Newcastle United narrowly won 1-0 at home to runners-up Arsenal in an English Premier League Round 11 clash on Saturday night. The only goal was scored by Anthony Gordon in the 64th minute, which, however, caused huge controversy as to whether it should have been counted at all.
After a cross from the right, the ball almost went out of bounds, but in the end a home player managed to keep it in play. A pass to Joelinton in the penalty area followed, he failed to get a header but brought down Gabriel Magallanes. After the ball deflected off Joelinton, it fell to Anthony Gordon, who slotted it effortlessly into the net from two meters out.
However, the goal was ruled at length for three different things by the replay system – whether the ball had gone out of bounds before Joe Wheelock’s cross, Gordon’s offside, which was not there, and Joelinton’s foul on Gabriel Magalles .
In the end, the goal was counted, and this did not please the manager of the “gunners” Mikel Arteta, who expressed his disappointment in his press conference after the match.
“How can they concede that goal? This is unbelievable, I’m ashamed. It’s an absolute disgrace that they conceded that goal. It’s not a goal for many reasons, it’s just not a goal. It’s so difficult to play at this level, so it’s a shame to concede a goal like that,” Arteta said.
See the discussion goal situation in the attached video.