Leicester City move up to second in the Premier League table after a 2-0 win over Arsenal at the King Power Stadium.
The win continues Leicester’s best ever start to a season in the top flight and puts them nine points ahead of fifth place as their quest for Champion’s League football rolls on.
It was an even contest as the sides went into the break at half-time, Arsenal maybe even creating the better chances of the two sides in the opening half.
But as the second-half began, Leicester looked the sharper team. Wilfred Ndidi had the best chance in the game, but sent the ball crashing into the crossbar from the penalty spot.
The opener once again came from Jamie Vardy, who capped off a wonderful team goal from City.
It was Vardy who got the assist for Leicester’s second, laying the ball off to James Maddison who drilled a superb finish from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.
Leicester weren’t really troubled after the goals and were able to ride the game out for a big win in their challenge for European football.
Here is how we rated the Leicester players:
Kasper Schmeichel - 7.5
Schmeichel wasn’t challenged often throughout the game, but was there when needed and distributed well.
Ricardo Pereira - 7.5
Ricardo defended well and with intensity, and was always quick to react to any danger. He also played his part in Leicester’s second goal by picking out Vardy.
Jonny Evans - 8
Evans was fantastic once again in defence, shutting out any threat in a flash. He positioned himself brilliantly through the whole match.
Caglar Soyuncu - 8
Soyuncu put in another impressive performance. Solid at the back and excellent in bringing the ball out from the back.
Ben Chilwell - 7.5
Chilwell had a great game at the back and read the play well, stepping in and making tackles and interceptions, stopping attacks quickly.
Wilfred Ndidi - 8.5
Ndidi was superb from whistle to whistle, stomping out attacks before they could even begin. He was all over the pitch. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to finish a great chance to score in the middle of the Arsenal box, but was faultless in every other area.
Youri Tielemans - 8
Tielemans once again found Vardy for another assist and did well in making himself available to start attacks from deep positions.
James Maddison - 8.5
Maddison put the game to bed with a great finish to continue his great form in-front of goal. He proved to be a danger all evening on the ball and threatened with set-pieces throughout.
Ayoze Perez - 7.5
Perez made some threatening runs on the ball with some impressive dribbling and was also excellent in pressing from the front and winning the ball back in good areas.
Harvey Barnes - 7.5
Barnes for much of the match seemed to struggle to get involved, however, he did play a key part in Leicester’s opener with an brilliant run and touch to find Tielemans.
Jamie Vardy - 9
Vardy was superb throughout, an assist with another goal for the league’s top scorer which was finished excellently. He also pressed constantly not giving his opponents any time on the ball.
Subs: Demarai Gray - 7.5
Gray was once again great off of the bench, he gave Leicester that something extra for the final 25 minutes.
Dennis Praet - N/a
Was a late substitute.