Arsenal held by Leicester City as Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng both strike - but VAR dominates after Eddie Nketiah red card

talksport.com, 7 July 2020, 17:19
Arsenal held by Leicester City as Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng both strike - but VAR dominates after Eddie Nketiah red card
Jamie Vardy continued his fine scoring record against Arsenal to rescue a point for Leicester City at a sodden Emirates stadium on Tuesday night.

It was a night for yet more VAR drama, with Vardy's goal only being allowed to stand after a strenuous check against the 10-man Gunners.

Eddie Nketiah became the youngest Arsenal player to receive a red card in the Premier League since Konstantinos Mavropanos achieve the feat against the Foxes two years ago for a high challenge which referee Chris Kavanagh had to consult his on-screen monitor for to confirm.

The Foxes have an awful record in north London and it appeared set to continue after Bukayo Saka combined beautifully with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who tapped in his 20 th Premier League goal of the season.

The Gabon striker has reached the milestone for the second consecutive season, a feat only matched by Thierry Henry, as it moved him one closer to Vardy.

But, after reaching 100 strikes in the Premier League, the 33-year-old had to have his say and duly got his tenth goal in the top flight against Mikel Arteta's side.

Demarai Gray crossed in from the right hand side and, despite a lengthy VAR check to determine of the former England striker was offside or if Ayoze Perez touched the ball, Vardy's tap in was allowed to stand to leave the goal tied at 1-1.

More to follow…

Jamie Vardy continued his fine scoring record against Arsenal to rescue a point for Leicester City at a sodden Emirates stadium on Tuesday night.

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