Wednesday, January 4, 2023 – 5:05 PM
From / Ahmed Zahran ..
ABU DHABI, 4th January / WAM / With his failure to score the net for the first time in the English Premier League this season, Arsenal’s successive victories in the competition stopped after a goalless draw with Newcastle in the 19th round of the competition.
This is Arsenal’s first match at home in the competition this season, in which he wasted part of the match points, as the team won all the other matches it played at home in the competition this season.
With a draw and wasted two points, and despite strengthening its lead in the competition table, raising its tally to 44 points, Arsenal ignited the race for the top of the English Premier League table, as defending champions Manchester City can narrow the gap with the leaders if they beat Chelsea in their match tomorrow, Thursday, in the same round.
Newcastle equaled his previous achievement in 1995, as he kept his record undefeated for the 15th consecutive match in various tournaments.
Arsenal almost snatched victory at the end of yesterday’s match, but the Newcastle goalkeeper shone and kept his team in a tie to reinforce Newcastle’s position in third place, 9 points behind the leaders and with a goal difference only against Manchester United, who reached its revival and achieved its fourth consecutive victory in the competition with a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth. Another game on Tuesday night.
Marcus Rashford continued his series of brilliance with Manchester United in the last period and scored the third goal for the team in the match, to be the first time in his career with Manchester United that he scored in 4 consecutive matches.
Meanwhile, Everton continued its decline and poor results in the current season, with a 1-4 defeat at home to Brighton, to be the seventh defeat in its last 10 matches in the competition.
Despite Brighton’s lead with a single goal in the first half, the team surprised its host at the beginning of the second half with three consecutive goals within 6 minutes to completely settle the match and eliminate Everton’s hopes of a tie.
Mustafa Badr Al-Din / Ahmed Zahran
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