KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, April 2, 2019
DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle will have to wait a bit longer to confirm their Premier League status as they were blanked by Arsenal.
Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle United
Goals in both halves saw Arsenal dispose of Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium to see the Gunners push their way into the top four while the Magpies continue their confirmation for Premier League survival.
DeAndre Yedlin started for Newcastle and played the entire 90 minutes.
It was back and forth in the first 10 minutes of the game, but then the host thought they had broken the scoreless deadlock when Aaron Ramsey tapped in the ball from a corner kick. However, the referee disallowed it as he called a foul in the area.
The disallowed goal only lit a spark under the Gunners and they went on to set the tone of the game.
Arsenal finally got the goal they deserved at the half-hour mark when Ramsey buried the ball in the back of the net after teammate Alexandre Lacazette's run into the area.
Newcastle tried to put up a fight in the second half and find the equalizer, but Arsenal was too strong in the end.
The host finally put the game on ice in the 83rd minute when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed the ball into the path of Lacazette and the Frenchman would chip the ball over Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and landed into the goal.
Newcastle sits in 14th place in the standings with 35 points, still needing five points to guarantee safety.
In the Championship, Duane Holmes started for Derby County, providing a goal and an assist in their 6-1 win over Rotherham United. The Rams are currently in seventh place in the standings and well within range of claiming a promotion playoff spot.
Eric Lichaj started for Hull City as they shutout Ipswich Town in a 2-0 win.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started for Swansea City as they came up short in their 2-1 loss to Nottingham Forest.
Antonee Robinson started for Wigan Athletic as they shared the points with Brentford following a 0-0 tie.
Down in League One, Charlie Kelman came off the bench for Southend United as they fell to Shrelossy Town in a 2-0 loss.