Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Arsenal stun Leicester with a superb comeback

Arsenal came a goal down to beat third placed Leicester and to overturn results at King Power stadium during their Sunday fixture.

Youri Tielemens gave the host the lead when he run through to fire a far corner ball and into the net in the 6th minute.

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The visitors refused to give up as they pushed and attacked and their efforts were awarded when David Luiz headed home from a Willian free kick in the 39th minute.

Alexandre Lacazette fired Arsenal to the lead from the penalty when the VAR found Ndindi guilty of fouling Nicolas Pepe inside the box. The Frenchman made no error in his shot.

Pepe sealed the win in the second half when he tapped home a Willian strike and give Arteta a shocking win given his choice of players in the fixture.

The win was an extension of Mikel Arteta’s weekday win against Benfica in the Europa League following their first leg 1-1 tie. Leicester were walking in after as shocking 2-0 defeat by Slavia Prague in the same league.

Brendan Rodgers suffered another blow when Harvey Bannes was carried off the field on a stretcher after suffering a possible thigh injury in the 51st minute.

The win still leaves Arsenal in position 10 with 37 points, 6 points away from 6th placed Chelsea and 8 shy of a Champions League spot. Leicester on the other hand are still on third position with 49 points.

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Alex Kiprop
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