England Roundup: Arsenal beats Tottenham to stretch EPL lead; Newcastle in third
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal prolonged its Premier League result in eight factors with a 2-0 win at Tottenham within the north London derby on Sunday that was helped by an own-goal by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Lloris turned a cross from Bukayo Saka into his personal internet within the 14th minute at hand Arsenal the lead and Martin Odegaard doubled the benefit with a low shot from distance within the thirty sixth because the guests completely dominated the primary half towards a lackluster Spurs aspect.
Solely two good saves from Lloris and the woodwork prevented Arsenal from taking a good larger lead, with Thomas Partey smashing a long-distance volley towards the submit within the twenty fourth. Tottenham improved after the break however Aaron Ramsdale made various saves to maintain the hosts at bay and strengthen the idea that this might be a particular season for Arsenal.
The final time Arsenal received the Premier League within the 2003-04 season, the unbeaten “Invincibles” clinched the title at Tottenham’s former White Hart Lane stadium — a feat Gunners followers are more than pleased to remind Spurs supporters of throughout their typically heated derbies. Whereas there’s nonetheless a lot work for Mikel Arteta’s aspect to do earlier than ending that 19-year title drought, this win actually brings them a bit nearer — particularly after second-place Manchester Metropolis misplaced Saturday’s derby towards Manchester United. Newcastle and Man United are each 9 factors behind whereas Tottenham is now 14 factors again in fifth place, having performed a sport greater than Arsenal.
It was additionally one of the vital dominant away performances in a north London derby in recent times, with Arsenal trying a very totally different aspect to the one which misplaced 3-0 right here in Might, a end result that ended up costing them a top-four end.
Eddie Nketiah had the primary good likelihood for the guests within the seventh minute after Spurs turned the ball over in their very own space, however his shot was saved by Llloris.
The veteran goalkeeper was shaking his head in disbelief seven minutes later, although. Saka ran onto a ball from Partey down the flank earlier than breaking into the realm, and his tried cross was deflected by Ryan Sessegnon onto the chest of Lloris, who couldn’t react shortly sufficient to stop it from going into his personal internet. It was Lloris’ first own-goal in 354 profession Premier League video games.
On the different finish, Aaron Ramsdale needed to make his first save within the 18th after Sessegnon performed Son Heung-min by on objective with a defense-splitting go, with the Arsenal goalkeeper dashing out to make the cease along with his leg.
Lloris then needed to dive to his left within the twenty second minute to maintain out a shot from distance from Odegaard. However he was crushed once more shortly afterward when a wonderfully struck volley from Partey from outdoors crashed towards the submit.
Odegaard adjusted his goal and deservedly doubled Arsenal’s lead after taking a go from Saka and drilling one other low left-footed shot from 25 yards inside the fitting submit.
It had been all Arsenal however Spurs almost scored simply earlier than the break when Harry Kane met a cross from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and compelled one other save from Ramsdale.
Tottenham got here out rejuvenated after the break and created extra within the opening seven minutes of the second half than they did in your complete first, with Ramsdale being known as into motion twice.
Kane examined his luck with a shot that Ramsdale needed to dive to punch away, and the England striker then turned supplier as he performed Sessegnon by on objective. However Ramsdale caught out a foot that point to parry his low shot throughout objective.
Ramsdale wasn’t known as into motion once more, although, till the 82nd minute when he saved a low shot from Richarlison following one other stint of sustained stress from Spurs.
Newcastle United 1, Fulham 0
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Alexander Isak scored an 89th-minute objective to earn Newcastle a 1-0 win within the Premier League over Fulham, whose striker Aleksandar Mitrović had a objective dominated out towards his former membership for a double contact whereas taking a penalty on Sunday.
Isak, who got here on as a second-half substitute, tapped in from shut vary after strike companion Callum Wilson poked the ball throughout the face of objective after his preliminary header was blocked by a Fulham defender.
Newcastle moved again into third place, above Manchester United on objective distinction and a degree behind second-place Manchester Metropolis.
Within the 69th minute, Mitrovic slipped as he struck his penalty, kicking the ball towards his standing foot and into the web. The Serbia worldwide wheeled away in celebration however the referee gave a foul and a free kick towards Mitrovic, who was at Newcastle from 2015-18.
Mitrovic has beforehand had penalties saved towards Wolverhampton and Southampton this season.
Chelsea 1, Crystal Palace 0
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea eased the stress on supervisor Graham Potter by securing only a second Premier League victory since October with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Kai Havertz headed within the profitable objective within the sixty fourth minute in entrance of Chelsea’s newest signing, Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, who was paraded on the sector at halftime.
It was a poignant day in west London as Chelsea paid tribute to former striker Gianluca Vialli, who died this month on the age of 58, earlier than the match with a bunch of the Italian’s former teammates returning to pay their respects.
It contributed to a sense of togetherness between gamers and supporters at Stamford Bridge because the workforce put a dreadful final seven days — which culminated in a purple card for brand new signing Joao Felix in a defeat at Fulham on Thursday — behind them.
It was solely a second win within the final 10 video games within the league to take among the warmth off Potter, with Tenth-place Chelsea shifting stage on factors with Liverpool in ninth.