Premier League: Ollie Watkins’ early aim sees Aston Villa beat hapless Arsenal; Newcastle defeat Southampton

Premier League: Ollie Watkins’ early aim sees Aston Villa beat hapless Arsenal; Newcastle defeat Southampton

The Gunners are languishing in tenth place, 9 factors adrift of the highest 4 as their faint hopes of Champions League qualification look much less life like by the day.

Premier League: Ollie Watkins' early goal sees Aston Villa beat hapless Arsenal; Newcastle defeat Southampton

Ollie Watkins celebrates with Aston Villa teammates after scoring towards Arsenal. AP

London: Arsenal crashed to a second successive Premier League defeat as Ollie Watkins’ early aim fired Aston Villa to a 1-0 win, whereas nine-man Newcastle beat Southampton 3-2 on Saturday.

Mikel Arteta’s aspect fell behind after simply 74 seconds at Villa Park and have been unable to muster a convincing response.

Arsenal misplaced at Wolves on Tuesday and have now gone three league video games with out a victory.

The Gunners are languishing in tenth place, 9 factors adrift of the highest 4 as their faint hopes of Champions League qualification look much less life like by the day.

When Arsenal confronted Villa in November, they suffered a lacklustre 3-0 defeat that despatched them sliding in the direction of the relegation zone.

Though Arsenal had managed to claw their approach again up the desk, eighth-placed Villa as soon as once more confirmed the issues that also plague Arteta’s males.

Arsenal, badly missing a leading edge, have scored simply as soon as of their final three matches and retain a deadly incapacity to remain centered on the again.

Villa took the lead with their earliest Premier League aim since 2014, aided by some woeful defending from the Gunners.

Arsenal’s Cedric Soares gave the ball away and Bertrand Traore crossed to the unmarked Watkins, whose shot went in through a deflection off Rob Holding.

Bemoaning Arsenal’s lack of killer intuition, Arteta stated: “Within the Premier League if you give a aim to the opponent – and we gave them one other three alternatives to be truthful, simply giving them to them – after which you aren’t ruthless within the opponent’s field, you do not win video games.

“The remaining, the way in which the crew performed, the power and high quality they confirmed, the quantity of possibilities and conditions we created, how rapidly we regained the ball, how we managed lengthy balls, second balls, how aggressive we have been in our duels – unbelievable. However it wasn’t sufficient to win the sport.”

Bruce boosted

At St James’ Park, Newcastle midfielder Joe Willock marked his debut with a aim to assist the Magpies ease the stress on beleaguered boss Steve Bruce.

Willock, who joined on mortgage from Arsenal on switch deadline day, opened the scoring in an exciting conflict.

Miguel Almiron netted twice for Newcastle both aspect of Takumi Minamino’s strike in his first look for the Saints for the reason that Japan midfielder joined on mortgage from Liverpool.

A tremendous James Ward-Prowse free-kick dragged the guests again into it of their first match since dropping 9-0 at Manchester United.

Premier League Ollie Watkins early goal sees Aston Villa beat hapless Arsenal Newcastle defeat Southampton

Newcastle’s Miguel Almiron celebrates after scoring his aspect’s third aim towards Southampton. (Owen Humphreys, Pool through AP)

Southampton dominated following Jeff Hendrick’s dismissal for a second bookable offence and Fabian Schar’s untimely departure via harm — which left Newcastle all the way down to 9 as they’d used all their substitutes.

However Newcastle held on to assert simply their second win in 14 makes an attempt in all competitions as they moved 11 factors away from the relegation zone.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson made amends for an earlier mistake by bagging the equaliser in Burnley’s 1-1 draw towards relegation rivals Brighton.

Lewis Dunk’s towering header from a nook sailed into the online, regardless of the presence of Gudmundsson on the again put up, with the Iceland winger seeming to lose his footing within the pouring rain on the essential second.

Nevertheless, Gudmundsson’s strike eight minutes after half-time rescued Sean Dyche’s crew.

Burnley stay seventeenth however are 9 factors away from the underside three.

Brighton are 11 forward of third-bottom Fulham after extending their unbeaten run to 6 matches.

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