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Arsenal beat Sunderland to increase pressure on Moyes

Alexis Sanchez scores for Arsenal at Sunderland

Sanchez took his tally to eight goals this season with his double 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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Match ends, Sunderland 1, Arsenal 4.

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Arsenal 4.

Attempt missed. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal).

Adnan Januzaj (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Jack Rodwell.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Jack Rodwell.

Substitution, Arsenal. Ainsley Maitland-Niles replaces Francis Coquelin.

Offside, Sunderland. Patrick van Aanholt tries a through ball, but Jermain Defoe is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland) because of an injury.

Substitution, Sunderland. Lynden Gooch replaces Duncan Watmore.

Foul by Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal).

Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal).

Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal! Sunderland 1, Arsenal 4. Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

Attempt missed. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

Substitution, Arsenal. Aaron Ramsey replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Goal! Sunderland 1, Arsenal 3. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mesut Özil with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Jack Rodwell.

Attempt blocked. Mesut Özil (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adnan Januzaj (Sunderland).

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Papy Djilobodji.

Attempt missed. Mesut Özil (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Gibbs.

Offside, Sunderland. Jermain Defoe tries a through ball, but Patrick van Aanholt is caught offside.

Goal! Sunderland 1, Arsenal 2. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Gibbs with a cross.

Substitution, Sunderland. Adnan Januzaj replaces Steven Pienaar.

Attempt missed. Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mohamed Elneny with a cross following a corner.

Substitution, Arsenal. Olivier Giroud replaces Alex Iwobi.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Papy Djilobodji.

Offside, Sunderland. Jack Rodwell tries a through ball, but Jermain Defoe is caught offside.

Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.

Goal! Sunderland 1, Arsenal 1. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Petr Cech (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Petr Cech (Arsenal) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Sunderland. Duncan Watmore draws a foul in the penalty area.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37737719