Arsenal 0 Leicester City 1 – Late Jamie Vardy winner sinks Arsenal; Foxes’ 47-year wait ends Updated for 2023
Updated: 9 December
2020-21 English Premier League match report – Arsenal v Leicester City – Emirates stadium – Saturday, October 24, 2020
Arsenal 0 Leicester City 1 Match Report
Mikel Arteta's Gunners succumbed to a late solitary goal by Jamie Vardy in a game where they dominated completely but failed to deliver. It was Leicester City's first victory away at Arsenal in 47 years, their last being a 0-2 win way back in 1973.
Arsenal thought they scored early when Lacazette headed in from a corner, but Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were both found to be offside and the goal disallowed.
Watch Arsenal 0 Leicester City 1 Highlights
The hosts were dominant after that, racking up 10 shots and 6 corners in the first-half alone.
The best chances for the Gunners came when Kieran Tierney's whipping cross was headed over by Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette's header in front of an empty goal went abegging.
With Jamie Vardy not around for the first 60 mins, the Leicester attack was toothless with winger Harvey Barnes playing a more upfront role and James Maddison accounting for all of the Foxes four efforts till then, mostly from outside the area.
The Foxes improvement was marked as Vardy took to the field in the 60th minute substituting Dennis Praet.
The 33-year old striker who missed Leicester's previous two games owing to a calf injury, broke the deadlock at the Emirates late in the 80th minute.
Youri Tielemans' superb high pass over the top freed Cenghiz Under as the Turk squared a ball for Vardy to score the winner with a stooping header.
Brendan Rodger's men maintained their place in the Top four after Sunday's Emirates win while Arsenal after their second defeat are struggling to stay in the top half in the 10th spot with 9 points from 6 outings.
The Foxes have now won their opening three away league games for the first time.
Aubameyang's poor recent form has had its effect with the Gunners getting only eight goals from their six EPL games this season.
This is the fewest at this stage from their previous 20 campaigns, save for 2015-16 when they scored only five.
Other Premier League results over the weekend
- Liverpool 2, Sheffield United 1
- Wolverhampton 1, Newcastle 1
- Fulham 1, Crystal Palace 2
BoyleSports Launches Exciting New 2 Goals Up Payout Offer: Never Suffer a Late Goal Again! Updated for 2023
BoyleSports, one of the leading online bookmakers in the United Kingdom, has recently announced an…
Liverpool and Chelsea make dramatic Final Four entries; Leicester City finish fifth
English Premier League: Final Day round-up Liverpool and Chelsea squeezed into the Top Four of…
EPL Matchday 36 of 38; West Ham’s Top 4 hopes blow, Alisson goal saves Reds & Jebbison’s record breaking strike
EPL Matchday 36 of 38 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 West Ham United 1 -…
Red Devils book a final berth despite a second-leg defeat Updated for 2021
Europa League Semi-Final 2nd leg - Olimpico stadium - Thursday 6th May 2021 Roma 3…
Arsenal register morale-boosting win ahead of Europa League semis
EPL Matchday 34 of 38 Newcastle 0 Arsenal 2 - St. James stadium - Sunday,…
De Bruyne and Mahrez goals lead stunning second-half City fightback
UEFA Champions League semi-finals 1st leg: Paris St Germain 1 Manchester City 2 - Parc…