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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Jamie Vardy (80')

Leicester City beat Arsenal on Jamie Vardy's late goal

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.

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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.

The hosts went close when Kieran Tierney whipped in a cross that captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed over the bar.

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.

The striker's 11th Premier League goal against Arsenal -- more than any other player apart from Wayne Rooney -- gave his side their first win away to Arsenal since 1973.

"We weathered the storm, we started getting into it, we played well and came away with a 1-0 win. Its big for us but its just the next game. We had a couple of bad results and just wanted to put it right," Vardy said afterward.

Rodgers congratulated his side for winning the match against a top side like Arsenal, adding that he believes the league race will be "wide open."

"It feels good, it's a long time is 47 years, we just wish supporters were here to enjoy it. A good team performance, we were defensively strong and we had a lot of quality," Rodgers said after the game. "We always felt we wanted to bring Jamie into the game at 60 minutes, to stretch the game behind."

Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was left to rue Lacazette's overruled goal.

"I'm really disappointed, we had it in our hands in the first half and I don't know how the hell the goal was disallowed," the Spaniard said. "They caught us with space at the back and in that moment we lost the game."

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 27 +39 65
2 Manchester United 27 +21 51
3 Leicester City 27 +15 50
4 Chelsea 27 +17 47
5 Everton 26 +6 46
6 West Ham United 26 +9 45
7 Liverpool 27 +12 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur 26 +15 42
9 Aston Villa 25 +11 39
10 Arsenal 26 +7 37
11 Leeds United 26 -1 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 -9 34
13 Crystal Palace 27 -14 34
14 Southampton 26 -13 30
15 Burnley 27 -16 29
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 -7 26
17 Newcastle United 26 -17 26
18 Fulham 27 -12 23
19 West Bromwich Albion 27 -36 17
20 Sheffield United 27 -27 14