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Arsenal come from 2-0 down to beat Villa in FA Cup fourth round

Arsenal 3 (Van Persie pen 54, Walcott 57, Van Persie pen 61) Aston Villa 2 (Dunne 33, Bent 45+1)

Three goals early in the second half saw Arsenal bounce back from a 2-0 half-time deficit to secure a 3-2 win against Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday.

Robin Van Persie scored from the penalty spot in the 54th minute and Theo Walcott equalised three minutes later, then Van Persie gave the home side the lead with another penalty in the 61st minute.

Thierry Henry made an appearance from the subs bench and squandered an opportunity to add a fourth Arsenal goal. 

Arsenal dominated the first 30 minutes but Aston Villa took the lead in the 33rd minute, when Richard Dunne headed home Robbie Keane's cross. Darren Bent scored Villa's second in first half stoppage time.

Arsenal will travel to Sunderland or Middlesbrough in the fifth round.

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