Arsenal strike late for draw

  • Last Updated: August 23 2014, 19:49 BST

A review of Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League.

  • Olivier Giroud enjoys his equaliser for Arsenal at Everton
  • Chelsea celebrate Diego Costa's goal against Leicester 
  • Swansea beat Burnley 1-0 
  • West Ham were 3-1 winners at Crystal Palace 
  • West Brom held Southampton to a goalless draw 
  • Aston Villa v Newcastle also finished 0-0 

Everton threw away two valuable points at Goodison Park as Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud scored a last-minute header to secure a dramatic 2-2 draw.

Roberto Martinez's side looked to be coasting to an easy 2-0 win thanks to goals from Seamus Coleman and Steven Naismith, but their defence crumbled in the final minutes to gift the Gunners a point.

First, Aaron Ramsey bundled home a Santi Cazorla cross and then, with 30 seconds to go, Giroud headed past Tim Howard thanks to some sloppy marking from Sylvain Distin.

It was a cruel blow to Everton, who really should have secured an early blow over their rivals in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

Diego Costa opened the scoring as Chelsea made it two wins in a row to open theirPremier League campaign with a 2-0 triumph over Leicester at Stamford Bridge.

The Spain striker, who opened his account with a goal on debut in the Blues' 3-1 opening victory at Burnley on Monday night, pounced again from inside the penalty box to put Jose Mourinho's side ahead against the promoted visitors just after the hour.

Eden Hazard added a second goal with an effort 13 minutes from time to put the result beyond doubt, with the biggest cheer of the day reserved for the late introduction of Didier Drogba in place of Costa.

  • Olivier Giroud scored a late equaliser as Arsenal drew 2-2 with Everton live on Saturday Night Football
  • Aston Villa v Newcastle started the day's Premier League action
  • Mike Williamson was shown the red card late on as the match finished 0-0
  • Diego Costa was hoping for goals when Chelsea took on Leicester
  • The score was 0-0 at half-time
  • Costa was on target to put Chelsea 1-0 up in the 63rd minute
  • There was plenty for the Blues to celebrate
  • Eden Hazard also netted to leave Leicester returning home with no points after a 2-0 defeat
  • Mauro Zarate opened the scoring for West Ham at Crystal Palace
  • Goalkeeper Adrian was happy when the advantage was doubled
  • Palace pulled a goal back but Carlton Cole secured a 3-1 win for the Hammers
  • Garry Monk and Sean Dyche said hello before Swansea met Burnley
  • A Nathan Dyer goal was enough to give Swansea a 1-0 win
  • Ronald Koeman was in charge of Southampton at St Mary's in the Premier League for the first time
  • West Brom provided the opposition and the match ended without a goal
  • Everton v Arsenal completed the day's action
  • The Toffees were delighted when Seamus Coleman opened the scoring
  • Steven Naismith doubled the lead before the break
  • Arsene Wenger was feeling frustrated...
  • But Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal hope
  • Olivier Giroud made sure of a 2-2 draw with a very late equaliser
All the best pictures from Saturday's Premier League action.

Nathan Dyer's goal earned Swansea a 1-0 victory against Burnley at the Liberty Stadium.

The winger latched on to a superb through-ball from Gylfi Sigurdsson and coolly slotted home midway through the first half to continue the Swans' 100 per cent start following last weekend's success at Manchester United.

Managerless Crystal Palace went down 3-1 at home to West Ham.

Mauro Zarate, Stewart Downing and Carlton Cole were the men on target for Sam Allardyce's side, who notched their first victory of the season following their last-gasp home defeat to Tottenham.

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Team Score Team
Chelsea 2 - 0 Leicester
A Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
C Palace 1 - 3 West Ham
Southampto 0 - 0 West Brom
Everton 2 - 2 Arsenal
Swansea 1 - 0 Burnley

Marouane Chamakh had halved the deficit for the Eagles just after the break, but it proved to be in vain.

Southampton and West Brom remain  in search of their first wins after battling out a goalless draw at St Mary's.

This was the first top-flight home game in charge for new Saints boss Ronald Koeman and he left with a point.

Ten-man Newcastle registered their first point of the new season after fighting out a 0-0 draw with Aston Villa in the lunchtime kick-off.

The game at Villa Park was one of few real chances, particularly in the first half, with Magpies midfielder Remy Cabella sending one wide when he might have done better. The visitors had further opportunities just after the break, with Daryl Janmaat having a header pushed over by Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan and firing a shot just off-target.

Magpies substitute and debutant Siem de Jong was then denied by a decent Guzan save towards the end, before Mike Williamson was sent off in the final seconds having collected two yellow cards in quick succession.