Rob Holding’s Arsenal shirt ripped by Jordan Ayew in build-up to Crystal Palace opener before Premier League refuse to reward Alexandre Lacazette’s handy assist… THINGS YOU MISSED
- Chelsea thrashed Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Sunday
- In the other 1.30pm kick-off Arsenal drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park
- Alexandre Lacazette handled the ball in the build-up to the Gunners’ second goal
- Rob Holding had his shirt ripped shortly before Palace scored the game’s opener
Arsenal’s 11-game winning streak came to an end with a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday while fellow Londoners Chelsea cruised to a 4-0 victory at Burnley.
Most of the drama came at Selhurst Park where Palace were given two penalties by referee Martin Atkinson.
But Sportsmail had a keen eye on both 1.30pm kick-offs in the Premier League and have rounded up a list of things you may have missed.
In-form Chelsea cruised to a 4-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon
Ayew Holding Rob’s shirt
Arsenal defender Rob Holding was left incensed after Crystal Palace’s opening goal.
Holding had his shirt ripped during an altercation with Palace forward Jordan Ayew in an incident which occurred just before the hosts earned a corner.
Ayew was not penalised and Palace won a spot-kick from the resulting corner, which Luka Milivojevic converted.
Arsenal star Rob Holding complained after his shirt was ripped at Crystal Palace on Sunday
The defender’s wardrobe malfunction occurred shortly before Palace scored their first goal
Palace ace Jordan Ayew appeared to rip Holding’s shirt but was not penalised by the referee
Handy Lacazette denied assist
Arsenal took the lead in controversial circumstances when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang poked home at the far post after Alexandre Lacazette had punched the ball into his path.
Referee Atkinson failed to recognise what was a blatant handball despite furious protests from several Palace players.
The Premier League refused to credit Lacazette with an assist in their official fantasy football game.
Lacazette’s punched pass had taken a slight deflection off Ayew, which altered its path slightly, but perhaps FPL bosses just couldn’t bring themselves to reward the Frenchman’s rule-bending?
Arsenal No 9 Alexandre Lacazette handled the ball in the build-up to Arsenal’s second goal
His handy flick set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to poke the ball over the line at the far post
Clubs pay respects
Black armbands were worn at both 1.30pm kick-offs.
Burnley were hosting their first home match before Remembrance Sunday.
The Clarets tweeted: ‘Please be aware that as part of our Remembrance Day commemorations, there will be a minute’s silence ahead of kick off today, accompanied by The Last Post, in memory of the fallen.
‘The players will be wearing black armbands.’
Chelsea also wore black armbands.
Meanwhile, the black armbands at Selhurst Park were in response to Saturday’s tragic events in Leicester where Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter crashed moments after taking off from the King Power Stadium pitch.
Arsenal tweeted: ‘We’re wearing black armbands this afternoon – and our thoughts remain with everyone at @LCFC’.
Chelsea players wore black armbands at Burnley ahead of Remembrance Sunday next month
Players at Selhurst Park also wore armbands, with Arsenal claiming they were for Leicester
Comeback kings Arsenal?
The Gunners recovered from a first-half deficit to earn a point at Palace.
Arsenal have been level or behind at half-time in all 10 of their Premier League matches so far this season, yet they have won seven of those games.
Granit Xhaka jumped on No 17 Alex Iwobi after scoring for Arsenal in the second half at Palace
Morata finds form on the road
Alvaro Morata scored Chelsea’s opener in their big win at Burnley.
The Spanish striker also scored in Chelsea’s last away game — a 3-0 success at Southampton earlier in the month.
His two goals mean he has now has scored in back-to-back Premier League away games for the first time since September 2017.
Striker Alvaro Morata scored Chelsea’s opener in their big win at Burnley on Sunday afternoon
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