Martinelli landmark goals help Arsenal trash Leeds 4-1 at Elland Road
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Martinelli landmark goals help Arsenal trash Leeds 4-1 at Elland Road

Five fixtures pushed due to COVID

Gabriel Martinelli scored landmark goals to help inform Arsenal beat Leeds United 4-1 at the Elland Road in a Premier League game on Saturday.

The only fixture played in the matchday 18 after five other games billed for today were pushed due to Covid-19 related issues.

The Leeds United and Arsenal clash was as good as over in the first half after the Gunners overpowered the home team on Saturday.

Gabriel Martinelli who scored a brace score his first goal in the 16th minutes of the game – his goal was Arsenal’s 7,000th top-flight goal third to only Everton (7,139) and Liverpool (7,069).

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He completed his brace 12 minutes after his first goal and Bukayo Saka made it three in the 42nd minute of the game.

At the end of first half it was 3-0 in favour of Arsenal who had a total of 11 shots on target – the most by any side in the opening 45 minutes of a match since Opta records began in 2003-04.

The second half saw Rapinha pulled one back for Leeds United from the spot kick but Emile Smith-Rowe came from the bench to restore Arsenal’s 3-0 advantage.

Arsenal who sits comfortably in the 4th spot continue to push for the title while Leeds United continue their terrible form that have seen them conceded a total of 14 goals in their last three games.

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The following games scheduled for today were postponed

Westham v Nprwich
Watford v Crystal Palace
Southampton v Brentford
Aston Villa v Burnley
Man Utd v Brighton And Hove

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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