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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 Manchester City 27 +54 65
2 Liverpool 26 +44 65
3 Tottenham Hotspur 26 +29 60
4 Manchester United 26 +17 51
5 Arsenal 26 +16 50
6 Chelsea 26 +16 50
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 +1 39
8 Watford 26 0 37
9 Everton 27 -3 33
10 West Ham United 26 -7 33
11 AFC Bournemouth 26 -10 33
12 Leicester City 26 -3 32
13 Crystal Palace 26 -7 27
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 -11 27
15 Burnley 26 -18 27
16 Newcastle United 26 -12 25
17 Cardiff City 26 -23 25
18 Southampton 26 -16 24
19 Fulham 26 -33 17
20 Huddersfield Town 26 -34 11