Date: 16th September 2018 at 11:45am
Written by:
Newcastle United
1 – 2

St James Park

Premier League

15/09/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 52165

Referee: Lee Probert

Newcastle United Arsenal
Clark (90+1) Xhaka (49), Ozil (58)
Dubravka Cech
Yedlin Bellerin
Lascelles 45 Mustafi
Fernandez Papastathopoulos
Dummett Monreal
Ritchie 79 Guendouzi 45
Hayden Xhaka
Diamé Özil
Murphy 69 Ramsey 80
Pérez Aubameyang 69
Joselu Lacazette


Clark 45 Elneny
Shelvey Mkhitaryan 69
Rondon Torreira 45
Muto 79 Lichtsteiner
Kenedy 69 Holding
Manquillo Leno
Darlow Welbeck 80

Game Statistics

4 Goal attempts 12
2 On Target 2
10 Corners 4
13 Fouls 11
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
36 % 64

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.


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