Premier League

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Premier League
King Power Stadium
Attendance 32,008


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      Drinkwater steps up and rifles a low shot through the Arsenal wall and towards the botttom right-hand corner of the net, but it hits King before it can trouble Cech and the linesman's flag is quickly raised for offside. That should be that for Leicester, who will have to be content with a point.
    • 90'
      Holding clumsily trips Ulloa to the ground just outside of the penalty area, resulting in a late free-kick for Leicester in an incredibly dangerous position. It looks as if it may be the final kick of the game, but can the hosts make it count and steal all three points?
    • 45'
      Oxlade-Chamberlain tries to weave his way into the left-hand side of the Leicester penalty area, but Simpson is there to dispossess the winger before booting the ball out for a throw-in. Arsenal take it quickly and try to burst forward once again, but there isn't enough time for them to do so and th
    • 90'
      Mahrez almost grabs a winner! The Algerian bursts forward on an absolutely excellent run as he flies past two defenders before penetrating the Arsenal penalty area, but Cech gets down low to parry the winger's effort away from danger. That surely would have resulted in all three points going to Leic
    • 0'
      The referee blows his whistle for the final time and brings an end to a game that both sides will be disappointed with not winning. Leicester drifted in and out of the game whilst remaining resolute at the back, whilst Arsenal enjoyed a few good moments late on but couldn't quite make it work in fro
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      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
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      It's been an even opening 45 minutes for both sides, but Arsenal will most likely be the happier of the two. The visitors have looked dangerous when pushing forward, but they seem to lack the speed and intensity needed to break down Leicester's compact back line. At the other end, the hosts ended th
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      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
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      Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has also made four alterations to the side that lost against Liverpool in their opening game of the new season, with Calum Chambers, Mohamed Elneny, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi making way for Laurent Koscielny, Granit Xhaka, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamber
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      Claudio Ranieri has decided to make four changes to the Leicester side that started the 2-1 defeat away to Hull last weekend, with Robert Huth, Nampalys Mendy, Mark Albrighton and Shinji Okazaki coming into the starting line-up to replace Luis Hernandez, Andy King, Demarai Gray and Ahmed Musa.
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      Arsenal substitutes: Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs, Elneny, Wilshere, Ozil, Giroud.
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      Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Walcott, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Sanchez.
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      Leicester City substitutes: Zieler, Hernandez, Amartey, King, Gray, Musa, Ulloa.
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      Leicester City XI (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Mendy, Drinkwater; Okazaki, Vardy.
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      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
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      Injuries for Gabriel, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker meant that Calum Chambers and newly-signed youngster Rob Holding started in the centre of Arsenal’s defence against Liverpool, and the latter is set to feature again today alongside the recently-returned Frenchman. At the other end, Wenger
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      First days of the season don’t tend to go well for Arsenal, who have now lost their opening game in three of the last four campaigns. Their latest defeat was a thoroughly entertaining 4-3 defeat at home to Liverpool, who tore apart the Gunners’ depleted defence with four goals in the space of just 1
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      Throughout the summer, Claudio Ranieri constantly alluded to the fact that this season will be a far more difficult one for Leicester, despite the fact that they did well to hold on to all members of their title-winning side bar N’Golo Kante. The Frenchman’s influence and awareness certainly seemed
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      The second game of the new Premier League campaign brings together last season’s top two finishers in what is guaranteed to be a fascinating clash between two sides that suffered poor starts to the season. Both lost their opening games, with Leicester’s coming in a shock defeat away to newly-promote
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between Leicester City and Arsenal at the King Power Stadium.
    • 1'
      And we're off! Arsenal get us underway, attacking from right to left.
    • 2'
      Leicester quickly break forward on a great attacking move down the left wing, with Vardy weaving his way into the penalty area before doing well to earn his side a corner. It's taken short and whipped over to the far post, where Morgan is waiting, but the centre-back is unable to make contact with t
    • 3'
      Sanchez sprints down the right wing before cutting a pass back to Cazorla, who is in a good position on the edge of the Leicester penalty area. He traps the ball quickly before unleashing a low shot, but it takes a deflection off a blue shirt that sends the ball out for a corner.
    • 4'
      Xhaka, who is making his first Premier League start today, steps up and curls a dangerous cross into the heart of the penalty from the corner, but nobody is able to get on the end of it and the Leicester defence are comfortably able to clear the danger.
    • 6'
      Xhaka picks up the ball in a good position in the middle of the pitch and immediately pokes it over to Monreal, who is in a good position out on the left wing. The full-back quickly whips a wonderful cross over to the far post, but it's dealt with by Fuchs before Schmeichel eventually punches the ba
    • 7'
      Coquelin is fouled midway inside the Leicester half of the pitch, resulting in a free-kick for Arsenal. Xhaka takes the set-piece and tries to pick out Oxlade-Chamberlain at the far post, but the Swiss midfielder's attempted cross is poor and misses the winger before flying out of play for a goal-ki
    • 9'
      It's been a good start to the game by Arsenal, who are doing well to put Leicester under plenty of early pressure. They move the ball well from one flank to the other as they try to find a way through the sea of blue shirts camped in front of them, but the hosts are just about able to hold them back
    • 11'
      Quick passing from Arsenal characterises their latest attack down the left wing. They eventually send the ball into the feet of Cazorla, who quickly tries to link up with Sanchez on the edge of the box, but the Spaniard's attempted pass forward is poor and is easily cut out by Morgan.
    • 12'
      After a nervy few minutes on the back foot, Leicester are finally able to break out of their own half of the pitch for the first time since Vardy's early chance. They get forward well before earning themselves a throw-in, but it fails to result in a chance on goal after Okazaki is muscled off the ba
    • 13'
      Leicester quickly come back once again and set up Mahrez deep down the right flank. The Algerian holds up the ball well before skipping past Monreal with ease, but his attempted cross over towards the far post is completely overhit and misses Vardy before bouncing out of play for a throw-in on the o
    • 15'
      Coquelin is bundled over in the middle of the pitch, and Arsenal are awaded a free-kick on the halfway line. It's taken short and worked forward quickly before Walcott tries to beat Fuchs down the right wing, but the ball bounces off the foot of the forward and rolls out of play for a Leicester thro
    • 17'
      Vital interception by Morgan! Arsenal break away on an incredibly quick counter-attack over on the right, with Bellerin taking Fuchs out of the game with an excellent run. He darts into the penalty area and then tries to square the ball to Sanchez, but Morgan is just about able to throw his body in
    • 19'
      Xhaka is muscled off the ball by Okazaki, and Leicester then break forward on a quick counter-attack. The Japan international does well to charge forward before teeing up Vardy, but, under pressure from Monreal, the striker is unable to penetrate the penalty area and ends up poking the ball into the
    • 21'
      Vardy is dispossessed on the halfway line, bringing an end to what looked like a promising counter-attack. Arsenal move the ball around patiently before Monreal eventually decides to unleash a shot from 20 yards out, but he takes too long with his strike and, as a result, it's easily closed down by
    • 22'
      Arsenal come back once again and push down the right wing, resulting in them winning a throw-in deep down the flank. It's worked over to Koscielny, who then sends an excellent chipped pass into the path of Walcott. He breaks into the right-hand side of the box before spinning and trying to find Sanc
    • 23'
      The corner fails to result in a chance on goal for Arsenal due to good defending by Leicester, but the visitors keep pressing and do well to win the ball back. It ends up bouncing out to Okazaki, however, and the Japan international is quickly fouled by Walcott, resulting in a free-kick for the host
    • 24'
      Coquelin flies into Vardy and brings the striker crashing to the ground with a reckless sliding challenge. The referee initially lets play to go on but then shows the midfielder a yellow card after Leicester's attempted attacking move comes to an end.
    • 26'
      Great chance for Oxlade-Chamberlain! The winger links up with Monreal deep down the left flank and cuts inside past Mahrez with ease. He beats the Algerian and heads along the edge of the penalty area before unleashing a curling shot from 20 yards out, but it ends up sailing just wide of the far pos
    • 28'
      It's all Arsenal at the moment as they patiently pass the ball around inside Leicester's half of the pitch. They've dominated possession so far but are struggling to do much with it, as Leicester are looking compact and well-organised and are doing well to keep the Gunners at bay.
    • 30'
      Great save by Schmeichel! Arsenal keep coming back at Leicester and eventually win themselves a free-kick deep down the left flank. Cazorla steps up and curls a cross-cum-shot that flies over the head of Morgan and towards the far corner of the goal, but Schmeichel does wonderfully well to tip the b
    • 31'
      Cazorla steps up once again and sends another dangerous cross into the Leicester penalty area, but this time it's just about dealt with by Morgan. The centre-back's clearance only goes as far as Koscielny, however, but the defender's attempted long-range effort is poor and sails comfortably over the
    • 33'
      Excellent cross by Mahrez! Leicester haven't had much joy inside the Arsenal half of the pitch, but they've started to look a lot more dangerous every time they push forward. Mahrez twists and turns deep down the right wing before cutting inside and curling a wonderful cross towards the head of Vard
    • 34'
      After regaining possession, Arsenal immediately fly forward on a quick counter-attack through the middle of the pitch. Sanchez does well to receive the ball on the edge of the box before trying to test Schmeichel from 20 yards out, but the Chilean's low shot is easily stopped by the Dane.
    • 36'
      Xhaka accidentally handles the ball in the middle of the pitch and gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position just inside the Arsenal half of the pitch. It's thumped into the penalty area and finds the head of Morgan, but the defender is unable to pick out a teammate and Xhaka is comfortably abl
    • 38'
      Albrighton cuts inside from the left wing before lifting a lovely lofted pass up to the edge of the Arsenal penalty area, where it finds Vardy. The striker chests the ball down to Okazaki, who then tries to penetrate the penalty area, but the Japan international's first touch is slightly heavy and,
    • 40'
      Coquelin commits a clumsy foul in the middle of the pitch and gives away another free-kick to Leicester in an advantageous position. This time it's sent short to Mahrez, who then plays a clever one-two with Drinkwater, but as soon as the latter enters the Arsenal box he's dispossessed by Monreal.
    • 41'
      Leicester quickly regain possession and work their way back into the Arsenal half of the pitch. Simpson bursts down the right flank and links up well with Vardy, but the striker's cross into the penalty area is cut out by Koscielny.
    • 43'
      Drinkwater goes down inside the penalty area, but nothing is given! Mahrez breaks down the right wing on a great run as the hosts fly forward on a swift counter-attack. He then spins and tees up Vardy with a lovely pass into the penalty area, but Cech is there to cut out the danger. The ball rolls b
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
    • 45'
      Leicester continue pushing forward as they look to end the first half on a high. They initially do well to get forward but lose possession deep inside the Arsenal half of the pitch before Mendy receives a booking for a clumsy challenge as the visitors try to break away on a counter-attack.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      A poor pass from Sanchez can only find a blue shirt, and Leicester immediately break forward on a quick counter-attack through the middle of the pitch. Albrighton picks up the ball over on the left and immediately tries to thread a through-ball into the path of Vardy, but Bellerin is just about able
    • 48'
      Lovely feet by Cech! The goalkeeper is quickly closed down by Vardy as he tries to deal with a backpass on the edge of his own penalty area, but he calmly and coolly rolls the ball past the outstretched foot of the striker before thumping the ball back up the pitch. Wonderful skills from the big Cze
    • 50'
      Ouch! Arsenal break away on a quick attacking move down the right flank as Bellerin sprints down the wing. The Spaniard then tries to set up Walcott, who had made a good run into the right-hand side of the box, but Mendy is there to cut out the danger before twisting his ankle. That looked painful!
    • 52'
      After spending a few minutes on the touchline, Mendy is able to return to the pitch but immediately goes down after trying to jog. Arsenal sportingly kick the ball out of play and allow the Frenchman to receive further treatment. It looks as if his day is done.
    • 53'
      SI A. King SO N. Mendy
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      Mendy limps off the pitch as King comes on to replace him in Leicester's first substitution of the game.
    • 55'
      Coquelin is treading a fine line! Mahrez twists and turns his way down the right flank before being cynically tripped over by Coquelin. The Leicester fans all scream for a second yellow card, but the referee only awards a free-kick to the hosts and nothing more.
    • 56'
      Mahrez goes close! The Algerian steps up and sends a brilliant curling strike towards goal, but it ends up sailing just a yard or so over the top of the crossbar. He's certainly improved as the game has gone on.
    • 57'
      Leicester quickly come back once again and win themselves a corner thanks to good play by Drinkwater. The set-piece is thumped into the heart of the penalty area, where it almost finds Huth, but he's beaten to the ball at the vital moment and Arsenal are just about able to deal with the danger.
    • 58'
      Chance for Bellerin! Arsenal have been on the back foot for the past few minutes, but they're finally able to break forward on a quick attack. They work the ball around well before Bellerin unleashes a thumping half-volley from 25 yards out, but it's straight at Schmeichel and the Danish goalkeeper
    • 59'
      And now Walcott goes close! The winger, who has had a difficult game thus far, breaks through the Leicester defence and latches on to a pass forward before trying to slot a shot past Schmeichel, but his effort is well saved by the goalkeeper before the linesman's flag is raised for offside.
    • 61'
      A half-hearted Arsenal attacking move comes to an end, and Leicester immediately try to hit the visitors on a quick counter-attack. They initially get forward well before the ball is worked over to Albrighton on the left, but Walcott is there to dipossess the number 11 with an excellent tackle.
    • 62'
      Leicester quickly come back at Arsenal, with Albrighton once again playing an important role in the attacking move. He cuts inside from the left flank before lifting a dangerous cross over to the far post, but Cech does well to pluck the ball out of the sky before it can find Vardy.
    • 63'
      Almost great play by Leicester! Another counter-attack from the hosts almost causes real problems for Arsenal. Vardy breaks down the left wing and spins round before trying to pick out Okazaki with an excellent curling cross into the penalty area, but it ends up flying just over the head of the Japa
    • 65'
      Leicester lose the ball on the halfway line and are quickly forced into defending. Arsenal quickly break forward through Sanchez, who attempts to sprint down the right wing and beat Huth, but the big German throws his body in the way of the Chilean and dispossesses the forward with a wonderful slidi
    • 67'
      SI L. Ulloa SO N. Mendy
    • 67'
      Leicester have decided to make their second alteration of the game, and it's a straight swap up front with Ulloa coming on to replace Okazaki.
    • 69'
      Almost a great counter-attack by Leicester! An Arsenal attacking move comes to an end deep down the right flank, and Albrighton immediately launches a wonderful pass up the wing and into the path of Mahrez. The Algerian sprints forward before trying to pick out Vardy with a 20-yard through-ball, but
    • 70'
      What a chance for Vardy! Arsenal clumsily lose the ball in the middle of the pitch and Vardy immediately bursts into the right-hand side of the penalty area. He heads towards the near post before unleashing a thumping shot, but Koscielny does well to close down the forward and force him into sending
    • 72'
      Koscielny is having a great game and has certainly been Arsenal's best player this afternoon. Once again, Leicester break forward dangerously before Drinkwater penetrates the right-hand side of the Arsenal penalty area, but the French centre-back is there to dispossess the midfielder with an excelle
    • 73'
      SI J. Wilshere SO N. Mendy
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      SI M. Özil SO N. Mendy
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      And the second is Wilshere, who takes the place of Xhaka.
    • 73'
      Arsenal have decided to make a double substitution. The first player to come on is Ozil, who replaces Cazorla.
    • 74'
      Great opportunity for Walcott! Arsenal shift the ball around quickly on the edge of the penalty area before Walcott penetrates the penalty area and unleashes a shot from 15 yards out, but it's completely underhit by the winger and fails to trouble Schmeichel in the middle of the Leicester goal.
    • 76'
      It's all Arsenal at the moment as they try and shift into a higher gear in search of a late goal. However, it's not quite working for them at the moment, as poor passing in the final third is costing them. This time it's Ozil who's guilty, as a poor attempted pass over to Oxlade-Chamberlain misses t
    • 78'
      SI O. Giroud SO N. Mendy
    • 78'
      Arsenal have made their final change, and it's an attacking one, with Oxlade-Chamberlain maing way for Giroud.
    • 80'
      Leicester are just about managing to hold on! Wilshere bursts into the right-hand side of the Leicester penalty area before fizzing a dangerous pass across the face of goal, but there's nobody there to meet it and it ends up flying over the opposite flank, where it's picked up by Monreal.
    • 81'
      Excellent defending by Morgan! Walcott bursts forward and penetrates the Leicester penalty area before unleashing a strike from just inside the box, but the big centre-back is there to throw his body in the way of the effort to stop it from troubling Schmeichel.
    • 82'
      Almost a great counter-attack by Leicester! An Arsenal attacking move breaks down on the edge of the hosts' penalty area, and they quickly counter down the left wing. Vardy breaks forward before nutmegging Holding and heading towards the box, but his attempted pass over to Mahrez deflects off Koscie
    • 83'
      Ozil breaks into the left-hand side of the penalty area and almost latches on to a great pass forward from Sanchez, but Schmeichel is there to cut out the danger with a vital save. It results in a corner, but, once again, Leicester are just about able to deal with the set-piece before trying to brea
    • 85'
      Sanchez twists and turns on the right-hand side of the Leicester box as he tries to weave his way towards the near post. He beats everybody before poking a pass into the feet of Ozil, but the German is unable to spin and shoot before being dispossessed. The hosts are just about managing to hold on t
    • 87'
      SI A. Musa SO N. Mendy
    • 87'
      Leicester have made a late, attack-minded change, with Musa replacing Albrighton over on the left wing.
    • 88'
      Musa goes down inside the penalty area, but nothing is given! The Nigerian twists and turns deep down the left wing before breaking into the left-hand side of the Arsenal box and going down under a challenge from Bellerin, but the referee shakes his head at the winger's appeals for a penalty and wav
    • 89'
      Musa has looked excellent since coming on to the pitch, and he's really causing problems for Bellerin down the left wing. Once again he breaks forward and cuts inside before sending a great cross over to the far post, but Monreal is there to deal with the danger before the ball can reach Vardy.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.

    Line Up




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    Brendan Rodgers
    Mikel Arteta



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


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


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


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


    Fouls Conceded 11 6
    Yellow Cards 1 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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