tomiyasu’s red card, he was forced to come off the bench for the second game in a row and help his team defend. (7).

Jorginho replaced Nketiah in defensive midfield and brought some stability to the position. (7).

Oleksandr Zinchenko and Jakub Kiwior: They didn’t play enough to get a rating. N/A.

Bonus Marking.

Mikel Arteta: Excellent tactical awareness and game management to adjust his formation to account for Tomiyasu’s unfortunate dismissal. He made replacements that were precise as a needle. (10).

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