TTSK– (Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal). The Magpies have home field advantage. The Gunners will try for victory. A very tense match decided by a goal full of problems.
Video Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal
Insufficient fitness caused Arsenal to enter the match without Martin Odegaard, whose position was replaced by Kai Havertz while Jorginho wore the captain’s armband. Host Newcastle started from the beginning with Callum Wilson playing in the slot and Gordon – Almiron on the wings, while Sean Longstaff defended the midfield behind two Brazilian teammates Bruno Guimaraes – Joelinton.
Newcastle rushed forward to put pressure from afar very determinedly and caused many difficulties for Arsenal in the deployment stage, but after the first 10 minutes, the “Gunners” began to bombard Newcastle’s goal. But the best chance of the first half belonged to the hosts in the 29th minute. Wilson unfortunately volleyed over the bar from close range after Declan Rice accidentally redirected Dan Burn’s cross header towards him.
In the last 10 minutes of the first half, the match started to get very hot after Havertz dangerously tackled Longstaff, almost leading to a scuffle. The referee issued 4 yellow cards after this phase, including 3 for Newcastle for reacting. The referee and VAR team also missed a hand blow to the top of Jorginho’s head by Guimaraes. Mixed with these situations, both teams had opportunities, but Gordon was startled and unfortunately blocked the ball in the 41st minute before Martinelli could not beat Nick Pope in the final breakthrough in the 45+2 minute.
In the 64th minute, the goal came for Newcastle but it was a controversial situation: Murphy missed the target and the ball seemed to go out of bounds, but Joe Willock still took the ball and crossed it in and Joelinton hit his head. Gabriel used both hands to push behind the midfielder’s back, before Gordon kicked the ball close to the goal. VAR checked the situation for offside, whether the ball went out of play or not, and Joelinton’s pushing error but in the end still recognized it.
Arsenal had to attack continuously, but Newcastle now retreated to defend in large numbers. They were not afraid to make mistakes to hinder Arsenal’s rhythm of play while the away team had many hasty deployments and even wrong throw-ins. the law. Despite being blocked during 8 minutes of extra time, Newcastle did not face any chances.
The minimum win temporarily shortened Newcastle’s gap with the top 4 to 3 points in the rankings, while Arsenal had their first loss of the season and was only 4 points ahead of Newcastle.
FT: Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal
Scored: Gordon 64′
Start lineupsNewcastle: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Burn, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton, Almiron, Wilson, GordonArsenal: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Jorginho, Rice, Odegaard, Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli
Experts predict an inconclusive war
Commenting on Metro, commentator Paul Merson said that both Newcastle and Arsenal will not play risky in this match, so 1-1 is a reasonable result. Meanwhile, former striker Dimitar Berbatov also believes that the great match will end with a 2-2 draw even though Arsenal is somewhat inferior.
The Magpies excitement
Newcastle just won 3-0 on Man Utd’s field in the League Cup in midweek. On the contrary, Arsenal received a 1-3 defeat against West Ham and was eliminated from the tournament. In those two matches, both Newcastle and Arsenal left many key players on the bench to plan for this confrontation.
Newcastle’s spirit is certainly very high and coach Eddie Howe’s players are expected to cause difficulties for Arsenal. As for the “Gunners”, they need a victory to keep their hopes of rising to the top, when this round Tottenham will have a competition with Chelsea.