Premier League

  • L. Koscielny 72’
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Premier League
Emirates Stadium
Attendance 59,257


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      A breathtaking finish, here! Ramsey and Ozil combine brilliantly to get in on goal, but Mbemba gets back to prevent the latter getting his shot away. Newcastle counter and De Jong curls in a cross towards Mitrovic, but Cech - who set the record for Premier League clean sheets last time out - is once
    • 90'
      Another yellow card now for Arsenal, as Ozil goes into the referee's notebook for a foul on Coloccini.
    • 45'
      POOR! Ozil floats in a cross towards the back-post, but Giroud cannot rise high enough to meet it and it sails out of play.
    • 90'
      Fantastic individual skill once more from an Arsenal attacker - this time Ozil. The Germany start weaves his way into the area before going for goal from an acute angle, but his strike rustles the side-netting.
    • 0'
      Well, that's all from me for this afternoon. It has been a pleasure to bring you all the action from the Emirates. Until next time, thank you and goodbye!
    • 0'
      The defeat means that Steve McClaren's side remain in 18th place, now just two points above Sunderland - who beat lowly Aston Villa 3-1. It is a third-straight 1-0 loss for Newcastle, who need to be more clinical if they are to survive the relegation scrap.
    • 0'
      It was far from vintage Arsenal, but their fans and manager will be far from concerned! The win sees them move two points clear of Leicester City - who failed to score for the third-consecutive game as they were held to a goalless draw by AFC Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium - at the top of the
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME! That's it, game over! Anthony Taylor blows the final whistle at the Emirates, where Laurent Koscielny's goal has given Arsenal a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Newcastle.
    • 0'
      News emanating from elsewhere in the Premier League that certainly effects Newcastle, with their local rivals Sunderland having taken the lead against Aston Villa. If McClaren's men fail to get at least a point from the Emirates, then - as it stands - the gap between the two north-east sides would b
    • 0'
      There is no doubting that McClaren will be the happier of the two managers at the interval, and Wenger will certainly be hoping for a more composed and clinical performance from his side after the break. They have managed to carve out a few half-chances, but Newcastle have defended stoically.
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME! That's it for the first half, as Anthony Taylor signals for half-time. It has been an entertaining first period, and in all truth going in goalless is no less than Newcastle deserve. After withstanding a glut of pressure from Arsenal in the early stages, McClaren's side have grown into th
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the field now, in front of what is another near-full house in north London. The home faithful will be expecting a victory and another performance worthy of champions, and history is certainly on Arsenal’s side. Combined with their fine recent record agains
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Newcastle Substitutes: De Jong, Gouffran, Lascelles, Thauvin, Darlow, Toney, Mbabu.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Elliot; Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett; Sissoko, Tiote, Colback, Wijnaldum; Perez; Mitrovic.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Arsenal Substitutes: Gibbs, Gabriel, Ospina, Chambers, Campbell, Iwobi, Reine-Adelaide.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Flamini; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Walcott; Giroud.
    • 0'
      The teams are in from the Emirates. There are three changes for the hosts, as Nacho Monreal, Mathieu Flamini and Laurent Koscielny return to the line-up with Kieran Gibbs, Calum Chambers and Gabriel Paulista - who opened the scoring against AFC Bournemouth - dropping to the bench. On the other hand,
    • 0'
      As for Steve McClaren’s Newcastle, they sit in 18th place heading into the clash, two points behind Swansea City - who travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United today - and five clear of north-east rivals Sunderland. After seemingly turning their fortunes around with back-to-back wins over
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      On the back of an impressive 2015 which saw them win the most points (81) and matches (25) in the top-flight, Arsene Wenger’s men will be aiming to get the new year off to a victorious start, with many now tipping Arsenal to go on and claim their first Premier League title since 2004. After a shock
    • 0'
      Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our coverage of what promises to be another scintillating clash in the Premier League. Stick right here for all the action as it happens from the Emirates Stadium, where league-leaders Arsenal take on struggling Newcastle United.
    • 1'
      KICK-OFF! Arsenal get the game under way at the Emirates!
    • 2'
      Almost the perfect start for the hosts! Ramsey released Oxlade-Chamberlain down the right with a crisp pass. The England winger eases past Dummett before lofting in a cross which Giroud attempts to head home, but Elliot is on hand to parry it away for a corner. Ozil floats in the set piecen but the
    • 3'
      CHANCE! A poor miss there, from Oxlade-Chamberlain! Bellerin did brilliantly down the right as Arsenal continue their fast start. The young Spaniard drives forward at pace into the Newcastle area before squaring a neat pass into the path of his teammate, but the former Southampton man can only skew
    • 5'
      The title race is definitely one of the most open in recent Premier League history, and Arsenal, who appear to have taken on the mantle as front-runners in the chase, have started with real intent here, with the visitors as of yet unable to make any inroads into the hosts' territory. Ramsey picks up
    • 7'
      More promising play by Arsenal results in Bellerin winning a corner down the right. Ozil again delivers another superb cross, but Mertesacker is unabel to prod home a finish at the second-attempt after originally miss-timing his initial headed effort.
    • 10'
      Better from the visitors now, as they finally manage to maintain possession for a sustained period. They work it into midfield, but Arsenal press high and Newcastle can only play it back to the feet of their goalkeeper.
    • 12'
      Good goalkeeping from Cech, as the veteran shot-stopper gets down swiftly to prevent Janmaat's cross reaching Mitrovic. Arsenal flood-forward on the counter, with Bellerin whipping in a dangerous cross which falls to Walcott, who cannot get his shot away under pressure from Coloccini. The ball event
    • 14'
      Bellerin has been the most threatening player for the hosts so far, and again he gets in-behind Dummet after clever combination play with Ozil. He drops in another fine cross to the back post, which Janmaat does well to head clear.
    • 16'
      ALMOST! The rain is teeming down in north-London, and it is making for ideal footballing conditions. Sissoko attempts to forge some space down the right, but he is dispossessed by Monreal and Arsenal counter swiftly through Walcott. The England man drives in-field before attempting a neat pass into
    • 17'
      CHANCE! A nervous moment for Arsenal as Wijnaldum troubles Cech with a glancing header. The former Chelsea 'keeper parries it away from goal, but only as far as Mirtovic - who netted a last minute winner here for Anderlecht last term in the Champions League. He turns it back into the path of the onr
    • 19'
      Oxlade-Chamberlain is rather lucky to escape a booking, here, after he lunges in late on Tiote, who has only just recovered from injury. The Ivory Coast midfielder, whose last goal for Newcastle came in the famous 4-4 draw with Arsenal back in 2011, receives treatment, and for a moment it appears he
    • 22'
      Good defending once again from Mbemba, as the youngster goes shoulder-to-shoulder with Giroud and comes out on top. Arsenal regain possession swiftly enough, however, with Walcott again drifting in from his starting berth on the left, but Coloccini is on hand to prevent the winger making any progres
    • 24'
      After a blistering start to proceedings from the hosts, Newcastle - who failed to have a single shot on target when these sides last met back in August - have grown into the game. Arsenal's high-pressing tactic has not been as prevalent in recent minutes, and the visitors have been under little pres
    • 25'
      CLOSE! Lovely link-up play from Giroud as he lays-off a cushioned pass to Ozil. The playmaker drills a pass into Walcott, whose touch is heavy and Newcastle are able to pounce and launch a counter. They eventually work it out wide to Perez, who attempts to catch Cech out with a curling first-time ef
    • 28'
      The crowd are starting to get on Arsenal's back now, slightly, as they urge their side to press further up-field. Ramsey picks out Oxlade-Chamberlain with a fantastic pass, but Perez shirks him of the ball. The England man scythes the Spanish striker down from behind, but Anthony Taylor waives play
    • 30'
      ALMOST! Newcastle win a corner on the left, which Colback whips in. Cech does well to punch it clear and Arsenal counter through Oxlade-Chamberlain. He finds Ramsey with a cross-field pass, with the Wales midfielder checking inside before teeing up Walcott, but the winger's first-touch is a poor one
    • 33'
      Arsenal have won six of their last seven games at the Emirates, and they are starting to up the pressure again now with a sustained spell of possession in Newcastle territory. Can they carve out a clear chance?
    • 35'
      Booking! A first yellow card of the game now, as Colback prevents Giroud from launching an Arsenal counter-attack with a cynical sliding challenge.
    • 37'
      FANTASTIC DEFENDING! Superb inter-play from Arsenal, as Oxlade-Chamberlain, now taking up a position out on the left flank, drifts in-field before sliding a wonderful pass into the feet of Giroud. The France forward attempts to turn a precise finish into the bottom corner, but Newcastle captain Colo
    • 39'
      Poor from Mitrovic! Newcastle counter superbly, and the young Serbian finds himself in a three-on-two situation against Mertesacker and Koscielny. He has both Wijnaldum and Sissoko for support, but instead of laying off a pass to either of them, he hesitates before attempting a shot on goal, and Fla
    • 42'
      CLOSE! Another chance for the visitors goes amiss, and again it is Mitrovic who has the attempt. Janmaat powers forward before looping in a cross from the right. Koscielny gets a header on it, but it only lofts up in the air and the aforementioned Newcastle forward gets under it. His options are lim
    • 43'
      GREAT SAVE! Cech has saved Arsenal from going in a goal-down at the interval there with a fantastic stop. Janmaat again caused danger down the right with a driving run and lofted cross into the area. The hosts are unable to get it clear, and Wijnaldum almost capitalises at the front post, but Cech c
    • 45'
      A worry now for Arsenal, as Ramsey is brought down by a cyncial Perez tackle. The midfielder eventually gets back to his feet after feeling his hamstring, and Ozil steps up to take the free-kick...
    • 46'
      SECOND-HALF! Newcastle, attacking from right to left in this half, get proceedings back under way.
    • 48'
      FANTASTIC FROM CECH! Arsenal are carved open at ease by Newcastle as Perez capitalises on Ramsey's loose touch and feeds it into Wijnaldum, but his drilled strike is smothered excellently by the Arsenal goalkeeper.
    • 49'
      CHANCE! Another massive opportunity for the visitors goes begging! Sissoko powers down the right before lofting in a deep cross to Perez at the back post. The Spaniard volleys a first-time cross back into Mitrovic, but he is unable to prod home from close-range. What a miss!
    • 51'
      CLOSE! End to end stuff here, now, as Arsenal almost take the lead courtesy of a neat effort from Ramsey. The Welshman was put in on goal by Ozil’s clever pass, but Elliot got down low to prevent the resulting shot nestling in the bottom corner.
    • 54'
      Another swift counter attack from the visitors results in Janmaat dropping in another delightful cross, which Cech again comes out bravely to parry away. It falls to the feet of Perez on the rebound, but Anthony Taylor had already called play back for a foul on the Arsenal goalkeeper.
    • 56'
      Wasteful! Oxlade-Chamberlain pounces on a sloppy pass from Perez and bursts down the right flank - having switched back to his original starting position since the restart. He makes his way to the edge of the Newcastle area, but his cross is a poor one and the chance is gone.
    • 59'
      CHANCE! Giroud is furious here, as the referee decides to award a goal-kick to Newcastle rather than a corner for the hosts. The opportunity came from a precise pass from Koscielny, who had found himself deep in the visitors' half. Giroud latched onto his compatriot's throughball before turning an e
    • 61'
      Appeals for a penalty now as Ozil goes down under pressure from Dummett, but Taylor waives away the claims of the Arsenal players - to the disgust of Wenger on the touchline.
    • 63'
      A real chance now for Newcastle, as Sissoko is brought down 30 yards out from goal by a late Koscielny challenge. Can the visitors create something from this set-piece?
    • 64'
      No, is the answer to that particular question. It was a good ball into the box from Perez, but Koscielny rose highest to atone for the error that led to the free-kick and head it away from danger, temporarily at least...
    • 66'
      SO CLOSE!!! What an opportunity for Newcastle, as Janmaat teases Monreal before whipping in another inviting cross. Mbemba latches onto it 10 yards from goal, but his powerful header is directed just over the crossbar. Arsenal are rather hanging on at the moment...
    • 68'
      SI J. Campbell SO A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 68'
      The hosts are preparing a change, now, with Joel Campbell warming up on the sidelines. Newcastle have a throw-in down the right, which Janmaat dawdles over, and duly receives a booking for time-wasting.
    • 69'
      A first substitution of the game now then, as Wenger blinks first, replacing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with Joel Campbell, who has been a mainstay in the Arsenal team in recent weeks.
    • 71'
      Janmaat, who once again finds himself un-marked deep in Arsenal's half, attempts to catch the hosts' defence out with an early cross in towards Mitrovic, but Koscielny is well positioned to intercept. The Frenchman kick-starts a counter, and Arsenal burst forward, with Campbell winning a corner down
    • 72'
      G L. Koscielny Assist A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 72'
      It was a fantastic corner into a dangerous area by Ozil, and Giroud latched onto it with a brilliant leap. Though his header would not have troubled Elliot, Koscielny made the most of slack Newcastle defending to steal in at the near post and apply the finish.
    • 72'
      GOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!! Arsenal take the lead at the Emirates! Ozil whips in another superb delivery from the corner, which Giroud meets. His header is not powerful enough to reach the goal, but it falls invitingly on the edge of the six-yard box, and Koscielny shirks off his marker to prod home
    • 75'
      Well that is a real blow for Newcastle, who have been the better team by far in the second half. But that goal seems to have given the hosts a real boost, and only a last-ditch block from Colback prevents Monreal’s first-time effort from the edge of the area hitting the target.
    • 77'
      If Arsenal do go on to win this game, then perhaps it is a real sign of things to come from Wenger’s men - and thus their title credentials. They have been far from at their best today, but have still managed to carve out and take their only clear-cut opportunity to take the lead, whereas at the oth
    • 78'
      CHANCE! Campbell has been a real threat since his introduction, and he sets up Monreal with a neat througball in-behind the Newcastle defence. The full-back floats in a cross to Ramsey, but his strike on the half-volley is blocked by Coloccini.
    • 79'
      SI F. Thauvin SO A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 79'
      A first change now for the visitors, as Jack Colback is taken off for the more attack-minded Florian Thauvin.
    • 81'
      SI K. Gibbs SO A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 81'
      Another substitution now for the hosts, as Theo Walcott is replaced by Kieran Gibbs.
    • 82'
      A booking now for Mathieu Flamini, but in all truth he is very fortunate to escape with just that. He lunged in late on Perez, with his boot raised to the full-height of the Spaniard, but Taylor deemed it to be worthy of a yellow card only.
    • 85'
      Arsenal are sitting deep now - inviting Newcastle forward. Janet once again finds space down the right and drifts in a wonderful cross which Wijnaldum meets, but his header sails over the frame of the goal.
    • 87'
      SI S. de Jong SO A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 87'
      Patient attacking play from the home side allows Campbell to venture in-field off the left. He turns it back to Ozil, who picks out Giroud with a fantastic pass, but the Frenchman’s cross is over-hit and trickles out for a throw-in.
    • 87'
      A second substitution for Newcastle, as Cheick Tioté is taken off for Siem de Jong. The Dutchman's first act is to concede a free-kick, which Ozil will take...
    • 88'
      CHANCE! Ozil puts in another terrific delivery, which Newcastle fail to clear. Ramsey picks up the scraps in the area and tries his luck with a venomous first-time effort on the turn, but Coloccini stands firm to block the strike.
    • 89'
      SI C. Chambers SO A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 89'
      A third and final change now for Arsenal, as Wenger takes off Olivier Giroud and brings on Calum Chambers in another defensive move.
    • 90'
      WHAT A MISS! Ramsey should have made it 2-0, there! The former Cardiff man did brilliantly to fool two Newcastle defenders with a twisting and turning run into the area but, with just Elliot to beat, he curls his resulting effort wide of the target from close range.

    Line Up




    Mikel Arteta
    Steve Bruce



    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 10 8
    Yellow Cards 2 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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