Arsenal fought their way past a determined Newcastle United side at St James’ Park. Arsene Wenger will be pleased with his side’s performance and the way his mixture of youth and experience simply had too much for Chris Hughton’s weakened side.
Even before Tim Krul scored a most unfortunate own goal the travelling Emirates side were in total control and whilst Wojciech Szczesny had a to make a few smart stops he was never really under too much pressure. Theo Walcott netted a second early on in the second half to end the home side’s hopes of progress to the Carling Cup Quarter Finals.
In the final ten minutes Newcastle started to put more pressure on the Arsenal defence but this simply gave the marauding Gunners more time and space going forward. Nicklas Bendtner took advantage with an expertly taken third for this second goal in four days. Theo Walcott broke the offside trap to add a well taken fourth.
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Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal (Krul Own Goal)
Newcastle United 0-2 Arsenal (Walcott)
Newcastle United 0-3 Arsenal (Bendtner)
Newcastle United 0-4 Arsenal (Walcott)