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Highlights: Arsenal beat Hull City 3-1 thanks to an Alexis Sanchez brace

Some sublime passing and touches from Arsenal produced a dominant performance over relegation battling Hull City.

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News 05 May 2015, 09:41 IST
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Alexis Sanchez has now scored 24 goals for Arsenal this season

Arsenal began the match in typical sensational fashion once again having began the game with the same starting XI for four games in a row. The Hull City defence was visibly being stretched, yet they managed to hang on for a while.

It was only in the 28 minute that Alexis Sanchez broke the deadlock as he was brought down in a dangerous area and converted the free-kick via a deflection from Micheal Dawson’s head. 

The Gunners’ second goal also had a touch of fortune as Ramsey’s deflected shot looped in past Steven Harper in Hull’s goal. However, Santi Cazorla’s ball over the top to find him was immaculate and Ramsey did well to get himself the space to get the shot away, only to be looped in by a deflection from Robbie Brady.

The Welshman’s involvement in Sanchez’s second goal of the night was even better as he played the Chilean in with a reverse ball that took the Hull defence out of the equation. The former Barcelona man knocked the ball wide past the keeper and slotted it into the goal. 

Arsenal kept attacking in the second half as well but could not find the  back of the net. Steven Quinn was able to grab Hull a consolation goal through his headed goal from Ahmed Elmohamady’s well floated deep cross.

Arsenal had more positives from the game as Jack Wilshere who has been sidelined with injury problems since November made an appearance and looked in good nick for the London club.

The win puts Arsenal level on points with Manchester City but behind them in third due to inferior goal difference. However, the Gunners have a game in hand over City. They also have an FA Cup final to look forward to at the end of May.

Things look relatively grim for Hull as they remain only a point above the relegation zone, though, they have exhibited some good form off late.

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