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Chelsea vs Newcastle LIVE: Premier League result and final score after stunning Kai Havertz goal

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A moment from Kai Havertz that displays why we keep coming back to football, in a match that offered so many reasons to stay away.

Procedure insists we must state the scoreline of this match at Stamford Bridge was a late 1-0 win for Chelsea over Newcastle United, but the real significance is not on the table or anything like this. It is what it means for the sport, and society. The wonder is how a fixture like this will be looked back on. What will its place in history be? There were many moments were it barely felt a football match at all, and not just because it was mostly a poor game.

It is difficult not to feel that, just at the point where the Premier League appears to have reached a peak in terms of financial power, this showcased the absolute worst of the sport. So much of it, put bluntly, was so depressing. Follow all the reaction from Chelsea vs Newcastle below and live coverage of Arsenal vs Leicester City:

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HALF-TIME: Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

Arsenal lead through Thomas Partey’s head after Leicester conceded from yet another set-piece situation. The Gunners were worthy of their lead and played some lovely football in the opening 30 minutes but Leicester responded well and grew into the game. Arsenal would have been happy for the half-time whistle to come and Leicester were denied an equaliser when Aaron Ramsdale produced an excellent stop to keep out a Harvey Barnes header from close range.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 17:17

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Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

43 mins: Saka almost gets played in following long pass, but Thomas gets back to get an important touch on it. Arsenal have only really been able to threaten with direct passes over the last 15-20 minutes.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 17:16

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Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

38 mins: Leicester are growing in confidence now. Maddison fires in an excellent ball that was just begging for a touch, but Cedric is there to clear up at the back post.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 17:09

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Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

35 mins: Great save! Ramsdale flicks out an outstretched arm to deny Barnes’ header. A loose moment from Gabriel and Martinelli handed Leicester a corner. The first set-piece leads to another corner, where Albrighton’s angled ball found Barnes. But that’s an excellent save from Ramsdale. ‘Wow’ mouths Rodgers.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 17:07

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Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

32 mins: The pace of the match has dropped slightly after that brief stoppage. Odegaard gets the home fans off their seats as he skips past a Leicester challenge in his half, but his pass towards Saka just runs out of play out on the wing. The Norwegian is having an excellent game, though.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 17:04

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Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

29 mins: Gabriel goes down in a heap after being caught by an outstretched hand from Iheanacho – who was looking to brush him off. Iheanacho receives a booking .

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 17:01

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Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

28 mins: A clever reverse pass from Odegaard sets up Saka, who stands up Thomas in the box. The full-back is able to block his shot as he looked to guide the ball across goal. Lacazette then tries his luck from 25 yards but Schmeichel is able to gather.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 16:59

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Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

25 mins: Better from Leicester and it takes an important challenge from White to stop Maddison from striking at goal from six yards. Dewsbury-Hall had fired in a dangerous ball from the left which Ramsdale had to react to, but he pushed it into trouble and set up the chance for Maddison.

Arsenal then counter and Martinelli’s shot is blocked as he looked for the far corner. Really open game this, and it’s being played at a good tempo.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 16:57

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Arsenal 1-0 Leicester

24 mins: Chance! That is a lovely ball from Dewsbury-Hall, who picks out Barnes with a curling pass that beats Cedric. Barnes brings it down but his touch narrows the angle and Ramsdale is able to get enough on his chip to put it behind for a corner.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 16:55

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21 mins: Just wonderful from Saka – as Arsenal appeal for a penalty. Saka picks the ball up near the touchline before turning Thomas and gliding towards goal. He’s bundled over in the box but Mendy got back to just get a toe on it, before Martinelli’s shot towards the near post is covered by Schmeichel. Could be a long afternoon for Thomas, this.

Jamie Braidwood13 March 2022 16:52

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