Leicester City 2-0 Arsenal: Jamie Vardy and James Maddison score to send Foxes second

Published on: 09 November 2019

Jamie Vardy is the top scorer in the Premier League this season

Leicester City moved up to second in the Premier League as second-half goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison secured victory against Arsenal to put more pressure on Gunners boss Unai Emery.

The Foxes had looked set to be frustrated as they missed several chances in the first half while Wilfred Ndidi struck the bar early in the second period.

But Vardy finally broke the deadlock as he finished off an excellent team move, firing in his 11th goal of the season after Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans cut open the Arsenal defence.

Maddison then made sure there was no way back for Arsenal with a low strike through Héctor Bellerin's legs and into the back of the net.

Victory means Leicester move up to second with 26 points from 12 games, five behind leaders Liverpool.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are now eight points off the top four and are without a win in the Premier League since beating Bournemouth 1-0 on 6 October.

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Line-ups

Leicester

    1Schmeichel

    21Ricardo Pereira

    6EvansBooked at 55mins

    4Söyüncü

    3Chilwell

    25Ndidi

    17PérezSubstituted forGrayat 60'minutes

    8Tielemans

    10Maddison

    15BarnesSubstituted forPraetat 74'minutes

    9Vardy

Substitutes

    2Justin

    5Morgan

    7Gray

    11Albrighton

    12Ward

    20Choudhury

    26Praet

Arsenal

    1Leno

    21Chambers

    23David Luiz

    16HoldingSubstituted forPépéat 77'minutes

    2BellerínBooked at 88mins

    11TorreiraSubstituted forWillockat 80'minutes

    29Guendouzi

    31Kolasinac

    10Özil

    9Lacazette

    14Aubameyang

Substitutes

    3Tierney

    5Papastathopoulos

    19Pépé

    26Martínez

    28Willock

    35Martinelli

    77Saka

Referee:

Chris Kavanagh

Attendance:

32,209

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamArsenal

Possession

Home51%

Away49%

Shots

Home19

Away8

Shots on Target

Home7

Away1

Corners

Home5

Away4

Fouls

Home10

Away10

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Leicester City 2, Arsenal 0.

Full TimePosted at 90'+4'

Second Half ends, Leicester City 2, Arsenal 0.

BookingPosted at 88'

Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.

Posted at 88'

Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City).

Posted at 88'

Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 85'

Foul by Ben Chilwell (Leicester City).

Posted at 85'

Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 81'

Attempt saved. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

Posted at 81'

Attempt missed. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Maddison with a headed pass.

SubstitutionPosted at 80'

Substitution, Arsenal. Joe Willock replaces Lucas Torreira.

Posted at 80'

Attempt blocked. Dennis Praet (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Vardy with a headed pass.

Posted at 79'

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Matteo Guendouzi.

Posted at 79'

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Nicolas Pépé.

Posted at 78'

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Sead Kolasinac.

Posted at 77'

Attempt missed. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

SubstitutionPosted at 77'

Substitution, Arsenal. Nicolas Pépé replaces Rob Holding.

Goal!Posted at 75'

Goal! Leicester City 2, Arsenal 0. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

Posted at 74'

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 74'

Foul by David Luiz (Arsenal).

SubstitutionPosted at 74'

Substitution, Leicester City. Dennis Praet replaces Harvey Barnes.

Posted at 73'

Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 73'

Foul by Calum Chambers (Arsenal).

Posted at 72'

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Ben Chilwell.

Posted at 72'

Attempt saved. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Demarai Gray.

Posted at 69'

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Çaglar Söyüncü.

Goal!Posted at 68'

Goal! Leicester City 1, Arsenal 0. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

Posted at 66'

Attempt saved. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonny Evans.

Posted at 62'

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Ricardo Pereira.

SubstitutionPosted at 60'

Substitution, Leicester City. Demarai Gray replaces Ayoze Pérez.

Posted at 57'

Foul by Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City).

Posted at 57'

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

BookingPosted at 55'

Jonny Evans (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 55'

Offside, Arsenal. Sead Kolasinac tries a through ball, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is caught offside.

Posted at 53'

Attempt missed. Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matteo Guendouzi.

Posted at 51'

Attempt missed. David Luiz (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Posted at 50'

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

Posted at 50'

Rob Holding (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 49'

Attempt missed. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.

Posted at 49'

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Posted at 47'

Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Source: bbc.com

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