Post-Match Report

Leicester City 3-1 Arsenal: How it happened

Pierre-Emerick AUbameyang scores at Leicester City

Leicester City -

King Power Stadium
Premier League
Premier League
  Leicester City
      
              K. Iheanacho (14)
               J. Vardy (76 pen)
               R. Mahrez (90)
          
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Leicester City
K. Iheanacho (14) J. Vardy (76 pen) R. Mahrez (90)
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  Arsenal
      
                  Aubameyang (53)
            
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Arsenal
Aubameyang (53)

WHAT HAPPENED

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored yet again but Arsene Wenger’s penultimate game in charge ended in defeat.

Kelechi Iheanacho gave Leicester the lead against the run of play after we failed to clear a corner. Christian Fuchs curled in another cross, Fousseni Diabate headed down and Iheanacho had enough space for a crisp finish.

Our woes were compounded moments later when Dinos Mavropanos was sent off.

The Greek defender got caught on the ball by Iheanacho and hauled the Leicester striker down as he prepared to race through on goal. Rob Holding was the covering defender but referee Graham Scott clearly thought Mavropanos was the last man.

Petr Cech kept us in it with a string of fine saves but, after weathering that storm, our response was gutsy and classy.

Sead Kolasinac hit the post and then Aubameyang hauled the 10 men level, crashing a rebound into the roof of the net after Eldin Jakupovic had saved his first effort from Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ cross.

It was end-to-end stuff and we looked capable of nicking an improbable three points.

But Leicester had the last word when Mkhitaryan tripped Demarai Grey and Jamie Vardy found the top corner from the penalty spot.

And Riyad Mahrez made the game safe in the last minute.

HOW IT HAPPENED

See how the boss’ penultimate game unfolded and get the standout stats with our play-by-play commentary

WHAT IT MEANS

We will definitely finish in sixth place in the Premier League - irrespective of this defeat.

The Premier League table after our defeat at Leicester City

The Premier League table after our defeat at Leicester City


WHAT’S NEXT

We’ve got one Premier League game left - and so has Arsene Wenger.

The boss ends his incredible 22-year journey with our club at Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

CECH IN FORM

 

Petr Cech was at his shot-stopping best to keep Leicester at bay after we went down to 10 men. These were his standout moments:

8 mins - Leicester come forward after spending the early stages on the back foot, and Vardy tests Cech

16 - Maguire meets a ball into the box with a cushioned volley but Cech tips over brilliantly

19 - Cech save from Ihenacho as the goalscorer looks to add a second

38 - Silva curls a low free-kick beyond our wall but Cech plunges to his left to make the save

40 - Cech denies Iheanacho once again, diving low to his left to make a fine stop after Vardy set up the chance

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