Leicester City cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Arsenal, who had to deal with the set back of Ainsley Maitland Niles’s first-half red card. A header from Youri Tieleman’s set the Foxes on their way in the second half, before a late brace from Jamie Vardy sealed the result.
While all three of Leicester’s goals came in the second half after Maitland Niles’s red card, the hosts already looked to have had had the beating of Unai Emery’s sluggish Gunners. Prior to the 35th-minute dismissal, Leicester had already managed four shots on target. Arsenal had managed just one.
The Gunners were lax and passive in their resistance to Leicester, with goalkeeper Bernd Leno being called into action frequently. The German was forced into making nine saves.
The result sees the Foxes remain three points behind Wolves in the race for the ‘best of the rest’ in the Premier League. Arsenal, meanwhile, have seen their top four aspirations take another hit.
This tactical analysis will look at how the match played out.
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