Williams heads Everton to 2-1 win over Arsenal

Reuters , Tuesday 13 Dec 2016

Everton's English-born Welsh defender Ashley Williams (L) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool (AFP)

Ashley Williams powered home a towering header in the 86th minute as Everton fought back to claim a 2-1 win over Arsenal as the title hopefuls blew the chance to return to the Premier League summit on Tuesday.

It looked like business as usual for the visitors, who have been scoring freely in recent weeks, when Alexis Sanchez netted his 12th league goal of the season with a deflected free kick after 20 minutes.

Everton though warmed to the task, levelling through Seamus Coleman's header a minute before halftime and pressing for a winner after the break as Arsenal struggled to generate any sort of rhythm.

With the seconds ticking away, Williams rose high above the defence to head Ross Barkley's hanging corner into the net for his first Everton goal to leave Arsenal three points adrift of leaders Chelsea who visit Sunderland on Wednesday.

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