UEFA Europa League wrap 28 September 2017
Posted: 28 September 2017
Arsenal maintained their winning start, while Everton had to settle for a point in Thursday's Europa League action.
BATE Borisov 2-4 Arsenal
Olivier Giroud netted his 100th goal for Arsenal in their 4-2 win over BATE Borisov in the UEFA Europa League.
Theo Walcott opened the scoring after nine minutes with a volley from close range after some good work by Jack Wilshere.
Walcott got his and Arsenal's second in the 22nd minute as the forward pounced on the goalkeeper's poor pass and slotted home from around 10-yards out.
Three minutes later, the visitors grabbed a third as Per Mertesacker's knock-on found Rob Holding, who headed home from close range.
BATE pulled a goal back in the 27th minute Mirko Ivanic sent a fine header past David Ospina.
Olivier Giroud got on the scoresheet shortly after the break as he converted from the penalty spot, before Mikhail Gordeichuk reduced the deficit for the hosts after 67 minutes, although that proved to be their final goal of the game.
Everton 2-2 Apollon
Everton's search for a first win of the campaign continued after they drew 2-2 with Apollon at Goodison Park in the late kick-off.
Apollon got off the perfect start as they broke the deadlock through Adrián Sardinero after 12 minutes.
Wayne Rooney brought the Toffees level on 21 minutes with his 40th European goal.
Nikola Vlasic looked to have given Ronald Koeman's charges three points when he netted in the 66th minute to put Everton in front.
However, Héctor Yuste ensured both sides settled for a share of the spoils with an equaliser in the 88th minute.
Article by: Staff Reporter
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