Thursday, 28 December 2017

Crystal Palace 2-3 Arsenal: Sanchez Brace Secure Victory For The Gunners

Alexis Sanchez's two quick goals in the second half helped Arsenal end Crystal Palace's unbeaten run with a 3-2 win.
Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring when he poked in after Palace keeper Julian Speroni parried Alexandre Lacazette's shot.

The hosts caught out a static Arsenal defence early in the second half to equalise - Andros Townsend turning in Wilfried Zaha's cross from close range.

Sanchez restored the Gunners' lead when he squeezed a clinical strike in at Speroni's near post before the Chile international added a third four minutes later, bringing Jack Wilshere's superb ball under control and flicking into the net.

Palace set up a nervy finish when James Tomkins headed home from a corner inside the final minute, but Arsenal held on to ensure Arsene Wenger marked equalling Sir Alex Ferguson's record of managing in 810 English Premier League games with a victory.

With the win, the Gunners move within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool, while Crystal Palace stay 16th placed on 18 points.

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