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Weekend’s Premier League games finished off on Sunday and Newcastle owe Arsenal a massive debt

3 weeks ago
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Newcastle United are out of the relegation zone, just!

On Sunday afternoon, if Wolves won at Crystal Palace or Aston Villa got a point or better at Arsenal, it meant Steve Bruce’s team would be back in the bottom three.

Wolves were a 2pm kick-off and going into the closing stages a goal and a man down, things looked bleak. However, a 95th minute Jota equaliser rescued a draw and they are now one point behind Newcastle in 19th place.

As for Aston Villa, they had a 4.30pm kick-off at the Emirates.

Villa shocking the hosts when McGinn gave them a 20th minute lead.

Then when Maitland-Niles was sent off on 41 minutes, they looked set for a massive away win and climbing out of the relegation zone.

Pepe then equalised with a 59th minute penalty before a minute later Wesley gave Villa the lead again.

That looked to be that as with nine minutes to go 10 men Arsenal still trailed Aston Villa 2-1, Villa to climb out of the relegation zone and Newcastle replace them.

However, Steve Bruce is indebted to Arsenal as Chambers (81 mins) and Aubameyang (84 minutes) turned the game on its head.

How the Premier League table looks now (6.30pm Sunday night):

Steve Bruce and his players now face what looks a seriously difficult run of games.

After failing to beat the like of Norwich, Watford and Brighton, they now face a tough five game run to the start of November.

Newcastle now have third placed Leicester (Away), Man Utd (Home), Chelsea (A), Wolves (H), West Ham (A).

A run of games that takes us into November with 11 games played.

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