Date: 16th April 2018 at 3:50pm
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OPINION

Newcastle United all but secured their Premier League safety with a stirring 2-1 comeback win over Arsenal at St. James’ Park on Sunday, and there were plenty of talking points to take from the game. 

Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring for the Gunners after just 14 minutes when he stole in at the back post to volley home Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross.

Ayoze Perez however hit back for the Magpies on the half-hour mark as he polished .off a flowing move down the right with a neat finish at the near post to score his third in three games.

Newcastle then pressed for a winner in the second-half with Arsenal looking ragged and they were rewarded on 68 minutes when Matt Ritchie found himself in space in the box and finished past Petr Cech first time.

The victory means that Newcastle have now hit the magical 40-point mark and look nailed on to avoid relegation, needing just one more win to fully guarantee their safety after a tough season that has seen them battling at the bottom of the table.

This is Futbol have picked out three things we learned about Newcastle v Arsenal, including one star who has gone from zero to hero in the matter of a few games.

Click below to see which star staked his claim to a permanent summer move