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KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, September 18, 2018
It was a rough weekend for most of the Americans in England, with DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United's slump continuing as they fell to Arsenal.

Newcastle United 1-2 Arsenal

Goals from Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil put more woe into Newcastle United's season as the Gunners came away with the win at St. James' Park.

It's been a frustrating time for the Magpies so far as they have only collected a single point from five games. Matters have not been helped as owner Mike Ashley did not even provide funds for the team to sign players during the summer transfer window.

Credit to the host for doing their best as they kept the game scoreless in the first half. However, Arsenal would finally find a way to break through and bag all three points in the end.

Xhaka broke the deadlock in the 49th minute with a free-kick that was not going to be stopped by Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka. The Albania struck it well as the ball went over the wall and dipped right past the hands of the Czech netminder.

Arsenal were in complete control of the game and doubled their lead in the 58th minute when Ozil put away the goal after an attempt from teammate Alexandre Lacazette was blocked.

Newcastle were given a lifeline in stoppage time when Ciaran Clark headed in a cross from Federico Fernandez, but only ended up as a consolation.

The Magpies now sit in 19th place in the standings.

Notes

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Danny Williams was on the bench for Huddersfield Town in their 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace as Wilfried Zaha scored in the 38th minute.

Tim Ream remains out for Fulham with an injury as the Cottagers went down in a 3-0 loss to Manchester City.

In the Championship, Antonee Robinson started for Wigan Athletic in the 2-0 loss to Brentford.

Geoff Cameron came off the bench for Queens Park Rangers in their narrow 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers.

Duane Holmes came of the bench for Derby County in the 1-0 loss to Rotherham United.

Cameron Carter-Vickers came off the bench for Swansea City as they shared the spoils with Nottingham Forest in their 0-0 tie.

Down in League One, Lynden Gooch started for Sunderland in their 2-1 loss to Burton Albion.

Brendan Moore watched from the bench as Rochdale came away with a 3-0 win over Gillingham.
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