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Premier League: Arsenal lose to Brighton & Hove – ENGLISH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith


Premier League: Arsenal lose to Brighton & Hove


Arsenal also missed out on a victory in the second game after coach Unai Emery split. In the home match against Brighton & Hove Albion, the Londoners lost 1: 2 (0: 1) in the Premier League. Arsenal are in tenth place in the table after seven scoreless series matches in a row with 19 points, one point ahead of Brighton. It is even the ninth winless game in a row across all competitions, which is the longest series of 42 years.

Accordingly, Arsenal's Hector Bellerin appeared after the match. "I don't know what to say. I feel that what we do is not working properly," the defender said. "I'm a little speechless."

The way the European finalist before the season played under interim coach Fredrik Ljungberg was also disappointing: outsider Brighton was by no means a happy winner, but was also on par with the hosts. First, Adam Webster struck after a corner (36 minutes), later Neal Maupay settled the game with a header (80th). Meanwhile, Alexandre Lacazette had a corner kick from ex-international Mesut Özil to equalize (50th).

Another assistant Özils prevented the video assistant: David Luiz & # 39; volley shot after the German free-kick flank was not given due to a clear offside position (63.). For Brighton, it was the first win against a club that is usually ranked among the top six in the league in England. A status that Arsenal could soon lose.

Sheffield United 0-2 Newcastle United (0-1)

It was a successful comeback for Andy Carroll: The striker trained at Newcastle United, which caused a sensation when he moved to Liverpool in 2011 with a £ 41m transfer sum, was back in the away win against Sheffield United for the first time in almost nine years Starter XI in his youth club.

Carroll, who had moved back from West Ham to Newcastle this summer, did not contribute his own goal. Following Allan Saint-Maximin's leading goal (15th), the attacker prepared at least 2-0 victory by Jonjo Shelvey with a header extension (70th). Sheffield United had already stopped defending against this goal because of an alleged offside position.

Because of the success, Newcastle climbed to eleventh place in the table with 19 points, Sheffield United are tied for ninth place.