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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Ciaran Clark (90'+1')
  • Granit Xhaka (49')
  • Mesut Özil (58')

Granit Xhaka's cracker helps Arsenal to 2-1 win over Newcastle

A free kick by midfielder Granit Xhaka and a goal by Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal a 2-1 win at Newcastle United despite a stuttering first-half performance on Saturday.

Newcastle's Federico Fernandez brought down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the edge of the box and Xhaka stepped up to strike a free kick into the top right-hand corner from 30 yards.

Arsenal doubled their lead nine minutes later when Alexandre Lacazette's shot was blocked and Ozil drove home the ball from the edge of the area.

Substitute Ciaran Clark headed home a cross from Fernandez in stoppage time to throw Newcastle a lifeline, but they could not find another goal and fell to their fourth defeat in five Premier League games this season.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 17 +30 45
2 Manchester City 17 +38 44
3 Tottenham Hotspur 17 +15 39
4 Chelsea 17 +21 37
5 Arsenal 17 +14 34
6 Manchester United 17 0 26
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 0 25
8 Everton 17 +2 24
9 West Ham United 17 0 24
10 Watford 17 -2 24
11 AFC Bournemouth 17 -3 23
12 Leicester City 17 0 22
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 17 -4 21
14 Newcastle United 17 -8 16
15 Crystal Palace 17 -9 15
16 Cardiff City 17 -16 14
17 Southampton 17 -16 12
18 Burnley 17 -18 12
19 Huddersfield Town 17 -18 10
20 Fulham 17 -26 9