Premier League

  • T. Walcott 70’
  • D. Welbeck 90’
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2 Full Time 1
0 Half Time 1
14/02/2016
Premier League
Emirates Stadium
Attendance 60,009

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Another booking now for Arsenal - a third of the game for the hosts - as Ramsey picks up a yellow card for a hefty challenge on Okazaki.
    • 0'
      Well, that’s all from me for this afternoon. It has been an absolute pleasure to bring you all the action from the Emirates, where Arsenal sealed a last-gasp win over title-rivals Leicester in the final moments of the game thanks to Danny Welbeck’s header. Until next time, thank you and goodbye!
    • 0'
      And, after a string of stunning saves by Kasper Schmeichel, Arsene Wenger’s side finally made their pressure count in the final seconds courtesy of Welbeck’s superb header. The defeat is just a third of the campaign for Leicester, but Ranieri will know that it may well be a decisive moment in the r
    • 0'
      Though Arsenal show terrific grit and determination to come from behind and win the game, Leicester may well consider themselves incredibly unlucky to not have been awarded a penalty just moments prior to the sending off of Danny Simpson. However, the hosts still had a lot of work to do, and it took
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME! That’s it, it’s all over from the Emirates! What an amazing game of football we have just seen, with 10-man Leicester City undone right at the death by a superb header from substitute Danny Welbeck - making his first appearance in 10 months! That victory sees Arsenal risk into second plac
    • 0'
      Arsenal may well feel aggrieved that they were not awarded a free-kick in the build-up to the penalty incident, however, as Morgan had lent slightly upon the shoulders of Ozil to win a header. A foul would have seemed very harsh, though, and the hosts can only have themselves to blame for not defend
    • 0'
      It has been a superb display from Leicester, who soaked up the Arsenal pressure throughout before using their pace on the counter-attack to quite devastating effect. Kante has been particularly impressive, with the former Caen midfielder having dominated the centre of the park so far, and it was his
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME! What a first half for Leicester, who have taken the lead in the final moments of the opening 45 minutes courtesy of Vardy’s excellent penalty. Arsenal started brightly, but Ranieri’s side held their ground and in all truth created the more clear-cut chances, and are more than worthy of th
    • 0'
      The teams are making their way out from the tunnel now, in front of what is a full house at the Emirates. It promises to be quite the encounter!
    • 0'
      Wenger has heaped the praise upon Leicester in the build-up to this afternoon’s clash, admitting that the "football romantics" will all be behind the visitors and labelling Riyad Mahrez as having “dominated the Premier League". A key battle today is likely to be between Per Mertesacker and Jamie Var
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Leicester substitutes: King, Gray, Ulloa, Dyer, Wasilewski, Chilwell, Schwarzer.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Leicester (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Kante, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Arsenal substitutes: Ospina, Walcott, Flamini, Chambers, Welbeck, Campbell, El Nenny.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Ramsey; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud.
    • 0'
      The team news is in now from the Emirates. While Leicester’s matchday squad is entirely unchanged from their victory over Manchester City last weekend, Wenger has made two changes to the line-up that started against Bournemouth. In defence, Per Mertesacker replaces Gabriel Paulista, who is out with
    • 0'
      As for Leicester, their quite-brilliant story continued with a superb 3-1 victory over Manchester City last time out, with Robert Huth scoring twice either side of Riyad Mahrez’s spectacular solo effort to claim the spoils at the Etihad Stadium. The defeat to Arsenal back in September was their firs
    • 0'
      After a run of four games without a league victory, Arsenal finally returned to winning ways as they dispatched AFC Bournemouth 2-0 last time out, with Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain grabbing the goals at the Vitality Stadium. Wenger’s side come into this game knowing that a win will, at lea
    • 0'
      Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the LIVE coverage of this huge top-of-the-table Premier League clash between Arsenal and Leicester City. The league leaders come into today’s early kick-off with a five-point gap between themselves and Arsene Wenger’s side - who sit in third place, and Clau
    • 1'
      KICK-OFF! On the sound of Martin Atkinson’s whistle, Arsenal get proceedings up and running here at the Emirates! They will attack from left to right in the first half.
    • 2'
      CLOSE! An early chance for Arsenal, as Oxlade-Chamberlain makes inroads down the right flank and wins a corner. The set-piece is whipped in by the aforementioned England winger, and Sanchez rises to meet it at the back post, but his header back across goal sails just wide of the upright.
    • 4'
      Good pressure here from Arsenal, who are not allowing their visitors any time or space on the ball. They work a patient move out to the left wing, where Sanchez combines with Monreal before the Chilean is scythed down by Drinkwater, giving Arsenal a free-kick in a dangerous area...
    • 6'
      The free-kick is a poor one from Ozil, but the ball does somehow find its way through into the feet of Giroud. The Frenchman manages to lay it off into the path of Sanchez, but the diminutive forward is unable to get his shot away before being swarmed by Leicester’s defenders.
    • 8'
      Cool and composed defending from Koscielny, who takes a long ball from Morgan down on his chest expertly. The touch seems to have got away from him at first as Vardy looks to knick in and retrieve possession, but the former Lorient centre-back recovers swiftly to regain control and kick-start anothe
    • 10'
      Fantastic skill from Ozil, who does brilliantly to chase down a loose pass and back-heel a ball back into the path of Oxlade-Chamberlain. The England man drifts inside and attempts to dink in a cross which does appear to strike the arm of Kante, but the referee waives away the appeals for a penalty.
    • 12'
      It has been an extremely positive start from the hosts, who have looked to get on the front foot straight from kick-off, but Leicester are holding their ground so far. Koscielny switches things up for Arsenal, going long to Giroud, who takes the ball down on the edge of the visitors’ area before win
    • 14'
      OFFSIDE! Almost an opening for Leicester there! The visitors manage a rare foray forward which results in Fuchs dinking an inviting chip into the path of Okazaki. The Japan forward takes it down expertly, but is unable to apply the finishing touch. It wouldn’t have counted anyway, as the linesman's
    • 16'
      GREAT GOALKEEPING! End to end play here at the Emirates, as Schmeichel does superbly to race out and prevent Ramsey getting in on goal. The resulting counter-attack sees Leicester race upfield through Albrighton, who lofts a precise cross to the back post. Vardy meets it with a header, but Cech gets
    • 19'
      Almost! That’s poor from Ozil, really, who had acres of space to run into behind Leicester’s defence, but the Germany playmaker had strayed offside and the chance goes begging.
    • 21'
      CLOSE! Fuchs ventures forward down the left wing, but a sloppy touch results in Oxlade-Chamberlain stealing possession. The former Southampton midfielder drives into the penalty area before sliding a low cross into Giroud, but the France striker is unable to generate any power on his toe-poked effor
    • 23'
      Great pressing from Leicester, as Kante powers forward from midfield before teeing up Mahrez, but the Algerian is unable to get a cross into the area and Arsenal claw it clear. The visitors are really starting to grow into proceedings now after withstanding that glut of early pressure from the hosts
    • 25'
      SUPERB DEFENDING! What a block that is from Morgan, as the Leicester captain gets across to prevent Sanchez’s goalbound effort troubling Schmeichel. The chance came down the right wing for Arsenal, with Oxlade-Chamberlain again utilising his pace to get the better of Fuchs.
    • 26'
      Poor! That’s a bad miss from Giroud, who rises highest to meet the resulting corner. It is a free header for the ex-Montpellier striker, but he can only direct his effort over the crossbar from close range. Wasteful!
    • 29'
      Excellent counter-attacking play once more from Leicester, who work a move down the left wing through Kante. The dynamic box-to-box midfielder jinks his way past Bellerin with ease before lofting a cross to Mahrez at the back post, but the skilful winger is eventually crowded out by Arsenal’s defend
    • 30'
      That’s a superb tackle from Kante, who as always seems to have been everywhere in the opening half-an-hour of this fixture, as the uncapped Frenchmen gets in a timely challenge on his compatriot Giroud to keep Arsenal well-camped in their own territory. What a signing he has been for Leicester!
    • 32'
      DISALLOWED! That was close, but it is the correct call by the linesman! Bellerin forged some space down the right before cutting a neat reverse pass back into Ozil, who picked out the run of Giroud with a sublime cross. The Frenchman duly got on the end of it and powered a header past Schmeichel, bu
    • 34'
      Another opportunity now for the hosts, as they win a corner out on the left. Ozil drifts in an out-swinging cross towards Koscielny, but the centre-back is unable to connect with his attempted header and Leicester clear the danger - momentarily at least.
    • 36'
      A first yellow card of the game now, as Francis Coquelin goes into Martin Atkinson's book for a tactical foul on Mahrez. The Algerian winger had looked to speed away from the Arsenal midfielder, who could only bring him down with a desperate slide-tackle.
    • 39'
      WHAT AN EFFORT! Leicester again launch a swift counter-charge that results in Mahrez holding the ball up brilliantly. He plays it back to Drinkwater, who sweeps a first-time pass out to Kante on the left wing. The midfielder turns inside onto his right foot before looping a curling strike towards th
    • 40'
      Mahrez whips in the resulting set-piece from the right flank, which Huth rises highest to latch onto, but the powerful German centre-back cannot direct his effort on target and Arsenal escape unscathed.
    • 43'
      PENALTY TO LEICESTER!!! WHAT A MOVE FROM THE VISITORS! Kante does superbly to beat Koscielny to the ball and poke a pass into the path of Vardy. The England striker stands up Monreal before jinking his way around the Spaniard, who can do nothing but take him down, with Martin Atkinson pointing strai
    • 44'
      During the penalty incident, there was also a late lunge by Koscielny on Kante, and the Arsenal centre-back has duly recieved a yellow card for that foul.
    • 45'
      GOOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! What a finish by Vardy, who sends Cech the wrong way with a venomoulsy-driven penalty into the bottom-right corner. Arsenal 0-1 Leicester!!!
    • 46'
      SI C. Chambers SO L. Koscielny
    • 46'
      Second-half! Leicester get this fantastic game back under way at the Emirates. This is set to be a huge 45 minutes in the Premier League title race! Arsenal have been forced into a chnage at the interval, with the injured Laurent Koscielny being replaced by Calum Chambers.
    • 47'
      SO CLOSE! What a chance for Arsenal straight from the restart! Sanchez works his way down the left before sliding a pass into Giroud, who goes for goal with a sweeping first-time effort that Drinkwater blocks with an excellent sliding challenge. The rebound falls out to Ramsey, but the Wales midfiel
    • 48'
      Confirmation of that injury to Koscielny, now, with the Arsenal man having picked up a dead-leg in that collision with Kante in the build-up to Leicester’s penalty.
    • 49'
      A first booking of the game now for Leicester, as Danny Simpson goes into the book for a foul on Sanchez. The hosts watse the free-kick, however, and Drinkwater manages to hook a fantastic pass into the path of Vardy, who harrasses Bellerin into conceding a throw-in deep in Arsenal's territory. Grea
    • 51'
      SURELY THAT’S A PENALTY!? Mahrez picks up possession and, for the first time this game, finally manages to drive at Monreal. He completely fools the Arsenal defender with a sublime bit of footwork before being caught by the full-back’s trailing leg, but the referee waives away the appeals for a seco
    • 52'
      A second booking now for Leicester, as Christian Fuchs gets a yellow card for a late lunge on Giroud, who had already played in Oxlade-Chamberlain, but the England winger could not apply the finish.
    • 54'
      RED CARD! Well, what a huge decision this is from Martin Atkinson, as he chooses to give Simpson his marching orders after the former Manchester United defender had pulled on the shirt of Giroud. It really does seem an incredibly harsh decision, and Leicester will now have to hang on with 10 men for
    • 57'
      A booking now for Kante, after he had brought down Ozil. Martin Atkinson at first seemed not to book the Frenchman, but after a pause to think - during which he was bombarded by Arsenal’s players - he elects to award the yellow card.
    • 58'
      SI M. Wasilewski SO L. Koscielny
    • 58'
      A first change of the game now for Leicester, as Riyad Mahrez - who can consider himself unlcuky not to have won a penalty less than 10 minutes ago - is replaced by the veteran defender Marcin Wasilewski. The Algerian makes his way off the pitch slowly, and is confronted by Coquelin, who decides to
    • 60'
      The game has transformed from a free-flowing affair into a scrappy encounter in the last 10 minutes or so - mainly due to the sending off and the resulting changes. Arsenal eventually manage to carve out an opportunity on the edge of Leicester’s area, but Ozil’s touch is heavy and Drinkwater gets it
    • 61'
      SI T. Walcott SO L. Koscielny
    • 61'
      SI D. Gray SO L. Koscielny
    • 61'
      A second substitution now for Leicester, as Shinji Okazaki makes way for the former Birmingham City youngster Demarai Gray.
    • 62'
      And there is now a first change of the game for Arsenal, as Wenger elects to replace Francis Coquelin with Theo Walcott as the hosts search for an equaliser.
    • 65'
      Almost an opportunity for Leicester! It’s more terrific play from the visitors on the counter, as Kante wins possession back in midfield before sliding a neat throughball into the path of Vardy. The forward elects to go for goal with a crisp early effort from 20 yards out, but Cech is equal to it. T
    • 67'
      Montreal appears to run the ball out of play down the left before hooking a cross back into the area which Morgan deflects wide, though the officials - despite the appeals of the Leicester players - deem that the Spain full-back had kept the ball in. Ozil delivers from the resulting corner, but Kant
    • 69'
      While Leicester’s job certainly has been made more difficult due to that sending off, their system, as it were, has not actually altered that much. Vardy is still sitting high upfield, meaning that Arsenal are having to leave at least two players back to deal with the pace of the striker.
    • 70'
      G T. Walcott Assist L. Koscielny
    • 70'
      GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!! WALCOTT DRAGS ARSENAL LEVEL! Well, for all their hard work, Leicester’s defence is finally undone as the Arsenal substitute latches onto a knock-down from Giroud before dispatching a superb finish past Schmeichel. That was the hosts’ first attempt on target this afternoon!
    • 70'
      It was a neat assists from Giroud, who cushioned a header perfectly into Walcott, who duly made no mistake with a powerful finish into the far corner.
    • 72'
      Some controversy now, as Ramsey bombards the referee claiming that he had been fouled by Drinkwater. The Leicester man had definitely won the ball, though his momentum did lead to a rather high challenge on the Welshman, but the official did not choose to go to his book.
    • 74'
      CHANCE! What a miss from Ramsey! Morgan does well to prevent Giroud netting with an audacious bicycle kick, from which the rebound falls to the aforementioned midfielder. The former Cardiff man blasts his effort golawards, but he can only skew it wide of the left-hand post.
    • 77'
      Unlucky! Another great break from Leicester, once again lead by Vardy, who twists and turns his way into the area before laying it back to the supporting Kante. The midfielder elects to try his luck with a curling strike, but Cech has it covered as he watches it sail harmlessly wide.
    • 79'
      CHANCE!!! That’s dreadful from Sanchez, who completely misses his kick after Walcott had found him in acres of space in the penalty area with a neat cut-back. The rebound almost finds its way through to Giroud, but Schemichel comes out swiftly to smother the ball.
    • 81'
      Top quality defending from Leicester! Arsenal are mounting some serious pressure now, but the visitors are standing firm as wave after wave of red and white shirts bombard their area. Can Ranieri’s 10 men hang onto this point?
    • 82'
      A third and final change now for Leicester, as the more defensive minded Andy King comes on to replace Marc Albrighton.
    • 83'
      SI D. Welbeck SO L. Koscielny
    • 83'
      SI A. King SO L. Koscielny
    • 83'
      And there is also another change for the hosts, as Danny Welbeck - who has been out for 10 months following a knee operation - comes on to make his first appearance of the season. He replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
    • 85'
      SO CLOSE!!! How did he miss!? What a chance that was for Arsenal, as Ozil finds his compatriot Mertesacker with a delightful cross. The centre-back, without a goal in two years, was unmarked and unchallenged, but somehow turned his glancing header wide of the upright.
    • 87'
      CHANCE! Almost a winner for Arsenal, and it was Welbeck who could have been the hero for the hosts. Giroud was again the player to knock it down into the six-yard box, but the England forward could not generate any power on his attempted finish and Schmeichel makes the stop.
    • 88'
      STUNNING SAVE! Amazing stuff here at the Emirates, as Schmeichel somehow gets a string right hand down to parry Giroud’s venomous close-range effort away from danger. Fantastic from the Leicester goalkeeper!
    • 89'
      Two more chances in quick-succession for the hosts, as first Ramsey drills an effort wide from the centre of the penalty area, before Walcott can only direct his toe-poke off-target. Lectures are really holding on here!
    • 90'
      A booking now for Danny Welbeck, who picks up a yellow card for his celebration - which saw him run into the crowd.
    • PENALTY SHOOTOUT
    • 90'
      G D. Welbeck Assist L. Koscielny
    • 90'
      What a superb assist from Ozil, who put in an amazing free-kick into such a dangerous area, which Welbeck duly finished off with a perfect header.
    • 90'
      GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!! WELBECK WINS IT FOR ARSENAL!!!! What a return to action for the former Manchester United man, who rises highest to nod home with a superb glancing header from Ozil’s free-kick.
    • 90'
      One final chance now for Arsenal, as Wasiwelski goes into the book for a foul on Monreal. Ozil will take the free-kick...
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Excellent from Gray, as the youngster gets back to prevent Walcott hammering home with a close-range volley from six-yards out. Leicester’s rest-bite is short lived, however, as Sanchez lofts in another great cross towards the head of Ramsey, but Schmeichel is once more equal to it and tips it away
    • 90'
      Good defending! Strong work from Huth, who smanages to prevent Giroud making a clean connection with Sanchez’s floating cross to the back post. The hosts appeal for a corner, but there is nothing doing from the referee as the fourth official indicates a minimum of four minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    spain
    Nacho Monreal
    18

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    spain
    Unai Emery
    northern ireland
    Brendan Rodgers

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 7 9
    Yellow Cards 4 4
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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