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Aaron Ramsey’s Goal Extends Arsenal’s ‘Late’ Title Hunt

Arsenal maintained their late pursuit of Chelsea at the top of the table with a 1-0 victory over Burnley courtesy of a goal from Aaron Ramsey.

Burnley sat deep and were happy to foul Arsenal to disrupt their rhythm, and Arsenal players were equally happy to go down easily to make the most of the indiscipline.

The deadlock was broken after just 12 minutes when Ramsey rifled into the roof of the net after Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil had shots blocked.

Burnley almost got back on level terms midway through the opening period when Kieran Trippier free kick from 25 yards needed to be palmed away by keeper David Ospina.

Within moments, Arsenal almost doubled their advantage when Mezut Ozil curled a free kick inches wide of the Clarets left-hand post.

Burnley, perhaps spurred on by the fact that Leicester City beat West Bromwich Albion earlier in the day, tried to manufacture an opening of their own early in the second half, but were unable to create a clear-cut chance. Indeed, they nearly fell further behind on 57 minutes when Alexis Sanchez fired a low drive from 25 yards that Heaton needed to turn away.

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