Alexis Sanchez sends Manchester United a message

Alexis Sanchez sends Manchester United a message

Chile 4-1 Honduras: Alexis Sanchez scores his 41st international goal

Its been a mixed international break for Sanchez who has missed two penalties for Chile but the Man Utd forward has scored twice as well.

Alexis Sanchez struck his 41st international goal for Chile as they defeated Honduras 4-1 on Tuesday night – with the hosts awarded three penalties.

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The Manchester United forward saw his penalty on the hour mark saved by Honduras goalkeeper Luis Lopez, only to pounce on the rebound and score.

Arturo Vidal scored a brace before Alex Lopez pulled a goal back for Honduras, only for Sanchez to convert after having a penalty saved and Nicolas Castillo to net from the spot late on.

Sanchez, who has been out of sorts all season for his club, is Chiles all-time record goalscorer and his 41st goal for them came in his 124th appearance.

Chile only needed eight minutes to take the lead, Vidal on hand to tap in after Sanchezs header from a Jean Beausejour cross was saved by Luis Lopez.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates his 41st international goal for Chile, converting on the rebound after seeing a penalty saved in their 4-1 friendly win over Honduras

Vidal blasted in a penalty with 10 minutes remaining in the half, only for Alex Lopez to respond for Honduras, tucking away an Alberth Elis cutback.

Chile were jeered by their own supporters during a 3-2 loss to Costa Rica on Friday night but produced a much-improved performance in Temuco.

A handball decision led to Chiles second penalty on the hour-mark and Sanchez was denied by Luis Lopez, only to pounce on the rebound.

They took an eighth-minute lead when Sanchezs header from a Jean Beausejour cross was saved by Luis Lopez, only for Arturo Vidal to tap home.

And Vidal doubled the lead 10 minutes before half-time, only for Alex Lopez to halve the deficit shortly afterwards.

A handball decision handed Sanchez the opportunity to make it 3-1, one he took at the second time of asking.

And a third penalty – again for handball – saw Nicolas Castillo seal a straightforward win for Chile six minutes from the end.

Sanchez will hope to be involved when United return to action at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

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