'Hand of Dog' - Twitter's hilarious reaction to Alexis Sanchez's controversial handball goal

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Football fans posted entertaining replies on social media after the Chilean star controversially bundled Arsenal into the lead against Hull

Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead against Hull City in controversial circumstances as the ball bounced off his hand before crossing the line.

The Gunners missed a number of chances before opening the scoring against the Tigers, breaking the deadlock in fortunate circumstances, which is sure to be used as another example of why video replays are needed.

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In the meantime, fans online were enjoying the goal, with some referring it to the 'Hand of Dog' - a punning tribute to Diego Maradona's infamous 1986 goal against England and Alexis's love of his pet dogs.

The Gunners will be hoping Alexis's strike means their luck has changed ahead of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

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