Liverpool: Andy Johnson struck a dramatic injury-time winner to send Arsenal crashing to a 1-0 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

England hit-man Johnson, named in Steve McClaren's squad to face Israel in Tel Aviv next Saturday, took his goals tally for the season to 11 in the Premiership with his left-foot strike from Mikel Arteta's 90th minute corner.

Chances may have been limited, but Johnson's pace was a worry for the Arsenal defence and the England forward was unlucky not to win a 10th minute penalty when he was roughly bundled to the ground by goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.

Great shot

The first real effort on goal did not come until the 26th minute, but it was a fantastic strike by Everton's Lee Carsley that left Lehmann completely helpless.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder struck a powerful volley goalwards from 25 yards, but his effort crashed against the post to let Arsenal off the hook.

Prior to this clash, Arsenal had gone a staggering 46 Premiership games without a 0-0 draw and that result looked increasingly likely.

Everton defender Joseph Yobo went close with a back-header from Carsley's ball into the area, which bounced narrowly over Lehmann's crossbar.

But Arsenal youngster Jeremie Aliadiere summed up his team's luck in front of goal when he sent Tomas Rosicky's pass high over the bar from the edge of the six-yard box.

As the game plunged deeper and deeper into a non-event, Everton midfielder Leon Osman came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock on 73 minutes when he poked the ball against the post from 12 yards.

But Arsenal's luck finally ran out when Johnson fired his powerful strike past Lehmann one minute into stoppage time.

Sevilla struggles

Sevilla kept in touch with league leader Barcelona after a hard-fought 2-0 win over struggling Celta Vigo, although it remains in second place in La Liga on goal difference.

Second half goals from Sevilla strikers Fredi Kanoute and Aleksander Kerzhakov secured three points for the 2006 UEFA Cup winner.

The results: English Premier League: Everton 1 (Johnson) bt Arsenal 0.

Spanish La Liga: Sevilla 2 (Kanoute-pen, Kerzhakov) bt Celta Vigo 0; Real Madrid 2 (Robinho, Garcia-og) bt Gimnastic 0; Deportivo La Coruna 1 (Barragan) bt Getafe 0; Espanyol 1 (Garcia) drew with Levante 1 (Reggi); Real Zaragoza 1 (Milito) bt Atletico Madrid 0; Villarreal 1 (Josico) drew with Real Sociedad 1 (Savio).

Italian Serie A: Ascoli 1 (Bonanni-pen) lost to Inter Milan 2 (Ibrahimovic-2); Cagliari 0 lost to Chievo 2 (Brighi, Bogdani); Catania 1 (Rossini) lost to Reggina 4 (Amoruso, Foggia, Bianchi-pen, Esteves); Fiorntina 0 drew with Roma 0; Lazio 3 (Pandev, Rocchi, Manfredini) bt Empoli 1 (Almiron); Messina 0 lost to Torino 3 (Muzzi, Rosina-pen, Stellone); AC Milan 1 (Ambrosini) bt Atalanta 0; Parma 1 (Gasbarroni) bt Siena 0; Udinese 4 (Di Natale-2, Asamoha, Barreto-pen) bt Livorno 0. Agencies

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