May 9, 2018 / 8:53 PM / a year ago

Soccer-Vardy strikes again as Leicester beat 10-man Arsenal 3-1

* Leicester beat Arsenal 3-1 at King Power stadium

* Iheanacho gave Leicester a 14th-minute lead

* Arsenal’s Mavropanos sent off in the 15th for fouling Iheanacho

* Aubameyang equalised in the 53rd from close range

* Vardy restored Leicester’s lead with a 76th-minute penalty

* Mahrez sealed the home side’s win with a late solo effort

* Leicester next visit Tottenham, Arsenal at Huddersfield


May 9 (Reuters) - Leicester striker Jamie Vardy scored his sixth goal in as many Premier League games against Arsenal on Wednesday to help them to a 3-1 home win over the London club, who were reduced to 10 men in the first half.

Vardy converted a 76th-minute penalty and Riyad Mahrez sealed Leicester’s win after Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had cancelled out Kelechi Iheanacho’s 14th-minute opener for the home side.

Iheanacho fired the Foxes ahead with a sharp left-footed shot from the centre of the penalty area in the 14th minute and Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos was sent off straight after the restart for hauling down the forward.

Aubameyang buried his own rebound into the top corner shortly after the break. Arsenal, however, could not hold on as Vardy converted a spot-kick after Demarai Gray was fouled and Mahrez sealed the win with a 90th-minute solo effort. (Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Editing by Toby Davis)

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