Newcastle United vs. Arsenal: Premier League Live Score, Highlights, Report

Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterDecember 29, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12:  Yohan Cabaye of Newcastle and Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal fight for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on March 12, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Premier League—St. James' Park, Newcastle

Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal

Scorers: Giroud (65')

 

Arsenal scraped a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United to go top of the Premier League table going into 2014.

Olivier Giroud glanced a header home from a Theo Walcott free-kick to steal the three points, and despite vast amounts of pressure applied by the home side in the closing stages, the Gunners were able to hang on for a second critical win over the Christmas period.

 

Newcastle XI
Krul; Debuchy, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon; Anita, Tiote, Cabaye; Sissoko, Remy, Gouffran

Arsenal XI
Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Flamini, Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla; Giroud