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‘Electric’ Eddie Nketiah hailed for role in Martin Odegaard’s Arsenal opener against Crystal Palace


Eddie Nketiah has been described as ‘electric’ as he was hailed for his role in Arsenal’s opening goal against Crystal Palace.

The striker reacted quickly to latch onto a swift free-kick from Gabriel Martinelli to pick up the ball in the penalty area.

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Odegaard swept home to give Arsenal the lead
However it was Nketiah's quick thinking that earned the spot kick

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However it was Nketiah’s quick thinking that earned the spot kickCredit: Sky Sports

Drawing Sam Johnstone out of his goal, the striker was brought down in the penalty area, with a spot-kick awarded.

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard stepped up and sent Johnstone the wrong way to give the Gunners a 1-0 lead.

But it was Nketiah who was credited for the Gunners’ 53rd minute strike in south London.

Speaking during talkSPORT’s coverage, Danny Murphy said: “Nicely put away.

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“But it’s all because of the quick thinking of Nektiah, making the run in behind for the free-kick.

“Very clever. It’s what top players do.

“He’s been electric, Nketiah. He deserves all the credit for that penalty.”

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