EPL: Newcastle disarm Gunners

Newcastle have now won their last four Premier League matches, and the victory has moved them onto 41 points – 13 points clear of the relegation zone

Newcastle United came from one goal behind to record a 2-1 win over Arsenal at St James’ Park on Sunday.
Alexandre Lacazette had sent the Gunners ahead in the 14th minute, but Ayoze Perez levelled the scores before Matt Ritchie won it in the second period for a Magpies side who have overcome Arsenal in a home Premier League game for the first time since December 2005.
Newcastle have now won their last four Premier League matches, and the victory has moved them onto 41 points – 13 points clear of the relegation zone.
Arsenal, meanwhile, stay in sixth position as their poor away form continued.
It was the visitors that took the lead in the 14th minute when Lacazette managed to convert a Aubameyang cross at the far post, with the former Lyon striker stretching to fire the ball into the back of the net.
Newcastle levelled the scores in the 29th minute, however, when Perez turned a low DeAndre Yedlin cross into the back of the net after Gayle had gathered a long pass from Jonjo Shelvey before delivering wide.
Alex Iwobi then fired just wide of the home side’s goal in the 67th minute during an open period.
It was Newcastle that scored the game’s third goal in the 68th minute, however, when Slimani’s towering header was flicked into Ritchie’s path by Perez, and the Scotland international finished into the back of the net.
The Gunners put the pressure on in the latter stages as they looked to avoid their 11th Premier League defeat of the season, but Newcastle held on to all but confirm their survival in the top flight.

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