Navigation
Suscribe
Menu Search Facebook Twitter
Search Close
Menu ALL SECTIONS
  • Capital Coahuila
  • Capital Hidalgo
  • Capital Jalisco
  • Capital Morelos
  • Capital Oaxaca
  • Capital Puebla
  • Capital Quintana Roo
  • Capital Querétaro
  • Capital Veracruz
  • Capital México
  • Capital Michoacán
  • Capital Mujer
  • Reporte Índigo
  • Estadio Deportes
  • The News
  • Efekto
  • Diario DF
  • Capital Edo. de Méx.
  • Green TV
  • Revista Cambio
Radio Capital
Pirata FM
Capital Máxima
Capital FM
Digital
Prensa
Radio
TV
X
Newsletter
Facebook Twitter
X Welcome! Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news, data, statistical and exclusive promotions for subscribers
Sports

Sánchez Double Lifts Arsenal Into Third Place

Arsenal got back to winning ways after two consecutive draws had put the title-chase beyond them

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their first goal with Hector Bellerin, photo: Reuters/Paul Childs
By Reuters Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
1 year ago

LONDON – Arsenal’s resurgent Alexis Sánchez scored twice to help ease their top-four jitters in a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League at a less than full Emirates Stadium on Thursday.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scores their second goal Photo: Reuters/Eddie Keogh

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez scores their second goal
Photo: Reuters/Eddie Keogh

Consecutive draws had all but ended Arsenal’s chances of overhauling Premier League leaders Leicester City and they began the night only a point above fifth-placed Manchester United in the battle to secure Champions League football.

However, Sánchez struck twice before halftime and Arsenal were untroubled by a poor West Brom side as they registered their 500th victory in the Premier League.

They moved above Manchester City into third place with 63 points and, with two of their last four games at home to struggling Norwich City and relegated Aston Villa, Arsene Wenger’s side are well set to finish in the top four.

With many season-ticket holders electing to miss the game in frustration at another botched title challenge, the atmosphere was flat inside a stadium with lots of empty red seats.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is pictured on a banner on display during the match. Photo: Reuters/Paul Childs.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is pictured on a banner on display during the match. Photo: Reuters/Paul Childs

Sánchez did lift the mood, though, as he took his goal tally to five in the last four league games after a lean spell.

“Overall we should have scored more goals,” a glum Wenger, who has again faced criticism from fans, said.

“Certainly the early goal helped to focus us more on our game. It looks like (Sánchez) is back to his best, he’s sharper, more confident and in the first half he was exceptional.”

Sánchez turned sharply to shoot low past West Brom keeper Ben Foster after six minutes and struck again with a free kick shortly before halftime to put the hosts in control.

Gareth McAuley did send a header against the crossbar in the first half for the visitors but Arsenal were untroubled and should have won by a bigger margin.

Arsenal’s French Olivier Giroud fired straight at Ben Foster and Mesut Ozil was also denied by the keeper, but Arsenal were often guilty of over-elaborating in the final third.

Comments Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
More From The News
Mexico

Mexico Quake Rescuers Race to Free Girl, ...

12 hours ago
World

Battle against I.S. in Raqqa is in 'Fina ...

13 hours ago
Mexico

Soft Soil Makes Mexico City Shake Like i ...

13 hours ago
Mexico

Mexican Red Cross Providing Assistance f ...

14 hours ago
Most Popular

7.1 Magnitude Quake Kills 139 as Buildui ...

By The Associated Press
Mexico

Robberies Reported During Mexico City Qu ...

By The News
Mexico

Mexico Quake Rescuers Race to Free Girl, ...

By The Associated Press
Mexico

Deathtoll Rises to 230 After Mexico 7.1 ...

By Notimex
Mexico

Relief Centers and in Mexico City

By The News
Mexico