Newcastle Controversially Break Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run in Premier League

Newcastle secured a 1-0 victory over Arsenal, ending the Gunners’ unbeaten start to the Premier League season, However, the result was marred by controversy as Anthony Gordon’s goal was allowed to stand despite a clear push by Joelinton on Arsenal defender Gabriel.

Mikel Arteta labelled the defeat as a disgrace, criticizing the VAR decision, Arsenal also claimed that the ball had gone out before Joe Willock’s cross, The match was filled with debatable moments, with both teams lucky to avoid red cards.

Arteta expressed his frustration with the result, stating that it was embarrassing for the Premier League, This loss comes after Arsenal’s early exit from the League Cup, The defeat is a setback for Arsenal’s title bid, leaving them in third place, three points behind leaders Manchester City.

Newcastle’s victory capped off a successful week for Eddie Howe’s team, who defeated Manchester United in the League Cup, Despite Arteta’s criticism of the goal, Howe believed it was a good goal.

The match was intense and scrappy, with both teams lacking focus and composure in the final third, Arsenal failed to create many scoring opportunities, while Newcastle did not register a shot for the first half hour.

Havertz’s reckless challenge ignited tension between the teams, resulting in a booking for the Arsenal player, Guimaraes also escaped a red card after elbowing Jorginho in the head.

Newcastle took the lead controversially in the 64th minute when Gordon scored from close range after Joelinton’s push on Gabriel, Arsenal disputed the decision but VAR ruled in Newcastle’s favor, Despite dominating possession, Arsenal couldn’t find a breakthrough and suffered their first defeat of the season.

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