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Daniel Hargraves

What Bukayo Saka did to Jordan Pickford in Arsenal defeat at Everton

Arsenal's title hopes were dealt a major blow on Saturday afternoon as the Gunners were handed their second league defeat of the season at relegation-threatened Everton.

A second-half goal from Toffees defender James Tarkowski proved the difference between the two sides with Sean Dyche overseeing a victory in his first match in charge of the Merseyside outfit.

As for Mikel Arteta's men, they remain top of the Premier League but will hope that their north London rivals Tottenham can do them a favour on Sunday afternoon as they host Manchester City, the Gunners' nearest challengers.

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It was an afternoon to forget for the Reds, however, a video has emerged on social media that supporters will certainly find amusing involving Bukayo Saka and his England teammate Jordan Pickford.

The second half saw an altercation between players from both sides with tensions high, certainly from an Arsenal perspective as they were trailing the match with Everton goalkeeper Pickford seemingly involved heavily.

The situation needed to be diffused before any players found themselves disciplined by referee David Coote, and Saka went for an unorthodox approach. He picked up the ball and bounced it gently on the back of his Three Lions teammate's head before putting an arm around the Toffees shot stopper.

It seemed to mark the end of any exchanges between both sets of players, although the forward and his Arsenal teammates couldn't find a breakthrough to ensure they left Goodison Park with at least a point.


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