St James Park
15/09/2018 3:00 pm
Referee: Lee Probert
|Clark (90+1)||Xhaka (49), Ozil (58)|
Five games into the new Premier League season and Newcastle United are still searching for their first victory.
From those first five games, Newcastle have accumulated just a solitary point, from the fifteen points available, leaving them sitting third from bottom in the Premier League.
That above statistic means that it is Newcastle’s joint-worst ever start to a Premier League campaign.
But, against Arsenal, there were some positive signs with the London side being pushed back by Newcastle in the first half.
However, the game was turned on its head early in the second half when a two-goal burst from Arsenal swung the match in their favour.
The opening goal, in the forty-ninth minute, saw Granit Xhaka score with a decent long-range free-kick.
With Newcastle trying to get back on level terms, Arsenal doubled their lead in the fifty-eighth minute when Mesut Ozil was the first to react to turn home a blocked shot from Alexandre Lacazette.
To their credit, Newcastle rallied and the arrears were reduced in stoppage time when Ciaran Clark scored, but, it was too little too late and the home support have seen their side lose their first three home matches, all to London sides.