Sunday, 7 November 2010
Arsenal come up short again
In the afternoon's early kick off Newcastle stunned Arsenal by beating them comfortably at the Emirates to make it a dreadful week for Arsene Wenger's side. They just never got going and offered nothing offensively; although a lot of credit must go to Hughton's men who were well organised and worked very hard.
The game was settled just before half-time when Andy Carroll rose above Fabianski to head the ball into an empty net. The Arsenal keeper had been experiencing a decent run of form but this error again highlights the fact that until they sign a top class goalkeeper the trophy cabinet at the Emirates will continue to gather dust for a while longer. There was no creativity from the side who offered nothing in the final third apart from the odd moment where Newcastle switched off.
Newcastle were oustanding and fully deserved the 3 points. Joey Barton had an outstanding game in the centre of midfield where he dealt with everything thrown at him. This was Newcastle's 3rd win on the trot and they now find themselves sitting in 4th place in the table which is a remarkable effort.