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Nketiah strikes to hand Arsenal victory

6 Jan 2017
Eddie Nketiah scores the winner for Arsenal against Derby County in the PL2

Substitute scores winner to beat Derby 2-1 in Division 1 match at London Colney

Eddie Nketiah scored the winner as Arsenal opened 2017 with a 2-1 victory over Derby County.

In a match between the two sides promoted from Division 2 last season, Savvas Mourgos opened the scoring at London Colney after only six minutes.

But Derby equalised seven minutes after half-time through Timi-Max Elsnik but Nketiah, who came on at half-time, struck to lift Arsenal to fifth in the Division 1 table. Derby remain bottom.

See: PL2 tables

See: Arsenal report 

Arsenal play again in PL2 on Monday, when they travel to Southampton, while Derby's next PL2 match is at home to Sunderland on 17 January.

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