Leicester 3-0 Arsenal: Jamie Vardy bags a brace after Ainsley Maitland-Niles sees red in the first half as Gunners lose more ground in race for the top four
Arsenal full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off after picking up two yellow cards during the first half
Youri Tielemans gave the home side the lead after meeting James Maddison’s cross with a fine header at 59 minutes.
Jamie Vardy doubled the lead with a header from close range after his first effort had come back off the bar
Vardy then put the finishing touch on his side’s convincing victory with a simple finish deep into injury time
At one point during this third defeat in eight days for Arsenal, Unai Emery began frantically flapping his wrists to imitate paddling. He was suggesting Marc Albrighton had dived to win a free-kick. It was also an apt representation of his team right now. Arsenal are being submerged and gasping for air.
They were thoroughly beaten by a brilliant Leicester team, who dominated from first minute to last, and ended up conceding three goals in consecutive top-flight matches for the first time since 1967.
Jamie Vardy scored with the final touch of the match, converting an easy tap-in after Ricardo Perreira has burst through yet more mannequin defending to cross. It gave the scoreline a just reflection of the gulf in quality between the teams, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ first-half dismissal only minor mitigation.
Bernd Leno (right) fails to stop Leicester striker Jamie Vardy doubling his team’s lead in the closing stages of the match
Vardy (right) wheels away in celebration after scoring Leicester’s second goal and Leno (left) lies on the floor dejected
Vardy (right) puts the finishing touch on his team’s convincing victory with a simple finish deep into injury time
The Englishman (centre) is congratulated by his team-mates after sealing the victory with almost the last touch of the game