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Arsenal beat Sunderland to increase pressure on Moyes

Alexis Sanchez scores for Arsenal at Sunderland

Arsenal increased the pressure on Sunderland manager David Moyes with a comfortable victory over a Black Cats side who remain bottom of the table and without a Premier League win this season.

Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners ahead when he got in front of defender Lamine Kone to head in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross.

The dominant visitors had a strong penalty appeal turned down after Sanchez looked to have been brought down before Jermain Defoe equalised from the spot after keeper Petr Cech had fouled Duncan Watmore.

However, Arsenal reasserted their authority and lead with three goals in six minutes and 20 seconds.

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to guide in a shot and then headed in a Mesut Ozil corner, while Sanchez tucked in an effort from close range.

The win moved Arsenal top of the Premier League but, whether they stay there, depends on how Manchester City and Liverpool fare in their later games.

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Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 13Pickford
  • 2Jones
  • 23Koné
  • 16O'Shea