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Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey pounces late to sink dogged Crystal Palace

Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 3:18pm IST | Place: London | Agency: Reuters

  • Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey (extreme right) celebrates with team mates after scoring against Crystal Palace yesterday at Emirates Stadium in their opening fixture of the Barclays Premier League.

Managerless Crystal Palace's week took another turn for the worse when they conceded a stoppage-time goal in a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday on Premier League season's opening day.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey pounced as the clock moved past 90 minutes to complete a comeback win for the Gunners who had trailed after 35 minutes to a Brede Hangeland header.

Arsenal equalised on the stroke of halftime when Laurent Koscielny headed in a free kick from new signing Alexis Sanchez.

Palace, who were rocked by manager Tony Pulis's shock exit on Thursday, seemed to have earned a point with a stubborn defensive display but Welshman Ramsey tucked in a rebound after Mathieu Debuchy's shot was half-saved by Julian Speroni.

Palace had been reduced to 10 men shortly before Arsenal's late winner when Jason Puncheon received a second yellow card. 

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