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The Financial Express

Last minute spot-kick gives Arsenal win

| Updated: November 27, 2017 21:02:44


Last minute spot-kick gives Arsenal win

Alexis Sanchez scored an injury-time penalty to give Arsenal victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.

The Chilean slotted in a 98th-minute spot-kick to win the game to give the Gunners their third consecutive stoppage-time victory against the Clarets.

The three points moves Arsenal up to fourth in the table ahead of north London rivals Tottenham, and nine-points behind top stop Manchester City who plays Huddersfield later in the day, as per BBC report.

The result was harsh on Sean Dyche's side, having defended valiantly up until that point and looking like grabbing at least a point, before referee Lee Mason pointed to the spot after defender James Tarkowski pushed Aaron Ramsey.

Petr Cech was the busier of the two goalkeepers, making two crucial saves to deny Johann Berg Gudmundsson, brilliantly tipping the Iceland international's drive onto the post and keeping out a low, rasping shot.

Robbie Brady also had a free-kick towards the top corner pushed away by Cech.

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