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EPL: Late Alexis Sanchez penalty gives Arsenal 1-0 win at Burnley

The win moves Arsenal back above Tottenham and into the top four, but it could fall 12 points behind leader Manchester City.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 26, 2017 23:22 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Arsenal players celebrate after scoring against Burnley.

The Gunners were heading toward a draw till the referee blew the whistle during injury time, pointing at Burnley's six-yard box to give the visitors a ray of hope of walking away with three vital points. Alexis Sanchez scored a last-minute penalty to give Arsenal a 1-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.

James Tarkowski was adjudged to have pushed Aaron Ramsey in the area and Sanchez coolly put away the penalty two minutes into added time to secure a vital three points for Arsenal.

It was only the second away victory in the Premier League for the Gunners this season and came against a Burnley side that came into the game on a three-match winning streak, in which it had not conceded.

The win moves Arsenal back above Tottenham and into the top four, but it could fall 12 points behind leader Manchester City.

With Mesut Ozil absent through illness, Arsenal struggled to create openings. Ramsey wasted its best moment of the first half as he half-volleyed over the bar when unmarked in the box.

Burnley posed a constant threat with its physicality and came close to breaking the deadlock when Petr Cech tipped Johann Berg Gudmundsson's strike onto the post.

The hosts constantly adding pressure, bringing their mid-field and forwards back in the box within seconds to deny Arsenal any chance of capitalising on the counter-attacks. 

A dull match throughout which saw more fouls than chances created by either side but late drama at the Turf Moor saw the Gunners walking away with three points at the end of the day.

(With AP Inputs)

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