Breaking News


Express Yourself

Your chance to say what you need to.

Create your blog

Standings


# Group P   W   D   L GD Pts
01 Manchester City
24
21
2
1
52
65
02 Manchester United
24
16
5
3
33
53
03 Chelsea
24
15
5
4
29
50
04 Liverpool
24
13
8
3
25
47
05 Tottenham Hotspur
24
13
6
5
25
45
Full League Table
Default
News Article  | English Premier League

Sanchez Bags A Brace As Arsenal Survive Palace Scare

English Premier League Report: Crystal Palace v Arsenal 28 December 2017

By SL International - Dec 28, 2017 11:54 PM
English Premier League
 
Result: Crystal Palace 2-3 Arsenal
 
Date: 28 December 2017
 
Venue: Selhurst Park
 
Alexis Sánchez stole the show at Selhurst Park as Arsenal moved back within a point of fourth place with a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace in Thursday night’s Premier League clash.
 
The game got off to an end-to-end start, although Arsenal dominated the early possession.
 
Neither goalkeeper had much to do until 24 minutes in, when Julian Speroni pushed Alexandre Lacazette’s effort from a tight angle away. The Argentine’s stop was ultimately in vain, as Shkodran Mustafi was there on the rebound and slotted the ball into the net.
 
Five minutes later, Speroni made an important save to deny Mesut Özil from close range after he was played in by Sánchez.
 
Arsenal were in cruise control towards the end of the first half and Palace will have been relieved to go into the break trailing by only a solitary goal.
 
The Gunners picked up where they left off afterwards. Sánchez found Héctor Bellerín with a cross from the left. Speroni would have had his heart in his mouth, but fortunately for him, Ruben Loftus-Cheek put the Spaniard off and denied him a clean connection, allowing the keeper to gather.
 
Three minutes later, Palace were level. Wilfried Zaha cut the ball back from near the byline on the left, finding Andros Townsend, whose low strike left Petr Cech with no chance.
 
All of a sudden, the complexion of the game had changed entirely. Palace began to pose problems for the Gunners’ defence as they pushed forward in search of the lead.
 
However, Arsenal weathered the storm and found their way back into the ascendancy. In the 62nd minute, Lacazette teed up Sánchez with a backpass inside the box and the Chilean blasted the ball through the legs of James Tomkins and inside the post off Speroni’s glove.
 
Sánchez struck again four minutes afterwards. Jack Wilshere played him in behind the defence with a Pirlo-esque aerial pass from just inside his own half and he took a touch before stroking the ball into the bottom corner.
 
Even then, Palace refused to give up. Tomkins rose above Laurent Koscielny to head home following a corner and hand Palace a lifeline in the 89th minute. However, that was ultimately the last goal of the game.
 
Roy Hodgson’s side missed a chance to extend the one-point gap between themselves and 18th-placed Bournemouth despite their best efforts. Meanwhile, Arsenal will head into their final game of a forgettable year against West Brom on a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions.


7298 views
 
 
 

Match Centre

11
Crystal Palace
2448
Full Time
28 Dec 2017 22:00 Selhurst Park English Barclays Premier League
Arsenal
Soccer_6_button_3
View Match

49’ Andros Townsend

89’ James Tomkins

25’ Shkodran Mustafi

62’ Alexis Sánchez

66’ Alexis Sánchez

Related Articles

Comments

5a5b90759c9fb
blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
No badges available
blackmeteor Dec 29, 2017 11:54 AM
Well done, my gunners
5a521fbbda645
Dave1992 Joined: 12 Jun 2016
No badges available
Dave1992 Dec 29, 2017 01:00 AM
Dankie Gunners of London
Default
selinah Joined: 03 Apr 2017
No badges available
selinah Dec 29, 2017 12:43 AM
Okay
Default
MaVotja888 Joined: 06 Mar 2013
No badges available
MaVotja888 Dec 29, 2017 12:01 AM
Too little too late
Default
McekaRoro Joined: 15 Jun 2015
No badges available
McekaRoro Dec 28, 2017 10:44 PM
Tell u what Arsenals position on the log is not a true reflection of the talent at their disposal. Alexandre Lacazette,Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil they're a joy to watch. Especially the French man
5a45440ee1074
Bridgertte Layun Joined: 28 Dec 2017
No badges available
Bridgertte Layun Dec 28, 2017 10:14 PM
3 punte vir Palace
5a45440ee1074
Bridgertte Layun Joined: 28 Dec 2017
No badges available
Bridgertte Layun Dec 28, 2017 10:14 PM
3 punte vir Palace
Default
Mentashe Joined: 21 Dec 2015
No badges available
Mentashe Dec 28, 2017 09:49 PM
Update please.
Default
Ntsimbi08 Joined: 10 Jan 2013
No badges available
Ntsimbi08 Dec 28, 2017 08:41 PM
Can we have 3 points magunners pls. Even if its one nil
Default
Buthelezi Makhanya Joined: 14 Nov 2017
No badges available
Buthelezi Makhanya Dec 27, 2017 12:05 AM
0-3Gunners
Default
kaizer kings Joined: 15 Dec 2010
No badges available
kaizer kings Dec 26, 2017 12:53 AM
Arsenal wounded, 3points away

Express Yourself

Your chance to say what you need to.

Create your blog