OTD - 10 September

11 Jul 2018
1994: Newcastle United 4-2 Chelsea

Newcastle United maintained their winning start to the season and held onto top spot after beating Chelsea in a six-goal thriller.

Andy Cole and Gavin Peacock traded strikes in the opening 15 minutes, and when Ruel Fox restored Newcastle's advantage his goal was also cancelled out by Paul Furlong's 27th-minute effort.

Chelsea were unable to stay with the Magpies in the second half though as Robert Lee and Cole put the hosts 4-2 up, and Blues midfielder Dennis Wise was sent off 19 minutes from time.

Leaders Newcastle moved to 15 points after their opening five matches, leaving them six places and six points ahead of Chelsea.

2002: Arsenal score in 44th consecutive match

Arsenal equalled a top-flight record as they scored in their 44th consecutive league match.

Manchester City had achieved that feat in 1937, and Arsenal reached the same mark as they beat City 2-1 at Highbury. They went on to register in another 11 matches in a row.

Sylvain Wiltord’s opener was cancelled out by former Gunners striker Nicolas Anelka three minutes later, but Thierry Henry hit a 42nd-minute winner.

Ali Benarbia was sent off late on for the visitors.

Arsenal climbed above north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur into top spot with 11 points, while Man City dropped to ninth with six points.

Thierry Henry v Man City 2002
Arsenal's matchwinner Thierry Henry tries to escape the attentions of Marc-Vivien Foe


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