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HT: Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle. Both sides fail to find breakthrough before the break

Published on: 16 February 2020

First half is over and the score is Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle. Here is the half-time match report.

2019/2020 Premier League 0-0

      Match Events

      5' CHANCE! Saint-Maximin's shot wide out

      Newcastle go close to an opener! Joelinton receives possession in an isolated area on the left flank, but he proceeds to energetically burst past Mustafi before clipping in a deep cross to Lazaro who can't quite control it in the six-yard box before Xhaka races back to poke the ball behind for a corner!

      14' Excellent save from Leno!

      Ozil clumsily crashes into Almiron by the right touchline, presenting Newcastle with an excellent opportunity to swing a cross into the box. Lazaro whips in a deep delivery that Leno bravely tips behind for a corner, before Leno is forced into a scrambling save to prevent Longstaff's deflected long-range effort from the next set-piece.   

      21' Saka comes close!

      Saka and Ceballos combine neatly on the edge of the area, before the former curls a swerving effort at goal that swoops a few yards wide of the far post.

      32' Aubameyang with a great chance!

      Ozil angles a delightful throughball towards Aubameyang who slips past Fernandez before firing a low shot at the near post that Dubravka comfortably saves.  

      37' CHANCE! Nketiah's shot saved

      Nketiah goes close! Newcastle repeatedly struggle to clear their lines and Arsenal almost take advantage as Ceballos feeds Nketiah in the box with a sharp pass that allows the striker to curl a first-time effort from 18 yards that Dubravka does well to gather at the first attempt. 

      39' MISS! Aubameyang's shot over the bar

      Ozil spins brilliantly past Longstaff before finding Aubameyang 30 yards from goal, where the attacker elects to fire a dangerous shot that flicks off Clark and spins a few yards wide of the post.

      41' So close from Pepe!

      Strong save from Dubravka! Arsenal win a free-kick 25 yards from goal and Pepe steps up and lashes a venomous effort that forces Dubravka into an acrobatic save to tip it over the crossbar! 

      Line-ups

      Arsenal XI: Ozil, Luiz, Aubameyang, Mustafi, Leno, Xhaka, Bellerin, Pepe, Ceballos, Nketiah, Saka

      Subs: Sokratis, Lacazette, E. Martinez, Kolasinac, Torreira, Willock, Martinelli

      Newcastle XI: Rose, Dubravka, F. Fernandez, Clark, Lascelles, Bentaleb, Lazaro, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton, S. Longstaff

      Subs: Ritchie, Schar, Lejeune, Darlow, Atsu, Hayden, M. Longstaff

      Source: m.allfootballapp.com

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