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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 22 +40 57
2 Manchester City 22 +42 53
3 Tottenham Hotspur 22 +24 48
4 Chelsea 22 +23 47
5 Arsenal 22 +14 41
6 Manchester United 22 +12 41
7 Watford 22 0 32
8 Leicester City 22 +1 31
9 West Ham United 22 -2 31
10 Everton 22 +2 30
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 -5 29
12 AFC Bournemouth 22 -11 27
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 22 -6 26
14 Crystal Palace 22 -8 22
15 Burnley 22 -20 21
16 Southampton 22 -16 19
17 Cardiff City 22 -22 19
18 Newcastle United 22 -15 18
19 Fulham 22 -29 14
20 Huddersfield Town 22 -24 11