Late Sanchez Strike Earns 10-man Arsenal a 2-2 Draw at Spurs

London, Jumada I 25, 1437, Mar 5, 2016, SPA — Alexis Sanchez’s late goal rescued a point for 10-man Arsenal in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Saturday after Francis Coquelin’s sending-off sparked a turnaround in a thrilling Premier League game between the title-chasing north London rivals.
Coquelin was shown a second yellow card in the 55th minute for a reckless foul when Arsenal was 1-0 ahead thanks to Aaron Ramsey’s first-half goal. Within seven minutes, Spurs had gone in front on goals by Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane at White Hart Lane, AP reported.
However, Sanchez scored in the 76th minute from a shot that Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris arguably should have saved, sealing a draw that will be celebrated by league-leader Leicester.
Ahead of its game at Watford later Saturday, Leicester is two points in front of second-place Tottenham and five clear of third-place Arsenal.
Coquelin’s sending-off was a turning point, coming when Arsenal looked composed and in charge after taking the lead.
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