Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
Arsenal vs. Leicester City*
Aston Villa vs. Leeds United
Brighton vs. West Bromwich Albion
Burnley vs. Tottenham Hotspur**
Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
Liverpool vs. Sheffield United
Manchester United vs. Chelsea
Southampton vs. Everton
West Ham United vs. Manchester City
Wolverhampton vs. Newcastle United
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Leno, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Bellerin, Xhaka, Partey, Ceballos, Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Subs: Runarsson, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Willock, Pepe, Nketiah.
LEICESTER TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Schmeichel, Fofana, Evans, Fuchs, Castagne, Mendy, Praet, Justin, Tielemans, Barnes, Maddison.
Subs: Ward, Morgan, Under, Choudhury, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Vardy.
Referee Craig Pawson blows his first whistle, the players take a knee, and then Leicester get the game under way!
Arsenal think they have taken the lead as Ceballos’ corner is flicked on by Lacazette and in off the far post but the offside flag goes up immediately.
Xhaka takes over the set piece and the Leicester wall does its job to block his drive.
Lacazette wins back possession and shifts the ball along to Saka, whose deflected effort goes behind for a corner.
Brilliant play from Tierney down the left before picking out Aubameyang in the area, but he is unable to supply the finish to match with a header that was always rising over the target.
Tierney cross for Lacazette, but Aubameyang cannot get his head over the ball and Schmeichel gathers his effort after it loops into the air.
Barnes makes his way past Partey and into the Arsenal area, where his speculative shot is deflected behind for a corner.
Fofana is back to his feet and straight back into the action after a malice in the challenge from Lacazette, who was closing down the ball
David Luiz’s pass finds Tierney over on the left who moves the ball down into the path of Saka, but his attempt to find a team-mate is broken up.
Saka with another diagonal pass. He has Tierney screaming for the lay-off but he goes alone and smashes a shot into the side-netting.
TWO MINUTES added on at the Emirates.
45 + 2 min
HT: ARSENAL 0-0 LEICESTER
Arsenal get the second period under way at the Emirates.
SUB! David Luiz goes down as soon as the passage of play comes to an end and he can play no further part, with Mustafi replacing him from the bench.
Fofana is booked for a late foul on Saka.
SUB! Here he is, Jamie Vardy replaces Praet.
SUB! Saka makes way for Pepe for Arsenal.
Aubameyang’s ball from the left reaches Bellerin who takes on a shot first time, but it’s straight at Schmeichel who palms it away.
Evans commits everything to win a header on the edge of the Arsenal box and completely clears out Lacazette and team-mate Tielemans in the process.
SUB! Under replaces Barnes for Leicester.
GOAL! ARSENAL 0-1 LEICESTER (Vardy, 80)
Vardy has certainly delivered the goods again – that’s his 11th goal against Arsenal.
Five extra minutes at the Emirates..
90 + 5 min
FT: ARSENAL 0-1 LEICESTER