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Premier League Roundup: Bukayo Saka shines as Arsenal wriggle to second win in four days; Leeds puts five past West Brom

Arsenal toiled to a 1-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday to make it the second win after the boxing day triumph over Chelsea.

Bukayo Saka set up Alexandre Lacazette to score the only goal of the game 21 seconds after the Frenchman came off the bench.

The striker collected Bukayo Saka’s cut-back with his first touch after replacing Gabriel Martinelli in the 66th minute at the Amex Stadium before composing himself and firing a clinical finish into the bottom corner.

The goal ensured back-to-back Premier League wins for Arsenal, the first time since their opening two games of the season.

The win however didn’t come easy as they were made to work for it by Brighton, who dominated the first 45 minutes, and had it not been for the wasteful finishing of Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Alexis Mac Allister, the Seagulls would have been in front earlier.

Arsenal took matters into their hands after coming out of the locker room transformed, going close to scoring on several occasions before the Frenchman finally broke the deadlock.


Watch the highlights of the match below

Stats and facts frorm the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Brighton end 2020 with just one Premier League home win (17 games), the lowest total of victories on home soil in a calendar year in the history of the competition (excluding promoted/relegated teams).
  • Brighton have won just one of their last 14 Premier League games, drawing seven and losing six.
  • Arsenal have won back-to-back league games this season for the first time since their opening two games back in September.
  • Arsenal kept their fourth away clean sheet this season in the Premier League, a figure only Aston Villa can better in 2020-21 (five).
  • Alexandre Lacazette has scored in each of his last three games for Arsenal in all competitions, after netting just once in his previous 12.
  • Since the start of last season, Bukayo Saka has registered 15 assists in all competitions for Arsenal, more than any other player for the club.

West Brom 0-5 Leeds: Big Sam’s side run over at The Hawthorns

Premier League Roundup

Leeds thumped relegation-threatened West Brom 5-0 at The Hawthorns on Tuesday as they continued their climb up the Premier League table.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side got their juices flowing early with a gift from Albion’s Romain Sawyers whose back pass beat goalkeeper Sam Johnstone in the 9th minute, before Ezgjan Alioski, Jack Harrison, and Rodrigo added another three which saw the visitors go into the break with a commanding lead.

Raphinha, however, put the finishing touch on for Leeds in the 72nd minute with a fantastic strike as West Brom and new boss Sam Allardyce had no answer all night.

The victory becomes the biggest Premier League win for Leeds in 17 years, and moves them up to 11th in the table on 23 points, while West Brom stay 19th, five points adrift from safety.

Watch the highlights of the match below

Other Premier League results

  • Brighton 0-1 Arsenal
  • Burnley 1-0 Sheffield United
  • Southampton 0-0 West Ham
  • West Brom 0-5 Leeds United
  • Manchester United 1-0 Wolve
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