Arsenal 3-1 Plymouth – FA Cup – Highlights
Three second-half goals saw Arsenal take their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with victory over Plymouth.
First Half Highlights
Captain Robin van Persie put the home side in front two minutes after the interval before on-loan defender David Gray turned the ball into his net.
Karl Duguid pulled a goal back for the visitors on 53 minutes when he fired past a flapping Lukasz Fabianski.
But Van Persie netted his second on 83 minutes after keeper Roman Larrieu parried his first shot inside the box.
Although the Gunners were made to sweat after Duguid’s goal, Plymouth were outplayed by their their Premier League opponents.
Plymouth had Larrieu to thank for maintaining parity at half time, producing a series of fine saves as Arsenal searched for an opener.
The best of the lot was a superb reaction save to deny Emmanuel Eboue on 15 minutes after excellent work from the industrious Aaron Ramsey.
The visitors best chance in the first 45 minutes fell to Paul Gallagher, whose clever chip was tipped over the bar by Fabianski.