Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1: Can Steve McClaren control Aleksandar Mitrovic? Alexis Sanchez the star player

ANALYSIS: Red card changed the match

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STAR PLAYER

Alexis Sanchez's invention proved crucial in keeping Newcastle on the back foot, and he was a threat throughout.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Aleksandar Mitrovic's early departure proved to be the key moment in the game as a team already struggling to contain the Gunners found itself facing an even steeper uphill task.

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

Arsene Wenger will have been delighted with the patience his side demonstrated to wear the 10 men down and get the goal they needed. Steve McClaren was left to contemplate how he is going to keep Mitrovic out of trouble.

 

MOAN OF THE MATCH

Mitrovic gave referee Andre Marriner the opportunity to send him off with a rash, rather than malicious, challenge having already established a reputation he could do without in English football

WHO'S UP NEXT?

West Ham v Newcastle (Premier League, 14 September)

Arsenal v Stoke (Premier League, 12 September)

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