Alexis Sanchez has restored Arsenal’s lead over Burnley in the FA Cup, applying the finish to a lightning fast counter-attack and slamming the ball into the back of the net.
Calum Chambers opened the scoring at the Emirates, with the versatile young defender firing a sublime shot into the far corner with the outside of the boot. We rather disappointingly conceded before the end of the first half though, Sam Vokes powering a header past David Ospina.
We had a renewed vigour about us in the second half though, and when Burnley committed a few too many men forward we hit them clinically on the counter-attack.
Quick passing ensured the ball found its way wide to an onrushing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has been deservedly criticised for his lack of end product this season. If he meant to pick out Alexis Sanchez then it was a great cross, if not then a bit of fortune, but either way the ball ended up at the Chilean’s feet.
He blasted into the roof of the net from close range, giving Tom Heaton absolutely no chance.
Check out the goal below:
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This was never going to be an easy game, as Burnley have been in excellent form. We’ve looked bright going forward though, and this game certainly has goals in it.
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It’s also great to see Alexis Sanchez in goalscoring form, as that’s something we’ll need if we want to push for the Premier League and FA Cup trophies this season.