Arsenal Edge Past Leicester in Carabao Cup (EFL)

VIACliff Riang'a
Written By: Cliff Riang'a

In an entertaining Carabao Cup match at the King Power stadium, Arsenal beat the home side 0 – 2.

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Leicester started off brightly and were first off the blocks as Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho drew a super save from Bernd Leno.

Few minutes later, Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson unleashed a powerful shot from the edge of the box that was destined towards the top right corner, only for the keeper to tip it out for a corner kick.

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As the game wore on; It became a little bit tactical, as both sides were content with holding possession.  Largely due to the, numerous changes in the playing unit.

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In the 40th minute, the returning James Maddison had his goal bound shot bounce off the right post to deny him a dream return to action.

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Bukayo Saka who was Arsenal’s best player of the half was denied a penalty after a dazzling run.  The teams went in to the break at 0 – 0.

Nicholas Pepe’s attempt, hit the post and rebounded off Christian Furchs to give the gunners the lead.

The goal drew a response from the home side, as they enjoyed wave after wave of attacks that were repelled by a resolute Arsenal defence.

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Freshly introduced Hector Bellerin, made sure that he made an impression as he went on a mazy run and squared the ball to Eddie Nketiah, who scored. It was his second for the season and ensured that he continues his hot goal scoring streak.

Arsenal take on Liverpool in the league on Monday.


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