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Arsenal rekindle European hopes with 3-1 win at Leicester

  • Published at 09:05 pm February 28th, 2021
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Arsenal's Nicolas Pepe scores during their EPL game away to Leicester Sunday Reuters

The result lifted Arsenal two places up to ninth on 37 points from 26 games while Leicester stayed third on 49 points

Arsenal revived their hopes of playing in European competition next season after goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe helped them to a 3-1 win at Leicester City in an entertaining Premier League clash Sunday.

The result lifted Arsenal two places up to ninth on 37 points from 26 games while Leicester stayed third on 49 points after suffering a second setback in three days following their Europa League elimination.

Leicester, who exited Europe's second-tier competition with a 2-0 home defeat by Slavia Prague Thursday, took a sixth-minute lead against Arsenal as Youri Tielemans cut inside the area from the right flank and fired a low shot into the far corner.

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The Gunners equalized in the 39th when Luiz headed a Willian cross into the bottom right corner and Lacazette turned the tide in first-half stoppage time as he drilled in a penalty after a Video Assistant Referee check showed Wilfred Ndidi had handled the ball in the area.

Poor defending cost Leicester again in the 52nd minute as they allowed the visitors to break through the middle before Willian slipped the ball to Pepe and the Ivorian forward tucked it into an empty net from two meters.

Arsenal held on comfortably in the closing stages and missed chances to win by a bigger margin as Kieran Tierney volleyed just wide from 20 meters and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came close with a fizzing low shot.

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