Arsenal: Gunners Beat Burnley With Injury-Time Goal For Third Game In Row After Contentious Sanchez Spot-Kick (Video)

Alan Duffy

26th, November 2017

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Arsenal moved into fourth place in the Premier League on Sunday after a hard-fought victory away to high-flying Burnley.

The victory came in controversial circumstances, with Alexis Sanchez netting an injury-time penalty after James Tarkowski was adjudged by ref Lee Mason to have pushed Aaron Ramsey in the box.

The decision was a contentious one, with the home fans and players left fuming.

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Sanchez, who had struggled to influence the game, stepped up and coolly converted the resulting spot-kick.

Burnley had started the game brightly, with Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson hitting the post. Although Aaron Ramsey also missed as great chance to open the scoring

However, in the second-half, the Gunners looked the more likely to make the breakthrough and, at the death, it would indeed come.

That goal means that the north Londoners have beaten the Clarets with an injury-time winner in each of their last three meetings, following Sanchez’s 98th minute penalty winner at the Emirates last season and Laurent Koscielny’s last-gasp goal last time out at Turf Moor.

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Not surprisingly, Burnley boss Sean Dyche was less than happy, saying:

It is a coupon buster. I don’t think anyone would put a bet on that.

I have told the players we continue to develop, we continue to move forward. I have also told them this is the reality. Football is a harsh game and sometimes it hurts you.

There is a lot of me inside that is raging a lot. It was highly unlikely it was not going to get given on a day like today, that’s all I will say.

The victory sees Arsenal leapfrog Tottenham into fourth spot in the table, while Burnley stay seventh.

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  1. For Pete Schmeichel's sake says:

    Not entirely sure how this one is deemed contentious. Tarkowski pushes Ramsey in the back. There’s another angle that leaves no room for doubt

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