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Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle United: Gunners climb above Tottenham into third

Arsenal seized the initiative in the race for the top four as a 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Monday Night Football lifted them above Tottenham and Man Utd into third in the Premier League.

 Goals in either half from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette secured a deserved win which saw Unai Emery's side equal last season's points total under Arsene Wenger with seven games to spare.

The scoreline was generous on Newcastle, who registered just a single effort on target and were indebted to goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, who kept the Gunners at bay with a string of saves.

Arsenal thought they had taken the lead on 13 minutes when Ramsey found the back of the net after Sead Kolasinac flicked a corner into his path, but referee Anthony Taylor halted the celebrations after spotting Sokratis Papastathopoulos had tugged Florian Lejeune's shirt.

It took until the half-hour mark for either side to register an attempt on goal when Ramsey, not to be denied, finished an attack he initiated with a clinical finish off the inside of the post to give Arsenal a deserved lead.

Aaron Ramsey celebrates giving Arsenal the lead against Newcastle 
A defensive lapse from Sokratis presented Salomon Rondon with the chance to score an instant equaliser, but Bernd Leno was alert at his near post to preserve Arsenal's lead, allowing the free-flowing Gunners to lay siege to the Newcastle goal in search of second before half-time.

Lacazette floats Arsenal's second over Martin Dubravka 

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