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Newcastle United vs Arsenal

St. James' Park
Apr 15, 2018 18:00 IST
Full Time
Perez
(30')
Ritchie
(69')
Lacazette
(15')
Slimani
(91')
Newcastle United beat Arsenal (2 - 1)
  • Newcastle United
    NCU
    Arsenal
    ARS
  • 31%
    POSSESSION
    69%
  • 2
    GOALS
    1
  • 8
    SHOTS
    15
  • 4
    SHOTS ON TARGET
    3
  • 11
    FOULS COMMITED
    9
  • 1
    YELLOW CARDS
    0
  • 0
    RED CARDS
    0
  • 1
    OFF SIDES
    2
  • 2
    CORNER KICKS
    5
Match Info
  • Tournament name English Premier League, 2017-18
  • Venue St. James' Park
  • Date Apr 15, 2018 06:00 PM IST
  • Attendance 52210
Match Completed
91'
Slimani
87'
Alex Iwobi
Eddie Nketiah
87'
Matt Ritchie
Jacob Murphy
80'
Ayoze Perez
Joselu
79'
Calum Chambers
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
69'
Ritchie
69'
Joe Willock
Danny Welbeck
64'
Dwight Gayle
Islam Slimani
Half Time
30'
Perez
15'
Lacazette
Kick Off

Newcastle United

4-2-3-1
  • 9
    Dwight
  • 11
    Matthew
    17
    Ayoze
    15
    Kenedy
  • 8
    Jonjo
    10
    Mohamed
  • 22
    DeAndre
    6
    Jamaal
    20
    Florian
    3
    Paul
  • 12
    Martin
MIDFIELDER
17
Ayoze Pérez
Midfielder
24
Henri Saivet
Midfielder
12
Jonjo Shelvey
Midfielder
11
Matthew Ritchie
Midfielder
23
Mikel Merino
Midfielder
15
Mohamed Diame
Midfielder
16
Rolando Aarons
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
41
Freddie Woodman
Goalkeeper
26
Karl Darlow
Goalkeeper
1
Martin Dubravka
Goalkeeper
21
Rob Elliot
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
45
Aleksandar Mitrovic
Forward
30
Christian Atsu
Forward
9
Dwight Gayle
Forward
7
Jacob Murphy
Forward
21
Joselu
Forward
DEFENDER
7
Achraf Lazaar
Defender
18
Chancel Mbemba
Defender
2
Ciaran Clark
Defender
22
DeAndre Yedlin
Defender
20
Florian Lejeune
Defender
14
Isaac Hayden
Defender
6
Jamaal Lascelles
Defender
19
Javi Manquillo
Defender
27
Jesús Gámez
Defender
19
Massadio Haidara
Defender
3
Paul Dummett
Defender

Arsenal

4-2-3-1
  • 9
    Alexandre
  • 17
    Alex
    69
    Willock
    14
    Pierre-Emerick
  • 35
    Mohamed
    29
    Granit
  • 21
    Calum
    20
    Shkodran
    16
    Rob
    18
    Nacho
  • 33
    Petr
MIDFIELDER
8
Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder
30
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Midfielder
34
Francis Coquelin
Midfielder
29
Granit Xhaka
Midfielder
77
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Midfielder
10
Jack Wilshere
Midfielder
11
Mesut Ozil
Midfielder
35
Mohamed Naser Elsayed Elneny
Midfielder
61
Reiss Nelson
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
13
David Ospina Ramirez
Goalkeeper
54
Matt Macey
Goalkeeper
33
Petr Cech
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
17
Alexander Chuka Iwobi
Forward
9
Alexandre Lacazette
Forward
7
Alexis Sánchez
Forward
23
Daniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck
Forward
62
Edward Nketiah
Forward
69
Joe Willock
Forward
12
Olivier Giroud
Forward
14
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Forward
14
Theo Walcott
Forward
DEFENDER
21
Calum Chambers
Defender
24
Héctor Bellerín
Defender
18
Ignacio Monreal Eraso
Defender
3
Jordi Osei-Tutu
Defender
27
Konstantinos Mavropanos
Defender
6
Laurent Koscielny
Defender
2
Mathieu Debuchy
Defender
4
Per Mertesacker
Defender
16
Rob Holding
Defender
31
Sead Kolasinac
Defender
20
Shkodran Mustafi
Defender
90'
WIN FOR TOON
A superb recovery from Newcastle wins them their first game at home from a losing position since 2014, and their first home win over Arsenal since 2005. Thanks for joining us today.
90'
OVER
Rafa Benitez looks at his watch as we edge towards the final whistle. It goes and Newcastle have the win!
90'
THREE EXTRA
We are into the allocated three minutes of stoppage time now.
90'
Yellow Card
Islam Slimani (Newcastle United)
89'
MINUTE
With a minute left of regulation time, can Arsenal find a way back into this game? Or will Newcastle hold on?
86'
Substitution
Eddie Nketiah (on). Alex Iwobi (off). (Arsenal)
86'
SUBS
Matt Ritchie receives a hero's ovation as he leaves the field, replaced by Jacob Murphy. Eddie Nketiah comes on for Arsenal as a final roll of the dice from Arsene Wenger.
86'
Substitution
Jacob Murphy (on). Matt Ritchie (off). (Newcastle United)
85'
SIDE NET AGAIN
Lacazette hits the side-netting now from a tight angle and Newcastle look to be inviting Arsenal on to them a little at the moment. They will want to avoid that as Arsenal have some game-changers in their side.
83'
BLAZED
Mohamed Elneny blazes a shot over the bar and Newcastle will surely take their time retrieving the ball for the goal-kick.
79'
Substitution
Joselu (on). Ayoze Perez (off). (Newcastle United)
79'
JOSELU
Ayoze Perez leaves the field and on in his place is Joselu. Spaniard for Spaniard now as Rafa Benitez looks to refresh his side up front and continue piling on the pressure.
8'
BUILD-UP
Some efficient, if not particularly pretty, build-up play from Newcastle almost crafts a chance for Dwight Gayle but Arsenal just about manage to weather the storm and clear their lines.
78'
Substitution
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (on). Calum Chambers (off). (Arsenal)
78'
SIDE NETTING
Newcastle continue to pour forward and Ayoze Perez hits the side-netting! Arsenal are rocking at the moment as Newcastle look like scoring every time they go forward. They can't afford to switch off though, with players like Aubameyang and Lacazette on the field.
76'
CLAIM
Granit Xhaka floats in a corner and Martin Dubravka makes a confident claim to relieve the danger.
75'
CROSSBAR
Kenedy hits the bar! Arsenal are very relieved to clear their lines and that was a real chance for Newcastle to put this game to bed.
72'
FRUSTRATION
Shkodran Mustafi was at fault for that goal, as not for the first time he found himself woefully out of position. Arsenal's players look visibly frustrated with themselves and with good reason.
69'
LEAD
A dreadful goal to concede from an Arsenal point of view but Newcastle won't care. A lovely touch from Perez gave Ritchie a chance and the Scottish international didn't hesitate to slot past Cech. 2-1!
68'
Goal
Matt Ritchie. Assist by Ayoze Perez (Newcastle United)
68'
GOOOAAALLL!!!
Matt Ritchie gives Newcastle the lead!
68'
Substitution
Danny Welbeck (on). Joe Willock (off). (Arsenal)
67'
IWOBI
Alex Iwobi gives Dubravka cause for concern but his shot flashes wide of the Slovakian stoppers' post.
66'
PHYSICAL
Slimani offers a different threat to the one provided by Dwight Gayle, with a bigger physical presence. Dwight Gayle is as industrious a player as you could hope to see but doesn't offer much in the physical department.
63'
Substitution
Islam Slimani (on). Dwight Gayle (off). (Newcastle United)
63'
SUB
Dwight Gayle leaves the field after another characteristically busy performance. Islam Slimani comes on for his second appearance for the Toon.
40'
MISS
Calum Chambers misses a huge chance to give Arsenal the lead. Sliding in at the back post, the defender's connection is wayward and wastes a great chance to put his side back in front. A lucky escape for Newcastle.
39'
OPEN
It has been a good, open, flowing game of football so far after a slightly cagey start. As we near half-time, can either side find a way to get ahead?
35'
UNDERSTANDING
Jonjo Shelvey is finding his man with ease today, picking out Gayle again from all of 60 yards. The understanding between these two is causing Arsenal a few problems.
32'
ALL SQUARE
Shelvey has picked out Dwight Gayle brilliantly a few times already here and he does so again. The striker controls and lays off the ball to Yedlin who picks out Perez and the Spaniard's finish is unerring, sweeping the ball home past a helpless Cech. A lovely team goal from the home side and we have a real game in prospect now.
30'
GOOOAAALLL!!!
A super goal brings Newcastle level! Ayoze Perez strikes again!
29'
Goal
Ayoze Perez. Assist by DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
4'
BRIGHTER
Nothing comes of the chance for Newcastle and Arsenal have a goal-kick. Newcastle have started the brighter here.
3'
CORNER
A raking Shelvey free-kick is deflected behind for the first corner of the game.
28'
CLEAR
Jamaal Lascelles timely intervention diverts a Chambers cross behind for a corner. The chance comes to nothing and Newcastle clear.
26'
SLIP
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slips as he shoots and draws wolf whistles from the crowd. After Newcastle's bright start, they look more and more off the pace as the game progresses.
24'
SCRAPPY
Some scrappy, never say die type defending from Lacazette wins the ball back for Arsenal - that was impressive from a player not usually heralded for his defensive contributions.
22'
ROCKING
For the first time in a while, Newcastle look rather panicked at the back. Recent weeks have been marked with a level of composure Toon fans are unused to seeing, but today the Newcastle rearguard doesn't look particularly sturdy.
18'
HANDBALL?
Petr Cech slips and finds Elneny more by accident than design. He in turn finds Aubameyang whose shot is deflected behind for a corner. On second look, that deflection appeared to come off a Newcastle hand.
15'
LACAZETTE
A raking through ball finds Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in space. He is able to cross and finds Lacazette in acres of room at the back post and it's a simple finish for the Frenchman. That's Arsenal's first real opening and they've made it count.
14'
Goal
Alexandre Lacazette. Assist by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
14'
GOOOAAALLL!!!
Moments after coming a cropper, Lacazette finds the net! Arsenal lead 1-0!
14'
KENEDY
Kenedy is in with a clumsy challenge on Lacazette and is lucky to escape a booking.
62'
GOING FOR IT
The crowd are really getting into this match up and it's no surprise, with both sides really going for it as we pass the hour mark.
59'
YOUNG
Looking at the benches, there is precious little in terms of experience on the Arsenal side. They have some exciting young prospects, but other than Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck very little experience.
55'
CHALLENGES
Newcastle seem to be getting the better of the 50/50 challenges so far in this second period.
50'
PRESSING
A warm ripple of applause goes around the stadium in response to the work rate the home fans are seeing from their side. They are pressing hard and making sure Arsenal don't have the time they would like in order to dictate the game.
46'
UNDERWAY
We're underway again.
45'
HALF-TIME
The half-time whistle goes and at the break, it's one all and anyone's game.
6'
SHOT
Alexandre Lacazette has the first shot of the game. It's far from troubling Dubravka in the Newcastle net - an early sighter perhaps.
45'
LET OFF
Joe Willock, the youngster making his first start, completely fluffs his lines when presented with a great chance to score a debut goal. Mo Diame's stumble presents the ball to Lacazette who picks out Willock but he can't sort his feet out and the chance goes begging.That was another let-off for Newcastle who are playing with fire a little at the minute.
11'
CAGEY
It's a cagey start to the game, with both sides feeling each other out. Newcastle look the brighter but Arsenal have real goal threats up front in Lacazette and Aubameyang.
1'
UNDERWAY
We're underway at St. James' Park.