Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle – Comeback Kings Move To Within A Point Of Tottenham (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

12th, March 2012


By Alan Duffy

Arsenal 2-1 Newcastle United – Premier League – 12th March 2012

By snatching a last-gasp victory over Newcastle at the Emirates on Monday night, Arsenal became the first team in Premier League history to come from behind and win in four games in a row.

That win also puts them to within one point of third-placed Tottenham, bu the Gunners had to work hard for the three points against a well-drilled and disciplined Newcastle side.

The first two goals came within a bizarre spell in the 15th minute of the first-half, with Hatem Ben Arfa’s strike cancelled out almost immediately by Robin van Persie.

After the break it was all Arsenal, but a combination of bad luck and dismal finishing looked to have scuppered the home side’s chances of moving to within a point of Spurs. However, with seconds remaining, Thomas Vermaelen popped up to win the game for the Gunners.

Van Persie then goaded ‘keeper Tim Krul (who had been time wasting all through the second half) which lead to a bit of a fracas between the two Dutchmen at the end.

While Arsenal now have their eye on a top three finish, for Alan Pardew’s Magpies, the Champions League dream is starting to fade.


Highlights to follow…

Photos: PA

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  1. audiodrifter says:

    Late winners are always that much sweeter when the opposition have spent most of the game time-wasting.

    In your face, Krul.

  2. RVP says:

    Wenger out wenger out. Oh sorry that was last month. In yar face krul??? typical(foreign goon)…couldn’t come back from the seasons biggest mauling though? eight(8)-two(2)

  3. Meldeath says:

    It’s funny how towards the end of the game it’s been looking like another of those “-Knock, knock! -Who’s there? -Arsenal -Oh, sorry then, we’re not letting you in” games for the Gunners, prodding and probing in the final third only to find chance after chance going begging (Rosicky was really great, this 8-yards-out-let’s-hit-for-a-throw-in shot was superb!). When Vermaelen finally scored I was all like “nothing wrong with that, please, nothing wrong with that goal”, and very happy to see it was alright ;)

  4. Sultan says:

    Good game…but RVP and KRUL..not nice in the end..pure stupidity from both !!! Krul later on…dumbasses !!!

  5. Iksee says:

    “Krul later on” It was RVP who fanned the flames at the end. He walks up to Krul instead of celebrating with his team mates.

    Arsenal did well with holding the ball but I don’t think they created many good chances maybe about 5. Newcastle didn’t create nowt though really.

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