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Sanchez strike confirms Arsenal as kings of late goals

27 Nov 2017
Burnley v Arsenal< Alexis Sanchez goal

Stoppage-time penalty against Burnley extends lead over Chelsea but Gunners not No 1 for last-gasp winners

Alexis Sanchez’s stoppage-time penalty for Arsenal at Burnley on Sunday set a Premier League record and consolidated the Gunners as the team with the most goals in the 90th minute or later of Premier League matches.

But Arsene Wenger's side are not No 1 for winners scored in the last minute of normal time of matches or later.

The Chilean's spot-kick in the second minute of stoppage time at Turf Moor was the third consecutive match that Arsenal had beaten Burnley via a goal that late.

It had been one of four fixtures to have had one team score such a winner twice in succession over the same opponent: Manchester United did it twice to Manchester City in 2009/10; Chelsea to Stoke City in 2008/09 and 2009/10; and Liverpool to Chelsea in 2001/02 and 2002/03.

Sanchez's strike also marked the 25th time in the Premier League Arsenal had scored a winning goal in the 90th minute or later, but the Gunners are not the kings of late winners.

That crown is held at present by Liverpool, who lead this ranking with 29 winners, although they have not scored one since Sadio Mane did so at Goodison Park in the Merseyside derby 11 months ago.

Interestingly, despite the mythical status of goals scored in "Fergie time" for Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils lie sixth in the rankings with 18 late winners.

But Arsenal do lead the table for goals scored overall in the 90th minute or later in the Premier League and are the only team to have reached three figures.

Sanchez’s winner was the 114th Arsenal have scored this late, consolidating their lead over Chelsea and United.

Goals scored in 90th minute or later
Club Winning goals Club Total goals
Liverpool 29 Arsenal 114
Arsenal 25 Chelsea 99
Chelsea 20 Man Utd 97
Everton Everton 79
Spurs Liverpool
Man Utd 18 Spurs 77
Newcastle 17 Man City 65


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