Football: Sanchez Rounds Off Arsenal Romp Over Limp Swansea

Football: Sanchez rounds off Arsenal romp over limp Swansea

SWANSEA, United Kingdom, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 14th Jan, 2017 ) : Alexis Sanchez's 14th goal of the season added the finishing touch to Arsenal's convincing 4-0 Premier League victory over relegation battlers Swansea on Saturday elevating them to third. The in-form France striker Olivier Giroud gave the visitors a first half lead before own goals from Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton and an opportunist strike from Chilean star Sanchez completed the job.

The Gunners rose to third from fifth and head Liverpool on goal difference although they can go above Arsenal again if they draw or beat Manchester United on Sunday. The crushing defeat and Hull's win over Bournemouth sees Swansea fall to the bottom of the table a point from safety. It was a chastening home bow for Swansea manager Paul Clement. The Englishman -- lured from being Carlo Ancelotti's assistant at Bayern Munich to replace Bob Bradley -- saw his side capitulate in a second half that was totally one-sided. They put up more of a fight in the first-half and could have gone in front in the 10th minute when Petr Cech was called upon to push aside a firm strike from Naughton.