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Back in Tyne: Five memorable wins at Arsenal

Ahead of Newcastle United's Premier League trip to Arsenal on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 12.30pm GMT), we take a look at some of the Magpies' most memorable away victories against the Gunners...

Carroll's towering header (2010/2011) 

Andy Carroll's header on the stroke of half-time guided the Magpies towards an excellent 1-0 win at the Emirates Stadium, their first away win at Arsenal for nine years.

Twelve days prior to the top-flight clash, United had exited the League Cup after a 4-0 hammering against the Gunners at St. James' Park.

However, Chris Hughton's men followed up their incredible 5-1 thrashing of local rivals Sunderland with an impressive three points in the capital to move into the Premier League's top five.

After Gunners goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański failed to deal with Joey Barton's dangerous free-kick, Carroll rose high above the Pole to nod the ball home. 

The contest ended on a sour note as Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny received a straight red card for holding back United forward Nile Ranger.


Top of the league! (2001/2002)

Sir Bobby Robson was granted an early Christmas present as his United side came from behind to defeat Arsenal 3-1, climbing to the top of the Premier League in a dramatic contest at Highbury.

Robert Pires opened the scoring for the home side before Gunners midfielder Ray Parlour was sent off by Graham Poll after receiving two yellow cards.

Andy O'Brien drew the Magpies level with their first shot on target before Newcastle were also reduced to ten men as Craig Bellamy received his marching orders for a stamp on Ashley Cole.

The visitors, though, took the lead in the closing stages through Alan Shearer's penalty before substitute Laurent Robert wrapped up the win with a composed low finish. 


Elliott seals win for Magpies (1996/1997)

United had another homegrown talent to thank, this time back in May 1997, as Robbie Elliott's match winner sealed a 1-0 win over Arsenal in May. 

The Gosforth-born defender found the target on the stroke of half-time as the Magpies held on for three points despite playing the final stages of the league clash with ten men as Keith Gillespie, who replaced Tino Asprilla as a second half substitute, was sent off.

Despite ending the season on a ten-game unbeaten streak, the Magpies fell short of lifting the Premiership title after finishing seven points adrift of winners Manchester United. 


Six on the trot for ruthless Magpies (1994/1995)

Newcastle made an electric start to their 1994-95 Premier League campaign with a 3-2 win against the Gunners, recording their sixth successive league win in the process.

Martin Keown's own goal gave United an early lead before Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams equalised two minutes later.

Peter Beardsley's penalty before the half-time whistle restored the away side's lead before Ruel Fox doubled their advantage, with Ian Wright's late strike proving to be a consolation for the hosts.


A gift from God (1986/1987)

With Newcastle fighting for survival in the First Division, Paul Goddard's goal  secured a vital three points against George Graham's Arsenal.

Willie McFaul's men, which included the young talent of Paul Gascoigne, produced a spirited end to their league campaign despite beginning the season without a win in their opening six fixtures.

Goddard was in hot goalscoring form during the latter stages of the season, netting in seven consecutive league games as the Magpies narrowly avoided relegation by five points.



Carroll header gives United rare win at Arsenal

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