Willian 4, Emile Smith Rowe 8; Isaac Hayden 8, Joelinton 4: Arsenal v Newcastle United player ratings

FA Cup holders secure fourth-round spot as Gunners score two goals in extra-time to beat the Magpies

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Emile Smith Rowe made the most of his red card reprieve as the Arsenal youngster sent the FA Cup holders into the fourth round with the decisive extra-time strike in Saturday's 2-0 victory against Newcastle.

Smith Rowe avoided being sent off when his foul on Sean Longstaff – initially ruled a dismissal – was changed to a booking after referee Chris Kavanagh consulted the pitchside monitor.

It would have been harsh on the promising 20-year-old midfielder if he had been given his marching orders. Smith Rowe celebrated the escape with a fine finish to open the scoring in a hard-fought third round tie at the Emirates Stadium.

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged Arsenal's second goal – just his sixth of a difficult season – in the final moments.

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