Everton Gold: Three Classic against the Toffees (Videos)

Arsenal and Everton are two sides who have endured some entertaining matches over the past number of years. The fixture has thrown up some unpredictable meetings between the two teams.

At times, it has proved a one-sided domination in years gone by, as well as an incredibly tense affair.

The two sides share some classic moments, enjoyable games and world-class goals. Ahead of our match today, WTTGT takes a look at three of the standout games featuring the two sides from recent years.

We’re sure that you’ll enjoy them.

May 2005

Arsenal 7-0 Everton

With the campaign drawing to a close, and the Premier League title looking unlikely of heading to Highbury, Everton made the trip to North London for what looked to be a real end-of-season dead encounter.

This wasn’t to be, if you’re a Gooner that is.

While the Gunners weren’t going to retain their league crown, they were still preparing to battle Manchester United in the FA Cup final, and really put on a display against the Toffees.

Arsenal ran riot and recorded an astonishing 7-0 victory, their biggest win ever over the Merseysiders, in what proved to be an exhibition match.

Edu scored in his last ever match at Highbury, while a brace from Robert Pires added to strikes from Robin van Persie, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and Mathieu Flamini to give the hosts an emphatic win.

October 2002

Everton 2-1 Arsenal

Having achieved the double in the previous campaign, Arsenal began the 2002/03 season in the same form that won them both the FA Cup and the Premier League earlier in the year.

They travelled to Goodison with the feeling of continuing their brilliant start and taking all three points back to London. And it looked to be heading that way after Freddie Ljungberg had put the Gunners ahead inside eight minutes.

However, things were to change, and one of the most memorable moments of the Premier League was on the horizon.

After Tomasz Radzinski had levelled things up for the home side, 16-year-old Wayne Rooney was summoned from the bench, before planting an unstoppable drive beyond David Seaman in the dying moments of the match to give Everton a dramatic victory.

May 2002

Arsenal 4-3 Everton

With a league and cup double already in the bag for Arsenal, Everton could have been forgiven for metaphorically not turning up at Highbury on the Gunners’ day of celebration.

This wasn’t to be the case, and what followed was a captivating game of football on the final day of the season.

After Bergkamp had put the champions ahead, Lee Carsley and Radzinski brought the Toffees back into the game. Their lead, however, lasted just two minutes before a Theirry Henry double, and a rare strike from former-Everton forward Francis Jeffers asserted Arsenal’s dominance.

Steve Watson added a late response for the visitors, but this day was always going to belong to Arsene Wenger’s side.

Matt Cotton

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