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HomeEPL (English Premier League)Arsenal 4-2 Leicester City

Arsenal 4-2 Leicester City

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A sensational display from Jesus powers Arsenal to an impressive 4-2 victory.

In this match, the hosts and Jesus got things going right away. Jesus first curled in an excellent opening goal before heading in from close range to make it 2-0.

Arsenal was in control at halftime, but Leicester drew even when Saliba headed the ball into the goal.

However, the hosts replied fast, with Jesus setting up Xhaka after Ward made a mistake.

As Maddison drew a goal back, Martinelli restored the two-goal lead with a well-placed finish, and the process was repeated.

Leicester kept up the good job, but Arsenal ran out of noteworthy victories.

Starting lineup:

ARSENAL (4-3-3): Aaron Ramsdale;

Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko;

Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka;

Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli.

 

SUBS: Kieran Tierney, Nicolas Pepe, Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Matt Turner, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Mohamed Elneny, Rob Holding.

 

LEICESTER CITY (3-5-1-1): Danny Ward;

Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Daniel Amartey;

Timothy Castagne, Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, James Justin;

James Maddison; Jamie Vardy.

 

SUBS: Dennis Praet, Ayoze Perez, Kelechi Iheanacho, Daniel Iversen, Caglar Soyuncu, Marc Albrighton, Luke Thomas, Nampalys Mendy, Patson Daka.

Goals:

GOAL! JESUS! 1-0. Arsenal takes the lead. Martinelli and Xhaka exchange pass inside the box before the ball runs to Jesus. The striker is tightly marked, but he finds space for a superb curling effort that nestles beautifully into the far corner from 15 yards!

GOAL! JESUS AGAIN! 2-0. Martinelli flicks on Xhaka’s inswinging corner, and Jesus ghosts in at the back post to nod it in from close range neatly!

GOAL! SALIBA’S OWN GOAL! 2-1. Leicester pulls one back. Justin flicks on a long ball forwards, and Saliba misjudges his header back to Ramsdale, sending it past the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner!

GOAL! XHAKA! 3-1. Xhaka restores Arsenal’s two-goal advantage. Saka sends another dangerous cross that Ward spills into the path of Jesus! The striker nudges it back to Xhaka, who slots it into an empty net from 12 yards!

GOAL! MADDISON! 3-2. Leicester pulls one back. Iheanacho dribbles ominously towards the edge of the box before slipping a superb reverse pass into the path of Maddison. The attacker touches before lashing a great strike below Ramsdale and into the net from a tight angle!

GOAL! MARTINELLI! 4-2. Arsenal restores their two-goal advantage once more. Arsenal sweeps forward on the break with a move that culminates with Jesus picking out Martinelli. The attacker touches before curling a low effort into the far corner from 20 yards!

So, what’s next?

The result means Arsenal is second in the early Premier League table, while Leicester is 14th.

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