In the 13th round of the Premier League in the 2022/23 season, the competition continued. After the “Gunner” Arsenal, who went to the away game, took the lead with Xhaka’s goal, they were equalized by the opponent in the second half. In the end, they could only draw 1-1. The “Saints” Southampton shook hands and made peace. After failing to take all 3 points, Arsenal continued to rank first in the standings with 28 points, but they are only 2 points ahead of the defending champion Manchester City in second place.
In the 5th minute of the campaign, Southampton organized a counterattack opportunity. Layanko ran with the ball from the frontcourt and then took a long shot near the penalty area, but the ball was confiscated by Arsenal goalkeeper Ramsdale. In the 9th minute, Arsenal counterattacked from the right, Xhaka crossed to the top of the arc, and Odegaard followed up and shot low but slid across the goal.
In the 11th minute, Ben White made a low pass from the right. The ball then came to the middle of the penalty area, allowing Xhaka to seize the opportunity to score with a low shot and help Arsenal lead 1-0. In the 14th minute, Jesus fell to the ground while fighting with Caleta Carr in the penalty area, but the referee on duty did not give any indication.
In the 29th minute, Sakane cut to the top of the arc, and then fell to the ground when confronting the opponent, but the referee judged a diving and also warned with a yellow card. In the 43rd minute, Jesus took a long shot from the top of the arc, but was blocked by the defender.
In the 47th minute of the second half, Saliba was robbed of the ball when he returned from the backcourt. Adam Armstrong got the ball and scored the top of the arc. However, there was too much space to stop the ball, and the ball was still captured by the defender. Southampton lost the scoring opportunity.
Jesus misses goal
In the 59th minute, Odegaard broke Southampton’s defense with an oblique ball. Jesus successfully reversed offside and formed a single-handed entry into the penalty area. However, he hesitated when shooting, and the ball was blocked by the opponent’s player.
In the 65th minute, Salisu made a long pass from the backcourt. El Yunusi dribbled the ball to the top of the arc and sent a through ball. Then Stuart Armstrong seized the opportunity to calmly push and score, helping Southampton It was 1-1 to tie the game.
In the 79th minute, Tierney returned from an inverted triangle from the left side of the penalty area, and Odegaard pushed and scored in the penalty area. However, the referee signaled that Tierney had crossed the baseline when he passed the ball, so the goal was invalidated, making Arsenal miss the chance to overtake the score. In the 82nd minute, Nketia scored a low shot into the penalty area, and the ball went wide.
In the end, Arsenal was still tied 1-1 by Southampton, and the current lead in the standings was reduced to 2 points.