Arsenal Vs Leicester City: A tale of two Halves

Last Sunday the early Barclays Premier League match was a top of the table clash, between the stalling Arsenal against high flying Leicester, full of confidence after their hammering of Man City at the Etihad Stadium.

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Danny Simpson given his marching orders

The Gunners started the brighter of the two teams with early chances to both Giroud and Sanchez, as well as a very strong appeal for handball in the Area. However, the ever present Casper Schmeical kept Arsenal at bay and looked ignite a number of counter attacks with his quick accurate distribution. The remainder of the first half was an open encounter, although both teams looked strong in defence.

The breaking point finally came in the 45TH minute when the Premier Leagues top scorer Jamie Vardy went down in the penalty area following a clumsy challenge from Arsenal Left Nacho Monreal. Before the 29 year old buried his spot kick into the net, giving the Foxes a precious 1-0 advantage going into half time.
The second half started in the same way the 1st had ended, frantic and incredibly open. Mahrez was lucky to escape the book with a blatant dive in the Arsenal area, however justice was soon served as Leicester right back Danny Simpson was shown to quick yellows, resulting in his marching orders in the 56TH minute.
Arsenal moved up a gear in the attacks on goal, sensing that this was make or break in their chase for their 1st Premier League title since the Invincibles of 2004.
Arsenal Substitute Theo Walcott ended his recent goal scoring drought to pull one back for the gunners on the 70Th minute with a well taken volley after a sublime head down from Giroud.
The boys in red and white could not find a way through 10 man Leicester, spurning a number of glorious opportunities. However, all hope was not lost as returning from injury after a 10 month absence was Danny Welbeck. The Englishman popping up at the back post to score the winner for the gunners in the 5th minute of injury time with only his 3rd touch of the match.
Cue wild celebrations throughout N5 and North London as the Gunners revive their title campaign to go level on 51 points with arch rivals Tottenham in 2nd place in the league.

 

Image Header and Simpson picture- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/12156398/Arsenal-vs-Leicester-City-live-Premier-League.html

 

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