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Schlupp delivers outstanding cross for Leicester to hold Arsenal in England

Published on: 31 August 2014
Schlupp delivers outstanding cross for Leicester to hold Arsenal in England

Ghana defender Jeffrey Schlupp delivered an outstanding cross that led to Leicester City's equaliser in their 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the English Premier League on Sunday.

Schlupp's cross met Leonardo Ulloa's head for the latter's second goal in successive home games giving Leicester a deserved point against Arsenal.

Alexis Sanchez turned in his first Arsenal league goal from close range after Yaya Sanogo had bundled the ball past keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

But Nigel Pearson's promoted side were soon level as Argentine Ulloa climbed above Laurent Koscielny to head in.

Leicester were full of energy, and although they had to spend a lot of the game defending against Arsenal's swift passing, they were quick to break when they got the chance.

The visitors were troubled by Leicester's physical presence, and Koscielny needed more than three minutes of treatment after an early accidental collision with Jeff Schlupp.

But Arsenal took the lead in the 20th minute when Sanogo raced on to Santi Cazorla's well-judged chip, and bundled the ball past Schmeichel for Sanchez to turn in.

Koscielny, having returned to the action sporting a blue bandage to cover his head wound, had to take a large share of the blame for Leicester's quick equaliser.

The French defender failed to track Ulloa, who was left free to climb and power in a header from the dangerous Schlupp's left-wing cross - following up the goal he scored in the 2-2 draw with Everton on 16 August.

Schlupp brilliantly picked out £8m new boy Ulloa, who escaped the dizzy centre-back to plant a powerful header past Wojciech Szczesny.

The Ghana defender will now head to Accra for Saturday's match against Uganda in Kumasi before the trip to Togo in midweek.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • sterlingz says:
    August 31, 2014 11:08 pm
    Baba Rahman will be superb @ left back. Jeffrey should be used as a wing back .this two guyz re fantastic. it hurts Ghana has so much talent but our coach is clueless. brethren I think we need muntari nd Essien as well..I rem our match against Egypt in kumasi nd I know this guys still have some blood in them.
  • Dr Who says:
    August 31, 2014 10:08 pm
    Its evidently clear that Baba and Schlupp possess the quality to man our left position...They should be made to integrate into the team instead of assessing them with one match performance in Black stars jersey.Regular play for the BS will boost their confidence...Asamoah Gyan was given numerous opportunities with the BS before he polished into the baby jet we know now.
  • paradox says:
    August 31, 2014 06:47 pm
    Zambia beats Sudan 3:1
  • sabato says:
    August 31, 2014 08:44 pm
    GSN paa! the guy played well and not just the cross. Your headline is very poor, bcos Schlupp had a good game. Aaaba!!
  • sabato says:
    August 31, 2014 08:48 pm
    Schlupp and Baba Rahman are churning out fantastic performances for their clubs in the EPL and GBL. Only a coach like Kwesi Appiah cannot see the quality in these two players and still talk about lack of Left Backs for BS. Tweaaaa!
  • fish says:
    August 31, 2014 08:53 pm
    @Sabato,don't you know those assholes journalists at GSN?
  • Dr Who says:
    September 01, 2014 05:16 am
    As for Sulley,he is not finished yet so we need him.WC tournament would have enticed him to apologize but not afcon 2015.secondly,his rebelious colleagues would see it as a betrayal if he apologizes to Ghanaians.Lets wait for the outcome of the commission of enquiry.
  • Anokwale says:
    September 01, 2014 11:33 am
    Please...Let us have confidence and move on to new players. Essien, Muntari and KPB are done....