English Premier League match report: Leicester City v Arsenal 28 April 2019

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Arsenal's top four hopes suffered another setback following a 3-0 defeat away to Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal re-called Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in one of three changes, while Leicester chasing Europa League football, brought in Hamza Choudhurry in to the midfield.

The Gunners, who have seen their top four hopes dwindled with three losses in their last five matches, struggled early on as James Maddison’s low shot flashed wide.

Maddison had another go on 27 minutes after connecting with Jamie Vardy’s delivery, but Gunners shot-stopper Bernd Leno got down to save for a corner. From the corner, Leno made a stupendous one-handed save to deny Wilfred Ndidi’s header from finding the top corner.

Opposite number Kasper Schmeichel was finally called into action with 35 minutes gone after getting down to push Alex Iwobi’s low shot away with his feet.

The visitors were then reduced 10 men a minute later after Ainsley Maintland-Niles picked up his second yellow card for a late challenge on Maddison.

In the final minutes, Leno was brought into further action, pushing Maddison’s low shot from the near-side for a corner.

Each side made a change at the restart, with Harvey Barnes brought on for Ndidi while Iwobi made way for Laurent Koscielny.

The Tigers deservedly went ahead 59 minutes in after Youri Tielemans ghosted into the area to cushion home Maddison’s cross.

Arsenal failed to find an immediate response, as Leno pulled off a double save from Tielemans’s low effort and then Barnes’s curler from the right side.

Leicester confirmed the win on 86 minutes after Vardy’s lob cracked the crossbar from a long ball before finishing off the rebound.

Deep into time added on, Leicester failed to add a third after Barnes shoot straight at Leno from a one-one position.

However, the third finally came as Vardy completed his brace with an easy tap-in as the Gunners were caught napping in defence.