Leicester City won at Arsenal for the first time in 47 years on Sunday, with substitute Jamie Vardy’s late close-range header enough to secure victory in the Premier League at The Emirates.
The win lifted Brendan Rogers’ side to fourth on 12 points, while the Gunners stay in 10th place on nine after six games.
Arsenal were left ruing their failure to score in the first half hour when they pushed forward time and again, racking up 10 shots and six corners to Leicester’s one and zero respectively.
They had the ball in the net from a corner in the fourth minute but replays showed at least three players offside as Alexandre Lacazette flicked it past keeper Kasper Schmeichel.
The hosts then almost scored when Kieran Tierney whipped in a cross that captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed over.
They went even closer to opening the scoring a few minutes later when Alexandre Lacazette, standing in front of goal, somehow nodded another cross from Tierney wide of the far post.
Vardy, who came on with half an hour to play having missed Leicester’s previous two games with a calf injury, broke the deadlock in the 80th minute, heading home Cengiz Under’s cross.
“We weathered a bit of a storm but then started getting into it and we’ve come away with a win. It’s big for us but it’s just the next game where we want to keep improving,” said Vardy.
The win gets Leicester’s season back on track following league defeats by Aston Villa and West Ham United.
“We’ve had a couple of bad results and we wanted to put that right in the league. Luckily, I’ve come on and made an impact,” Vardy told Sky Sports.
“It gives us a little boost. The last two games in the league have not been good enough but to come here and put in a performance like we have is great for the team.”
Vardy’s 11th Premier League goal against the Gunners – more than any other player apart from Wayne Rooney – gave his side their first win at Arsenal since September 1973.
West Brom draws 1-1 at Brighton, still awaits 1st win in EPL
Karlan Grant scored his first goal for new club West Bromwich Albion to secure a 1-1 draw at Brighton in the Premier League on Monday.
Brighton took the lead five minutes before halftime when an attempted clearance from Branislav Ivanovic rebounded off Jake Livermore and into the back of the net.
But West Brom’s second-half pressure paid off when Grant turned a ball from Callum Robinson past goalkeeper Mat Ryan in the 83rd minute to clinch the point.
Grant joined West Brom from Huddersfield in the offseason after netting 19 goals in the second-tier Championship last season.
Kane and Son combine to give Tottenham to 1-0 win at Burnley
Son Heung-min combined with Harry Kane to give Tottenham a 1-0 victory over Burnley in the Premier League on Monday. Kane headed Erik Lamela’s corner on for Son to nod into the net in the 76th minute at Turf Moor. It was the ninth time in six league matches so far this season that Kane and Son have combined for goals.
“This season when I’ve been dropping a bit deeper … it allows me to get some space,” Kane said.
Tottenham moved up to fifth place and didn’t bring Gareth Bale off the bench in northern England. Burnley has one point from five games.
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