Arsenal's gritty win extends Premier League lead, Burnley's dominance lifts them off bottom

Posted : 03 December 2023

Arsenal showcased their Premier League dominance on Saturday, securing a hard-fought victory against Wolves at the Emirates Stadium. Riding high on confidence from their midweek 6-0 triumph over Lens in the Champions League, Mikel Arteta's Gunners swiftly established a 2-0 lead within 13 minutes. Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard, assisted by Oleksandr Zinchenko, found the net early on.

 

Although Gabriel Martinelli's attempt hit the post towards the end of the first half, Arsenal couldn't capitalize further. Wolves' late surge, marked by Matheus Cunha's goal in the 86th minute, added tension, but Arsenal held firm to claim their 10th win in 14 league games, extending their lead at the top.

 

Meanwhile, Vincent Kompany's Burnley orchestrated a stunning revival, crushing Sheffield United 5-0 at Turf Moor. Jay Rodriguez set a record for the season with a lightning-fast goal after just 15 seconds, while Jacob Bruun Larsen and Zeki Amdouni furthered Burnley's lead.

 

Sheffield United's woes intensified with Oli McBurnie's second yellow card, reducing them to 10 men. The floodgates opened as Luca Koleosho and Josh Brownhill contributed to Burnley's emphatic victory, lifting them off the bottom of the table and positioning them just two points behind 17th-placed Luton.

 

In other fixtures, Brentford secured a 3-1 victory against Luton, with Neal Maupay, Ben Mee, and Shandon Baptiste on the scoresheet. Everton, facing Nottingham Forest later, found themselves at the bottom due to a 10-point deduction for breaching financial rules.

 

As the late match loomed, Newcastle and Manchester United battled at St James' Park. A win for either side would propel them to fifth place, with United seeking redemption after goalkeeper Andre Onana's costly errors in their midweek 3-3 draw against Galatasaray.

 

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