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Instant Reaction: Arsenal 1-Newcastle 0

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Newcastle battle but lose 1-0 with Magpies being shown a plethora of yellow cards and Mitrovic getting a red on 16 minutes.

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Newcastle showed fight, drive, stamina and willingness to do whatever it takes to win.

If the Magpies could just keep 11 men on the pitch for an entire match, that drive will eventually lead to a first victory.

For the second time in 4 matches this season, Newcastle had to play the majority of a match a man down after Aleksandar Mitrovic was shown a straight red card early in the first half.

Newcastle players racked up yellow and yellow card before and after Mitro's red as Andre Mariner was not amused by Magpies challenges on Arsenal players.

Arsenal could have had a penalty kick minutes before Mitro's red card when Florian Thauvin brought down Hector Bellerin in the box.

Tim Krul made some great saves with Newcastle forced to stay tight at the back because of the man advantage.

The goal for Arsenal was an own-goal off Fabricio Coloccini in the second half on a shot from Andre Oxlade Chamberlain that would've gone wide if not for Colo's deflection.

Newcastle's defense was immense and the back line in sync, showing non of the frailties of last season.

The Magpies had one shot on goal, a blast wide of the goal by Moussa Sissoko, who could've easily earned man of the match honors for his play.

Newcastle's fans never wavered in their support for the team throughout the match with Steve McClaren acknowledging them several times during the match.

But in the end, it was a 1-0 defeat and Newcastle are without a win in 4 EPL games this season.