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Newcastle v Arsenal Review

Moussa Sissoko Celebrates

By Toon Army
March 23 2015

 Newcastle scored their first home goal against the Gunners since Cheick Tiote's unbelievable strike in 2011, but it wasn't enough to give John Carver's side a share of the points in 2015. A 48th minute shot from captain Moussa Sissoko gave United the confidence to score another but some sloppy defending left Newcastle with too much ground to cover.

If Papiss Cisse didn't retaliate stupidly towards Evans in our last home game then one or even three points could have been ours after this game. To be said simply, Arsenal had a Goal poacher, we didnt. The defeat saw Newcastle slip down a place to 12th with Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace moving a point ahead as a consequence of winning at Stoke, he has won 6 out of 10 games won whilst managing Palace.

Newcastle manager John Carver witnessed an improved second-half display from his side, but without injured top scorer Papiss Cisse and suspended defender Fabricio Coloccini, they slipped to a fourth defeat in the last five games.

Any Newcastle hopes that the Gunners would suffer the after-effects of Tuesday's Champions League game dissapeared in the first half, when Olivier Giroud scored one goal in the 24th minute and another just 4 minutes later.

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