Controversial Sanchez Penalty Takes Arsenal Into Top Four

Arsenal have moved into the top four after star forward Alexis Sanchez scored a controversial stoppage time penalty to give the Gunners a 1-0 win at Burnley in a week 13 Premier League clash.

The home side edged their visitors in a keenly contested first half but Arsene Wenger’s side returned after the break to seize control. Arsenal struggled to create clearcut openings despite their second half supremacy and the game was moving towards a 0-0 result until centre referee Lee Mason pointed to the spot in favour of the North London side.

The impressive James Tarkowski was penalised for a push on Aaron Ramsey and the resulting penalty was dispatched by Alexis Sanchez to give his side just a second away win of the season.

The last gasp win takes Arsenal above Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur into the top four in the interesting race for UEFA Champions League (UCL) qualification ahead of next season.

In the earlier game, Charlie Austin scored twice as Southampton beat Everton 4-1 to pour further misery on the Toffees.

Dusan Tadic’s opening goal for the home side was cancelled out by a fantastic strike from Gylfi Sigurdsson before Austin’s brace took the game away from the away side paving the way for club captain Steven Davis to wrap up the convincing win.