Leicester inflicted a blow to Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League with a dominant victory at the King Power Stadium.

The unmarked Youri Tielemans headed in a cross from James Maddison just before the hour mark, and Jamie Vardy scored twice late on with a header and a tap-in from close range.

Arsenal played almost an hour of the contest with 10 men after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off.

A third successive Premier League defeat left the Gunners a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who face Manchester United at Old Trafford at 16.30 BST on Sunday.

Leicester still have a slim chance of finishing seventh – they are five points behind Wolves – which could earn a Europa League place depending on the outcome of the FA Cup final.

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Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 14Ricardo PereiraBooked at 65mins
  • 6Evans
  • 15Maguire
  • 3ChilwellBooked at 70mins
  • 25NdidiBooked at 13minsSubstituted forBarnesat 45′minutes
  • 11AlbrightonSubstituted forGrayat 86′minutes
  • 21Tielemans
  • 38ChoudhurySubstituted forMendyat 79′minutes
  • 10Maddison
  • 9Vardy

Substitutes

  • 4Söyüncü
  • 7Gray
  • 8Iheanacho
  • 12Ward
  • 19Barnes
  • 24Mendy
  • 28Fuchs

Arsenal

  • 19Leno
  • 15Maitland-NilesBooked at 36mins
  • 20Mustafi
  • 5PapastathopoulosBooked at 64mins
  • 31Kolasinac
  • 7MkhitaryanSubstituted forGuendouziat 73′minutes
  • 11Torreira
  • 34Xhaka
  • 17IwobiSubstituted forKoscielnyat 45′minutes
  • 14Aubameyang
  • 9LacazetteSubstituted forNketiahat 79′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cech
  • 4Elneny
  • 6Koscielny
  • 27Mavropanos
  • 29Guendouzi
  • 49Nketiah
  • 59Willock
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
32,037

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamArsenal
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home24
Away6
Shots on Target
Home12
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Leicester City 3, Arsenal 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leicester City 3, Arsenal 0.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 3, Arsenal 0. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.

Offside, Arsenal. Eddie Nketiah tries a through ball, but Shkodran Mustafi is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Nampalys Mendy.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Youri Tielemans.

Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Chilwell.

Foul by Ben Chilwell (Leicester City).

Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 2, Arsenal 0. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kasper Schmeichel.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Demarai Gray replaces Marc Albrighton.

Offside, Arsenal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tries a through ball, but Eddie Nketiah is caught offside.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Harry Maguire.

Foul by Ben Chilwell (Leicester City).

Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal).

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Harry Maguire.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc Albrighton.

Offside, Leicester City. Marc Albrighton tries a through ball, but Ricardo Pereira is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Nampalys Mendy replaces Hamza Choudhury.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Eddie Nketiah replaces Alexandre Lacazette.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) because of an injury.

Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal).

Foul by James Maddison (Leicester City).

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal).

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

Sokratis (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Hamza Choudhury (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Maddison.

Attempt saved. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc Albrighton.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Matteo Guendouzi replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Attempt missed. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Harvey Barnes.

Booking

Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

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