Football: Arsenal thrash 10-man Everton 5-2 at Goodison to leave Ronald Koeman a dead man walking

Everton's Idrissa Gueye is shown a red card by referee Craig Pawson after receiving a second yellow card during the Premier League on Oct 22, 2017.
Everton's Idrissa Gueye is shown a red card by referee Craig Pawson after receiving a second yellow card during the Premier League on Oct 22, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

ENGLAND (REUTERS) - Everton dropped into the bottom three of the Premier League after Arsenal came from a goal down to earn an emphatic 5-2 victory at Goodison Park on Sunday (Oct 22).

It all started so well for the hosts as Wayne Rooney curled a stunning 12th-minute opener into the net to give his side the lead - the strike coming almost 15 years to the day since a then 16-year-old Rooney announced himself to the world with a remarkably similar goal against the same opposition.

Despite trailing, Arsenal dominated from then on, mustering 17 shots on goal in the first half alone, one of which was Nacho Monreal's equaliser from close range five minutes before the break.

Arsenal continued on the front foot after the interval, and took the lead in the 53rd minute via the head of Mesut Ozil.

Idrissa Gueye was dismissed 15 minutes later after collecting a second yellow card, before a goal from Alexandre Lacazette in the 74th minute and late strikes from Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez - his first league goal of the season, coming either side of an Oumar Niasse consolation, capped a victory that moves Arsenal up to fifth, but piles the pressure on under-fire Everton boss Ronald Koeman.