– Arsenal are through to the next stage of this year’s FA Cup competition
– The Gunners beat Premier League rivals Newcastle United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium
– A goal each from Emile Smith Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the extra time were all the North London club needed to pull through
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Arsenal overcame stubborn Newcastle United with two late goals to book their place in the FA Cup fourth-round stage.
A goal each from Emile Smith Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 109th and 117th minute of their meeting handed the Gunners the victory.
The game was already looking like it would be decided with penalties but the North Londoners stepped up their game towards the end of the match.
Smith Rowe combined well with Alexandre Lacazette to break the deadlock for the first time in the second half of extra time.
The 20-year-old wasted no time before lashing into the back of the net a chest-pass from his colleague.
Although his goal had been earlier chopped off by the referee but the VAR came to the rescue and the goal was allowed to stand.
Gabon international Aubameyang who has been heavily criticised in recent times doubled his side’s lead and sealed the win for the hosts as they focus on extending their dominance in the competition.
The goal was critically orchestrated by the former Borussia Dortmund striker and Kieran Tierney in the 117th minute.
Stats show that Arsenal have now progressed from 24 of their last 25 FA Cup third-round ties, failing only against Nottingham Forest in 2018 in this run.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona put up a five-star show in the La Liga as the Catalan giants whitewashed Granada right at their backyard 4-0.
Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann produced breathtaking performances in the encounter as they scored a brace each the delight of their manager Ronald Koeman.
It took just 12 minutes into the encounter before the Blaugrana opened the scoring after the ball glimpsed Granada’s Roberto Soldado on the way through to the Griezmann as the ball went into the net. 1-0 Barca.
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