Arsenal vs Newcastle result: FA Cup score, goals and report

FA Cup holder Arsenal needed more time to face Newcastle United, ultimately winning a 2-0 victory that forced them to dig deeper than they would have liked.

On a chilly afternoon that turned into a freezing night at Emirates Stadium, it was Emile Smith Rowe who made the precious first breakthrough. But things could have been very different for the 21-year-old, who received a red card in the dying minutes of normal time for a challenge on Sean Longstaff. However, a stay was granted by VAR, with referee Chris Kavanagh overturning his decision after consulting with the field monitor. Replays showed Smith Rowe took a little more ball and a lot less shin from Longstaff than it looked.
The reprieve meant Smith Rowe was on hand to shoot a low half volley at the far post early in the second overtime period. The lead, deserved within the framework of the 120 minutes, deflated the opponent before a tap-in from captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the game beyond doubt.
It’s ending a stellar few weeks for Smith Rowe. Since arriving in the starting XI for the win over Chelsea, he has played a key role in Arsenal’s three successive league wins. The only thing missing was the one goal bonus. Catching what was ultimately the winner, along with the man of the match award, will do the trick very well.
Smith Rowe’s red card was canceled under normal circumstances

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Both managers announced the changes ahead of Premier League action midweek. Usually this means that an influx of young people into the starting XI relies too much on the older legs. But, for Arsenal, the kids who have done the heavy lifting recently in a three-game winning streak in the league. So Mike Arteta’s seven changes meant Smith Rowe and Bukayo Sakas started off the bench, though both make it onto the pitch midway through the second half as their more experienced and underused teammates struggle. to do the job. Cedric Soares and Willian secured starts, with David Luiz making his 2-1 first appearance at Everton on December 19, Arsenal’s last loss.
Arteta was forced to make a final change 30 minutes before kick-off when Gabriel Martinelli twisted his right ankle during warm-ups. Reiss Nelson has taken his place in the XI and word is that the Brazilian striker, who just returned to the first team three weeks ago, hasn’t done any serious damage.
Steve Bruce, who took Newcastle to the quarter-finals last season, also shook his deck after waking up on Saturday with his hand forced. Callum Wilson and Jonjo Shelvey were both pulled from the action despite being stolen with the team on Friday. The club did not disclose whether the issue was related to Covid-19, but were hopeful of getting involved in Tuesday’s game-winning fixture with bottom-of-the-league Sheffield United.
The result was an Andy Carroll led by three forward, who produced a provocative, even at times elegant, performance flanked by Miguel Almiron and Joelinton, with a midfielder three lacking some necessary gear. Whatever joy came into the air at Carroll, and because of the hosts’ strange misstep. But for the most part, those in black and white did most of their work in their own half.
Arsenal flirted and teased during a breakthrough with the kind of temptation in front of goal. This despite the recording of two shots on goal in the first two minutes. Amid countless almost countless moments that weren’t classified as ‘chances’, Aubameyang should have given the Gunners a lead in the first half.
There was no real profession when it came to creating that opportunity as Luiz raked a free kick from the right-back on Newcastle’s defense to get the striker through. A shot on goal from inside the box was heading towards the corner until Martin Dubravka, who was making his first start to the season, weaved a firm right hand to keep him out.
Smith Rowe celebrates scoring

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Still on a par at the break, Newcastle emerged for the second half with a more punchy mood, and none more than Carroll. Suddenly his leaden feet and rusty gait were faster and smoother. Coupled with the aerial presence which allowed visitors to relieve pressure on their bottom line as directly as possible, this led to a noticeable increase in visitor confidence.
Carroll, however, was unable to put the finishing touches on their good work. A half-turn volley from the left point of the box seemed to have shattered the net had it not deflected towards Bernd Leno. But the real kicker came in the 56th minute when Jeff Hendrick’s scuffed volley hit him perfectly at the back post. After putting his foot into the ball every time he had the slightest hint of a goal, he opted for a side foot seven yards that slipped on the wrong side of the far post.
It took Arsenal out of their hazy start in the second half. Aubameyang was released for the second time in the hour, by Elneny on this occasion, only for an attempt to dink on the keeper to dribble through the six-yard box. Soon after, Joe Willock had a header at the far post which was slammed by Dubravka.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapped up the victory

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Within three minutes of extra time, as extra time loomed, the game received a sudden surge of blood. A Newcastle scorer under Jacob Murphy gave 18-year-old debutant Elliot Anderson a chance to win. Although his shot was blocked, Carroll got an effort on goal that was brilliantly maintained by Leno, who then kicked the ball away from the front as he threatened to pull the trigger again on his own. bounced shot.
That adrenaline wore on overtime. A muffled volley from second-half substitute Granit Xhaka was knocked down by Dubravka as Arsenal’s superior fitness came to the fore. And at the start of the second half, they finally had something to show.
Smith Rowe jumped on a loose ball in Newcastle’s back row, addressing Saka who escaped Alexandre Lacazette who had entered for second overtime. The Frenchman’s pricked head found Smith Rowe to continue his race. The youngster kept his cool to shoot low, off the post, to bring sweet relief to Arsenal.
Three minutes before the end, a brace between Kieran Tierney and Xhaka sidelined the Scotland full-back, and his single square ball was tapped by Aubameyang to finally give both sides a slight relief. Newcastle, despite their best efforts, were on their feet. Arsenal, anxious to reconnect with this trophy, continues on its way.

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