Arsenal Win Premier League Asia Trophy

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Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-1 victory over Everton to win the Premier League Asia Trophy.

Arsenal had easily beaten a Singapore Select XI to reach the finals, while Everton needed penalties to reach the final.

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Arsenal’s major signing of the summer, Petr Cech made his debut in the match.

The Gunners took the lead in the 22nd minute as Theo Walcott burst onto a pass from Santi Cazorla before finishing past Toffee’s keeper Joel.

Arouna Kone scored for Everton after Cech had palmed a Steven Naismith header onto the crossbar, but the goal was ruled offside.

Arsenal doubled their lead in the 59th minute as Cazorla turned outside the Everton box before flashing his effort into the bottom corner.

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Terrible defending gifted Arsenal a third goal as Mesut Ozil combined with Cazorla before finishing past Joel.

Everton grabbed a consolation goal in the 76th minute through Ross Barkley as the England midfielder made use of a poor mistake from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before hammering one into the top corner.




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