Leicester and Vardy rescues point against 10-man Arsenal

Leicester and Vardy rescues point against 10-man Arsenal

Leicester City have kept the Champions League hopes after securing a late 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Tuesday. 

Arsenal were close to marking fifth consecutive win and looked on course to maintain their hopes of getting a Europe's place next season but it didn't happen. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the game with his 20th league goal while Kasper Schmeichel kept Gunners at one goal socred, with a string of fine saves during the match. 

Arsenal left on the pitch with 10 men with 15 minutes left following a Eddie Nketiah's red card four minutes after entering the pitch. 

Leicester finally cashed in when Jamier Vardy took Demaria Gray's cross six minutes till the 90th minute.

It was his 22nd league goal and is still on the top of Premier League goalscoring charts.

Thus the Arsenal remains unbeaten against Leicester in 23 home league matches, they lost the momentum and points.

"We lost two points. I think we deserved to win the game. But when you have the chances you have to kill them. Three- or four-nil and the game is over. We had to play a long time with 10 men," Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said after the game.  

Leicester boss and former Liverpool manager Brandan Rodgers praised Danish goalkeeper and also said he was hoping for three points after his team got a player advantage.

"At 11 versus 10, we managed it really well, got the goal, and unfortunate not to have got a second."

With this result, Foxes drop to fourth while Arsenal's recent run of good results ends here. However, they will be battling in the next four matchdays for Europea League places.

Arsenal local rivals and currently third-placed team Chelsea won at Crystal Palace and they replace Leicester with three points. 

Standings provided by SofaScore LiveScore


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