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Swansea condemn Arsenal to seventh defeat

Published: Sunday 15 January 2012, 19.37CET
Arsenal FC slipped four points behind the Premier League's top four after losing a five-goal thriller at Swansea AFC, while Newcastle United FC edged out Queens Park Rangers FC.

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Published: Sunday 15 January 2012, 19.37CET

Swansea condemn Arsenal to seventh defeat

Arsenal FC slipped four points behind the Premier League's top four after losing a five-goal thriller at Swansea AFC, while Newcastle United FC edged out Queens Park Rangers FC.

Arsenal FC are four points behind the Premier League's top four clubs after succumbing to a 3-2 defeat at Swansea AFC, while Newcastle United FC completed another victory against Queens Park Rangers FC.

Though the Gunners took an early lead when Robin van Persie raced on to Andrey Arshavin's pass to score his 18th league goal of the season, Scott Sinclair's 16th-minute penalty and Nathan Dyer's breakaway strike 12 minutes after the interval gave the impressive Swans, who were playing in the second tier last season, the lead.

Arsène Wenger's charges briefly restored parity through Theo Walcott, but it took Swansea less than 60 seconds to rebuild an advantage, Danny Graham finishing off a swift counterattack to lift his side up to tenth in the table.

Earlier in the day, Newcastle moved level on 36 points with Arsenal thanks to a fourth victory in five competitive matches. Leon Best's first-half strike was enough to take the hosts above Liverpool FC and ruin Mark Hughes' first game in charge as QPR manager.

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.30CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 17/01/2012 17:15 CET

15/01/2012

SwanseaSwansea3-2ArsenalArsenal

Sinclair 16 (penalty), Dyer 57, Graham 70

Van Persie 5, Walcott 69

Venue: Swansea

15/01/2012

NewcastleNewcastle1-0QPRQPR

Best 37

Venue: Newcastle

14/01/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool0-0StokeStoke

Venue: Liverpool

14/01/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa1-1EvertonEverton

Bent 56

Anichebe 69

Venue: Birmingham

14/01/2012

West BromWest Brom1-2NorwichNorwich

Long 68 (penalty)

Surman 43, Morison 79

Venue: West Bromwich

14/01/2012

TottenhamTottenham1-1WolvesWolves

Modrić 51

S. Fletcher 22

Venue: London

14/01/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United3-0BoltonBolton

Scholes 45+1, Welbeck 74, Carrick 83

Venue: Manchester

14/01/2012

BlackburnBlackburn3-1FulhamFulham

Dunn 46, Pedersen 45+4, Formica 79

Duff 56

Venue: Blackburn

14/01/2012

ChelseaChelsea1-0SunderlandSunderland

Lampard 13

Venue: London

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