Twitter explodes after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Leicester City

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Photo credits: theguardian.com

What an intense match it was, watching Arsenal play against 10-men Leicester City in the Emirates stadium yesterday.

Arsenal took on the Foxes on home ground and definitely provided a great Valentine’s day gift for the fans after a stunning 2-1 win that brought Arsene Wenger’s men two points clear of Leicester and levelled with Tottenham at 51 points. The match was rather spectacular and indeed memorable, certainly favouring the Gooners at all aspects.

As it happened:

Arsenal took hold of dominance with the help of Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, spicing up the match in the first minute. The two worked together to go clear on Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs but possession was handed to the Foxes through N’Golo Kanté. Within half an hour, Leicester were giving the Gunners absolute competition with the help of Kante and Riyad Mahrez.

Olivier Giroud managed to score one for Arsenal in the 31st minute was it was deemed offside. The Frenchman encountered quite a lot of close shots throughout the match.

Leicester’s gem Jamie Vardy proved himself a great threat once again after a penalty shot, bringing Claudio Ranieri’s side to a 0-1 lead. Vardy dribbles his way past Nacho Monreal in the box but runs into him and goes down. The Englishman capped his 19th goal of the season to Peter Cech’s left, as the goalkeeper shifts to the opposite direction.

Photo credits: 101greatgoals.com
Photo credits: 101greatgoals.com

In the 54th minute, the referee spared Danny Simpson no mercy after clinging onto Giroud and not letting the striker move away from him. The red card was fired and Simpson was sent away.

Now left with ten men, the Foxes worked hard to tackle Arsenal’s assist but the game was levelled to 1-1 when Theo Walcott slammed a 10-yard through Giroud’s delicate pass.

Photo credits: ESPN
Photo credits: ESPN

90 minutes were up and the board showed an extra two minutes to spare for both teams to knack another goal. Just when everyone thought the couple of minutes could serve no difference to the score. Substitute Danny Welbeck made full use of his time and delivered the most important goal of the match in the last minute to elevate the decibels in the stadium.

Welbeck, who has been dealing with treatment all season scored the golden goal with the aid of Ozil and made fans leap off their seats to cheer for the excellent home win.

Photo credits: theguardian.com
Photo credits: theguardian.com
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Photo credits: mirror.co.uk

Fans certainly did not leave Twitter alone after the match. Arsenal, Leiceister, Welbeck and #COYG topped the trends for the next 12 hours.

https://twitter.com/FootballFunnys/status/698868312265134081

https://twitter.com/andyyy_1/status/699013178261381120

Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are in line for the title right now, who do you think will grab the ultimate win?