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Arsenal held by Leicester City as Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng each strike


Jamie Vardy continued his high quality scoring document in opposition to Arsenal to rescue a degree for Leicester City at a sodden Emirates stadium on Tuesday evening.

It was an evening for but extra VAR drama, with Vardy’s objective solely being allowed to face after a strenuous verify in opposition to the 10-man Gunners.

Jamie Vardy scored his tenth goal against Arsenal to rescue a point for Arsenal

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Jamie Vardy scored his tenth objective in opposition to Arsenal to rescue a degree for Arsenal

Eddie Nketiah turned the youngest Arsenal participant to obtain a purple card within the Premier League since Konstantinos Mavropanos obtain the feat in opposition to the Foxes two years in the past for a excessive problem which referee Chris Kavanagh needed to seek the advice of his on-screen monitor for to verify.

The Foxes have an terrible document in north London and it appeared set to proceed after Bukayo Saka mixed superbly with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who tapped in his 20th Premier League objective of the season.

The Gabon striker has reached the milestone for the second consecutive season, a feat solely matched by Thierry Henry, because it moved him one nearer to Vardy.

However, after reaching 100 strikes within the Premier League, the 33-year-old needed to have his say and duly bought his tenth objective within the prime flight in opposition to Mikel Arteta’s facet.

Saka, Laca and Auba combined for Arsenal to open the scoring

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Saka, Laca and Auba mixed for Arsenal to open the scoring

Mikel Arteta watches Chris Kavanagh consulting the pitch-screen monitor

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Mikel Arteta watches Chris Kavanagh consulting the pitch-screen monitor

Demarai Grey crossed in from the appropriate hand facet and, regardless of a prolonged VAR verify to find out of the previous England striker was offside or if Ayoze Perez touched the ball, Vardy’s faucet in was allowed to face to go away the objective tied at 1-1.

Lacazette had a objective dominated out for offside as VAR confirmed assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis was proper to place up her flag after he had completed on the back-post.

The VAR, Stuart Attwell, was concerned once more quickly after – recommending Kavanagh use his pitchside monitor following a excessive, late problem from Nketiah on James Justin.

Kavanagh wanted only one replay to point out Nketiah the purple card simply moments after changing Lacazette.

Alan Brazil’s hatred of VAR simply retains growing – It is a joke, stick it!

The VAR would nonetheless have an additional half to play, adjudging that Vardy was onside when he equalised for Leicester with six minutes to go.

With Arsenal a person down it was the guests doing all of the urgent to discover a late winner.

However the contest would finish all-square, the draw that means Leicester sit fourth – three factors away from Manchester United – whereas Arsenal edge above Wolves into sixth.





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