Arsenal Vs Burnley: 2-1

تم نشره في Sun 22 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
  • Alexis Sanchez tricks Burnley keeper Tom Heaton from the spot to give Arsenal a dramatic late win at Emirates Stadium

Alexis Sanchez's 98th-minute penalty ruled out Andre Gray's spot-kick in injury time as Arsenal claimed a thrilling victory over Burnley at Emirates Stadium, despite Granit Xhaka's red card.

The Gunners' title chances appeared to have been derailed as substitute Francis Coquelin fouled Ashley Barnes in added time and Gray converted to level after Shkodran Mustafi's header had finally broken Burnley's resistance.

But, after Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was sent to the stands for protesting referee Jon Moss' decision, Ben Mee was then penalised for a high foot on Laurent Koscielny in the Burnley area deep into stoppage time, and Sanchez deceived Clarets keeper Tom Heaton with a Panenka-style penalty,

The hosts had dominated for most of the game until Xhaka's second dismissal of the season for a reckless two-footed lunge on Steven Defour, from which Burnley profited, only for Sanchez to claim all three points in impudent fashion.

Arsenal's fifth consecutive league victory at Emirates Stadium lifts them above Liverpool and Tottenham, who both dropped points on Saturday, and cuts the gap to leaders Chelsea to five points, who face Hull later.

The result also means Burnley's dismal away record this season continues, with Sean Dyche's side having collected only one point from a possible 30 on the road.

(BBC)

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