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Newcastle United v Arsenal Live Commentary, 5/16/22

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2 - 0
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B. White (55 og)
Bruno Guimarães (85)
St. James' Park

Commentary

Thanks for joining us for live coverage of Newcastle United's 2-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League at St. James' Park.
It's a disastrous result for Arsenal as they remain two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, who would've put themselves in pole position for Champions League qualification with a win here. They will host Everton on the final day, but a win won't be enough if rivals Tottenham get at least a draw against already-relegated Norwich City due to the Gunners' inferior goal difference. The visitors meanwhile move up to 12th, and they'll travel to Burnley for their last game of the season as they look to finish their campaign with a flourish.
The referee blows the whistle to end the 90 minutes, as the hosts run out 2-0 winners. After a goalless first-half, the Magpies got themselves in front ten minutes into the second period when Saint-Maximin set Joelinton away down the left. The Brazilian delivered a ball into the box, where Wilson was waiting in the middle. However, White got to it first and poked past Ramsdale into his own net to make it 1-0. Wilson had a couple of chances to make it 2-0, before his side did get a second on 85 minutes. Burn played the ball through to Wilson, though Ramsdale reached it first. Unfortunately for the goalkeeper the ball fell straight to Guimaraes, who fired home to double his side's advantage. They nearly grabbed a third late on, but Ramsdale was able to tip Gayle's low shot wide and the game finishes 2-0 to Newcastle.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: NEWCASTLE UNITED 2-0 ARSENAL
90' + 6' Ramsdale makes a good save to deny the hosts a third, as Gayle tried to sidefoot into the bottom right corner. Ramsdale got down well to his left to tip it wide.
G. Xhaka
Yellow Card
Arsenal
90' + 5' Xhaka is booked for bringing down Guimaraes in midfield.
D. Gayle
C. Wilson
Newcastle United
90' + 4' Wilson comes off for Gayle in a late substitution.
90' + 2' Cedric tries an ambitious effort from 30 yards out, but it's really poor and flies high and wide.
90' The fourth official puts up his board, indicating that there will be six minutes of additional time at the end of this match.
89' Saka watches a late shot get deflected over the bar, as he desperately tries to get his side back into the game.
87' The Magpies have won just two of their last 20 Premier League games on a Monday before this match, but look to be on their way to another here.
Bruno Guimarães
Goal
Newcastle United
85' It's 2-0!!! Guimaraes doubles his side's lead as Arsenal's Champions League dreams look to be in tatters. A through ball from Burn to Wilson sees Ramsdale rush out of his goal. The goalkeeper manages to tip the ball away from Wilson but it ends up at the feet of Guimaraes, who fires home despite Cedric's last-ditch attempt to clear it off the line.
83' A Martinelli cross from the left causes havoc in the Newcastle box, but the hosts are eventually able to scramble it clear.
82' Wilson spots Ramsdale off his line, and tries a spectacular half-volleyed effort from 40 yards out. The former Sheffield United keeper scrambles back and is fortunate, as the ball goes wide of the right post.
81' Pepe tries to find Martinelli with a deep cross, but it's well overhit and the ball flies out for a goal-kick.
79' Pepe gives the ball away and Newcastle have a two on one with Fraser and Murphy. However, Murphy's driven shot is pushed wide by Ramsdale for a corner.
R. Fraser
A. Saint-Maximin
Newcastle United
77' Howe also puts on Fraser for Saint-Maximin.
J. Murphy
M. Almirón
Newcastle United
76' Almiron is replaced by Murphy.
75' The Gunners really need all three points here, but will have to make a dramatic late comeback if that's going to happen. Can they pull it off?
N. Pépé
Gabriel Magalhães
Arsenal
73' Pepe comes on for Gabriel.
72' It's nearly 2-0! Almiron finds Wilson in the box, but the striker's shot deflects off White and just over the top left corner.
72' Elneny shoots from distance, but his effort bounces into the palms of Dubravka.
70' Newcastle are temporarily down to ten as Targett heads off the pitch for treatment, but the left-back is back on the pitch and they are up to the full complement once more.
69' Targett is now down grabbing at his leg.
67' Martinelli is up and we are back underway.
65' Martinelli is down in a heap after a coming together with Lascelles in midfield.
63' Guimaraes picks out Wilson with a cross into the box, but the striker's first-time volley flies over Ramsdale's crossbar.
A. Lacazette
Nuno Tavares
Arsenal
62' Tavares is replaced by Lacazette in an attacking change by Arteta.
60' The Gunners need a response and they need it quick. Saka lets fly from distance, but it flies high and wide of Dubravka's goal.
58' The Magpies look hungry for a quick second goal, as they stream forward.
B. White
Own Goal
Arsenal
55' The hosts take the lead!!! White puts the ball into his own net after a Joelinton cross from the left. Saint-Maximin played the ball down the line for the Brazilian midfielder, who drove a delivery across the face of goal. Wilson is there waiting to finish it off, until White pokes the ball past Ramsdale to make it 1-0.
Gabriel Martinelli
E. Smith Rowe
Arsenal
53' Martinelli makes way for Smith Rowe.
51' The hosts have a free-kick in a dangerous crossing position, but Targett's delivery is poor and Ramsdale is able to come and claim.
J. Lascelles
F. Schär
Newcastle United
49' Lascelles comes on in place of Schar.
48' Schar is still down, though he is now sat up.
E. Nketiah
Yellow Card
Arsenal
47' Nketiah goes in the book for an aerial foul on Schar. The Swiss defender has come off badly here, and there's some concern.
46' The hosts get us back underway for the second period.
It's a game that the Gunners really need to win, if they want to have their Champions League qualification destiny in their own hands in the last game of the season. How will Arteta go about trying to grab those all-important three points?
The referee blows the whistle to end a goalless first half, and it's been an impressive opening period for the hosts. They've dominated possession and have gone the closest to breaking the deadlock, through a low Saint-Maximin shot that was tipped wide by Ramsdale. Saka also went close through a similar effort, though those have been the only two shots on target in the first half.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: NEWCASTLE UNITED 0-0 ARSENAL
45' The referee has added on one minute of added time at the end of this first half.
43' Krafth tries his luck from distance, but his effort is tame and dribbles well wide of the left post.
41' The Magpies have certainly looked the more threatening, but haven't yet been able to grab the first goal of the game.
Cédric Soares
T. Tomiyasu
Arsenal
39' Tomiyasu does indeed make way, as Cedric comes on to replace him.
38' Tomiyasu is down clutching at his hamstring, and it doesn't look good for the Japanese defender. Arteta may be forced into his first change here.
36' Saint-Maximin shifts onto his right and flies past Tomiyasu, before letting fly. It looks to be sneaking into the bottom corner, until a strong hand from Ramsdale tips the shot wide.
34' The hosts have had over 67% of the possession so far in this match.
32' This is the sixth Premier League game between these sides on a Monday, with Arsenal unbeaten in the previous five.
30' Targett whips a dangerous corner in, and Joelinton's header deflects wide off Tomiyasu for another corner. The second set-piece is then cleared upfield by the visitors.
28' Wilson is receiving some treatment on the sideline as he appears to have lost a tooth.
26' The Gunners are growing into the game a little, after Newcastle dominated early on. The deadlock is still yet to be broken though.
24' Saka cuts onto his left foot before setting his sights on the near corner, but Dubravka sees it all the way and gets down quickly to his left to collect.
22' Arsenal have won their last seven games against Newcastle across all competitions, without conceding a goal.
20' Saka and Odegaard combine in the box before the England youngster shoots for the far corner, though Burn is able to block it behind for a corner.
18' Ramsdale fumbles a Longstaff cross into the middle, and the ball bounces inside the six-yard box. White is able to hack clear though before any harm can be done.
17' The Gunners have won 17 of their last 18 Premier League games against Newcastle.
15' Ramsdale has given the ball away on a number of occasions already, but Newcastle haven't been able to take advantage so far.
13' Nketiah looks to latch onto a long through ball from Gabriel, but Dubravka is quickly out of his goal to gather before the striker can reach it.
11' It's been a promising start for the hosts, as they look to win their final home league game for the seventh time in the last nine seasons.
9' The free-kick is swung in and looks menacing, but somehow evades everybody in the box and bounces away for a goal-kick.
B. White
Yellow Card
Arsenal
8' White is the first player to go in the book, for a foul on Wilson.
8' Ramsdale is a lucky boy, as he takes too long with the ball at his feet. Wilson intercepts his pass forwards, but fortunately for the goalkeeper the ball deflects away from goal and straight to White.
6' Nketiah has his first shot of the game, but Krafth is able to block his effort before Schar puts the ball behind for a corner, which then comes to nothing.
5' The Magpies have lost 33 Premier League games against Arsenal, more than against any other side in the competition.
3' Wilson looks to be in behind momentarily, until the flag goes up for offside.
1' The visitors kick us off and we are underway. Can they get the win they desperately need?
The two teams make their way onto the pitch ahead of kick-off.
Visiting boss Mikel Arteta goes with three alterations from the loss at Tottenham, as Gabriel starts for the suspended Rob Holding while Tavares is preferred to Cedric at full-back. Smith Rowe also starts, as Martinelli drops to the bench.
Home manager Eddie Howe makes two changes from the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City last time out, as Schar comes in for Lascelles in the back four. Chris Wood misses out with a hip injury, as Wilson starts in his place.
SUBS: Salah-Edine Oulad M’hand, Zak Swanson, Cedric Soares, Alexandre Lacazette, Charlie Patino, Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Bernd Leno.
ARSENAL (4-3-3): Aaron Ramsdale; Nuno Tavares, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Takehiro Tomiyasu; Martin Odegaard, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe.
SUBS: Kieran Trippier, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett, Jacob Murphy, Ryan Fraser, Dwight Gayle, Federico Fernandez, Matt Ritchie, Karl Darlow.
NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-3-3): Martin Dubravka; Emil Krafth, Fabian Schar, Dan Burn, Matt Targett; Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin.
The visitors meanwhile still have lots to play for in their remaining two games, as they battle fierce rivals Tottenham for Champions League qualification. The Gunners saw their run of four consecutive victories ended by a 3-0 defeat at Tottenham last time out, and will need to get back on track with a win here if they want to head into the final day with their fate in their own hands.
The hosts head into their final home game of the season knowing that they will be playing Premier League football next year, which is some achievement considering they failed to win any of their first 14 league matches. They are now in 14th position, although they will move up to 12th with three points here. The Magpies have been in mixed form of late, winning three matches in succession before losing their last two.
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