Arsenal Enter 2023 With Seven Points Lead, See Other Results
Arsenal football club entered into the new year as the leaders of the Premier League table. They are leading second-placed Manchester City with a massive seven points gap.
After a thrilling victory at Brighton on Saturday night, Arsenal extended their lead thanks to the 4-2 win and Manchester City’s 1-1 tie with Everton.
During the clash between Arsenal and Brighton, before Kaoru Mitoma scored in the 65th minute, Arsenal had a commanding 3-0 lead away from home thanks to goals from Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and Eddie Nketiah.
Before Evan Ferguson added Brighton’s second goal to provoke tension amidst Gunners’ fans, Gabriel Martinelli scored Arsenal’s fourth.
To prevent the home crowd from witnessing a spectacular finish, Mitoma’s second goal was disallowed as Arsenal held on to earn the maximum three points.
For the first hour, Brighton was well behind the game’s action, but after Martinelli had regained the three-goal lead, they displayed incredible grit to cut the deficit again through Ferguson.
With two minutes left, Mitoma appeared to have scored again, and the team thought they had made it 4-3. However, a VAR review revealed that the Japanese midfielder was only slightly offside.
With both teams having played 16 games, Arsenal returns to action on Tuesday against Newcastle United, bolstered by a commanding looking advantage over champions City.
Other Premier League results on New Year’s Eve:
A total of 6 games were played in the Premier League on the eve of the New Year. Four of the games ended in victories while the other two ended in draws.
As mentioned earlier, Arsenal defeated Brighton 4-2 away from home, Newcastle United drew 0-0 with Leeds United at home, while Bournemouth suffered a 0-2 home defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.
Also, Manchester United traveled to Wolves to beat their host 0-1. Fulham hosted Southampton and defeated their hosts 2-1. While Everton surprisingly held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.
Later today, Tottenham Hotspur will host Aston Villa at 15:00. After that, Chelsea will travel to Nottingham Forest to battle it out at 17:30.