Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal following Sanchez and Giroud second half goals earn important three points for Arsenal, Sunderland hosted Arsenal in the premier league game on Saturday afternoon at the Stadium of light and looking for their first win in premier league they found themselves a goal down inside first 20 minutes as Arsenal dominated the proceedings for most part. However Sunderland kept themselves in the game and had couple of half decent chances after the break to equalize but Arsenal hanged in there to get something out of this game.
Sanchez took his tally to eight goals this season with his double at Sunderland. Arsenal increased the pressure on Sunderland manager David Moyes with a comfortable victory over a Black Cats side who remain bottom of the table and without a Premier League win this season. Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners ahead when he got in front of defender Lamine Kone to head in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross.
The dominant visitors had a strong penalty appeal turned down after Sanchez looked to have been brought down before Jermain Defoe equalised from the spot after keeper Petr Cech had fouled Duncan Watmore. However, Arsenal reasserted their authority and lead with three goals in six minutes and 20 seconds.
Olivier Giroud came off the bench to guide in a shot and then headed in a Mesut Ozil corner, while Sanchez’s close range effort was the signal for the home fans to start streaming out of the Stadium of Light. The win moved Arsenal top of the Premier League – but whether they stay there depends on how Manchester City and Liverpool fare in their later games.
Sunderland 1 – 4 Arsenal Premier League Match Highlights
- 19′ 0 – 1 Alexis Sanchez scored in 19th minute to put Arsenal 1-0 in lead as Arsenal dominated the game for most part.
- 65′ 1 – 1 Jermain Defoe scored midway through second half to bring Sunderland back into the game.
71′ 1 – 2 Olivier Giroud came on as second half sub to put Arsenal back in the lead as floodgate opened.
76′ 1 – 3 Olivier Giroud was at it again as he grabbed his second and Arsenal’s third of the day.
78′ 1 – 4 Alexis Sanchez made it 4-1 and pretty much settled the tie.
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