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Arsenal and Sanchez overpower the Foxes

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Leicester succumbed to their first loss of the season after conceding five goals to an unstoppable Arsenal side.

The Gunners would have beaten any team in the league in this match as their quick passing and energy proved too much for City, who have dropped to 6th in the table pending the games later in the weekend.

Jamie Vardy put the Foxes ahead after an excellent counter-attack; something which has epitomised the Foxes form this season. The England international made a great run from the left-wing before finishing from a tight angle past Petr Cech.

The visitors pulled a goal back just five minutes later after Theo Walcott beat the offside trap to slot the ball past Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester were unfortunate in the first half, hitting the woodwork on two occasions. The missed chances proved costly when Alexis Sanchez suddenly found his form which had disappeared in the previous games this season.

His first came in a counter-attack in which some poor defending from the hosts left the Chilean unmarked at the back post; a chance taken to ensure Arsenal went into the break a goal ahead.

Sanchez scored his second of the game not long after half-time; Schmeichel looked indecisive as he rushed out of the goal and was punished as Sanchez got in front to head the ball into the net.

It took over 20 minutes for the next goal after some promising attacking from Leicester but with Arsenal still dominating possession, they always posed a threat. This led to the Gunners’ fourth; Sanchez’s hat-trick with a shot from range into the bottom corner.

The positive note for Leicester in this match was Vardy’s effort and he grabbed his second of the game with a similar finish to his first on the 90-minute mark.

The Foxes hadn’t lost by more than two goals since their return to the Premier League and with this looking to continue, substitute Olivier Giroud popped up just before the final whistle to add a fifth.

Although the scoreline may have been harsh on the Foxes who still played some good attacking football, their defensive frailties really played into the hands of Arsenal who demonstrated their class as the game went on.

Leicester’s unbeaten run had to come to an end eventually but against one of the league’s strongest teams; a Champions League outfit and a title contender, they can’t be too downhearted going into the game against Norwich City.

Alexis Sanchez Kasper Schmeichel Olivier Giroud Theo Walcott

About Mark Sheppard

I am an 18-year-old Journalism and Media student at De Montfort University, Leicester. I enjoy writing, especially about sport because my interests involve football, snooker, rugby, F1 and tennis.

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