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Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Arsenal and Newcastle clashed in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal headed into the match once again chasing Manchester City after the Sky Blues saw off Leeds on Saturday.

The Premier League title is now all but gone for the Gunners, but they needed a win over the Magpies to keep their slim hopes alive.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have all but guaranteed a Champions League place next season but will have been eager to pick up the win on Sunday to move one step closer to that.

When all was said and done at St James’ Park, Arsenal came away with the win.

Newcastle had a very bright start to the match with Jacob Murphy hitting the post after a minute. Alexander Isak saw a good effort blocked less than a minute later.

The Magpies were then awarded a penalty after seven minutes when Kiwior handled the ball following a shot from Bruno. However, it was overturned as it hit the centre-back’s thigh first.

Newcastle came close to equalising after 27 minutes when Joe Willock broke Arsenal’s defensive line but Ramsdale saved well and the home side were unable to find an equaliser before the break.

Much like the first half, Newcastle came out swinging in the second 45 with Isak nearly equalising early on but his header hit the post. Ramsdale then made a quick save to deny an effort from Schar 49 minutes in.

Arsenal responded quickly, with Martinelli’s curling effort hitting the crossbar after it had beaten Pope. The Brazilian then saw a cross turned into the Newcastle net by Fabian Schar to make it 2-0.

Player ratings


  • GK: Nick Pope (7)
  • RB: Kieran Trippier (6.5)
  • CB: Sven Botman (6)
  • CB: Fabian Schar (4)
  • LB: Dan Burn (5.5)
  • CM: Joel Willock (6.5)
  • CM: Bruno Guimares (6)
  • CM: Joelinton (6)
  • RW: Jacob Murphy (6.5)
  • ST: Callum Wilson (6)
  • LW: Alexander Isak (6.5)


  • Miguel Almiron (4)
  • Allan Saint-Maximum (4)
  • Anthony Gordon (4)
  • Elliott Anderson (N/A)
  • Matt Target (N/A)


  • GK: Aaron Ramsdale (8.5)
  • RB: Ben White (7)
  • CB: Jacob Kiwior (7)
  • CB: Gabriel (6.5)
  • LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko (6.5)
  • CDM: Jorginho (7)
  • CDM: Granit Xhaka (7.5)
  • CAM: Martin Odegaard (7.5)
  • RW: Bukayo Saka (7)
  • ST: Gabriel Jesus (6.5)
  • LW: Gabriel Martinelli (7.5)


  • Kieran Tierney (5)
  • Thomas Partey (4)
  • Eddie Nketiah (N/A)
  • Leandro Trossard (N/A)
  • Reiss Nelson (N/A)

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