Arsenal celebrated Arsene Wenger’s 21st anniversary at the club with a convincing 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates. Meanwhile, Liverpool's struggles continued as Philippe Coutinho's opener was cancelled out by Joselu to bring an end to a torrid month for the Merseyside club.
Arsenal 2 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Monreal and Iwobi scored on either side of the half-time interval to help Arsenal extend their winning run to four consecutive games in all competitions.
Monreal was the first to get his name on the scoresheet when he was able to find the back of the net through a host of players in a crowded penalty area after Brighton had failed to clear a free-kick. Arsenal scored their second of the game after the when a slick passing move on the counter-attack was brilliantly finished off by Alex Iwobi.
Newcastle United 1 - 1 Liverpool
Philippe Coutinho's superb opening goal in the 29th minute failed to earn three points for Liverpool as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle United at St James' Park. Coutinho picked up the ball at the edge of the 18-yard-box and curled a fine strike into the top corner, at the near post, to put Liverpool on the top of the game. However, the lead lasted for only seven minutes with Joselu equalizing for Newcastle after Joel Matip's tackle sent the ball in off his leg. The Joselu strike was the ninth goal Liverpool have conceded in their last four league outings which matches the total they shipped in their previous 12 games combined.
Bale attempted 2.6 shots per game this SLL, while Benzema has attempted 2 shots.
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