Ten-man Arsenal win thriller with last-gasp penalty

Jan 23, 2017, 00:31
Ten-man Arsenal win thriller with last-gasp penalty

Rightfully given, Alexis Sanchez went with the cheeky kick finish to seal the 2-1 win. "You just hope for balance over the season".

But Chelsea will go eight points clear of their London rivals if they beat relegation-threatened Hull in Sunday's late match.

In today's 22nd Premier League match against Arsenal and Burnley, teams remained unchanged at Emirates. German worldwide Shkodran Mustafi scored his first Premier League goal when he got on the end of a corner from his compatriot, Mesut Ozil. John Moss had incidentally shown the Swiss worldwide his first Red card in England in a clash against Swansea, earlier this season.

The game looked set to be another easy win for Arsene Wenger's men but Granit Xhaka was shown a red card for a lunge on Burnley's Steven Defour. Burnley was given a lifeline and they started to control proceedings.

Iwobi made way for Francis Coquelin as Arsenal sought to hold on to their lead.

Pete Hall works for Sky Sports and is a special correspondent for Sportsnet. Arsenal would have to hold out for a lot longer than they would have wanted.

Arsene Wenger admitted losing his cool but denied pushing fourth official Anthony Taylor in Arsenal's dramatic victory over Burnley.

This time it was Sean Dyche who was despairing, as Ben Mee's high foot caught Laurent Koscielny in the face in the final seconds of a prolonged stoppage time. Sanchez stepped up to the spot and calmly chipped the ball into the net past Tom Heaton. Sanchez converted it in the 98 minute to win it for Arsenal to take the home crowd to frenzy. That is something very interesting for us.

Arsenal didn't make it easy on themselves this afternoon, but Burnley deserves plenty of credit for their effort.

The Clarets, who slipped to 13th, have taken just one point from 10 away games.

It was a breathless end to an entertaining encounter, and while Wenger was ultimately relieved to pick up all three points, he will have been disappointed to see his team concede another penalty at home.

Arsenal were dominant and Mesut Ozil had a chance in the 37th minute when he found himself well positioned to latch on to a weak headed clearance from George Boyd, which he could only direct wide of the target. And maybe stay in contention for the League.