Arsenal vs Newcastle: A Dominant Display at Home

In a thrilling Premier League encounter on February 24, 2024, Arsenal delivered a dominant performance to secure a 4-1 victory over Newcastle United. The match, held at the Emirates Stadium, saw Arsenal maintain their title chase, moving within two points of league leaders Liverpool.

Arsenal's B.White defending ball against Newcastle's Gorden
Arsenal’s B.White defending ball against Newcastle’s Gorden. Getty

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Key Players

Gunners’ key players in the match included Bukayo Saka, Kai Havertz, and Jakub Kiwior. Saka, in particular, had an outstanding performance, scoring for the fifth Premier League game in succession. Gabriel Martinelli also played a crucial role, setting up Havertz for Arsenal’s second goal.

For Castle, Joe Willock, a former Gunner, scored a late consolation goal.

Match Highlights

Gunners took an early lead in the 18th minute with an own goal by Castle’s Botman. Havertz extended Arsenal’s lead six minutes later, finishing a nice move set up by Martinelli. After the interval, Bukayo Saka scored in the 65th minute, and Jakub Kiwior added a fourth goal in the 69th minute. Joe Willock scored a consolation goal for Newcastle in the 84th minute.

Game Statistics (Arsenal vs Newcastle)

The match statistics were heavily in favor of Arsenal:

StatisticArsenalNewcastle
Shots183
Shots on Target82
Possession55%45%
Passes557462
Pass Accuracy84%80%
Fouls156
Yellow Cards11
Red Cards00
Offsides32
Corners90

Goal Timeline

TimeEvent
18’Goal by Sven Botman (OG)
24’Goal by Kai Havertz
65’Goal by Bukayo Saka
69’Goal by Jakub Kiwior
84’Goal by Joe Willock for Castle

Table Position

After this match, Gunners sits in third place with 58 points from 26 games, just two points behind leaders Gunners and one point behind Manchester City.

Castle sits in ninth place with 37 points from 26 games.

Upcoming Matches

Arsenal’s upcoming matches include encounters against Sheffield United, Brentford, FC Porto, Chelsea, and Manchester City.

Newcastle United, on the other hand, will face Blackburn Rovers, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, and West Ham United in their upcoming fixtures.

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