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Arsenal ease past Brighton 3-0 to return to top

Arsenal maintained their title charge as goals by Saka, Havertz and Trossard secured a masterful victory

Update : 07 Apr 2024, 01:02 AM

Arsenal maintained their Premier League title charge as goals by Bukayo Saka, Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard secured a masterful 3-0 victory at Brighton and Hove Albion that sent them back to the top of the table Saturday.

Manchester City's earlier victory had dropped Arsenal into third place, but they responded in emphatic fashion to clear what had looked like a tricky obstacle in style.

Arsenal's 10th win in their last 11 league games put them on 71 points from 31 games.

Liverpool, who play away at Manchester United Sunday, are on 70, as are champions City.

Arsenal's goal difference is also significantly better than their two rivals.

Brighton started strongly but Arsenal soon settled, and Saka converted a penalty in the 33rd minute after Tariq Lamptey was adjudged to have clipped Gabriel Jesus in the area.

Arsenal were a constant threat going forward and the away fans were in full voice after Kai Havertz scored from close range from Jorginho's cut back in the 62nd minute.

RESULTS

Villa 3 (Watkins 39, 80, Rogers 46) Brentford 3 (Jorgensen 59, Mbeumo 61, Wissa 68)

Everton 1 (Calvert-Lewin 45+2) Burnley 0

Fulham 0 Newcastle 1 (Guimaraes 81) 

Luton 2 (Clark 73, Morris 90) Bournemouth 1 (Tavernier 52)

Wolves 1 (Sarabia 33-P) West Ham 2 (Paqueta 72-P, Ward-Prowse 84)

Brighton 0 Arsenal 3 (Saka 33-P, Havertz 62, Trossard 86)

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