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Newcastle United 2-1 Arsenal: Sorry Gunners let lead slip

PUBLISHED: 15:28 15 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:33 15 April 2018

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette (left) and Newcastle United's Jamaal Lascelles battle for the ball during the Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle.

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette (left) and Newcastle United's Jamaal Lascelles battle for the ball during the Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle.

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Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal threw away a lead to lose 2-1 to Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.

Newcastle United's Paul Dummett (left) and Arsenal's Alex Iwobi battle for the ball during the Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle.Newcastle United's Paul Dummett (left) and Arsenal's Alex Iwobi battle for the ball during the Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle.

The Gunners went 1-0 up through Alexandre Lacazette on 14 minutes after a clinical finish from a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cross.

However Wenger’s disappointing side, which included Joe Willock making his Premier League debut, allowed Rafa Benitez’s side back in the game after Ayoze Perez equalised on 29 minutes.

Worse was to come for Arsenal after Matt Richie sealed three points for the home side on 68 minutes as the Newcastle revival gathered pace after their fourth win in a row – on boss Benitez’s birthday.

Arsenal on the other hand remain in sixth with Burnley only two points behind.

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