(Video) Goal: Arsenal 2-1 Reading – Alexis Sanchez benefits from goalkeeping error but the tie is far from over

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Arsenal have been given a major boost in their quest to retain the FA Cup trophy with Chilean Alexis Sanchez squeezing a shot past Adam Federici who will be having nightmares should that be the goal which costs Reading.

The game was balanced heading into the second half of extra time after Reading enjoyed a dominant period at the end of normal time and once again, Arsenal’s Chilean magician came up with the goods to save his team.

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Scoring his 22nd goal of the season, Wenger will certainly be expecting his side to close out the encounter in the final 15 minutes of a enthralling FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

With Francis Coquelin off, Arsenal’s defensive solidity will be severely tested by a Reading side who will be lauded no matter the outcome of this game. Arsenal needed penalties to beat Wigan last year, they are conserving all their energy to not win without the nervy shootout this time around.

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