Perez, Ritchie, seal maximum points for Newcastle as they defeat Arsenal 2-1

Perez, Ritchie, seal maximum points for Newcastle as they defeat Arsenal 2-1

- Newcastle defeat Arsenal 2-1 in a Premier League match

- The Gunners went ahead through Alexandre Lacazette

- The Magpies came back from a goal down to win the match

Newcastle came from a goal down to defeat Arsenal by 2-1 in an entertaining match at Saint James' Park.

Rafa Benitez side had a slow start into the match as the west London club dominated proceedings in the early exchanges of the encounter.

Arsenal had a bright start as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made a run down the left and found Alexandre Lacazette in the box who volleyed home to put the Gunners in the lead in the 14th minute.

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The Magpies equalized through Ayoze Perez' cool finish, the striker's deft touch beat Petre Cech in goal, after a well-met cross from DeAndre Yedlin.

The match went into the break with a 1-1 scoreline as both teams matched each other in the first 45 minutes of the game.

Newcastle went ahead following a good team play as goal scorer Perez turn provider after he delivered a back-heel to Matt Ritchie who finish off in style in the 68th minute.

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Former Chelsea man Kenedy also went close as he dribbled past his opponents and unleashed a shot but hit the cross-bar.

Arsene Wenger's side pressed forward to level up matters but Benitez men held on to claim maximum points at Saint James' Park.

Arsenal have failed to get a point away from home in 2018 having lost all their away fixtures on the road.

The Emirates outfit will play Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi finals for a chance to play Champions League football next season if they emerge champions.

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