Post-Match Report

Match report: Arsenal U23 2-1 Leicester City

Tyreece John-Jules celebration

Leicester U23 -

Emirates Stadium
Premier League 2 - Division One
Premier League 2 - Division One
  Arsenal U23
      
                  John-Jules (46
                   50)
            
   crest
Arsenal U23
John-Jules (46
50)
2 1
  Leicester U23
      
              Reghba (35)
          
   crest
Leicester U23
Reghba (35)

WHAT HAPPENED

Steve Bould's side remain unbeaten in the Premier League 2 after producing a spirited comeback to defeat Leicester City 2-1 at Emirates Stadium.

Tyreece John-Jules stuck twice, while Rob Holding and Dinos Mavropanos marshalled our defence.

George Hirst came close for the visitors during the opening exchanges with two speculative efforts, while Nathan Tormey came close to handing us the lead but was denied by a fine Tobias Victor Johansson save.

However, it was the visitors who went ahead when Ali Reghba found space on the right and struck a low shot past Karl Hein into the corner.

We came close to an equaliser on the stroke of half-time but Holding’s towering header struck the post.

Seconds after the restart we were level. Folarin Balogun raced down the left and delivered a ball to the back post where John-Jules swivelled and struck a volley into the far corner.

Four minutes later we were ahead and it was John-Jules who grabbed his third of the season when he found space behind the Foxes’ defence and placed a well-struck effort past Johansson.

Leicester came close when Hirst broke free inside the area and looked to fire at goal, but Holding produced a superb recovery tackle to ensure we took all three points.  

WHAT IT MEANS

We remain unbeaten and are second in the Premier League 2 table behind Chelsea on goal difference

PL 2 table

PL 2 table


WHAT’S NEXT

Steve Bould’s side next travel to Wolves on Friday September 20, kick off at 7pm (UK time)

By Sam Cox