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Late Sanchez penalty gives Arsenal 2-1 win over Burnley

Sanchez secured the three points but Burnley manager Sean Dyche felt it shouldn't have been awarded because Koscielny was in an offside position.

Published: 23rd January 2017 05:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2017 05:15 AM   |  A+A-

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Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi, center, scores his side's first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at The Emirates Stadium, London, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. | AP

By Associated Press

LONDON: Alexis Sanchez chipped a penalty into the net deep into stoppage time to give 10-man Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Burnley on Sunday, sending the north London club up to second in the Premier League.

Burnley looked like taking its second point on the road this season when substitute Francis Coquelin tripped Ashley Barnes and Andre Gray powered home the first spot-kick in stoppage time to cancel out Shkodran Mustafi's header.

But, in the last of the seven additional minutes, referee Jon Moss — who had already dismissed Granit Xhaka and sent Arsene Wenger to the stands — pointed to the spot once more after Ben Mee's high foot connected with Laurent Koscielny.

Sanchez secured the three points but Burnley manager Sean Dyche felt it shouldn't have been awarded because Koscielny was in an offside position.

"Our team are doing their job, they're clearing the defensive line like they should do in order to make sure that we get out the box, and he's offside," Dyche told Sky Sports television. "Forget about the penalty, if he's offside, he's offside. So obviously I'm very disappointed after the lads have given a spirited performance.

"Even the challenge, it's a strange one because if you're defending properly and appropriately you're looking at the ball and all he's doing is looking at the ball and he turns around to clear the ball." 



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