Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by Newcastle United at the Emirate Stadium in North London. The Gunners hoped to continue the blistering form that placed them at the top of the table but they could not get past Eddie Howe’s men.
Elsewhere, Manchester United saw off Bournemouth with a convincing 3-0 win at Old Trafford. Casemiro opened the scoring in the 23rd minute and Luke Shaw doubled the lead after the restart with a splendid goal!
In-form Marcus Rashford made it 3 in the 86th minute with a delightful goal.
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Goal! Manchester United 3-0 Bournemouth
Goal! Manchester United 2-0 Bournemouth
Luke Shaw continues a run forwards, hovering near the penalty spot to sweep home Alejandro Garnacho’s cut back.
Second half – Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth
The Red Devils are back out for the second 45 at Old Trafford
Second half- Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle
Up and running for the second-half in north London.
Halftime- Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth
Not a vintage display from United so far, but Casemiro’s smart volley from an Eriksen free-kick has them ahead at the interval and looking comfortable.
Van de Beek’s injury the only down note on the stroke of half-time. Ten Hag’s men on their way to a sixth successive win across all competitions.
Halftime- Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle
Huge chance for Joelinton from that corner, as Schar flicks it on. Completely free at the back post but can’t find the target. And that’s half-time. It’s been a stop-start first-half, plenty of fouls and cards which has halted Arsenal’s rhythm. Newcastle have done well so far.
Goal! Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth
Casemiro makes a darting run to the near post to meet Christian Eriksen’s free-kick, and the Brazilian side-foots home.
Here we go!
Arsenal unchanged from the side that beat Brighton so well, as Zinchenko and White keep their places and Tierney and Tomiyasu are named among the substitutes.
Smith Rowe not yet ready to make the squad, so there is not a huge amount of attacking options on the bench.
As for Newcastle, Wilson is fit to lead the line and Willock starts against his former club. Saint-Maximin among those who could come on and cause a problem.