Newcastle 2 v Arsenal 1 - story of the match

Newcastle 2 v Arsenal 1 - story of the match

They have fared a little better on the road in continental competition, but Keown admits that struggles away from Emirates Stadium could end up costing Arsene Wenger's side dear - both at home and overseas.

'There are people that talk about "Young coaches and we give them time", but when a club wants to win quickly what they want is results and results with people who have been here for a while and know what the Premier League is and how hard it can be'.

In terms of the game itself, it began at a slow pace as both teams wanted to see how each other were going to approach the game and that caused the Magpies a problem as the Gunners took the lead with their first real attack of the game.

Cech told the Evening Standard: "We are in the two competitions, so now need to keep switching between them and do our best".

The second half was a much tighter affair but it was the Magpies who got the victor in the 68th minute when Matt Ricthie calmly slotted home from close range to seal all three points for Rafael Benítez's men.

I must have just imagined that decade under George Graham, when Arsenal fans proudly sang "1-0 to the Arsenal", as they ground out not entertaining victories, built on that David Seaman, Tony Adams, Lee Dixon etc etc solid defence.


The architect of Wenger's downfall on this occasion was Rafa Benitez, a manager that was tasked with keeping Newcastle in the Premier League on a shoestring budget and a slightly-above-Championship-level squad.

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez feels they have done enough to cement their place in the Premier League for another season after beating Arsenal.

That is the verdict of former Premier League star turned pundit Danny Murphy.

The big punchline of course is that Paul Merson of all people, should know that Arsenal don't have any lengthy pre-Wenger reputation for great entertaining football, as after all he played nearly his entire Arsenal career under... "What you want is to help the referees", Wenger said.

'I guess that means the top-six.

Newcastle enjoyed another escape four minutes later when Lacazette robbed Mohamed Diame and fed Joe Willock, only for the teenager to mis-kick with the goal at his mercy on his Premier League debut.

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