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Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle: Aaron Ramsey goal takes Gunners third, above Tottenham and Man Utd

Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal beat Newcastle at Emirates Stadium to move above Manchester United and north London rivals Tottenham and go third in the Premier League.

Aaron Ramsey, who had an earlier effort disallowed following a foul, put the hosts ahead with a fine low strike from 15 yards out.

Newcastle's Matt Ritchie produced a fine diving header on the goalline to deny Alexandre Lacazette, but the Frenchman doubled Arsenal's lead late on when he calmly lofted the ball over goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

The visitors' best chance fell to Salomon Rondon, but his low shot was pushed wide by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Arsenal were 10 points behind Tottenham at the start of February but this victory took the Gunners two points clear of fourth-placed Spurs and United in fifth with seven league games remaining.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Arsenal

  • 19Leno
  • 20Mustafi
  • 5Papastathopoulos
  • 18MonrealBooked at 59mins
  • 15Maitland-Niles
  • 8RamseySubstituted forElnenyat 67'minutes
  • 29Guendouzi
  • 31KolasinacBooked at 71mins
  • 10ÖzilSubstituted forMkhitaryanat 84'minutes
  • 17IwobiSubstituted forAubameyangat 61'minutes
  • 9Lacazette

Substitutes

  • 1Cech
  • 4Elneny
  • 7Mkhitaryan
  • 14Aubameyang
  • 22D Suárez
  • 25Jenkinson
  • 49Nketiah

Newcastle

  • 12Dubravka
  • 22Yedlin
  • 20Lejeune
  • 6Lascelles
  • 3Dummett
  • 11RitchieSubstituted forKenedyat 75'minutes
  • 17PérezSubstituted forMutoat 77'minutes
  • 14HaydenSubstituted forKi Sung-yuengat 67'minutes
  • 10Diamé
  • 24Almirón
  • 9Rondón

Substitutes

  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 8Shelvey
  • 13Muto
  • 15Kenedy
  • 18Fernandez
  • 19Manquillo
  • 26Darlow
Referee:
Anthony Taylor

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenalAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home7
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal 2, Newcastle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal 2, Newcastle United 0.

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Yoshinori Muto (Newcastle United).

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Mohamed Diamé.

Attempt blocked. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette.

Offside, Newcastle United. Ki Sung-yueng tries a through ball, but Salomón Rondón is caught offside.

Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United).

Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal).

Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by DeAndre Yedlin.

Attempt missed. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Henrikh Mkhitaryan replaces Mesut Özil.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal 2, Newcastle United 0. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Ki Sung-yueng (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Salomón Rondón.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Yoshinori Muto replaces Ayoze Pérez.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Kenedy replaces Matt Ritchie.

Attempt saved. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

Offside, Newcastle United. Paul Dummett tries a through ball, but Miguel Almirón is caught offside.

Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal).

Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.

Mesut Özil (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United).

Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United).

Mesut Özil (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Ki Sung-yueng replaces Isaac Hayden because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Mohamed Elneny replaces Aaron Ramsey because of an injury.

Delay in match Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sokratis (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mesut Özil with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

Offside, Arsenal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tries a through ball, but Mesut Özil is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replaces Alex Iwobi.

Booking

Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nacho Monreal (Arsenal).

Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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