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Sanchez saves 10-man Arsenal


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Alexis Sanchez converted from the spot seven minutes into added time to rescue the ten men of Arsenal a 2-1 win over Burnley at the Emirates Stadium.

Shkodran Mustafi opened scoring for the North London club, but Andre Gray levelled up from the spot in added time. A first point away to Arsenal, and just a second point on their travels all season, soon evaded the Clarets as Sanchez himself tucked away with the final meaningful kick of the game.

Granit Xhaka soon after finding the breakthrough, but in the end they got the job done to climb into second place in the table following a crazy conclusion to the match. That was the 12th headed goal scored by the Londoners this term, leaving Burnley with an almighty mountain to climb as they had registered just three times on their travels all campaign.

Defour came close to a leveller when sending a free kick towards the top corner for Cech to palm away, but Burnley – who had won three of their last four league encounters prior to today – were struggling to make Arsenal pay for their disciplinary issues.

That all changed in added time as, following a near-miss from Francis Coquelin at one end, Burnley were given the chance to equalise from the spot when the Frenchman tripped his opponent inside the box. Gray made no mistake to seemingly give his side the rarest of away triumphs, leaving Arsene Wenger furious as he was sent from the touchline for his angry reaction.

Wenger, who seemingly shoved the fourth official when in the tunnel area, then saw his side rescued at the very death thanks to a Sanchez pen after Koscielny – marginally offside – was caught by a high boot from Ben Mee.
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