Sport Leicester City v Arsenal: Premier League – live! – The Guardian Spread the lovehttps://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2021/feb/28/leicester-city-v-arsenal-premier-league-live By Published on February 28, 2021 Spread the love 8.56am EST08:56 90+6 min Now it’s Albrighton sending a decent ball into the box and Iheanacho peels away at the back post, but Xhaka, who’s been solid today, blocks well. 8.55am EST08:55 90+4 min Castagne lays back for Under, who bends a very nice ball into the box, but Vardy was on his heels. That tells you everything you need to know about this Leicester performance. 8.54am EST08:54 90+3 min Leicester have offered near enough nowt this half and Arsenal look more likely to score a fourth than they do a second; Partey again finds himself with a shooting opportunity, but Schmeichel collects. 8.53am EST08:53 90+2 min Aubameyang wriggles to the line and dinks a cross, but Schmeichel collects easily at the near post. 8.52am EST08:52 90 min Tierney chases after a bouncing ball and gets to it before Under, nodding away; he goes down clutching his forehead, but there didn’t appear to be any contact. 8.50am EST08:50 90 min Keown gives Willian man of the match, with is fair enough – though I’d have gone for Pepe. 8.49am EST08:49 88 min Soyuncu leaps with Pepe, introducing knee to thigh right in the sweet spot. It looks a a right sair yin and Pepe goes down, but he’ll be reet. Photograph: Getty Images Updated at 8.53am EST 8.48am EST08:48 87 min Partey carries it forward – his ability to run with the ball is so helpful, and he’s so much more than a holding midfielder – before finding Aubameyang, who shifts it inside onto his right foot and belts a low finish just past the far post. 8.47am EST08:47 85 min “A lot of players rolled up their shorts during 2018 World Cup,” says Ruth Purdue. “Alexis was one I personally remember, as well as Cristiano for that free kick.” It reminds me of my school days, when the thing was pulling one’s boxer shorts at the bottom of one’s football shorts. I think that’s what they were aping. 8.45am EST08:45 84 min Since Arsenal equalised, Leicester haven’t even hinted at doing something about it. They look tired, and given their increasing injury-list, those not on it aren’t getting much rest. Caglar Soyuncu knows the game is up. Photograph: Michael Regan/PA Updated at 8.49am EST 8.44am EST08:44 83 min Words they never thought they’d type: Willian and Pepe have both been pretty good today. Willian. Not terrible. Photograph: Rui Vieira/AP Updated at 8.47am EST 8.43am EST08:43 82 min He curls towards the near post, Amartey arriving first to stick the ball behind, so he’ll have another go; this time he goes for the far, Schmeichel pawing away … but straight to Tierney, who cuts across a very nifty-looking shot which zooms only just wide. 8.42am EST08:42 81 min Partey finds himself outside the box with time and space, so tries a shot which loops up off the nearest shins and behind for a corner. Odegaard will take it… 8.41am EST08:41 80 min Oh dear. Ricardo finds himself in a decent position outside the box and arcs a decent cross towards the far post, except none of his mates are anywhere near it and the ball drifts harmlessly behind. 8.40am EST08:40 79 min Under attacks Xhaka down the right, but Xhaka is strong and Arsenal bring it away, Pepe nicking a pass into Cedric, turning up inside the box. But instead of looking to shoot he tries to put studs on top of ball and misses it entirely. 8.39am EST08:39 77 min Hector Bellerin tucks his shirt in, advises Magnus Evander, while Ian Copestake wonders if he’s been left out today because handsomeness alone does not win football matches. 8.37am EST08:37 75 min Xhaka is caught by Iheanacho’s stray forearm and is extremely upset. 8.36am EST08:36 73 min Arsenal have been good today, the more aggressive and confident side. And they’re keeping it well now too – they know it’s over and so do Leicester. 8.34am EST08:34 71 min Vardy shifts it inside and opens a shooting lane, walloping a curler that clobbers Mari on the heed. Leicester’s goal aside, he’s played pretty well today. Support Our News Campaign Shop our Store Click Here To Shop 8.33am EST08:33 71 min “Just to say, that magnificent Spurs team of the 80s were also lawless in the fashion,” says Rosin Morris. “It wasn’t just an untucked Hoddle but there was an oft-unrolled and apparently out of breath Tony Galvin bombing up and down the wing…” I well remember – my dad was a big fan of him on account of his wingplay left-wing politics. Photograph: Getty Images 8.31am EST08:31 70 min Leicester send on Amartey for Evans, who looks to have hurt his leg. This is turning into an absolutely horrific afternoon for them. 8.30am EST08:30 68 min Back to the shirts/shorts interface, here’s Ireland in 1994. Photograph: Andy Hooper/Daily Mail/REX/Shutterstock 8.29am EST08:29 67 min This Leicester performance absolutely reeks of a “post-match clear-the-air team-meeting in which harsh words were exchanged”. 8.27am EST08:27 66 min Just what Leicester wanted to see: Elneny is replaced by Partey, who’s feeling his way back after injury. 8.26am EST08:26 65 min Iheanacho curves a decent pass in behind for Vardy to chase, but Mari does well to stay with him and come away with the ball. 8.26am EST08:26 64 min A lull in play. Take advantage by signing up for daily hilarity, or failing that, daily not hilarity.