Written by Staff Writer, CNN
Newcastle United manager Garry Monk claimed the “three points were vital” after his team let slip a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at home to Arsenal.
Meanwhile, their north east rivals Arsenal’s defeat leaves them six points off the top of the Premier League table after 11 games.
The Gunners took the lead through Theo Walcott, but Patrick van Aanholt scored a thunderous half-volley on half-time to level the scores at the Emirates Stadium.
The hosts, however, took the lead soon after halftime when Alexandre Lacazette, arriving late into the box, headed home from close range, and Newcastle levelled minutes later when Antonio Valencia’s floated cross eluded everyone to find the back of the net.
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But West Ham made it 3-2 when Javier Hernandez completed a stunning counter-attack, finishing with aplomb from inside the area.
‘This is where Arsenal belong’
Meanwhile, Swansea boss Graham Potter, whose side host Chelsea on Saturday, posted on Twitter that the result “proves the quality at the heart of this squad.”
The Welsh side looked to be gaining ground on the top three when they took the lead at West Ham when Lukasz Fabianski punched home Angel Rangel’s headed clearance from a corner.
Lukasz Fabianski was named Premier League Player of the Month for October on Thursday after the goalkeeper produced the performances of his career against Manchester City and Chelsea.
In a Twitter response to the victory, the Welshman wrote: “It’s a great win against a good side, this is where we belong… Well done.”