Cape Town - Arsenal remain without a league win on the road in 2018 after
Leicester romped to a 3-1 victory at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday
The Foxes took a 12th-minute lead when Iheanacho volleyed home after
he got on the end of Fousseni Diabate's knockdown. The Nigerian seemed
to have ample space and time to strike the ball through a crowd of
players into the bottom-right corner.
It went from bad to worse for Arsene Wenger's side two minutes later
when they were reduced to 10 men. Konstantinos Mavropanos was shown a
straight red card after Iheanacho caught the defender in possession and
was brought down as he looked to run in on goal.
The visitors had their best chance to equalise 10 minutes before the
break. A swift counter-attack that involved Granit Xhaka and Alex Iwobi
unlocked the home defence. Iwobi laid the ball back for Henrikh
Mkhitaryan to strike, but Eldin Jakupovic got down well to his right to
turn the ball away for a corner.
The visitors came out a better team in the second half and after
eight minutes found a way back into the contest. Xhaka spread the ball
wide to Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who tricked his way past Diabate before
picking out Aubameyang, who finished at the second attempt.
The Foxes reclaimed the lead with 15 minutes to go, however.
Second-half substitute Demarai Gray was fouled inside the box by
Mkhitaryan, and Vardy sent Petr Cech the wrong way from the spot to
reclaim the lead.
They wrapped the game up in the 90th minute when Hamza Choudhury sent
Mahrez through on goal and the Algerian cut inside from the right
before curling the ball into the far corner beyond Cech.