Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal Stats and Highlights
Olivier Giroud’s header earned a scrappy win over Newcastle as Arsenal overtook Manchester City to regain top spot in the Premier League.
The Gunners created several chances early on but Newcastle almost went ahead in first-half stoppage time when Moussa Sissoko’s shot was saved and Mathieu Debuchy headed against the bar.
As the game became disjointed, Giroud nodded in Theo Walcott’s free-kick.
Walcott had a lob cleared off the line before Arsenal withstood late pressure.
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Venue: St James’ Park
Date: Sunday, 29 December, 2013
Kick off: 13:30 GMT
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There were 11 goals in the two meetings between these sides last season but only one came at St James’ Park, where Arsenal won 1-0. The Gunners won 7-3 at the Emirates.
Newcastle have won just one of their last 12 Premier League games against Arsenal (W1, D5, L6).
The Magpies have not won on any of the last six occasions they have hosted Arsenal in the league (D4, L2).
Newcastle have won seven of their last nine games.
The Magpies have scored in 15 of their last 16 league games, only failing to score in a 0-3 defeat against Swansea.
Yoan Gouffran has scored in five consecutive Premier League home games for Newcastle United.
Arsenal’s victory against West Ham on Boxing Day came after three games without a win, the Gunners’ worst run of the season.
Alongside Tottenham, Arsenal have won the most points away from home in the Premier League this season (19).
Arsenal have won the most Premier League points in 2013, and their current 79-point tally in the year cannot be surpassed by any other side.