Leicester City locked horns with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium earlier this evening hoping to pick up a positive result on the road. The Foxes suffered an early setback in the 21st minute when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for the Gunners from close range. Brendan Rodgers’ men went into the half-time break a goal behind, but with everything to play for in the second half.
The East Midlands outfit kept pushing in search of an equaliser and got a fortunate break when Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah was sent off for a reckless challenge. The away side made their numerical advantage count as they finally managed to net the equaliser via Jamie Vardy’s finish in the 84th minute. Despite a late push from Leicester, the contest ended honours even with both teams sharing the spoils after playing out a 1-1 draw at North London.
Let’s take a look at how each Leicester player fared during the match versus the Gunners.
GK: Kasper Schmeichel – 8/10
The Danish keeper pulled off several fantastic saves to keep his side in the game. If it weren’t for him, Leicester would have definitely lost this match.
CB: Caglar Soyuncu – 5/10
The Turkish defender was mainly to blame for not doing better in the lead-up to Aubameyang’s goal in the first half. Rodgers will be disappointed with his performance today.
CB: Jonny Evans – 5.5/10
The Foxes centre-back managed to keep Alexandre Lacazette quiet during the game. However, he looked uncomfortable in defence and struggled to cope with the intensity of the Arsenal attackers.
CB: Ryan Bennett – 6/10
He was a bit over the top at times with his attempted tackles but was otherwise, solid in the defensive end of the field.
LWB: Marc Albrighton – 5/10
Albrighton looked completely out of place while operating as a makeshift left wing-back. Playing him in that position was a gamble that backfired for Rodgers.
CM: Youri Tielemans – 6.5/10
The Leicester playmaker retained possession well in midfield but struggled to create too many chances going forward.
CM: Wilfred Ndidi – 6/10
The Nigerian midfield ace should have done better to chase down Dani Ceballos in the lead-up to Arsenal’s opener. However, he was a strong presence at the centre of the park and did enough to restrict the Gunners from scoring in the second 45 minutes.
RWB: James Justin – 6.5/10
He enjoyed his battle with Kieran Tierney out on the wide areas. Justin was always willing to get forward and put in a tireless shift down the right flank.
CAM: Ayoze Perez – 5/10
The ex-Newcastle United attacker orchestrated just one decent chance during the game. He was otherwise very quiet and failed to give a good account of himself in the opposition half.
ST: Jamie Vardy – 8/10
The English centre-forward was a constant menace for the Gunners defenders. He created a few chances to score but made amends later in the game when he popped up with the equaliser which was enough to rescue a point for his team.
ST: Kelechi Iheanacho – 6/10
He was not shy of putting in a tireless shift but lacked the cutting edge in the final third.
LM: Harvey Barnes – 6/10
He added some fresh energy to the Leicester attack and had a few bright moments in the opposition half.
LWB: Christian Fuchs – 6/10
He looked far more comfortable than Albrighton on the left flank.
RM: Demarai Gray – 7/10
The English winger came off the bench to set-up Jamie Vardy’s equaliser.
CM: Dennis Praet – N/A
He hardly had any time to make an impact.
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