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Arsenal returned to winning ways and deepened Newcastle United’s relegation worries as goals by Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli sealed a comfortable 2-0 Premier League win on Saturday.

Bottom club Newcastle had new manager Eddie Howe on the touchline for the first time after he was forced to isolate due to a positive COVID-19 test, but they were well beaten in the end and remain without a league win after 13 games.

Arsenal, whose 10-game unbeaten run in all competitions came to a juddering halt at Liverpool last week, dominated the opening half with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missing a sitter.

But their patience was rewarded as Saka finished superbly in the 56th minute before substitute Martinelli volleyed the second 10 minutes later with his first touch of the game.

Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey was denied by the woodwork in the first half but once they went behind, a 17th defeat in 18 league games against Arsenal looked inevitable.

Arsenal stayed fifth in the table, level on points with fourth-placed West Ham United.

Newcastle have six points and are five behind 17th-placed Leeds United who play later on Saturday.

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Arsenal vs Newcastle United

  • Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Partey, Lokonga, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang

  • Newcastle: Dubravka, Fraser, Krafth, Lascelles, Schar, Ritchie, Shelvey, Willock, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton, Wilson

  • 39 min: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with astonishing close-range miss

  • 56 min: Bukayo Saka fires Arsenal ahead at the Emirates

  • 66 min: Gabriel Martinelli makes it two with stunning volley

Arsenal FC 2 - 0 Newcastle United FC

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:09 , Michael Jones

38 mins: Chance! How many chances does Maupay need to score? Lamptey makes an underlapping run from deep as Firpo is attracted wide to the ball. A simple pass takes the ball round the Leeds defender and Lamptey picks it up. He squares it into Maupay who just needs to guide it towards goal but his effort from the middle of the box goes wide.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

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36 mins: Brighton hit the post again! Moder is the first to react to a knockdown just inside Leeds’ final third and he chases down the loose ball before heading for the box. Llorente tries to win it back but Moder holds him off and brings the ball into the left side of the area. He shoots from a tight angle and his effort rattles into the near post and bounces out of play.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:05 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Chance! Moder brings the ball down the Brighton right this time and pulls it back to Lamptey. He knocks the ball on to Trossard who shoots from outside the box and forces Meslier into a save low down.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

18:04 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Leeds seem to have found their footing in the game. They’ve had a little bit of joy down the left side and are challenging for the ball in the middle of the park.

Lamptey versus Firpo is still a one-sided contest but the rest of the pitch is fairly even.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:59 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Lamptey breezes past Firpo once again and cuts the ball into the box but Leeds scramble it clear. Lamptey has Firpo’s number. He knows he can outpace the Leeds right-back. It’s not a fair contest out there.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:57 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Trossard arrives late for a tackle on Stuart Dallas and takes the man. Leeds win a free kick over on the right side that Raphinha is going to take.

He goes for goal and hits the wall. The deflection knocks the ball to the back post where Dan James arrives and pokes it wide of goal!

Off the post! Trossard come close for Brighton

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Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

21 mins: Chance! Leandro Trossard turns well to bring the ball into the right side of the Leeds penalty area. He recovers it and shoots, hitting a sweet strike back across the box. Meslier sticks out an hand and manages to get a glancing touch on the ball. It’s just enough to force the shot onto the back post where the ball rebounds away.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:50 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Tariq Lamptey versus Junior Firpo is a good battle that the Brighton man is winning by miles. He’s already drawn a foul from Firpo that’s seen him booked but goes past him again to get the ball to the edge of the box. Firpo seems to pull Lamptey back - that’s the prevailing opinion of the Brighton fans - just as he gets to the box. He loses possession and Leeds clear as the referee waves for play to continue.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:47 , Michael Jones

15 mins: A cross from Leeds’ left side is whipped deep into the box. Raphinha legs after it and manages to keep the ball in play. He turns and runs it back towards the box before taking on Leandro Trossard. Trossard goes down and clips Raphinha as he tries to get back to his feet. The Leeds attacker then hits the deck and wants a penalty. The referee shakes his head and play goes on with the ball coming to Adam Forshaw on the front edge of the box. He shoots but his effort is blocked by Joel Veltman.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:43 , Michael Jones

12 mins: As if to try and make up for his earlier miss Maupay receives the ball on the left and cuts inside. He rolls it onto his right foot and shoots from range but it’s an easy stop for Illan Meslier to make and the Leeds goalkeeper scoops up the ball.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:40 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Oh no! Brighton should have scored! It’s great work from Lamptey again on the right side as he injects a bit of pace into his run to get to the byline. A cutback into the boc is squared across to Neal Maupay by Moder but Maupay doesn’t get over the top of the ball and spoons it over the crossbar! That’s a shocking miss.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

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6 mins: Phillips gives away a free kick on Brigton’s left wing. The set piece is curled into Leeds penalty area by Cucurella but the visitors deal with the cross and clear their lines.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:36 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Diego Llorente sends the ball up to Jack Harrison who carries it towards the box. Junior Firpo gets forward on the overlap and is fed the ball. He swings a cross towards the back post where Marc Cucurella heads it clear.

Brighton then attack down the right side. Tariq Lamptey is pushing high up the pitch on the wing and he shimmies past Firpo to get to the byline. He pass back into the box is met by Jakub Moder who hits the volley over the crossbar.

Brighton 0 - 0 Leeds

17:32 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Brighton get the ball rolling at the Amex Stadium. The ball comes back to goalkeeper Robert Sanchez but he boots it straight out of play.

Brighton vs Leeds: Here come the teams

17:27 , Michael Jones

The players make their way out onto the pitch. This match could have ramifications at both ends of the table, especially if Leeds lose. Marcelo Bielsa will hope his team can get back to winning ways tonight.

Brighton vs Leeds: The standings

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This is a big game for both these teams. Brighton are pushing for the European places and could end the day in sixth place if they pick up three points and win by more than two goals.

Leeds meanwhile want to avoid getting drawn into a relegation battle. They have a two-point cushion over Burnley and Norwich and a win tonight will give them a bit more breathing room.

Brighton vs Leeds

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Neal Maupay has scored four goals in six league appearances against Leeds, his highest total against an English club.

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Brighton vs Leeds

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Leeds have dropped 10 points from winning positions in the top flight this season, a total exceeded only by Burnley and Newcastle.

The Whites are one of two teams - along with Chelsea - who have yet to concede a Premier League goal from outside the penalty area but the Yorkshire club could lose back-to-back top-flight matches for the first time in 2021-22.

Brighton vs Leeds: Leeds remember Gary Speed

17:15 , Michael Jones

The Leeds players have been warming up with t-shirts honouring former player Gary Speed who passed away 10 years ago today.

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Brighton vs Leeds

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Brighton won four of their opening five league games this season but are without a victory in their subsequent seven attempts with five draws and two defeats.

It is the Seagulls’ longest winless run in the league since a nine-match streak last season which ended with a 1-0 victory at Leeds on 16th January.

Brighton have conceded nine goals in their last four fixtures and faced 23 shots on target - compared to five goals conceded and 21 shots on target faced in their opening eight league games.

Brighton vs Leeds

17:09 , Michael Jones

20 minutes to go until kick off, here’s a reminder of the two teams:

Brighton XI: Sanchez, Lamptey, Cucurella, Webster, Dunk, Bissouma, Maupay, Trossard, Gross, Moder, Veltman

Leeds XI: Meslier, Dallas, Llorente, Cooper, Firpo, Phillips, Forshaw, Raphinha, James, Harrison, Rodrigo

Brighton vs Leeds: Head-to-head

17:07 , Michael Jones

The last Premier League match of the day sees Brighton take on Leeds at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton have won eight of their last nine league games against Leeds, including victories in both meetings last season.

The Yorkshire club have lost their five most recent matches away to Brighton, failing to score in any of those defeats. Their last win away to the Seagulls was a 3-0 victory in League One on 21 November 2009.

Liverpool vs Southampton result and five things we learned as Diogo Jota helps Reds crush Saints

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Liverpool continued their impressive scoring rate to sweep aside Southampton 4-0 at Anfield.

Here are five things we learned from the match on Saturday afternoon:

Five things we learned as Diogo Jota helps Liverpool crush Saints

Liverpool vs Southampton player ratings: Diogo Jota shines as Reds crush woeful Saints

16:57 , Michael Jones

Liverpool closed the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea as they cruised to a 4-0 win over a disjointed Southampton side at Anfield.

Here’s how the players all rated:

Player ratings as Diogo Jota shines in Liverpool thrashing of Southampton

Elsewhere in the Premier League

16:55 , Michael Jones

Norwich and Wolves share a point as the match at Carrow Road finished goalless and Aston Villa have defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 away from home courtesy of goals from Matt Targett and John McGinn. Marc Guehi scored five minutes into added time to earn a consolation goal for Palace.

Full-time: Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:51 , Michael Jones

90+2 mins: There’s the final whistle! Liverpool have swept Southampton aside at Anfield with goals from Diogo Jota, Thiago Alcantara and Virgil van Dijk. The Reds are up to second in the table just one point behind league leaders Chelsea.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:48 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Just two minutes of added time to play at Anfield.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Aston Villa

16:47 , Michael Jones

86 mins: Finally another goal elsewhere. John McGinn seems to have secured the points for Aston Villa with a fine strike from the right side of the box. It’s somewhat against the run of play but Villa double their lead and Steven Gerrard’s looking at two wins from two as Villa boss.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:46 , Michael Jones

86 mins: Liverpool have fully taken a step back. The game is done, they’ve got the points secured. James Ward-Prowse takes quick free kick and plays Nathan Tella into the left side of the box. He drives into the area and squares the ball but there’s no-one to receive it and it goes out for a goal kick.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:41 , Michael Jones

83 mins: Salisu heads a cross from Alexander-Arnold out of the Southampton box but only as far as Milner. He takes a touch to set himself then blast a half-volley wide of the left-hand post.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:40 , Michael Jones

80 mins: Oxlade-Chamberlain shoots from range and forces McCarthy into a decent save.

Takumi Minamino comes on for the final 10 minutes. He replaces Diogo Jota whose two goals gave Liverpool command of this match in the first half.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:37 , Michael Jones

77 mins: Alexander-Arnold swings a corner into the box and tries to pick out Jota. Southampton work the ball away but it’s collected by Milner. He passes it back up to Oxlade-Chamberlain who sends the ball back into the box. Once again the Southampton centre-backs are up to the task and the ball is cleared.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:33 , Michael Jones

74 mins: Chance! Diogo Jota comes within inches of a hat-trick for Liverpool. Andy Robertson flies forward on the left wing and whips a cross into the middle of the box. Jota and Salah make runs through the lines but Jota gets to the ball with a lunge from the tip of the six-yard box. He can’t control the shot though and the ball spoons wide of the back post!

Brighton vs Leeds: Line-ups

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The final Premier League game of the day sees Brighton take on Leeds at the Amex Stadium. Here’s a look at the two teams:

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:29 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Liverpool win a throw in but Southampton win the ball in the middle of the pitch. There’s a battle in midfield as Saints try to move up the pitch and beat Liverpool’s press. The Reds are four goals up but they’re still working hard to regain the ball.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:26 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Game management is on the cards for Liverpool now. James Milner come on to replace Jordan Henderson. A Southampton corner is half cleared by an Alisson punch but Alexander-Arnold is there to complete the clearance.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:21 , Michael Jones

61 mins: Perraud takes a shot for Southampton and wins a corner as Fabinho gets across to block the ball out of play. Ward-Prowse swings in the set piece but Liverpool deal with it easily enough and look to counter with Mane and Salah but the Egyptian is flagged offside.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

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58 mins: Thiago Alcantara is taken off by Jurgen Klopp and receives a warm roud of applause from the Anfield faithful. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on to replace him.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton

16:16 , Michael Jones

55 mins: Liverpool can easily score another couple of goals if they’re in the mood. They’ve been dominant since the start of play. Mo Salah hasn’t scored yet and you know he’ll want to get in on the action.

Jota feeds the ball out to Mane on the left wing. He brings it inside and knocks it back to Jota. Jota sprints into the box but he’s beaten to the ball by Lyanco who gets it clear.

GOAL! Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton (Van Dijk, 52’)⚽️

16:10 , Michael Jones

52 mins: Liverpool have four! Trent Alexander-Arnold whips a corner into the box. Oriol Romeu is marking Virgil van Dijk but he just drifts away from the Liverpool centre-back. The ball comes down and Van Dijk meets it on the volley to fire the ball into the back of the net.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

16:08 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Salah takes on Salisu on the Liverpool right side. He weaves into the box before sending it out to Henderson who’s forward on the overlap. Henderson’s cross into the middle is great though and Lyanco gets in front of Jota to work it clear for Saints.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

16:06 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Southampton seem to have switched to a 4-4-2 formation. There 3-4-3 from the first half didn’t work at all so Ralph Hasenhuttl will hope this change can bring his team more control.

Diogo Jota is caught by Oriol Romeu who clumsily scrapes Jota’s ankle as part of a challenge. It doesn’t look deliberate but Jota isn’t happy.

Second half: Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

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Kick off: Southampton make a couple of changes at the break as Nathan Redmond and Nathan Tella come on for Che Adams and Jan Bednarek.

Arsenal vs Newcastle result: Young Gunners condemn returning Eddie Howe to defeat

15:59 , Michael Jones

Earlier today Eddie Howe might have finally been able to take charge of Newcastle from the touchline, but his forlorn stare did little to disguise the misery unfolding in front of him.

Arsenal’s momentum was brought to a shuddering halt at Liverpool last week but, despite initially struggling to prise open Newcastle’s rigid defence, they eventually cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory at the Emirates, as Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli scored second-half goals – even if an injury to the former will leave Mikel Arteta with cause for concern.

Young Gunners earn Arsenal comfortable win over Newcastle

Elsewhere in the Premier League

15:54 , Michael Jones

Two other games kicked off at 3pm in the Premier League but there hasn’t been much action. Matt Targett’s goal for Aston Villa is the only other goal outside of Anfield.

The half-time scores:

Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Aston Villa

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

Norwich 0 - 0 Wolves

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

15:51 , Michael Jones

Mo Salah has been directly involved in 25 goals in all competitions this season (17 goals, 8 assists), more than double that of any other Premier League player.

He set up Diogo Jota’s second today.

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Half-time: Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

15:48 , Michael Jones

45+2 mins: Liverpool have a dominant lead at the break. They’ve scored three goals, two from Jota and one from Thiago, but it could easily have been more. Southampton are having a torrid time of it at Anfield.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

15:47 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Chance! Liverpool break from a Southampton corner. They’ve got a three-on-one advantage with Salah driving the ball up the pitch. He’s got Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota with him as he brings the ball into the left side of the box. Salah seems caught in two minds as he slots the ball into the box but can’t pick out a teammate and sends the ball straight out of play.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

15:45 , Michael Jones

43 mins: Salisu sends a long throw into the penalty area for Southampton but Liverpool deal with it and run the ball clear. Mane is played in down the left side and his cross into the box is blocked behind by Bednarek. Corner to Liverpool.

Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton

15:41 , Michael Jones

40 mins: Salah and Alexander-Arnold combine on the right wing with the defender making an overlapping run to the byline. He cuts the ball back to the six-yard box but Lyanco gets in front of Jota and boots the ball clear.

GOAL! Liverpool 3 - 0 Southampton (Thiago, 37’)⚽️

15:38 , Michael Jones

37 mins: Thiago scores again! He’s got two in two games for Liverpool. Liverpool win a corner that Southampton deal with. The ball comes to Salah who sends it back into the box. Che Adams tries to head it clear but just knocks the ball to Thiago. He touches the ball into the box and blasts a shot at goal. There’s a big deflection off Lyanco which wrongfoots the goalkeeper and the ball finishes in the back of the net!

Liverpool 2 - 0 Southampton

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35 mins: Romeu gets the ball in the middle of the pitch and passes it up to Broja. Adam Armstrong makes a run in behind the Liverpool defence but Broja holds onto the ball too long and Armstrong drifts offside as the pass comes up to him.

GOAL! Liverpool 2 - 0 Southampton (Jota, 32’)⚽️

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32 mins: It’s two! Alexander-Arnold sends the ball up to Salah on the right side. He knocks the ball to Henderson before running into the box. Henderson sends the ball back to him and Salah coolly squares a pass to Jota who taps in from close range. Liverpool double their lead.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:31 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Chance! Henderson dinks the ball over to Salah on the right wing. He brings the ball under control just to the right of the box and looks to dribble Romain Perraud. Instead he cuts the ball to the edge of the box where Henderson runs onto the ball and belts a shot high and wide.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:29 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Broja is played in behind by Che Adams but he’s a mile offside but the flag doesn’t go up. He brings the ball into the box and fires a shot into the near side netting. Then the assistant referee raises the flag. Southampton are giving a decent account of themselves since going behind.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:26 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Chance! Southampton create a good chance to equalise as Armando Broja gets the ball on the left. He knocks the ball past Ibrahima Konate and flies into the box. Adam Armstrong is up with his but he can’t pick out a pass. He goes for goal but Alisson is down quickly to make the save and guide the ball out for a corner!

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:23 , Michael Jones

21 mins: Liverpool seem to be able to get in behind Southampton’s back five with ease. They’re just playing one-twos, simple give-and-goes and getting into loads of space in the wide areas. A few better final balls and the Reds will double their lead in no time.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

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18 mins: Chance! Jordan Henderson wins the ball deep in his own half and sends it up to Sadio Mane. He passes the ball out to Mo Salah on the right wing and he drives up the pitch. Diogo Jota makes a run into the penalty box and Salah tries to pick him out. His pass is intercepted and knocked into Mohammed Salisu. He fails to clear the ball and Salah nicks it off him before driving into the right side of the box. Salah shoot and attempts to curl his effort into the far top corner but it goes wide of goal!

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Aston Villa

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15 mins: Matt Targett breaks the deadlock at Selhurst Park and Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa take the lead. Targett brings down a cross on the right side of the box before blasting a shot past Vincente Guaita. Good finish.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

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12 mins: Disallowed goal! Jan Bednarek scrapes Mane’s ankle and picks up a yellow card. Liverpool have a free kick over on the left wing. Robertson swings in a perfect delivery to pick out Sadio Mane who wins the header in the air and powerfully sinks it into the back of the net!

Then the offside flag goes up and it’s a very close call but the goal is chalked off.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:10 , Michael Jones

8 mins: Southampton have responded well. They’re not afraid to press Liverpool in the middle of the pitch and are getting a bit of success with it. James Ward-Prowse nicks the ball off Thiago Alcantara before driving into the box and being dispossessed by Alisson.

Oriol Romeu then wins the ball off Fabinho and works it down the left wing. Broja swings a cross into the box but Alisson plucks it out of the air.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton

15:07 , Michael Jones

5 mins: Chance! Liverpool could score a few today. Jota and Robertson link up this time as Mane moves into a central position. Robertson swings another cross into the box and picks Mane out but his header goes wide of the back post.

GOAL! Liverpool 1 - 0 Southampton (Jota, 2’)⚽️

15:03 , Michael Jones

2 mins: What a start! Liverpool defend the Saints corner and fly up the pitch. Diogo Jota drives the ball to the front edge of the box and has his shot blocked. The ball comes to Sadio Mane who play it out to Andy Robertson on the left side. He plays a one-two with Mane to get into eh left side of the box and cuts the ball into the middle where Jota pops up to guide it into the far corner!

Liverpool 0 - 0 Southampton

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Kick off: Southampton kick off the match and send the ball up to Armando Broja. He knocks the ball down to Che Adams who plays in Adam Armstrong. He sprints into the box and cuts the ball back into the middle where Virgil van Dijk heads the ball out for a corner.

Liverpool vs Southampton

14:58 , Michael Jones

Here come the teams. Liverpool can move up to second if they win today. Southampton (13th) could potentially jump ahead of Manchester United (8th) if they can find a way to beat the Reds at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Southampton

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11 of the 14 Premier League goals Southampton have conceded this term have come in the second half. Only Chelsea and Manchester City have conceded fewer first-half goals than Southampton.

Liverpool vs Southampton

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Mo Salah has scored or assisted in all but one of the Reds’ top-flight matches in 2021-22, with the exception being August’s 2-0 win versus Burnley.

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Liverpool vs Southampton

14:50 , Michael Jones

Southampton have lost 13 of their 17 Premier League away games in 2021 - with two wins and two draws - conceding 43 goals.

All three of Saints’ league wins this season were by a 1-0 scoreline and came against sides currently in the bottom six.

Liverpool vs Southampton

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Liverpool have scored in 22 Premier League games in a row since March and are the only side to find the net in all of their matches in the division this season.

The Reds have scored more than once in 16 consecutive fixtures in all competitions, with a total of 49 goals during this run.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have also kept a clean sheet in each of their last nine Premier League victories, including all seven in the current campaign.

Arsenal vs Newcastle: Five things we learned as Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli fire Gunners to win

14:45 , Michael Jones

Arsenal returned to winning ways in the Premier League as goals from Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli helped them to a 2-0 win over Newcastle United, who remain without a win this season.

Here’s what we learned from Arsenal’s victory over Newcastle:

Five things we learned as Bukayo Saka sparks Arsenal win over struggling Newcastle

Arsenal vs Newcastle player ratings as Bukayo Saka gets Gunners back to winning ways

14:42 , Michael Jones

Arsenal dominated throughout and eventually saw off the infrequent threat of Newcastle United, who suffered defeat in their first game with new boss Eddie Howe actually pitchside.

Here’s how the players rated at the Emirates Stadium:

Arsenal vs Newcastle player ratings as Gunners get back to winning ways

Liverpool vs Southampton: Head-to-head

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Liverpool have won seven of their last eight Premier League games against Southampton, though they lost 1-0 at St Mary’s last season.

The Saints are winless in seven league matches at Anfield since winning there in September 2013 courtesy of a Dejan Lovren goal. They’ve drawn two and lost five during that run.

Southampton have lost four successive top-flight fixtures away to the Reds without scoring.

Liverpool vs Southampton: Jurgen Klopp tells Sadio Mane to ‘pay back with football’ if teams target him

14:36 , Michael Jones

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told forward Sadio Mane to “pay back with football” any opponents who target him on the pitch.

Klopp feels the Senegal international appears to have become the player some teams single out for specific treatment in an attempt to antagonise and knock him off his game.

Jurgen Klopp tells Sadio Mane to ‘pay back with football’ if teams target him

Liverpool vs Southampton

14:33 , Michael Jones

Reaction from the Emirates Stadium to come but the focus now moves to Anfield where Liverpool are preparing to host Southampton. Victory for Jurgen Klopp’s men can bring them within a point of league leaders Chelsea ahead of the Blues’ match with Manchester United tomorrow.

Here’s a reminder of the two teams:

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Salah, Jota, Mane

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Lyanco, Perraud, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, A, Armstrong, Broja, Adams

Arsenal beat Newcastle to move close to top four

14:30 , Michael Jones

Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli scored Arsenal’s goals in the second half as Mikel Arteta’s men took another step closer to the top four spots.

They are now level with West Ham and are only behind on goal difference.

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Full-time: Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle

14:26 , Michael Jones

90+4 mins: There goes the final whistle and Arsenal pick up another three points. They seem to have found a good rhythm under Mikel Arteta especially at home. It’s their fifth win in a row at the Emirates Stadium and they’re now just outside the top four on goal difference.

Newcastle continue to struggle. Another defeat and another game without scoring. They’re 13 games without a win in the Premier League and staring at the drop. They could be as far as eight points away from safety by the end of the weekend.

Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle

14:23 , Michael Jones

90+2 mins: Willock drives towards the Arsenal box before playing Murphy in on the right wing. He sends a decent ball into the six-yard box but Wilson is unable to get to it under pressure from White.

Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle

14:21 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Another four additional minutes to play. Martinelli is just getting checked out after taking an arm to the face from Lascelles’s challenge.

Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle

14:20 , Michael Jones

87 mins: Chance! Tomiyasu fires the ball up the pitch towards Martinelli. He brings the ball under control and drives into the box. Lascelles comes across and shoulders Martinelli off the ball before he can shoot. Tough defending and Martinelli’s feeling that one.

Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle

14:17 , Michael Jones

84 mins: Thomas Partey is taken off by Mikel Arteta and gets replaced with Mohamed Elneny.

Lacazette is played into the box but can’t find space to shoot. Lascelles drops to the goalline as Dubravka charges down the Arsenal forward and smothers the ball for Newcastle.

Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle

14:12 , Michael Jones

81 mins: Saint-Maximin drives the ball down the left wing before leaving it to Willock. He makes a nice turn on the edge of the box and hits a decent shot at goal but Ramsdale clings onto the ball at the near post.

Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle

14:10 , Michael Jones

78 mins: Newcastle haven’t offered much in this half. They’ve had to settle for long ranged efforts from Jonjo Shelvey that keep getting blocked by the Arsenal defenders.

Tavares swings an early cross into the Newcastle box and almost plays in Martinelli but the forward’s first touch is poor and the ball rolls to Dubravka.

Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle

14:07 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Aubameyang’s day is done as Mikel Arteta brings on Alexandre Lacazette for the last 15 minutes.

Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle

14:05 , Michael Jones

72 mins: Fabian Schar takes a shot from range and wins a corner after his effort is deflected out of play. Ryan Fraser delivers the set piece into the middle of the box but the ball gets headed out to Miguel Almiron. He gives it to Jonjo Shelvey whose ball back into the danger zone comes out to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and he boots it away.

Liverpool vs Southampton: Line-ups

14:03 , Michael Jones

After the conclusion of this match between Arsenal and Newcastle, we’ll be covering Liverpool’s match against Southampton. Here’s how the two teams line up:

Liverpool XI:

Southampton XI:

Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle

14:01 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Jacob Murphy and Miguel Almiron have been brought on by Eddie Howe. Matt Ritchie and Joelinton are the men to go off.

A threaded pass comes into the left side of the box for Aubameyang who looks to chip it over the goalkeeper but gets beaten to the ball by Dubravka who slides across the deck and nudges it away from the Arsenal captain.

GOAL! Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle (Martinelli, 66’)⚽️

13:56 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Is this his first touch?! No, but it’s Martinelli’s first involvement in the match. Arsenal work the ball up the right side of the pitch with Martinelli knocking in inside before running towards the box. The ball comes out to Tomiyasu who lifts the ball into the box as Martinelli makes his run. The ball comes over his shoulder and he guides the volley towards the far side of the goal with a side-footed finish past Dubravka.

Arsenal 1 - 0 Newcastle

13:56 , Michael Jones

65 mins: Bukayo Saka is replaced with Gabriel Martinelli for Arsenal.

The Gunners swing the corner into the box and Tavares flicks it on. It almost drops for Partey but Newcastle clear their lines. Shelvey collects the loose ball and boots it up the pitch for Wilson to break into the box. He dribbles into the area and gets tackled by a back-tracking Tavares. Newcastle want a penalty but Stuart Attwell plays on.

Arsenal 1 - 0 Newcastle

13:53 , Michael Jones

62 mins: Aubameyang lifts a ball over Krafth to try and get in behind the Newcastle defence but the ball drops safely into the hands of Dubravka.

Saka’s gone down again, he’s going to have to come off. Odegaard shoots from range but has his effort blocked just inside the box. The ball comes back out to Partey who sets himself for another long ranged effort and wins a corner for the Gunners.

Arsenal 1 - 0 Newcastle

13:50 , Michael Jones

59 mins: The increase in tempo during Arsenal’s build-up play made that goal. They strug together 16 passes before Saka found the back of the net.

Saka’s gone down off the ball clutching his thigh. He may have pulled something with his run into the box. After a check up from the medics Saka will play on.

GOAL! Arsenal 1 - 0 Newcastle (Saka, 56’)⚽️

13:46 , Michael Jones

56 mins: Great goal from Arsenal! Saka moves over to the left side to provide an extra option for the Gunners. He and Emile Smith Rowe pass the ball around the Newcastle box before Smith Rowe plays it into Tavares. Saka runs in behind the Newcastle right-back and Tavares feeds him the ball. It’s a narrow angle to take on a shot but Saka does and curls his effort into the far side of the goal with a lovely finish.

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

13:43 , Michael Jones

53 mins: Nearly! Arsenal have started the second half on the front foot. They win a free kick over on the left wing and Lokonga knocks it short to Saka. He curls a delicious cross into the six-yard box and Tomiyasu lunges at the ball. It just evades him but a slight touch from the Arsenal left-back and that was the opening goal.

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

13:41 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Close! Beautiful footwork from Bukayo Saka who dribbles into the box from the right. He takes on Matt Ritchie and weaves around the Newcastle defender before hitting a low left-footed effort straight at Martin Dubravka.

Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

13:39 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Emil Krafth and Nuno Tavares get into a battle as the Arsenal left-back tries to get forward on the wing. Krafth does well initially to hold the Arsenal man at bay but then shoves him out of play and picks up a yellow card.

Arsenal win a corner that gets swung into the middle of the box. It drops and hits Ritchie who doesn’t really have a clue where the ball is. Luckily it bounces off the defender and Dubravka manages to scoop it up inside the six-yard box.

Second half: Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

13:37 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Back at the Emirates Stadium, Newcastle get the second half underway. There hasn’t been any personnel changes at the break. The Gunners win the ball early and work it down the right wing. Tomiyasu attempts to fly into the box from the right but he’s tackled by Schar and Newcastle win a free kick as the Arsenal right-back tries to win back the ball.

Later in the Premier League

13:33 , Michael Jones

There are three Premier League games kicking off at 3pm. We’ll be primarily focusing on Liverpool vs Southampton but will bring all the goal action from Selhurst Park and Carrow Road.

Here’s what is to come later:

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa

Liverpool vs Southampton

Norwich vs Wolves

Recalled Dubravka steps up for Newcastle

13:30 , Michael Jones

Martin Dubravka was recalled to the Newcastle starting XI for the first time this season and he’s repaid Eddie Howe’s confidence who a couple of fine saves in the first half.

He’ll need to continue that good form if Newcastle are to keep a clean sheet today.

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Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

13:26 , Michael Jones

What is Eddie Howe’s plan here for Newcastle? Survive for 60-75 minutes and try to steal one at the death?

Arsenal have had almost 80% possession and taken 12 shots though only two of those have been on target. Mikel Arteta will be telling his players to move the ball quicker, especially around to the Newcastle penalty area.

Newcastle need to get some time on the ball and try to take the attack to Arsenal. They’ve had as many shots on target as the Gunners despite playing the majority of the first half in their own final third.

Half-time: Arsenal 0 - 0 Newcastle

13:21 , Michael Jones

45+4 mins: Nothing to separate the teams then at half-time. For most of the first half Newcastle seemed pretty comfortable and defensibly solid but Arsenal upped the tempo in the last 10 minutes and the cracks began to show. Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe drew saves out of Martin Dubravka but the best chance came to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who could only find the post from inside the six-yard box.

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