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Everton vs. Arsenal live score, updates, highlights & lineups as Tarkowski heads hosts in front

Arsenal have the chance to increase their lead at the top of the Premier League table this weekend as they head to struggling Everton.

Mikel Arteta returns to his old stomping ground looking to put more distance between his side and defending champions Manchester City in the title race — and, in turn, deepen Everton’s relegation fears.

However, despite their poor form, the arrival of Sean Dyche as Frank Lampard’s replacement has triggered at least some optimism of a potential great escape at Goodison Park this season.

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.

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Everton vs. Arsenal live score

  1H 2H Final
Everton 0 1
Arsenal 0 0


EVE: Tarkowski (60)

75 mins: Everton 1-0 Arsenal

Pinball in the Arsenal goalmouth following an Everton corner from their left. Neal Maupay flashes a shot well over the crossbar on the turn.

72 mins: Everton 1-0 Arsenal

James Tarkowski is making his 200th Premier League start today. Four of his eight goals in the top flight have been headers from corners.

69 mins: Everton 1-0 Arsenal

Amadou Onana receives his sixth booking of the season for a nasty challenge on Ben White by one of the touchlines.

Then Neal Maupay engages in some pushing and shoving with Arsenal players, as he once did for former side Brighton & Hove Albion. It’s all getting somewhat tetchy.

65 mins: Everton 1-0 Arsenal

Dyche is back on more animated form now after being temporarily gobsmacked by that goal, perhaps.

He’s reeling his players around on an imaginary fishing rod with his arms. If ever you wanted a manager to orchestrate a successful rearguard action, Dyche is the man for the job.

62 mins:  Everton 1-0 Arsenal

That goal must have been pretty much the only incident this afternoon that Sean Dyche hasn’t reacted to, standing still amid the bedlam around him. Cold as Dyche, you might call him.

He’s brought Neal Maupay on for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, which is one way to react to going ahead.

60 mins: GOAL – Everton 1-0 Arsenal (James Tarkowski)

Everton have the goal they deserve! The Sean Dyche effect is in full swing as Dwight McNeil swings in a corner from the right – Everton have now had five of the six corners today – and James Tarkowski finds space among an extremely tight crowd to head in from close range!

59 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Mikel Arteta makes a couple of changes, new signing Jorginho and Leandro Trossard coming on for Thomas Partey and Gabriel Martinelli.

58 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Martin Odegaard reacts uncharacteristically wastefully to a big chance!

Eddie Nketiah shows quick feet and an abundance of skill to beat two players down the left, enter the penalty area and cut the ball back to his captain in space, who blazes his finish well over the crossbar

50 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Ben White and Dwight McNeil hustle each other inside the Everton penalty area on the hosts’ left. White thinks he should have a corner but doesn’t get one.

47 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Excellent save by Aaron Ramsdale! Idrissa Gueye tries his luck from the edge of the penalty area and his willingness to shoot is rewarded with a huge deflection that threatens to send the ball beyond the Arsenal goalkeeper, who readjusts and paws the ball away.

Everton are continuing where they left off here.

46 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

We’re underway again, and very little of note happens during the first minute or two of the second half, with no changes for either side.

This is a decent – if unexpected – test for Arsenal and those always-talked-about title credentials. Everton won’t see it that way; that was a first-half performance to give them belief of victory.

Half-time: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has Everton’s last chance of the half, flashing a cross from the right wide of the far post when he had ample time with a header.

There goes the whistle! Sean Dyche said he wanted the crowd behind Everton and his players have done plenty to facilitate that by holding their own against the most feared team in the division right now.

The stats bear that out, too: Everton’s eight first-half shots is the most they’ve had since they took nine against Brentford in August.

42 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Granit Xhaka has a half-chance but nudges an effort wide. 

40 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Conor Coady clears off the line! The England defender is there in the nick of time to prevent Bukayo Saka’s volley from a cross from putting Arsenal ahead.

This has been some game so far.

38 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Fair to say Sean Dyche has been animated during his first half as an Everton manager. He’s entitled to have been, having seen his side spurn at least two fine chances.

35 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Make that two terrific chances Everton have had! Abdoulaye Doucoure is unmarked in front of goal from a left-wing Dwight McNeil cross, but he doesn’t seem aware of how much time he has, glancing a tame header well wide.

32 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

End-to-end entertainment isn’t something you’d readily associate with Everton this season, but they should be ahead here!

Ben White gives the ball away with an over-casual attempt at a pass on the halfway line on his right-hand side.

Amadou Onana bursts the length of Arsenal’s half, enters the penalty area and fizzes an excellent low cross towards Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who dives in at the far post but can’t apply the finishing touch.

29 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Bukayo Saka is back on form following that injury earlier, beating Vitaliy Mykolenko on the right and finding Eddie Nketiah, who shifts to find space and should score.

Mikel Arteta and the Arsenal backroom staff end up with their heads in their hands as Nketiah shanks his attempt well wide.

26 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Everton look increasingly confident. Dominic Calvert-Lewin provides Aaron Ramsdale with a straightforward test from a shot, then Amadou Onana sends a cheeky lob awry.

They’re not playing like a relegation-threatened team.

23 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Despite dominating possession, Arsenal haven’t found this easy so far. There hasn’t been a significant attempt by either side, but the Toffees have had three of the five efforts.

21 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Promising work by Everton, who force three corners in quick succession. James Tarkowski goes close from one of them after holding off Martin Odegaard, then Dominic Calvert-Lewin steals in at the near post to meet a delivery from the hosts’ left with a header that flashes wide of the near post.

Sean Dyche raises his hands to his mouth and barks a few more instructions.

18 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Bukayo Saka is back up after that painful-looking injury courtesy of Idrissa Gueye’s hand.

Sean Dyche is chatting to Steve Stone on the touchline, bolt upright and arms folded in his suit.

15 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Ouch. Idrissa Gueye appears to put his hand in Bukayo Saka’s face while holding the ball up near the halfway line.

Saka crumples to the ground in pain and needs a prolonged period of attention from the physio. He might be saying that he can’t see properly as he receives attention, but that’s a lip-reading estimate.

12 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Arsenal are approaching 80 percent possession. Thomas Partey takes aim from distance, and Jordan Pickford gathers comfortably in Everton’s goal.

9 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Aeroplane alert! An aircraft sails over Goodison Park with a sign declaring Everton the worst-run club in the Premier League.

Transfer deadline day silence pushes people to extreme measures.

7 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

William Saliba – another player who is back in Arsenal’s starting lineup today – heads a cross away in Arsenal’s first real piece of defending.

5 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Arsenal have had more than 70% of possession so far. Intricate passing, quick movement… the hallmarks of their season so far are there. Not that Everton will mind waiting their turn to use the ball.

3 mins: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Arsenal, as you might expect, have the impetus in the opening exchanges. Vitaliy Mykolenko is clearly out to appeal to his new manager’s reputation for robustness, enthusiastically fouling the returning Martin Odegaard.

The home fans sound like they enjoyed that much more than the Arsenal captain.

1 min: Everton 0-0 Arsenal

Sean Dyche called for the Goodison Park crowd to unite behind and inspire his players this week, and the roar that goes up as these sides kick off suggests they are ready to heed that call.

How long it will last if Arsenal continue their exceptional form this afternoon is hard to predict…

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30 mins to kickoff: Everton’s new man in the dugout arrived like this a little earlier.

50 mins to kickoff: Here’s how Arsenal start!

Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, William Saliba, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard all return on a teamsheet Sean Dyche may not relish inspecting too closely.

60 mins to kickoff: Team news! Everton have won their last two home league games against Arsenal. They last won three in a row against the Gunners at Goodison Park between March 1977 and August 1978.

80 mins to kickoff: Dyche has only lost more Premier League games against Man City (11) than he has against Arsenal (10).

That said, his recent record against them is much better: he’s drawn three of the last five and lost only once.

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120 mins to kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ coverage of Arsenal’s return to Premier League action following their FA Cup exit and Everton’s first match under new head coach Sean Dyche!

The Gunners performed respectably in that fourth-round defeat at title rivals Manchester City and now face opponents who should be a tougher proposition than they were before Dyche was appointed at the start of the week.

Everton are seeking to avoid a fifth consecutive home defeat in the Premier League, having lost 2-1 to Southampton at Goodison Park before their 2-0 defeat at West Ham United in Frank Lampard’s final match in charge.

Everton vs Arsenal confirmed lineups

Dyche has confirmed no changes on the injury front for Everton, and the former Burnley boss did not make sweeping changes as he looks to build a plan for Premier League survival.

Dwight McNeil and Abdoulaye Doucoure started in place of Yerry Mina and Demarai Gray.

Everton starting XI (4-5-1): Pickford (GK) — Coleman, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko – Doucoure, Onana, Gueye, Iwobi, McNeil – Calvert-Lewin

Everton subs: Begovic, Holgate, Gray, Mina, Maupay, Godfrey, Davies, Vinagre, Simms.

Arteta is without Egypt international Mohamed Elneny following the club’s decision to send him for knee surgery, with Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson both still out.

Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, William Saliba, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard all returned to the starting lineup.

Arsenal starting XI (4-3-3): Ramsdale (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko – Martinelli, Partey, Xhaka – Saka, Odegaard, Nketiah.

Arsenal subs: Turner, Tierney, Tomiyasu, Holding, Kiwior, Jorginho, Vieira, Trossard, Cozier-Duberry

What time is Everton vs Arsenal kick off?

This Premier League clash will kick off at Goodison Park on Saturday, January 4 at 12:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Feb. 4 07:30 ET
Canada Sat, Feb. 4 07:30 ET
UK Sat, Feb. 4 12:30 GMT
Australia Sat, Feb. 4 23:30 AEDT
India Sat, Feb. 4 18:00 IST
Hong Kong Sat, Feb. 4 20:30 HKT
Malaysia Sat, Feb. 4 20:30 MYT
Singapore Sat, Feb. 4 20:30 SGT
New Zealand Sun, Feb. 5 01:30 NZDT

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Everton vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:

  TV channel Streaming
USA USA Network, Universo Universo NOW,, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, , fuboTV
Canada fuboTV Canada
UK BT Sport 1 BT Sport App
Australia Optus Sport
New Zealand Sky Sport NOW
India Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD1 Jio TV, Hotstar VIP
Hong Kong Now Premier League TV (Ch. 620-621) Now Player
Malaysia Astro Super Sport 

Astro GO, Sooka

Singapore StarHub TV+

UK: The match can be seen on BT Sports’ TV and streaming platforms in the UK.

USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via fuboTV in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport

India: Star Sports network has the rights to show Premier League matches in India. As well as an English broadcast on Star Sports Select, select matches will be available via regional feeds on Star Sports 3 (in Bengali, English, Kannada, Malayalam), Star Sports 1 (Bangla) and Star Sports 1 (Tamil).


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