Arsenal vs Newcastle final score, result, highlights as Havertz and Saka score in Premier League masterclass

Arsenal continued their sublime Premier League form by dismantling Newcastle United 4-1 to remain firmly in the title race.

The Gunners lost a tempestuous affair 1-0 at St James’ Park in November and, after a limp defeat to Porto in midweek via the same scoreline in the Champions League, Mikel Arteta needed a response. 

He received one emphatically, with his team irresistible from the first whistle — dazzling with the ball at their feet and ravenous out of possession.

Arsenal vs Newcastle final score

  Fulltime Goalscorers
Arsenal 4 Botman (OG) 18′, Havertz 24′, Saka 65′, Kiwior 69′
Newcastle 1 Willock 84′

Lineups:

Arsenal (4-3-3, right to left): 22. David Raya (GK) — 4. Ben White, 2. William Saliba, 6. Gabriel, 15. Jakub Kiwior — 8. Martin Odegaard (10. Emile Smith Rowe), 41. Declan Rice, 20. Jorginho — 7. Bukayo Saka (24. Reiss Nelson), 29. Kai Havertz (14. Eddie Nketiah), 11. Gabriel Martinelli (19. Leandro Trossard).

Newcastle (4-3-3 right to left): 18. Loris Karius (GK) — 2. Kieran Trippier, 5. Fabian Schar, 4. Sven Botman (6. Jamaal Lascelles), 21. Tino Livramento (33. Dan Burn) — 36. Sean Longstaff, 39. Bruno Guimaraes (28. Joe Willock), 67. Lewis Miley — 24. Miguel Almiron (23. Jacob Murphy), 14. Alexander Isak (15. Harvey Barnes), 10. Anthony Gordon.

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Sven Botman put through his own goal for the breakthrough, with Newcastle buckling under Arsenal’s expert set-piece bombardment.

It was 2-0 inside half an hour when a lofted pass from the imperious Jorginho opened Eddie Howe’s team up, with Gabriel Martinelli darting across the defensive line to cross for Kai Havertz. The Germany international dispatched his seventh goal of the season in all competitions.

Bukayo Saka now has 13 in the Premier League alone after twisting and turning and clipping into the bottom corner to put the result beyond doubt. Newcastle’s trial by corners then continued as Jakub Kiwior glanced home Declan Rice’s latest excellent delivery.

Former Arsenal academy standout Joe Willock headed a consolation for Newcastle but this was another night to serve notice of genuine title credentials in north London.

Arsenal vs Newcastle analysis

Can Arsenal win the Premier League?

This result and Manchester City’s contrastingly nervy 1-0 win at Bournemouth mean we’re deliciously bunched up coming into the run-in. Liverpool have 60 points, City 59 and Arsenal 58. All have 12 games remaining. City travel to Anfield on March 10 and host Arsenal on March 31. It is wonderfully poised.

Right now, it’s hard to argue against Arsenal being the contender playing the best football. There was an element of do-or-die heading into their game against Liverpool at the start of this month following a tricky spell over Christmas and New Year. They were brilliant as they swept Jurgen Klopp’s team aside. West Ham and Burnley were then hammered on their own patches and the total dominance of Newcastle showed the Champions Leauge trials in midweek were a mere blip.

Kiwior’s goal made Arsenal the first team in Premier League history to score two goals in seven consecutive halves of football. Remember all that talk about the lack of lethal No. 9? That still holds true, but when the collective attacking play is so irresistible — Saka has now scored in five consecutive league games, netting seven during this purple patch — it scarcely matters. Arteta’s team look stronger and more complete than last season, City have dropped a little and Liverpool are tearing into things across all fronts.

Maybe Arsenal will have just enough this time.

Jorginho unlocks Rice in latest masterpiece

England star Rice is the flagship signing in this Arsenal team, the man who can make the difference against the might of Manchester City after the Gunners paid £105 million to make him the most expensive British footballer of all time. But they’re truly at their best when a more unheralded midfield signing from the previous window comes in alongside him.

Jorginho was given a first Premier League start since November when he shone in the Liverpool victory and he was parachuted back in again here. Rice has a long future ahead of him playing as a lone holding midfielder, but in the biggest games against high-quality opposition, he still lacks a few of the subtleties of the craft.

Italy international Jorginho is a master in these terms and his presence unleashed RIce’s hard running and physicality to discomfort a Newcastle team who usually like games played on those terms. With the excellent centre-back duo of William Saliba and Gabriel pushed up high behind him, Jorginho’s relative lack of pace and mobility was never an issue as he racked up more touches (108) and passes (102) than anyone else on the pitch, sublimely dictating the contest.

Arteta has tended to use Jorginho for special missions this season, but it’s increasingly clear that Arsenal are at their best when he plays. If he has enough in the tank he should be a mainstay in their bid for glory.

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Arsenal vs Newcastle live updates, highlights, and commentary

Fulltime: Let’s just forget about that Porto mishap. This Arsenal team are in incredible form. Liverpool and Newcastle have been taken apart on home turf, sandwiching 6-0 and 5-0 wins over West Ham and Burnley respectively. They’re one point behind Manchester City, two behind leaders Liverpool. All three have 12 games left to play. Bring it on!

90th minute+3Arsenal almost have their third. Smith Rowe takes aim, bodies all over place and Burn clears off the line. From the resulting corner, possession is worked to Nelson on the edge of the box and Karius tumbles to hold his drive.

90th minute: There will be five minutes of added time. Newcastle’s ordeal is almost at an end. Can Arsenal add a little more padding to what is already the best goal difference in the Premier League? That could be handy in such a tight title race.

84th minuteGOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!! Joe Willock!!!

Newcastle get a consolation and it’s nicely worked. Barnes and Gordon combine to release a galloping Burn. His cross from the left is directed very nicely by former Arsenal youth product Willock, with his header looping in via the far post.

75th minute:  A flurry of substitutions, with Arteta and Howe having used four and five respectively, has understandably robbed the game of it’s earlier intensity. This is done and it’s been a serious performance from Arsenal.

69th minuteGOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!! Jakub Kiwior!!!

Arsenal go “bang, bang” again, as they did in the first half. It’s another devilishly delivered corner from Rice. Kiwior is the man with the near-post flick-on and it goes in via a touch off Miley.

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65th minute: GOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!! Bukayo Saka!!!

Glorious goal from a glorious footballer. Rice and Havertz combine to find Saka. He twists one way and the other and clips a shot into the far corner. After Newcastle’s best spell of the contest, that completely kills it.

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62nd minute: Raking ball from Guimaraes and Isak takes a dreamy first touch to fashion room and rifle over. That’s the sort of quality Newcastle can muster. It’s a shame it’s taken so long to see it. It looks like it might be Isak’s last involvement though. He’s just back to fitness and there’s activity on the Newcastle bench.

56th minute: Newcastle actually enjoying some prolonged possession in the Arsenal half. It’s all relatively harmless but the home team’s press has, somewhat inevitably, lost some of its bite. They were sensational during the first half.

49th minute: Couple of moments of vague encouragement for Newcastle. First Isak causes some trouble in the box and then Raya pouches a Gordon cross with the Sweden international lurking.

47th minuteShould be 3-0! Saka and Martinelli carve through Newcastle to play Havertz in. He elects not to try to round Havertz and slots just wide left-footed.

46th minute: We’re back underway. Will Newcastle be able to lay a glove on the imperious Gunners?

Halftime: Complete and utter domination from Arsenal. Another statement performance. If you take out the Porto display they’ve had quite a few of those lately. Just look at the statistics below. Utterly, utterly chastening for Newcastle.

43rd minute: A Newcastle attack! As we live and breathe! Almiron darts through, takes too many touches and Raya gathers. Then the offside flag goes up. An attack in keeping with their overall efforts.

38th minute: Saka dances past Livramento, Gordon is back to help but doesn’t do too much good. The England star lets fly and Karius saves superbly. Newcastle survive another Arsenal corner more by luck than judgement.

37th minute: Rice wins the ball high up again. Havertz can’t capitalise as he takes poor touch and Miley sweeps in to win the ball.

34th minute: Odegaard’s cross is cleared by Schar. It’s only a temporary respite again. They just cannot get out or string any passes together to any meaningful extent. The Arsenal press is ravenous.

27th minute: Newcastle cannot get out. Schar passes straight to Odegaard near his own box. Longstaff makes a vital touch to deny Havertz. It’s a corner and Karius gets up to claim well.

24th minuteGOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Kai Havertz!!!!

Glorious stuff from Arsenal and this could turn into a pasting. Jorginho lofts a sumptuous ball into the right channel, where a darting Martinelli is alive to the possibilities. He cuts back to leave a gleeful Havertz to dispatch his seventh of the season.

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18th minuteGOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Sven Botman (OG)!!!

Arsenal lead with another setpiece goal. Gabriel charged to the near post and glanced goalwards. Karius saved but the ball cannoned onto Livramento and a prone Botman and in. No more than Arsenal deserve and a wretched goal for an under-siege Newcastle to concede.

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16th minute: Trippier sticks to his task well to thwart Martinelli. Now Livramento is forced to put it behind for a corner.

10th minute: Another near-post save from Karius, this time from Rice. The opening exchanges suggest he’ll only get busier.

8th minute: Saka gets goal side of Livramento, shifts the ball onto his left foot. The England winger’s deflected shot gives Karius his first work of the evening and he pouches unfussily.

2nd minute: Glancing header from White this time and it’s scrambled out of the goalmouth. Eddie Howe’s side might have to buckle up early on here.

1st minute: Off we go and Arsenal are straight into their work. Martinelli wins a left-wing corner. Newcastle clear as far as Rice, who wins another.

4 mins before kickoff: Here come the teams on a crisp north London evening. Arsenal produced a stirring performance in their previous home game against Liverpool. There’s a crackling atmosphere here. Can the Gunners produce a display to match once more?

25 mins before kickoff: Loris Karius then. This is his second Newcastle start. His first came in last season’s Carabao Cup final. His previous game for a Premier League club before that was the 2018 Champions League final for Liverpool against Real Madrid. Only gets out of bed for the big occasions!

Loris Karius of Newcastle United

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50 mins before kickoff: Three changes for Newcastle. One of those is enforced as Martin Dubravka misses out through illness and Loris Karius starts in goal. Dan Burn and Harvey Barnes make way for Tino Livramento and Harvey Barnes respectively.

1 hour before kickoff: The teams are in and Mikel Arteta has largely kept faith with the team that subsided in Porto in midweek. Jorginho replaces Leandro Trossard in the only change, which probably means a more advanced role for Kai Havertz.

1 hr 30 mins before kickoff: Now then, about that previous encounter. In case you’d forgotten, Newcastle’s winning goal featured multiple layers of VAR review controversy. Did the ball go out before Joe Willock crossed it? Was there an offside in there? Was Gabriel fouled? Anthony Gordon’s goal stood and Mikel Arteta was apoplectic. The Gunners boss stood by his firey post-match words this week and he’s asked for Arsenal fans to turn up the volume tonight. It could be some atmosphere in north London.

2 hours before kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Newcastle. With Liverpool in Carabao Cup final action against Chelsea, the Gunners know they can finish the weekend two points off the top. Newcastle won 1-0 at St James’ Park when the teams met in November, but Eddie Howe’s men have struggled for collective form and fitness over a tough winter.

Arsenal vs Newcastle kick off time

This Premier League clash takes place at the Emirates Stadium in London, UK and kicks off on Saturday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Feb. 24 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Sat, Feb. 24 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Sat, Feb. 24 8:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Sun, Feb. 25 7:00 a.m. AEDT
India Sun, Feb. 25 1:30 a.m. IST

Arsenal vs Newcastle lineups, team news

Mikel Arteta made one change to the team that lost 1-0 at Porto in midweek, with Jorginho replacing Leandro Trossard. It meant Kai Havertz reverting centre-forward duties.

Arsenal (4-3-3, right to left): Raya (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior — Odegaard, Rice, Jorginho — Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.

Arsenal subs (9): Ramsdale (GK), Jesus, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Trossard, Soares, Vieira, Nelson, Elneny.

Eddie Howe welcomed back Alexander Isak but was forced to make a change in goal as Martin Dubravka was ruled out through illness. Loris Karius made his first start since last season’s Carabao Cup final and Tino Livermento was preferred to Dan Burn at left-back.

Newcastle (4-3-3 right to left): Karius (GK) — Trippier, Schar, Botman, Livramento — Longstaff, Guimaraes, Miley — Almiron, Isak, Gordon.

Newcastle subs (9): Gillespie (GK), Lascelles, Ritchie, Barnes, Krafth, Hall, Murphy, Willock, Burn.

Arsenal vs Newcastle live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Peacock
Canada

Fubo Canada

UK TNT Sports 1 discovery+
Australia Optus Sport
India Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD 1  JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game is available on the Peacock Network.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live-streaming exclusively via Fubo.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This game is available in the UK via TNT Sports with streaming on discovery+.

India: Star Sports has the rights to telecast Premier League matches in India, while the action can be streamed on JioTV and Hotstar. 

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