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Arsenal rejects Yaya Sanogo and Marouane Chamakh tear Southampton apart

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Yaya Sanogo and Marouane Chamakh have both managed to do something Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez couldn't this afternoon, score at St Mary's to derail in-form Southampton in a pulsating FA Cup fourth-round tie.

The Gunners rejects were joined together in attack by Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew, a partnership that quickly made a mockery of sceptics on Twitter as the pair combined on no fewer than three occasions.

Sanogo took 655 minutes to score his first Arsenal goal, but is clearly improving as 100 minutes into his Palace career a maiden strike for the Eagles arrived in a very credible 3-2 win for Pardew's resurgent side.

Dynamic duo end Southampton's FA Cup run

Chamakh was back in attack and scored away from home for the first time in 385 days to equalise for Palace on the south coast, placing a right-footed shot down the middle from close range to build a run of momentum which clearly captured Sanogo's imagination.

Arsenal's much-maligned French striker got in on the act with Palace losing 2-1, equalising on 21 minutes before Chamakh turned the match on its head with his second before half-time.

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Arsenal fans can hardly believe it

Sanogo always creates a special kind of storm on Twitter, so it was nice to see some of his biggest fans get creative after seeing only his second goal in English football, which in fairness even he looked surprised to score.

On a day when Chelsea slipped 4-2 at home to Bradford City and Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur both went out of the FA Cup one man still had the last laugh, take it away Sanogo...

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