Leicester 3-0 Arsenal: 3rd consecutive loss dims Gunners top-4 hopes

Leicester 3-0 Arsenal: 3rd consecutive loss dims Gunners top-4 hopes

Arsenal lost more ground in the race for the top four as Youri Tielemans and Jamie Vardy found the net after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was shown a red card during the first half.

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Match Report

Arsenal’s top-four hopes suffered another blow after Leicester City took advantage of Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ dismissal on Sunday.

Ten-man Arsenal slipped to a third consecutive Premier League loss as Jamie Vardy’s late brace sealed Leicester City’s a 3-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

Defeats to Crystal Palace and Wolves in the past week had already damaged the Gunners’ hopes of securing a top-four spot but their latest reverse against the Foxes now means they could end the day four points shy of the Champions League qualification places, if Chelsea overcome Manchester United.

Match Events

22′ CHANCE! Lacazette’s effort flies a few yards wide

Arsenal work the ball upfield quickly once again and Iwobi puts a great cross into the box from the left wing. He picks out Lacazette in the middle and he takes the shot on the volley, but he sends his effort wide of the post.

27′ Great saves from Leno!

Ndidi rises highest to get on the end of Maddison’s cross and he heads his effort towards the top, far corner and Leno does brilliantly to get a hand to the ball and push it away from goal.

31′ Vardy misses a golden chance!

He was the furthest player forward for Leicester when he’s picked out by Albrighton and he gets ahead of Sokratis to chip the ball over Leno towards the goal. It doesn’t have enough dip on it though and it flies over the crossbar.

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36′ Second Yellow Card! Maitland-Niles sent off

His touch let him down when he received the ball and he slid in on Maddison to try and win it back. The referee is across quickly to show him his second yellow and a red card as he is told to leave the field.

59′ GOAL! Leicester 1-0 Arsenal (Tielemans)

Goal! Youri Tielemans heads Leicester City into a 1-0 lead. He waited to make his run into the box until the cross had been played to him and he was unmarked on the penalty spot as he got his head to the ball and sent his effort past Leno and into the back of the net. 1-0 Leicester!

86′ GOAL! Leicester 2-0 Arsenal (Vardy)

Leicester City move into a 2-0 lead through a Jamie Vardy header. Sokratis doesn’t deal with the ball over the top and Vardy’s initial chip over the goalkeeper rebounds off the crossbar and into his path. Sokratis then doesn’t get off the goal line quick enough and Leno can’t get a hand to block the forward’s header as he fires it into the back of the net.

95′ GOAL! Leicester 3-0 Arsenal (Vardy)

The Arsenal players just seem to stop tracking the forward as he moves into the six-yard box and Leno was drawn towards the cross which left Vardy with a simple tap-in from very close range. 3-0 Leicester! Ricardo Pereira instrumental with a fine assist.

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