- Title: Everton and Arsenal draw 0-0 in front of new bosses Ancelotti and Arteta
- Date: 21st December 2019
- Summary: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) EVERTON INTERIM MANAGER, DUNCAN FERGUSON, ON EVERTON'S LEAGUE POSITION, SAYING: "I think the league table doesn't lie. So at the end of the day there's no point kidding our self. End of the day we're in the bottom of the league. So we've got to work extremely hard to get to the sixth or the eighth or the tenths. So yeah, we've got to continue to work hard. I'm sure they'll get recruitment in January and strengthen again. You know the league table doesn't lie. We are where we are."
- Embargoed: 4th January 2020 16:28
- Keywords: Arsenal Carlo Ancelotti Duncan Ferguson Everton Freddie Ljungberg Gunners Mikel Arteta Premier League Toffees
- Location: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA005BAX57WF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Everton were held to a 0-0 home draw by Arsenal on Saturday (December 21) in a dull Premier League clash, which took a back seat to both clubs naming new managers in a bid to revive their fortunes.
Carlo Ancelotti, named as the new Everton manager barely an hour before the kickoff, got a first glimpse of the Toffees from the directors' box as did Arsenal's new head coach Mikel Arteta who was appointed by the Gunners on Friday (December 20).
A battle of outgoing caretakers - Everton's Duncan Ferguson and Arsenal's Freddie Ljungberg - failed to produce any fireworks with Everton having the upper hand in a tepid first half.
Gylfi Sigurdsson hit the side-netting from a free kick and striker Cenk Tosun could not get any direction on a sharp low cross by Tom Davies as the home side dictated proceedings.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford produced a superb reflex save to deny Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from close range shortly after the break before an almighty goalmouth scramble nearly resulted in an own goal at the other end.
Neither side could find a breakthrough in the closing stages with Arsenal packing their defence to deal with a flurry of Everton crosses into their penalty area.
(Production: Stefan Haskins)
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