Arsenal holds Nottingham Forest and Newcastle ends Villa Park's streak


Arsenal won this Tuesday 1-2 on their visit to Nottingham Forest, despite the local push in the final moments, and approached the lead of the Premier League at the start of matchday 22, where Newcastle United won 1-1. 3 to Aston Villa and ended Villa Park's winning streak.

On the City Ground grass, Mikel Arteta's men opened the scoring after a throw-in in the 65th minute that reached Gabriel Jesus, who hit a low and almost angleless left-footed shot from the baseline, sneaking the ball between the legs of the Forest goalkeeper.

Bukayo Saka made it 0-2 in the 72nd minute with a strong right foot inside the area, following a counterattack and taking advantage of a nice assist from Gabriel Jesus from below. However, a stumbling goal from Taiwo Awoniyi in the 89th minute scared the Gunners, who despite everything secured the victory and now have 46 points in second place.

Aston Villa was left with 43 points after suffering a tough defeat. And the 'villains' had not lost a Premier event in their stadium since February 18, 2023; The record was 16 wins and a draw in 17 games, but Newcastle truncated that successful dynamic.

After half an hour of the match, Fabian Schär scored 0-1 with a shot that fell inside the small area, on a corner taken by former colchonero Kieran Trippier. Schär himself extended the Magpies' lead in the 36th minute, pushing the rebound off the crossbar into the net after a powerful shot by Anthony Gordon from the edge of the area.

In the early stages after the break, Gordon launched a counterattack and passed to his left, where Miguel Almirón crossed for Jacob Murphy's shot at the far post; Although Álex Moreno tried to clear at ground level, the former Rayo and Betis player put the ball into his own goal and also hit the post.

For Unai Emery's pupils he scored (71') a point-blank shot by Ollie Watkins in the visiting area, converting Leon Bailey's cross from the right. But Watkins later had another goal disallowed for offside and the local hopes died there.

This helped Newcastle end its streak of four consecutive defeats in the league tournament and reach 32 points, level with Brighton & Hove Albion who lost 4-0 this Tuesday on their visit to Luton Town. In addition, Crystal Palace came back against Sheffield United (3-2), while Fulham and Everton drew goalless.



Nottingham Forest – Arsenal 1-2.

Fulham – Everton 0-0.

Luton – Brighton 4-0.

Crystal Palace – Sheffield United 3-2.

Aston Villa – Newcastle 1-3.

-Wednesday, January 31.

Manchester City – Burnley 20.30.

Tottenham – Brentford 20.30.

Liverpool – Chelsea 21.15.

-Thursday, February 1.

West Ham – Bournemouth 20.30.

Wolves – Manchester United 21.15.