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EPL: Arsenal beat Chelsea to end winless run, Man City move up

Sports Lounge Staff




London: Granit Xhaka’s superb free-kick helped Arsenal end their seven-match winless run as they defeated Chelsea 3-1 at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal took the lead on 34 minutes, with Alexandre Lacazette converting a penalty after Reece James had fouled Kieran Tierney.

Xhaka doubled Arsenal’s advantage 10 minutes later with a brilliant set-piece strike into the top-right corner from 25 yards.

It was 3-0 on 56 minutes as Bukayo Saka curled the ball in off the inside of the left post from a tight angle from the far-right side of the penalty area.

Tammy Abraham chested in Callum Hudson-Odoi’s cross with five minutes remaining as Chelsea rallied, but the visitors were denied a second when Bernd Leno saved Jorginho’s stoppage-time penalty.

Arsenal move up to 14th with 17 points, while a third consecutive away defeat leaves Chelsea seventh on 25 points.

Man City in fifth place

Goals by Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres made it back-to-back victories for Manchester City as they beat Newcastle United 2-0 to move up to fifth place.

Gundogan put Man City in front on 14 minutes when he turned in Raheem Sterling’s cutback at the end of a slick move.

Torres fired in from close range on 55 minutes after a deflection in the Newcastle box.

Man City are up to 26 points thanks to their 12th consecutive home win over the Magpies.

Newcastle remain in 12th place with 18 points.

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