Schlemielig with a capital S: Sven Botman scores own goal in big defeat against Arsenal | Foreign football

with videoOwn goals are often scored, but the way Sven Botman scored one on Saturday evening when visiting Arsenal was very unfortunate. The 24-year-old Dutch defender thus created a 1-0 deficit for Newcastle United when they visited the Emirates Stadium, where they ultimately won 4-1. The Gunners ended up.

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Newcastle goalkeeper Loris Karius also scratched his head on Saturday evening in London. The German goalkeeper had an excellent reflex on Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhães’ header, but then two of his defenders made it 1-0 for the home team.

Valentino Livramento tried to clear the ball after Karius’ save, but shot it against teammate Sven Botman. The Dutchman was already on the ground after an effort to clear the ball, after which the ball ended up back in the hands of Karius via his knee. Unfortunately for that The Magpies behind the goal line: Arsenal goal.

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The goal by Botman, a former player for Ajax, Heerenveen and Lille, was typical of the opening phase of Arsenal – Newcastle United. The away team was completely overwhelmed and six minutes after Botman’s own goal, the 2-0 also fell through a goal by Kai Havertz.

After more than 95 minutes of play, the final score was 4-1. Newcastle United never claimed a better result against Arsenal, which increased the score to 3-0 and 4-0 in minutes 65 and 69. Bukayo Saka and Jakub Kiwior scored the goals. For Saka, his goal meant he has now scored in five consecutive games for Arsenal. He is the first Englishman to achieve this in an Arsenal outfit since Ian Wright in 1994.

Botman was put out of his misery in the 73rd minute. The Dutchman was substituted and watched from the bench as Joe Willock scored a goal of honor. Arsenal, which lost 1-0 to FC Porto in the Champions League in midweek, nevertheless took the three points and won for the sixth time in a row in the Premier League. The gap with leader Liverpool is therefore two points again.

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Sven Botman puts the ball into his own goal. © AFP