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Arsenal make Premier League history in title boost as Newcastle dealt rare home defeat

Arsenal make Premier League history in title boost as Newcastle dealt rare home defeat

On Sunday, despite facing a loud and energetic crowd, Arsenal managed to defeat Newcastle United 2-0 at St James’ Park and maintain their slim hopes of winning the Premier League title.

 Following their impressive display, the Gunners demonstrated that they possess a considerable amount of resilience in their victory at Tyneside. Here are four important points of discussion following their latest triumph.

Traditional rivalry reborn

St James’ Park is widely regarded as one of the most intimidating stadiums in the Premier League, particularly for important matches. The atmosphere leading up to kick-off and during the initial stages of the match perfectly demonstrated why this is the case.


 The players were greeted by a sea of flags upon entering the pitch, and the crowd belted out a thunderous rendition of ‘God Save The King.’ The noise level remained high throughout the game, with robust tackles being made left, right, and center. 

The tension was palpable, and it felt like a classic Premier League rivalry between two top clubs was being reborn. Both teams are likely to secure a place in the Champions League next season.

Odegaard makes history

Martin Odegaard has been in sensational form for Arsenal, with his recent performances earning him consideration for the Premier League Player of the Season award, if not for the exceptional record-breaking numbers of Manchester City’s Erling Haaland. 

Odegaard has been on a scoring spree, netting five goals in his last five Premier League matches, including a magnificent low strike to open the scoring in their latest game. With his 15th league goal of the season, Odegaard joins Gabriel Martinelli in this milestone, marking the first time in Arsenal’s history that two players have achieved this feat in the same season.

It’s a testament to the attacking potential of the Arsenal squad under the guidance of manager Mikel Arteta.

Newcastle experiment fails

Eddie Howe’s decision to start both Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak in the game was unexpected and caught people’s attention. Both forwards have been in excellent form lately, contributing to Newcastle’s recent success in securing a place in the top four. 

However, despite their impressive goal-scoring records, playing Wilson and Isak together did not yield the desired result, with Isak proving to be the more threatening of the two.

 It is likely that Newcastle may go back to a formation that includes two wingers on either side of a central striker in their next match, particularly with the return of Allan Saint-Maximin to the team.

Arsenal join prestigious club

Following Fabian Schar’s late own goal, it became apparent that Arsenal was on course for an impressive win. They are only the second team to have defeated Newcastle United at St James’ Park in the Premier League this season. The first team to do so was Liverpool, who secured a 2-0 victory against Eddie Howe’s side on February 18, a few days before their Carabao Cup final against Manchester United.

Arsenal make Premier League history in title boost as Newcastle dealt rare home defeat


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