Newcastle United 0 - 1 Arsenal

Match info: Premier League at St James' Park, Newcastle

Date: 19/05/2013 KO: 16:00 Ref: H Webb Att: 52,354

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Laurent Koscielny 52

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  • That's it from me but stay with us for reaction from all involved in another dramatic conclusion to the Barclays Premier League.

  • Credit must also go to Spurs and in particular Bale, whose goal at White Hart Lane typified what's been a magnificent season for one of the world's best players.

  • It's pretty clear what this means to Arsenal's manager and his players and they deserve credit for going 10 games unbeaten, winning eight and dropping points only against Everton and Manchester United.

  • That's it! Arsenal hang on for a 1-0 win and that's enough to finish fourth ahead of Spurs, who win by the same scoreline at White Hart Lane. What drama.

  • Walcott loses the ball deep inside Newcastle's half. One last chance for the hosts to inflict misery upon their opponents. Arsenal win it back and Giroud's cross ends up being put behind for a corner.

  • Respite for the hosts as Cisse is caught offside. They've a minute to hang on to this one-goal lead.

  • Free-kick to Newcastle on the halfway line. This is so very tense for a game that doesn't dictate the title or survival. Giroud makes a fabulous tackle to deny Ben Arfa with two minutes left.

  • It's backs to the wall stuff before Arsenal break. Walcott dances one way and another before hitting the post! Wow.

  • We're into added time and Arsenal start it with a cheap free-kick thanks to Debuchy's foul on Gibbs. However, it's wasted and Newcastle start four minutes of added time on the ball.

  • Now it's on. At White Hart Lane, who else but Bale fires Spurs in front. It's a wonderful goal.

  • Arsenal visibly attempting to slow the game down now, refusing an opportunity to break and instead going sideways. Eventually, Cazorla's ball towars Sagna is too strong and goes out for a goal-kick. On comes Wilshere for Cazorla.

  • Debuchy goes down in the Arsenal box but Webb waves away claims for a penalty. It's all Newcastle and it's all Spurs.

  • Walcott runs at the Newcastle defence and Giroud holds his run to remain onside. However, the Englishman can't find the right ball and Newcastle clear.

  • With the clocks almost identical, Arsenal lead 1-0 while Spurs v Sunderland remains goalless. Tense.

  • Respite for Arsenal as Gutierrez gives away a cheap free-kick on halfway. Walcott tries to break free down the right but Coloccini steps in.

  • Walcott's corner goes longer than planned but Cazorla retrieves, beating Campbell before curling an effort over the bar.

  • Newcastle go short before Koscielny again gets there first to deny Taylor. Arsenal break and win a corner as Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross is put behind.

  • Free-kick for Newcastle as Gibbs is adjudged to have brought down Debuchy close to the corner flag. He goes into Webb's book for voicing his displeasure.

  • Cisse wins his side a throw and that allows the hosts to bring on local lad Campbell, a striker, for left-back Yanga-Mbiwa.

  • Koscielny once again gets his head to the corner but Arsenal are locked in their own half at the moment.


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