The final scoreline at St. James’ Park was Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal. Eddie Howe tactically outplayed Arteta and his Arsenal team. And this is how it happened.
Newcastle vs Arsenal was supposed to be a cagey and physical game at St. James’ Park. Both games last season were entertaining. So, when the Gunners met the Magpies for the first time in this Premier League season, both teams didn’t disappoint as they put on a show with a scoreline Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal.
Newcastle vs Arsenal: First half
Arsenal had 7 shots at Nick Pope in the first 30 minutes of the game. However, none of them troubled the Newcastle goalkeeper. Callum Wilson had a brilliant chance to get the Magpies in front. However, he missed it and the form he is in, was surprising. But, the goal wouldn’t have counted as he was offside.
In the 37th minute of the game, Kai Havertz made a clumsy challenge on Sean Longstaff which caused chaos in the middle. It was a red card-worthy challenge. However, the referee decided to book Longstaff, Schar, and Gordon. Havertz should consider himself lucky as Stuart Atwell showed him a yellow only.
Soon, another challenge followed from Arsenal. This time was on Bruno Guimaraes. However, there was no card from the referee. Stuart Atwell looked a bit lenient to Arsenal players. Meanwhile, Anthony Gordon missed a chance to put the Magpies in front.
Towards the final moments of the first half, Newcastle increased pressure on Arsenal’s defence. Bruno Guimaraes fired a shot wide. Also, the Magpies didn’t let the Gunners dominate possession as they usually do. Meanwhile, Arsenal had their first shot on goal as Martinelli tested Nick Pope for the first time in this game.
The first half ended with both sets of players getting in a tussle. Declan Rice and Bruno Guimaraes almost came to blows. So far the game was intense as both teams were ready to give everything. At 0-0, the game was still in the balance.
Newcastle vs Arsenal: Second half
Unsurprisingly, Eddie Howe had to substitute Dan Burn and bring on Tino Livramento at the half-time break. Tripper went to play as the left-back as the 20-year-old took charge of the right-back position. Newcastle started the second half positively as Livramento looked confident.
Havertz once again made a reckless challenge while he was on a yellow card but the referee spared him. Anthony Gordon had a couple of chances but he could get the Magpies the lead. Slowly, Arsenal got back into the game as they kept building pressure on Newcastle’s backline.
Declan Rice had his header wide and he could have easily put Arsenal in front. Anthony Gordon scored for Newcastle after Jacob Murphy and Joe Willock came on. VAR checked for several minutes to find a way to disallow it. But, in the end, they had to give the goal to Gordon and he finally put the Magpies in front in this game.
After that goal, Arsenal tried to get back into the game by increasing pressure on Newcastle’s backline. However, the backline of Tino Livramento, Jamal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, and Kieran Trippier was well-organized and well-supported by the midfielders and forward.
Arsenal took time in their build-up and looked more threatening to score. However, Newcastle looked strong defensively. Mikel Arteta gave everything. However, the passion of the Newcastle players was there to be seen.
When the referee blew the final whistle, St. James’ Park erupted as Newcastle ended Arsenal’s unbeaten streak in the Premier League. The final score was Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal. This was the game where Eddie Howe tactically outclassed Mikel Arteta.
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