Alexis Sanchez produced a stunning second-half hat trick in 15 minutes as Arsenal cruised to a 5-1 victory over struggling West Ham on Saturday in the Premier League.
LONDON (AP) —
Sanchez's hat trick, along with goals from
A fifth consecutive Premier League match without victory will increase the pressure on West Ham manager
The visitors were afforded too much space in the final third from the outset at the London Stadium, with West Ham not helped by James Collins' muscle injury forcing the introduction of
Arsenal wasted a handful of opportunities in the opening stages, before the ever-reliable duo of Sanchez and Ozil produced the decisive contributions.
Chile forward Sanchez raced through before squaring for Ozil to tap home in the 24th.
Arsenal was never taken out of its comfort zone before Sanchez produced a moment of magic to double the lead in the 72nd.
The striker received the ball outside the box on the left with little danger apparent before spinning
Sanchez's first strike triggered a spate of five goals in 15 minutes, as he beat the helpless Randolph once more with unerring accuracy as the ball fell to him on the edge of the box in the 80th.
Just three minutes later
Sanchez had the final word as he completed his hat trick with a sublime dummy and dinked finish to move Arsenal up to second in the Premier League, three points behind Chelsea.
Tottenham thrashes Swansea
LONDON (AP) —
Kane ended a week in which he signed a new 5-1/2 year deal with Spurs by scoring either side of
Eriksen rounded off a convincing win with goals in the 70th minute and then in injury time for fifth-placed Tottenham.
Swansea dropped back to the bottom of the standings, a week after picking up its first win under American coach Bradley.
Leicester continues to stumble
SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Leicester lost for the seventh time in 14 matches of its stumbling Premier League title defense, slumping to a 2-1 defeat at Sunderland on Saturday.
Defoe struck in the 77th minute after