What Patrick Viera Said After Lacazatte’s Stoppage Time Goal Denied Palace Three Points

Arsenal score a 95th-minute equalizer to earn a point against Crystal Palace after it looked like the visitors would walk away with all three.

Arsenal led 1-0 at the break thanks to Aubameyang’s early strike, but Palace responded in the second period, with Benteke leveling the game before Edouard fired the visitors into the lead and made it 2-1.
It looked like Palace would then see the game out and claim the win, but Lacazette popped up in stoppage time with a vital equalizer, to deny the visitors the maximum three points as the encounter ended in a 2-2 draw.
Arsenal makes it five games unbeaten, but they’ve now drawn their last two and sit 12th in the table. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace remains without a win in four games, having drawn their last three and they remain 14th.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira  spoke to Sky Sports after his side’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

“It was so close but we have been saying that a little bit too often. We have to learn from the games we played previously. I am really disappointed because the way the team came back in the second half, they deserved to win the game.

“I am frustrated for them, they were brave and showed character and to concede a goal like that I am disappointed for my players.

“We conceded those goals on set pieces on the second phases and we need to work on that. We have to put our sleeves up and put our bodies on the line. We were really unlucky today, it is the way it is but I believe there is more to come from the team to challenge even better.”

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