Premier League

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Premier League
St. James' Park
Attendance 50,388


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Monreal charges down the left wing before curling a dangerous cross into the penalty area. It finds Oxlade-Chamberlain, who tries to pull off a spectacular overhead kick, but he ends up missing the ball completely, much to the relief and amusement of the Newcastle fans.
    • 90'
      What an opportunity for Giroud! The Frenchman breaks through the disjointed Newcastle defence before, one-on-one with Krul, he fails to beat the Dutch goalkeeper with a poorly-hit chipped shot. He should have done better but with no time left on the clock, it doesn't look as if it's going to make an
    • 90'
      It's all Arsenal at the moment, but they are, unsurprisingly, holding onto possession deep inside the Newcastle half of the pitch as they look to see off the hosts, who can't get anywhere near the ball.
    • 90'
      A crunching challenge from Coloccini on Coquelin, who has been on the receiving end of some hefty tackles today, results in yet another yellow card for a Newcastle player.
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      My name is Ben Cullimore and it's been an absolute pleasure describing all of the action to you this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye!
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      The victory moves Arsenal up to fifth place - for now at least - ahead of the international break, whilst Newcastle remain marginally outside of the relegation zone with just two points from their opening four games. They could end up falling into the drop zone if Southampton, Sunderland and West Br
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      In the end, it was a relatively comfortable afternoon for Arsenal, who leave St. James' Park with a well-deserved three points thanks to a solid, if slightly unspectacular, display. They could have done more going forward but did enough to get the win, with Newcastle constantly finding it incredibly
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      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
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      A raucous mixture of boos and claps ring around St. James' Park as the players make their way off the pitch. Boos for referee Andre Marriner, with whom the Newcastle fans are angry for his dismissal of Mitrovic, and claps for the remaining 10 players, who have defended wonderfully well since losing
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      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
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      Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has also made three alterations to the side that featured against Liverpool on Monday, with Calum Chambers, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud dropping out to be replaced by Laurent Koscielny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott, respectively.
    • 0'
      Steve McClaren has decided to make three changes to the Newcastle side that started the goalless draw against Manchester United, with Daryl Janmaat, Florian Thauvin and Moussa Sissoko coming into the squad to replace Steven Taylor, Ayoze Perez and Gabriel Obertan, all of whom drop to the substitutes
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      Arsenal substitutes: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Chambers, Arteta, Campbell, Giroud.
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      Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Sanchez; Walcott.
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      Newcastle United substitutes: Darlow, Taylor, Tiote, Obertan, De Jong, Perez, Cisse.
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      Newcastle United XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Haidara; Colback, Anita; Thauvin, Wijnaldum, Sissoko; Mitrovic.
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      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
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      Last season’s corresponding fixture resulted in a 2-1 victory for Arsenal, although Olivier Giroud, who scored both goals that day, has been controversially left out of the starting line-up for today’s clash. In his place will be Theo Walcott, and it’s going to be a big day for the Englishman, who w
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      As for Arsenal, they too have suffered a slow start to the season, although, in stark contrast to their opponents, they head to St. James’ Park in the top half of the table with four points. Poor defending caused them problems in the first two games but seemed to be a thing of the past on Monday eve
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      It’s been a slow start to the season for Newcastle, who head into today’s game with two points from their opening three games. A 2-2 draw with Southampton on the opening day of the campaign was followed by a disappointing defeat away to Swansea City, but they will have taken confidence from last wee
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Arsenal. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from St. James’ Park.
    • 1'
      And we're off! Newcastle get us underway, attacking from left to right.
    • 2'
      After an early push forward from Newcastle, Arsenal break away on an incredibly quick counter attack down the right flank. Sanchez sprints towards the edge of the penalty area before trying to play a one-two with Ramsey, but the latter's attempted pass is poor and bounces past the Chilean and out fo
    • 3'
      With just three minutes on the clock, Sissoko becomes the first player to receive a yellow card for a nasty stamp on Monreal as the two battled for the ball near the halfway line.
    • 5'
      Sanchez skips past Janmaat and towards the byline before chipping a dangerous cross into the heart of the penalty area that is half dealt with by the Newcastle defence before Colback finally thumps the ball away from danger and up towards the halfway line.
    • 7'
      Sanchez is left in acres of space in the middle of the pitch, allowing him to patiently push forward before sending a lovely pass out to Oxlade-Chamberlain. The winger cuts inside from the right flank before firing a low cross towards Walcott, but Haidara does well to block the pass and keep it from
    • 8'
      Newcastle immediately break away on a dangerous counter attack down the left wing before Thauvin tries to swing a cross towards Mitrovic. It takes a slight deflection off Bellerin, however, and as a result it can only find the hands of Cech at the near post.
    • 10'
      Fantastic opportunity for Walcott! Bellerin dinks a lovely volleyed pass towards the edge of the six-yard box, where it finds the aforementioned Englishman, but he's unable to beat Krul, who rushes out to smother the shot with a good save.
    • 11'
      Lovely play again by Arsenal! Cazorla skips through the centre of the pitch before sending a wonderful pass into the feet of Ramsey, who immediately fires a shot from just inside the penalty area. Krul pulls off a strong save to deny the Welshman before the linesman's flag is raised for offside. The
    • 13'
      Arsenal scream for a penalty, but it's not given! Oxlade-Chamberlain knocks a lovely pass into the path of Bellerin, who sprints into the right-hand side of the penalty area before being clipped from behind by Thauvin. The Spaniard tumbles to the ground immediately before turning to the referee, but
    • 15'
      Sanchez darts down the left flank, taking advantage of the space left by Sissoko, before cutting inside and looking to unleash a cross, but he's pushed to the ground by Mbemba before he can do so, resulting in a free kick for Arsenal midway inside the Newcastle half of the pitch.
    • 16'
      RED CARD! Newcastle are down to 10 men! Mitrovic chests the ball down before sticking his foot out and catching Coquelin on the shin with a terrible challenge, leaving the referee with no choice but to give him his marching orders. It's gone from bad to worse for Steve McClaren...
    • 18'
      Despite being down to 10 men, Newcastle push forward on a patient attack down the left flank, but they lack the instensity and movement to beat the Arsenal back line and the visitors are easily able to deal with the danger.
    • 19'
      The referee's card is out again! This time it's Mbemba who receives a yellow card for a cynical shoulder-barge on Sanchez as the Chilean attempted to fly down the left flank.
    • 20'
      Frustration is growing around St. James' Park! Colback flies into Ramsey and brings the Chilean crashing to the ground with a poor sliding challenge, resulting in a free kick 30 yards away from goal, and the Newcastle midfielder is very lucky not to receive a yellow card.
    • 21'
      Sanchez decides to shoot from the resulting set-piece, but the strike is poor and fails to beat the wall in front of him. He then tries to sprint round to the right flank but Colback is there to dispossess him with a good tackle from behind.
    • 23'
      Arsenal keep putting the Newcastle defence under an incredible amount of pressure before earning themselves a free kick on the left wing. It's flung into the box by Sanchez but fails to find a red and white shirt before Krul comfortably cuts out the danger.
    • 25'
      The visitors patiently pass the ball around deep inside the Newcastle half of the pitch before Coquelin tries to find Cazorla with a lofted pass forward, but it's cut out by Janmaat, who rises high to meet the ball.
    • 26'
      Another poor sliding challenge, this time from Thauvin, results in a fourth card. The Newcastle players are being far too reckless with their tackles and it's already proving to cause them a huge amount of problems.
    • 28'
      For the first time this game, Janmaat is able to get forward down the right flank. He battles with Monreal on the edge of the penalty area and tries to find a way past the Spaniard before trying to curl a low cross into the middle of the box, but he's unable to send it far enough past the aforementi
    • 30'
      Janmaat does well to get down the right wing once again before sending a better cross into the penalty area, but it's hooked away by Bellerin before it can find Thauvin.
    • 32'
      What a miss by Walcott! Sanchez unleashes a great strike from 25 yards out that Krul can only push into the path of the aforementioned Englishman, but somehow he ends up dinking his follow-up shot wide of the goal from close range. He really should have scored from there!
    • 34'
      Arsenal move the ball around nicely before Sanchez chips a pass over the top of the Newcastle defence and into the path of Ramsey, who darts into the penalty area to meet it, but the attempted ball forward is slightly overhit and bounces out of play for a goal kick.
    • 36'
      Janmaat launches a lovely pass up the pitch and towards Sissoko, but Koscielny does well to dart across the Arsenal penalty area before heading the ball away from the midfielder and towards Monreal on the left flank.
    • 38'
      The Newcastle defence are at sixes and sevens at the back, allowing Ramsey to get a shot away from just inside the penalty area that is deflected out for a corner. The resulting set-piece is flung into the heart of the penalty area and almost finds Gabriel but ends up flying just over the head of th
    • 39'
      More Arsenal pressure results in yet another corner for the visitors. This time it's taken short and sent towards the near post before coming back to Oxlade-Chamberlain, who immediately fires a cross back towards Walcott, but Mbemba does well to get in front of the aforementioned forward before he c
    • 41'
      Newcastle push forward on an excellent attack, with Thauvin twisting and turning on the right flank before sending a dangerous low cross into the middle of the box. It almost finds Wijnaldum in front of goal but Gabriel is just about able to get a foot in to cut out the danger at the vital moment.
    • 43'
      The hosts revert to having almost every available body behind the ball, and, once again, Arsenal are unable to find a way through the sea of black and white shirts, who are putting in an excellent defensive display as they look to keep their clean sheet intact as we near the end of the first half.
    • 44'
      Pass after pass is exchanged on the edge of the Newcastle penalty area as Arsenal desperately try to find a way towards goal, but they're shut out by the determined Newcastle defence before a Sanchez shot is deflected away.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 48'
      A poor challenge from behind on Sanchez results in yet another yellow card for a Newcastle player, and this time it's Anita who enters the referee's book.
    • 49'
      But Wijnaldum ruins the joyous atmosphere by picking up a yellow card for himself, presumably for something he said to the referee in the wake of Cazorla's challenge.
    • 49'
      Cheers of joy emanate from the Newcastle fans as the referee shows a yellow card to Cazorla for a clumsy trip from behind as Wijnaldum was breaking away quickly.
    • 51'
      Arsenal patiently work the ball around midway inside the Newcastle half of the pitch as they try to find a way though the hosts' defence, who are just about managing to keep them bay.
    • 52'
      GOAL! Arsenal have finally found the back of the net! Ramsey picks up the ball in acres of space just outside of the penalty area and immediately fires a thumping strike. It's pushed away by Krul but only as far as Oxlade-Chamberlain, who unleashes a follow-up shot from the right-hand side of the bo
    • 54'
      Chance for Thauvin, but he's offside! Janmaat breaks down the right flank before sending a lovely pass through the middle of the Arsenal defence and into the path of the aforementioned Frenchman, but his run is slightly mistimed and the lineman's flag is immediately raised as a result.
    • 56'
      After dealing with another patient Arsenal attack, Newcastle break away on an incredibly fast counter attack through Thauvin once again. They push forward quickly but are unable to beat Bellerin, who darts across the pitch to clear the danger at the vital moment.
    • 58'
      Another great save by Krul! Cazorla sends a lovely pass down the left wing and into the path of Ramsey, who immediately cuts the ball back to Sanchez. The Chilean takes a quick touch before unleashing a close-range strike, but the Newcastle goalkeeper does well to push it away from the goal with a s
    • 60'
      Monreal shoves Thauvin to the ground, resulting in a free kick for Newcastle midway inside the Arsenal half of the pitch. It's swung towards the edge of the penalty but is completely mishit and is easily dealt with by Oxlade-Chamberlain.
    • 62'
      Cazorla tries to thread a quick through-ball into the path of Walcott, but Haidara does extremely well to cut out the danger before Colback picks up the ball on the edge of the Newcastle penalty area.
    • 63'
      Monreal breaks into the left-hand side of the penalty area before cutting a lovely pass back to Oxlade-Chamberlain, but the winger's first touch is poor and it bounces off his leg before going out of play for a goal kick.
    • 65'
      It's all Arsenal at the moment as they put Newcastle under an incredible amount of pressure, but they hold onto the ball for far too long and fail to penetrate the hosts' back line before Colback once again deals with the danger.
    • 66'
      Oxlade-Chamberlain battles with Sissoko on the right-hand side of the penalty area before firing a low cross off the Frenchman and out for a corner. Cazorla swings the set-piece into the middle of the box but once again the aforementioned Newcastle midfielder is there to clear the ball.
    • 68'
      Chance for Sanchez! Arsenal quickly regain possession before lovely play down the right wing results in a chance for the Chilean. He then unleashes a thumping strike from just inside the penalty area but it's straight at Krul, who does well to stop the shot.
    • 70'
      SI O. Giroud SO T. Walcott
    • 70'
      Arsenal have decided to make their first substitution of the game, and it's Walcott who makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Giroud.
    • 71'
      Giroud is immediately involved in the action, but he slightly mistimes his run into the Newcastle box and, as a result, the linesman's flag is quickly raised for offside.
    • 72'
      SI Ayoze Pérez SO T. Walcott
    • 72'
      Perez makes his way onto the pitch to replace Anita in Newcastle's first change of the afternoon.
    • 72'
      Newcastle embark on a rare foray forward through Janmaat on the right flank, but he's quickly outnumbered by Arsenal players and is eventually dispossessed by Sanchez before he can get a cross away.
    • 74'
      Newcastle do well to get forward once more - again down the right wing - but the attacking move is brought to a disappointing end by Janmaat, who carelessly strays into an offside position near the corner flag.
    • 76'
      Oxlade-Chamberlain tries to skip past Haidara but the left-back dispossesses the winger with a great sliding tackle at the vital moment. The ball goes out for a corner, which Cazorla sends towards Giroud, who immediately nods it down into the path of Sanchez. The Chilean unleashes a shot from a tigh
    • 77'
      Ramsey flies down the left flank before cutting a lovely pass back to Giroud, who is left completely unmarked by the Newcastle defence, but the Frenchman ends up sending his first-time strike straight into the hands of Krul.
    • 78'
      SI P. Cissé SO T. Walcott
    • 78'
      Newcastle have made their second change of the game, with Sissoko making way for Cisse.
    • 78'
      Great goalkeeping by Krul! Oxlade-Chamberlain sends a lovely through-ball into the path of Sanchez, who sprints towards goal only to be beaten to the ball by the aforementioned Newcastle goalkeeper, who darts out of his box before unleashing a thumping clearance.
    • 80'
      Newcastle break away on a dangerous attack through Colback, who then tees up Thauvin on the right wing. The Frenchman finds Perez with a great cross-field pass but the Spaniard's first touch is poor and takes it away from him and into the feet of Monreal.
    • 81'
      SI Arteta SO T. Walcott
    • 81'
      Oxlade-Chamberlain makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Arteta for the final 10 minutes.
    • 83'
      After a period of pressure from Newcastle, Arsenal are back on the front foot once again. Monreal and Cazorla link up well before the latter tries to muscle his way towards goal, but he's unable to find a way past Haidara before Krul sends the ball out of play for a corner.
    • 85'
      Arsenal patiently pass the ball around inside the Newcastle half of the pitch as they look to hold onto possession for as long as possible. With a one-goal lead intact and the hosts' down to 10 men, they have taken their foot off the gas somewhat as we enter the final five minutees of the game.
    • 86'
      Coquelin skips through a group of Newcastle players before being clumsily tripped over, resulting in a free kick for Arsenal in a very dangerous position 30 yards away from goal.
    • 87'
      SI S. de Jong SO T. Walcott
    • 87'
      De Jong comes on to replace Thauvin in Newcastle's final substitution of the afternoon.
    • 87'
      Cazorla fires a curling strike from the resulting set-piece that beats the wall of Newcastle players before flying towards the left-hand corner of the goal, but Krul does well to get across and keep out the effort with a strong diving save.
    • 89'
      Sanchez is left in acres of space on the left flank, allowing him to pick up the ball before cutting inside and firing a thumping strike that deflects out for a corner. The resulting set-piece bounces through the Newcastle defence before reaching Monreal, and the Spaniard's half-volley from the edge
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.

    Line Up




    Steve Bruce
    Mikel Arteta



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 16 8
    Yellow Cards 6 1
    Red Cards 1 0
    Offsides 0 0

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