Arsenal continued their impressive results for their fifth successive victory, coming at the expense of Leicester City with two clean goals on Sunday in round 29 of the English Premier League.
The Gunners regained the fourth place they snatched by Man Utd on Saturday with a thrilling 3-2 win over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tottenham Hotspur, lifting their tally to 51 points, one point ahead of their rivals, but Arsenal have three games postponed against Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham and are expected to battle for the last place in the Champions League, where they hope to return for the first time since the 2016-2017 season.
The hosts did not delay opening the scoring in a thrilling match, with Partey’s header at the near post following a corner by Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli (11).
The Foxes had a golden chance to level the scores with Harvey Barnes ‘ header were it not for Aaron Ramsdale’s superb stop, which has delivered impressive levels this season amid the astonishment of Northern Ireland coach Brendan Rodgers (36).
In the second half, it was Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s turn to shine when he deflected a powerful ball from the left for Bukayo Saka (51).
The second goal came after a crazy contest inside the area, when Schmeichel blocked a powerful shot from Ben White from close range in front of goal, setting up Partey’s header, but defender Luke Thomas turned it away before it crossed the goal line (55).
After playing for a few seconds, the game was again interrupted by the video assistant referee checking a handball on the Turkish Caglar Soyuncu,to confirm the decision and Lacazette brilliantly execute the penalty kick in the top right corner (59).
After two wins in the last two stages, Leicester fell again to freeze at 33 points in twelfth place.