BREAKING: #Newcastle Ends #Arsenal‘s Unbeaten Start At St James’ Park For 2023 #EPL Season—-Anthony Gordon struck the winner as Newcastle secured a 1-0 victory that ended Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season and allowed The Magpies to close the gap to the top four.
A fast-paced, feisty first half was devoid of any real quality in the final third with a needless lunge from Kai Havertz the most notable moment. The German avoided a red card but the melee that ensued led to four players being booked in total, while Bruno Guimaraes was also fortunate to escape punishment for leaving an arm on the side of Jorginho’s head.
Emotions continued to run high following the break, but the deadlock was finally broken on 64 minutes when Gordon tapped in from point-blank range after David Raya flapped at substitute Joe Willock’s left-wing cross.
Arsenal probed for a late equaliser but never looked likely as Newcastle made it seven top-flight matches unbeaten.
The result sees Arsenal remain in third spot, three points off the summit with near rivals Liverpool and Tottenham still to play. Newcastle are sixth, but are now just four points behind The Gunners.
Newcastle will now switch focus to a Champions League trip to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday prior to visiting Bournemouth on Saturday. Arsenal are also in action in Europe’s premier competition at home to Sevilla on Wednesday before entertaining Burnley on Saturday.