Premier League

  • J. Vardy 13’
  • J. Vardy 89’
  • 18’ T. Walcott
  • 33’ A. Sánchez
  • 57’ A. Sánchez
  • 81’ A. Sánchez
  • 90’ O. Giroud
1 Half Time 2
Premier League
King Power Stadium
Attendance 32,047


    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      FULL TIME! Arsenal pick up three big away points against Leicester, with Alexis thumping home a hat-trick in a 5-2 victory for the Gunners. Walcott and Giroud grabbed the other goals, with Vardy contributing a brace for the plucky hosts. That's all that we have time for, I've been Simon Harrison and
    • 0'
      HALF TIME! The home side are a goal behind at the interval, with goals from Walcott and Alexis cancelling out an opening finish from Vardy. Exciting and breathless stuff here today, with plenty more action still in the offing! You don't want to go anywhere ahead of the second period.
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      Arsenal substitutes: Debuchy, Gibbs, Arteta, Giroud, Ospina, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chambers.
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      Arsenal starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Cazorla, Flamini; Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis; Walcott.
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      Leicester substitutes: King, Simpson, Kramaric, Ulloa, Schwarzer, Inler, Dodoo.
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      Leicester starting line-up (4-4-2): Schmeichel; De Laet, Morgan, Huth, Schlupp; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Kante, Albrighton; Vardy, Okazaki.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Francis Coquelin joins Tomas Rosicky, Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere on the treatment table, with Mathieu Flamini starting after netting a brace against Tottenham. Theo Walcott is preferred to Olivier Giroud up top, with Aaron Ramsey deployed out on the right-hand side rather than Alex O
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Nathan Dyer ad Matty James are the hosts' only injury absentees, with Gokhan Inler dropping to the bench this afternoon due to lacklustre recent performances. N'Golo Kante fills in the central midfield gap alongside Danny Drinkwater, with Mark Albrighton returning to the starting 11 on th
    • 0'
      I'm Simon Harrison and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from the Midlands, as Arsene Wenger's men look to overtake today's opponents in the league table. Leicester have amassed 12 out of a possible 18 points so far this campaign, avoiding defeat in all of their home contests i
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of Arsenal's Premier League visit to the King Power Stadium, as Leicester await their next potential victim for the season. The Foxes are continuing their excellent late-season form under Claudio Ranieri, with something of a bouncebackability surrounding their firs
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half at the King Power Stadium! The hosts are dressed in all blue, while Arsenal are able to wear their contrasting away strip of gold. Let's see if the Foxes can be a potential banana skin once again! This contest will be played in a cauldron of noise, too!
    • 3'
      The home fans are making a lot of noise, with there real belief that this Leicester side can achieve anything and fight back from sizeable deficits. Alexis races down the left, but De Laet outmuscles the Chilean attacker and shepherds the ball behind for a goal kick. Mahrez is immediately tries to s
    • 5'
      Arsenal try to compose themselves with a patient spell of possession, but Morgan comes across to deny Ramsey. Leicester then break, with Mahrez and Drinkwater combining well down the right flank. The ex-Man United midfielder hooks in a cross, but it is cleared away at the near post for a corner.
    • 6'
      The aforementioned corner is cleared away with ease, meaning that Arsenal resist giving away the first real chance of the afternoon. Moments later, De Laet makes a vital block on the line! An Alexis cross bobbles loose in the penalty area, with a low drive by Cazorla denied by the Belgian!
    • 8'
      Ramsey is playing in a slightly deeper role than the right wing, with Bellerin the man to give the Gunners width out on the touchline. Okazaki tries to race half of the length of the pitch, but Koscielny does well to deny the former Mainz attacker. Wenger's men are settling down into seeing more of
    • 10'
      Mahrez drifts in from the right-hand side, before teeing up Schlupp on the edge of the box. The Ghana international battles his way to the penalty area, before unleashing a powerful effort! Cech parries it away, with Vardy able to pick up the scraps! The Englishman ghosts past Flamini, before scuffi
    • 12'
      Leicester have struck the woodwork already, with the home fans smelling blood! Arsenal's back four is already being asked questions, with the Gunners perhaps a little lacking in terms of sturdiness. Ramsey dribbles his way into the penalty area, but the Welshman is dispossessed brilliantly!
    • 13'
      G J. Vardy Assist D. Drinkwater
    • 13'
      Assist by D. Drinkwater.
    • 13'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! VARDY GIVES THE HOSTS A 1-0 LEAD! What a finish! Leicester counter at real pace, with the former Fleetwood striker released down the left flank! He takes a lovely touch, before sending a heat-seeking curler into the bottom right corner from a narrow angle! Wonderful composure!
    • 15'
      Mahrez quickly sees a shot charged down on the edge of the box, with the Foxes not looking to sit back at all! Huth clears the hosts' lines, with Arsenal struggling to get any attempts arrowing towards Schmeichel. Walcott is poked in behind by Sanchez, but the Foxes' goalkeeper denies the Englishman
    • 17'
      Easy save for Schmeichel! Cazorla and Sanchez combine down the left-hand side for the away side, but the former can only send a dipping effort straight at the goalkeeper! Leicester break and get in behind, but Cech hoofs a clearance away. Vardy is found by a pass to the edge of the box, but the goal
    • 18'
      G T. Walcott Assist D. Drinkwater
    • 18'
      Cazorla provided the assist.
    • 18'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! WALCOTT MAKES IT 1-1! The Gunners counter and hit the hosts where it hurts! The ex-Southampton man is put in behind Huth, with the England international able to squeeze a finish beyond Schmeichel and narrowly inside the right-hand post! Too much pace for the Foxes' central defender
    • 20'
      What a start to this game! It has been end-to-end, exciting stuff, with both teams not really having the pace in central defensive areas to prevent well-directed counter attacks. Koscielny lifts a diagonal over Schlupp, with the Leicester defender and Ramsey colliding off the ball. Meanwhile, Flamin
    • 21'
      SI Arteta SO D. Drinkwater
    • 21'
      Arteta enters play, replacing M. Flamini.
    • 22'
      Schlupp and Albrighton combine on the left flank, but a back-post cross from the latter is headed well clear by Monreal. The hosts keep up the pressure, with the aforementioned Ghanaian able to win a corner from Cazorla. Mahrez takes it short, but an eventual delivery into the box is claimed easily
    • 24'
      Leicester and Arsenal both enjoy spells of possession, with this contest very evenly matched. De Laet is nearly found by a sweeping pass from Mahrez, but the ex-Man United man's poor touch allows for Mertesacker to slide in and clear the visitors' lines.
    • 26'
      Ranieri will be very pleased with how his side have started this game, with Arsenal only able to cause any problems with quick passes in behind their high line. Albrighton is direct with his play once again, whipping in a delivery from the left, but Cech is off his line in a flash to deny Vardy and
    • 28'
      Arsenal work their way out to the right-hand side, but Cazorla is then robbed of possession in midfield. De Laet marauds his way down the right-hand side and manages to pick out Mahrez on the edge of the box, but the Algerian runs into traffic! The Gunners counter, but Ramsey sees a shot charged dow
    • 30'
      Wenger's men have another long spell on the ball, but Leicester are pressing intelligently. Bellerin cuts a pass towards the edge of the penalty area, but Drinkwater intercepts with ease. The Foxes are simply preying on the mistakes of their opponents, before countering at blistering speed.
    • 32'
      Schlupp drives to the 18-yard box once again, but runs into trouble, with both the Ghana international and Mahrez guilty of maybe trying to do a little too much in possession. Arsenal, meanwhile, have only really had two chances of note. Walcott has caused some issues by playing on the last shoulder
    • 33'
      G A. Sánchez Assist D. Drinkwater
    • 33'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! ALEXIS MAKES IT 2-1! The first of the season for the Chile international! He is picked out at the back post, following a good cross from Bellerin! The Spaniard picks out Walcott, with a deflection off De Laet gifting the ex-Barca man a chance at the far upright! He makes no mistake!
    • 35'
      Ten minutes remain until the break, with the Foxes needing to stage another comeback to take maximum points at the King Power Stadium. The home fans aren't happy, given that the referee hasn't given a few decisions their way, but they remain very vocal. This game is showing no signs of settling down
    • 36'
      The home side claim for a penalty, with Mertesacker outmuscling Okazaki in the penalty area! The German defender held off his man, with the former Mainz striker going down in a heap. It didn't appear that the Leicester forward had the ball under his spell at the time, however.
    • 38'
      Ramsey gives away a cheap free kick, with Albrighton flighting in a delivery from the left-hand side. Huth is penalised, however, with Mertesacker hitting the turf following a slight push. Arsenal break, with Cazorla trying his luck from a tight angle, but the ex-Malaga midfielder drags his shot wid
    • 40'
      Leicester break down the right yet again, with Okazaki losing his balance as he attempts to fire a right-footed effort goalwards! The Gunners retaliate, but Alexis' attempted through ball towards Walcott is cut out easily by Huth.
    • 42'
      Kante is picked out on the right, before Drinkwater opens play out to the left. Arsenal are holding their shape well, however, with Mahrez unable to nip his way into pockets of space. Arteta is guilty of conceding a free kick, however, with the substitute sending the Algeria international sprawling
    • 44'
      Morgan is picked out by a lovely free-kick delivery from Albrighton, but the Jamaica international can only send a stooping header wide of the back post! Alexis tries to combine with Walcott, but his pass is deflected to Ozil. The former Real Madrid midfielder lasers a shot over the bar and into the
    • 45'
      There are two minutes of stoppage time in the first half.
    • 46'
      SI A. King SO D. Drinkwater
    • 46'
      A. King comes on for S. Okazaki.
    • 46'
      We are underway in the second half at the King Power Stadium! Arsenal have the lead for now, but the Foxes have been veritable comeback specialists during the current campaign. Wenger's men certainly can't rest on their laurels quite yet!
    • 48'
      Ramsey shapes to release Bellerin down the right-hand side, but instead lifts a diagonal towards Alexis at the back post! The Chilean gets the right side of De Laet, but can't quite manage to control the ball at the byline. Arsenal are enjoying the early possession during the early minutes of the se
    • 50'
      Mahrez is the target of a searching through ball, but Koscielny gets across quickly to make a vital interception. The Gunners counter, with their attack eventually blocked brilliantly by Huth. Ozil's cut back to Alexis was dangerous, but the ex-Chelsea defender stood firm.
    • 52'
      Albrighton sees a cross blocked, following a run down the left, but Arsenal clear their lines. Leicester haven't tested Cech for a while, with King less of a direct aid for Vardy. Mahrez and the aforementioned ex-Villa winger will be able to push higher upfield as a result of the switch, however.
    • 53'
      Huth manages to make a good block to deny Alexis, following neat work on the periphery of the box by Walcott! It loops over the crossbar and onto the roof of the net, with Arsenal winning a corner. The aforementioned Engishman sees a close-range shot charged down, after some good play from Cazorla.
    • 54'
      Walcott hangs a dangerous cross up to the back post from the right byline, but Alexis can only generate enough power on his header to win a corner from De Laet. Wenger's men maintain their pressure, but Cazorla's delivery is headed away easily by Huth.
    • 56'
      Leicester are desperately pressing and harrying in midfield, with Ranieri's men struggling to get a foothold in this second half. Arsenal are seeing more dangerous possession, with Alexis and Walcott looking very dangerous indeed. The home fans are getting louder and louder, urging their personnel t
    • 57'
      G A. Sánchez Assist D. Drinkwater
    • 57'
      M. Özil provided the assist.
    • 57'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! ARSENAL MAKE IT 3-1! Ozil lifts a lovely cross into the penalty area from the left, with Alexis able to rise above Schmeichel to nod in a close-range second! Two goals for the Chilean and Wenger is delighted!
    • 59'
      With just over an hour to go, Leicester need to net three goals if they are to maintain their fantastic home win in the shape of a win. This might be a little bit of a big ask! Ranieri might have to make an alteration, with Ulloa perhaps a bullying presence to add into the mix.
    • 61'
      Over the top from Walcott! The ex-Southampton forward links up well with Ozil and Cazorla, before curling an attempt just wide of the far post! Leicester then break, with Vardy and Koscielny challenging for a heavy through ball! The latter collides with his goalkeeper, as Cech collects with ease.
    • 63'
      Mahrez flights a nicely weighted diagonal in behind Bellerin, but the young Spaniard flicks a clearance away with his heel. The Foxes will be making a change before long, as this game is in danger of really getting away from them. Thus far, it has been a mightily impressive away outing from the Gunn
    • 64'
      SI L. Ulloa SO D. Drinkwater
    • 64'
      M. Albrighton is done for the day. L. Ulloa is his replacement.
    • 65'
      Ulloa is introduced in place of Albrighton, with the Argentine's first contribution taking the shape of a defensive header. Leicester are trying to probe for gaps, but a cross from King is headed behind by Koscielny! The hosts have reverted back to 4-4-2, with Kante asked to offer a little more on t
    • 67'
      King drags a shot wide of the target, unable to call upon the goalscoring ability that snatched Leicester a cup win during the week. Ozil then releases Walcott down the left, but a tame shot from the Englishman is smothered with ease by Schmeichel. The Gunners are running riot on the attack.
    • 68'
      Arteta receives a yellow card.
    • 68'
      Kante sends a bobbling long-range effort wide, with Leicester getting a little desperate in their search for a second goal. Ranieri is continually in discussion with his coaching staff, with this contest perhaps beyond the Foxes. After a two-goal comeback against Villa, however, never say never.
    • 70'
      Time is slowly running out for the hosts, with only 20 minutes left on the clock now. Ramsey tries to flick a pass into the path of Ozil, but Kante does well to track back and intercept. Alexis and Walcott try to link up down the left, but the former's return ball is far too heavy and runs behind fo
    • 72'
      D. Drinkwater receives a yellow card.
    • 72'
      Ramsey tries his luck from the edge of the box, but the Wales international can only sting the palms of Schmeichel - despite having Walcott in a great position to his left. Leicester are struggling to create anything in the second half, with the Gunners consistently looking dangerous on the break.
    • 74'
      Arsenal try to take some of the sting out of the game with some patient possession, with the hosts looking to be a little bit jaded. The first half was played at a tremendously taxing tempo, with the Foxes perhaps struggling now. Yet again, Ramsey takes aim from range, but Walcott deflects it wide o
    • 76'
      Drinkwater delivers a cross from the right-hand side, but De Laet sees a shot charged down! Moments later, the same midfielder tries to clip in a cross from the right byline, but Mertesacker rises well to deny a close-range headed attempt from Ulloa! The visitors are holding firm.
    • 77'
      SI A. Oxlade-Chamberlain SO D. Drinkwater
    • 77'
      A. Oxlade-Chamberlain enters play, replacing A. Ramsey.
    • 77'
      Huth makes a good block with his head to deny Ozil, following yet more intelligent work from Walcott. The England international is opening all kinds of pockets of space for his teammates, solely down to his movement. Arsenal look to make a switch, with Ramsey replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain.
    • 78'
      SI A. Kramarić SO D. Drinkwater
    • 78'
      A. Kramarić enters the game and replaces D. Drinkwater.
    • 79'
      Narrowly over 10 minutes remain for Leicester to make the mother of all comebacks, but Cech hasn't had a great deal to do since the restart. Vardy's running has been more defensive than offensive, with Ranieri looking to fresh things up. Drinkwater is replaced by Croatian forward Kramaric. Meanwhile
    • 80'
      SI O. Giroud SO D. Drinkwater
    • 80'
      T. Walcott is replaced with O. Giroud.
    • 80'
      A cross from the right-hand side is plucked out of the air by Cech, with Mahrez whipping in another disappointing delivery. The Algeria international just hasn't looked at his best this afternoon. Walcott makes his way to the bench for the visitors, with Giroud his replacement for the dying minutes.
    • 81'
      G A. Sánchez Assist D. Drinkwater
    • 81'
      The assist came from Nacho Monreal.
    • 81'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! THREE GOALS FOR ALEXIS! HAT-TRICK FOR THE CHILEAN! It's FOUR! The ex-Udinese winger sends a dipping drive into the bottom-left corner, with Schmeichel left with absolutely no chance! No chance of the Foxes catching the Gunners now.
    • 83'
      The away fans are making a lot of noise now, as they know that Wenger's men can't be caught! Mahrez tries his luck from range, but the wide man can only send a terrible effort sailing over the target. Alexis has stolen the show this afternoon, with the Chilean outshining Leicester's own star. Vardy
    • 85'
      Two good stops from Cech! Mahrez is found in space on the left, but he chops inside and forces a neat save from the Czech goalkeeper! Moments later, the ex-Chelsea shot-stopper stays on his feet to ensure that Ulloa isn't able to turn home a close-range finish!
    • 87'
      Ulloa is denied at the near post by Cech once again! Oxlade-Chamberlain then breaks down the right flank, with Kante physically holding back the England international. Arsenal have a chance from another free kick, but it comes to nothing for them.
    • 89'
      G J. Vardy Assist D. Drinkwater
    • 89'
      L. Ulloa gave the assist.
    • 89'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! VARDY MAKES IT 4-2! The England international curls home a gorgeous finish, placing it narrowly inside the far post after two missed opportunities from Leicester! Cech has been good in the last 10 minutes, but the Czech goalkeeper can't get anywhere near that one!
    • 90'
      G O. Giroud Assist D. Drinkwater
    • 90'
      Assist by Nacho Monreal.
    • 90'
      GOOOOOOOOOAL! 5-2 FOR ARSENAL! Giroud puts the cherry on the cake, with Monreal breaking down the left-hand side well. The Spaniard cuts back a neat cross, with the French substitute sweeping a low finish inside the near post!
    • 45'
      Ranieri is very animated on the touchline, complaining to the fourth official that Arsenal have been putting in some very physical challenges. On the field, meanwhile, Vardy tracks back brilliantly to slide in and deny a sprinting Alexis.
    • 90'
      Vardy is denied by a neat interception from Mertesacker, before Alexis manages to take a neat touch and scamper into the Foxes' penalty are! Schmeichel is quick off his line to claim the ball and deny the Chilean his fourth of the afternoon.
    • 90'
      There are four minutes of stoppage time at the King Power Stadium! Giroud is picked out by a low cross from Cazorla, but the former Montpellier striker fails to make contact with his left foot! It could have been five!

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    Turnovers 0 0


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    Crosses 0 0
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    Fouls Conceded 9 12
    Yellow Cards 1 1
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