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EPL: Sanchez scores first Man Utd goal, Man City held by Burnley and the Arsenal run riot

January signings Alexis Sanchez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for their new clubs as Man City dropped points after being held by Burnley.

By SportBrief Reporter

Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal for Manchester United as they beat Huddersfield to cut the gap on Manchester City to 13 points

After an uneventful first half, Romelu Lukaku gave Man United the lead on 55 minutes with a close-range volley.

Sanchez was then fouled by Huddersfield defender Michael Hefele to win a penalty and the Chilean, a January signing from Arsenal, stepped up to take the spot-kick.

The forward saw his low shot saved by Jonas Lossl, but made no mistake with the rebound to double United’s lead on his home debut.

Earlier, Johann Berg Gudmundsson scored a late equaliser for Burnley as City failed to win for just the fourth time this season.

Danilo scored a superb, curling opener for Pep Guardiola’s side but the visitors failed to take their chances, with Raheem Sterling missing an open goal inside the six-yard box.

And in the late match at the Emirates Stadium, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a debut goal and Aaron Ramsey netted his first hat-trick to give Arsenal a thrilling 5-1 victory over Everton.

The Gunners looked menacingly unplayable as another January signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan also impressed on the day, picking up a hat-trick of assists.

Wenger was pleased with Ramsey’s showing, saying: “He is calm in finishing. He used to rush it. Over the years, I think he can get 10-15 goals a season.”

 

 

 

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