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Newcastle United - Arsenal
Premier League - 11 August 2019
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And that is it! Aubameyang's second-half strike sees Arsenal secure a 1-0 victory in their Premier League opener against Newcastle at St James' Park.
A long ball is pumped into the area by Dubravka but no Newcastle player could get on the end of Lascelles' flick-on!
There will be FOUR minutes of added time!
Saint-Maximin bursts down the left and lays the ball off to Joelinton outside the area, but he blasts it high and wide.
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Gabriel Martinelli is on for Mkhitaryan.
Saint-Maximin drives a low shot on goal from the edge of the box, but Leno gets down low to his right and claims it.
Granit Xhaka is booked for a nasty tackle on Manquillo.
Saint-Maximin surges down the left flank, but he unfortunately slips over as soon as he looks to whip a ball into the box.
Ritchie's cross heading for Joelinton is intercepted by Leno.
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Nicolas Pepe is on. He comes in for Reiss Nelson.
Newcastle are applying the pressure in search of an equaliser with Saint-Maximin making a good first impression.
His dangerous cross into the box is hesitantly cleared behind for a corner.
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Allan Saint-Maximin comes on to replace Sean Longstaff. What can the former Nice winger do on his Premier League debut?
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Dani Ceballos is brought on for Joe Willock and the Spaniard is making his Premier League debut.
Willems clatters into Maitland-Niles and Newcastle have a free-kick in Arsenal's half. Can the hosts mount a comeback?
GOAL! Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal. Aubameyang breaks the deadlock! Maitland-Niles bursts down the right flank and plays a low ball into the box for Aubameyang, who is in plenty of space.
He dinks the ball over Dubravka into the net!
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Jetro Willems comes on to make his Premier League debut. Jonjoe Shelvey makes way.
A dangerous corner floated into the box is glanced on by Xhaka. It almost finds Willock but he cannot get any contact on it.
It's a bit wet on Tyneside...
A very quiet opening to the second period with little happening at the moment. Newcastle are pushing up but are unable to find a way through Arsenal's defence right now.
We are back underway at St James' Park!
Chances have been at a premium in the first half but Newcastle will certainly be pleased with how the game has gone so far. See you in 15!
45' TWO minutes of added time at the end of the first half.
41' Arsenal are pushing and probing but Newcastle's defence are holding firm. The hosts appear to be adopting a more direct approach with Almiron proving a useful outlet.
38' Almiron shoots from outside the box off his left foot but his effort floats over the bar. He's been one of Newcastle's liveliest players so far in this entertaining first half.
34' There's a pause in play to allow for Maitland-Niles to receive medical treatment following a tough tackle from Ritchie, who appears to catch his ankle.
31' Dubravka pulls off a fine stop to deny Aubameyang's vicious shot at the near post.
30' Half an hour in and it's been a hard-fought first half with plenty of action, particularly in Arsenal's half.
26' Joelinton bursts through the centre of Arsenal's defence and gets a low shot away just inside the box, but it's straight at Leno.
The Brazilian will feel he should have done better with that one.
25' Nelson picks up a booking for a late tackle on Schar.
22' Monreal does well to push forward down the left inside the box and squares for Mkhitaryan in space, but the Armenian blasts his shot high and wide.
20' Shelvey rifles a shot on goal from the edge of the box on the half-volley. It takes a slight deflection and clatters off the post! That was a fine attempt.
The following corner comes to nothing. Newcastle are on the front foot right now.
18' Almiron surges into the box and goes down claiming a penalty, but he went down with little to no contact made.
16' Ritchie curls a dangerous cross into the area from the left flank and it finds Joelinton at the near post, but he directs his header just past Leno's left post!
14' Almiron is clattered into the back by Guendouzi and the Paraguayan looks to be in some discomfort.
No yellow card is issued and Almiron carrying on for now.
A day of milestones for two Arsenal players.
10: Arsenal are enjoying plenty of the ball but doing little with it at the moment.
Newcastle seem happy to soak up the pressure for now.
Andy Carroll is not in the Newcastle squad this afternoon... he's in the stands.
6' Almiron causes Monreal problems with his pace down the right flank again, but he's unable to get a ball into the box.
No shots for either side yet.
4' Arsenal have been hesitant in possession in these windy conditions and Newcastle are pushing forward. Maybe Newcastle will utilise more of the ball this season under Steve Bruce...
2' A bright start from Almiron who sprints down the right flank, but he runs it out of play and Arsenal can regain possession.
We are underway at St James' Park!
Joelinton scored seven goals in 25 league starts for Hoffenheim last season. Can he get off to a fast start in the black and white?
Referee Martin Atkinson will be assisted by linesmen Lee Betts and Constantine Hatzidakis. Darren England is the fourth official with David Coote on VAR and Nick Hopton AVAR.
It's not a record Steve Bruce will want to think about too much...
Unai Emery will be desperate to build on a fifth-placed Premier League finish last season and he's brought in some key new signings. However, he's giving youth a chance in their Premier League opener.
For Newcastle, there's been a sense of pessimism with Steve Bruce coming in, but the club have invested heavily over the summer with the goal-scoring burden to fall on new man Joelinton.
Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson have both been handed starts this afternoon, while Calum Chambers partners Sokratis in defence. David Luiz is on the bench.
Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos and Gabriel Martinelli are also on the bench, while Kieran Tierney is out injured.
For Newcastle, Joelinton makes his Premier League debut while fellow new signings Allan Saint-Maximin, Jetro Willems and Emil Krafth are on the bench.
NEWCASTLE: Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Longstaff, Almiron, Joelinton... Subs: Darlow, Clark, Saint-Maximin, Muto, Willems, Krafth, Fernandez. /// ARSENAL: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Sokratis, Monreal, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Willock, Mkhitaryan, Nelson, Aubameyang... Subs: Martinez, Ceballos, Lacazette, Torreira, Pepe, Luiz, Martinelli
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