Arsenal maintained their 100% performance as they beat Leicester City to secure a Champions League spot displacing Manchester United. The North London club did well to beat Leicester City to earn a fifth successive Premier League win.
Arsenal Beat Leicester City 2-0 to return to Top-four Spot
The deserved victory at Emirates Stadium lifted Arsenal back into to four position displacing Manchester United. They are one point above Manchester United, who best fellow top-four contenders Tottenham on Saturday thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick the game ended 3-2 in favor of Manchester United.
Ghanian International Thomas Partey headed in unchallenged from Gabriel Martinelli’s corner after 11 minutes as the hosts capitalized on their dominant start. The former Atletico Madrid man also struck the crossbar as Arsenal pressed for a second, while goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was twice called upon to deny Harvey Barnes including a superb reaction save from a header as the visitors threatened before half-time.
But, after Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu was penalized for handball following a lengthy video assistant referee review, Alexandre Lacazette fired in a 59th-minute penalty to put the Gunners 2-0 up. Soyuncu received only a yellow card as Partey’s still goal-bound header was cleared off the line by the alert Luke Thomas.
The Gunners are back to the top four while Brendan Rodgers’s side remains 12th in the English Premier League table.