Leicester claimed their first away league win at Arsenal in 47 years as Jamie Vardy once again proved to be the bane of the Gunners.
Leicester hit the counterattack as their two substitutes combined to ensure a frustrating night for Mikel Arteta.
Yuri Tielemans’ ball over Arsenal’s defense put Cengiz Under behind and he crossed perfectly for Vardy to come home, which was almost an inevitable goal against the Gunners and they held on for a win 1-0.
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“That’s why he’s a great player, he makes great contributions in big games. It shows you how great he is and he is a world class player. I’m lucky to have him here. “
Our man Simon Collings gives his verdict on the Gunners …
(4-3-3): Leno 6; Bellerin 5, Luiz 6 (’49 Mustafi 5), Gabriel 6, Tierney 7; Ceballos 5, Xhaka 5, Partey 5; Saka 6 (65 Pepe 5), Lacazette 4 (81 Nketiah 5), Aubameyang 5.
Star man: Kieran Tierney. It was the best of a bad group on a tough night for Arsenal. Seems to suit this new 4-3-3 formation.
The winner of the match spoke to Sky Sports…
“We weathered the storm, we started to get in, we played well and came away with a 1-0 victory. It’s big for us, but it’s only the next game. We had some bad results and we just wanted to fix it. .
“Fortunately I had an impact and we take the three points at home, it gives us a little boost because the last two games weren’t good enough and now we can build on that. “
Jamie Vardy says it was always the plan for him to come in for the last half hour and try to make an impact. He certainly did.
Brendan Rodgers has a smile from ear to ear. His master plan worked to absolute perfection.
FULL TIME | Arsenal 0-1 Leicester |
90 + 3 minutes: It would have sealed it!
Vardy runs on Mustafi’s back and is in a tight angle but Leno stands up and he ends up hitting him on the head and getting behind.
90 minutes: There will be five more minutes …
87 minutes: Eddie Nkeitiah is now on, hard it is Kieran Tierney who was sacrificed rather than Alexandre Lacazette now.
Does Arsenal still have something?
You knew that, didn’t you?
Jamie Vardy, off the bench, and he started again for the Foxes, running behind to meet the Under cross and give the visitors the lead!
Final roll of the dice now for Arteta as Nketiah prepares to come. Lacazette was poor tonight and never really started after this miss.
74 minutes: Jonny Evans is next in the book for his role in a collision that left Tielemans and Lacazette stricken after a heads-up clash.
68 minutes: Good football, good stop. Aubameyang arrives at the signing and snaps to the far post where Bellerin comes in for a clean volley on target, but Schmeichel is up to it.
Another good performance from Saka there. He is quickly becoming a regular part of this forward three and Pepe on the bench is a nice option for Arteta. He changed the game against Sheffield United. Can he do it now?
66 minutes: How long Saka has been playing for, I suspect his injury is nothing serious, but Nicolas Pepe is not.
63 minutes: Remarkable decision. Hector Bellerin, who has already been booked, slips on Justin and gets nothing from the ball.
He’s already arguing with the referee, probably worried about being about to be sent off, but he’s not even called for a foul. Leicester is half livid, half baffled.
60 minutes: Here’s the change – Jamies Vardy replaces Praet.
57 minutes: Alexandre Lacazette is the next man in the book as he takes out Jonny Evans as the center-half is in the air winning a header.
Jamie Vardy is being prepared.
55 minutes: Saka still doesn’t move freely but tries to run away. Remember there is no Willian on the Arsenal bench, but Nicolas Pepe is an option.
The Leicester man has been reserved and Saka hangs out cautiously.
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Date, time and place
Arsenal vs Leicester are scheduled to kick off at 7.15pm GMT tonight (25th October 2020).
The game will be played behind closed doors at the Emirates Stadium and no fans are expected to be in attendance due to government guidelines regarding the coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be broadcast live via pay-per-view on Sky Sports Box Office at a cost of £ 14.95.
Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Partey, Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Sous-marins: Runarsson, Maitland-Niles, Pepe, Mustafi, Elneny, Willock, Nketiah
Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Fofana, Evans, Fuchs, Castagne, Tielemans, Mendy, Justin, Praet, Maddison, Barnes
Sous-marins: Morgan, Vardy, Albrighton, Ward, Iheanacho, Under, Choudhury
Arbitre: Craig Pawson
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