Hull City 1 Arsenal 3: Latest from Tigers

  • Hull City 1 Arsenal 3: Latest from Tigers

Hull City 1 Arsenal 3: Latest from Tigers

Alex Iwobi and Alexis Sanchez were among the goals for Arsenal, as they defeated 10-man Hull City 4-1 at the KCOM Stadium.

A comeback was not to be with Alexis Sanchez sealing the win only moments later, re-establishing the two-goal lead with less than eight minutes to play after a Walcott shot was deflected by Jakupović straight to the Chilean. It wasn't the prettiest goal you'll ever see, but given Arsenal's struggles to create clearcut chances so far this season, it will come as a relief to manager Arsene Wenger.

Sanchez missed the penalty but the damage had been done, Theo Walcott rewarding the Gunners' numerical advantage with a second early in the second half.

The victory is Arsenal's seventh in eight games against the Tigers, and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will have been pleased to see his side dominate and pick up their third Premier League win on the bounce.

"I feel overall it was a positive performance after playing away in the Champions League and away again today", the Frenchman added. I think he will have a huge impact as a player.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the game Wenger said he was surprised that the Chile global took the kick and would be speaking to his players to determine why he had taken responsibility for the penalty.

The opening goal came just before the 20-minute mark as an attacking blitz from the visitors ended in Iwobi's drilled effort from 12 yards, deflecting off Sanchez and into the back of the net. He arrived, we are in September and we started in August, so it is one month. And I don't want to say this, but they're not guaranteed to finish in the top four in the Premier League either.

The scoreline was perhaps harsh on the 10 men of Hull, who rallied manfully to bring the score back to 2-1 as the match entered the final 10 minutes.

Now at Goodison Park, the former Barcelona player has revived the Toffees following a late-season collapse under Roberto Martinez last term, leading Everton to an unbeaten start to this season after five games.