ARSENAL BEGIN FA CUP DEFENCE WITH 2-0 WIN OVER NEWCASTLE AFTER EXTRA TIME

ARSENAL BEGIN FA CUP DEFENCE WITH 2-0 WIN OVER NEWCASTLE AFTER EXTRA TIME
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Emile Smith-Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in extra time as Mikel Arteta’s side began their FA Cup defence with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Newcastle United in the third round at Emirates Stadium on Saturday (Jan 9).

Substitute Smith-Rowe was initially shown a straight red in stoppage time by referee Chris Kavanagh for a tackle on Matthew Longstaff before it was downgraded to a yellow card following a VAR review.

The 20-year-old midfielder went on the score the opener as he latched on to a ball from Alexandre Lacazette inside the box before slipping it past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

https://34e84905928e924676ca486ba3d4852b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html Aubameyang also found the net from close range in the final minutes of extra time to extend Arsenal’s winning run to four games in all competitions.

-Reuters

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