Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City: Vardy saves a point for the Foxes as Nketiah sees a red card

Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City: Vardy saves a point for the Foxes as Nketiah sees a red card

Leicester City forced a 1-1 draw against ten-man Arsenal as both sides dropped points in a Premier League clash held at the Emirates. 

Arsenal were the dominant force in the first half but failed to make it count as they were pegged back in the second half. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted the first goal before Eddie Nketiah was sent off without even touching the ball. Jamie Vardy grabbed the leveler but Foxes could not claim the three points despite the referee adding 8 minutes after the stoppage time. 

Arsenal had struggled to get a foothold at times but finally made the breakthrough. It was a wonderful initial pass from Ceballos to pick out Saka on the right-hand side with Soyuncu sliding on the wet surface and unable to stop the pass. Saka then drove down the right before squaring for the run of Aubameyang, who tapped home past Schmeichel. It was a sluggish moment from the Leicester defence and Arsenal had carved them open.

The Gunners produced another attack as Aubameyang picked out Lacazette at the top of the area but the Frenchman in turn found an unmarked Saka down the right of the area. His strike on a tight angle, but Schmeichel was waiting at the near post to save with his feet. 

Red card

Moments after Nketiah came in, he launches into a challenge on Justin. He went into the book, but VAR was checking in case it's red. He did catch Justin on the knee, that much was clear, but was it enough for a sending off?

Kavanagh had made his assessment and it didn't take long - Nketiah was off just minutes after coming on and half of his cameo was a VAR check. The youngster did catch Justin on the knee with a raised foot and it was deemed as serious foul play. 

Vardy goal

Vardy slid home from close range... but it's going to VAR. The ball came in from the right and there appeared to be a touch from Perez before it reached Vardy... It was a tight call but the goal stood. 

Leicester stay in the Champions League positions, while Arsenal remain nine points behind them in seventh.

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