London, Sep 01 ANI | 1 year ago

Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa scored his second goal in successive home games to give his club Leicester City a deserved point against Arsenal in their Premier League clash.

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez turned in his first league goal for the club from close range in the 20th minute, but Leicester boss Nigel Pearson's promoted side was level within two minutes of that as Ulloa climbed above Laurent Koscielny to head in.

Leicester had the clearer second-half chances, with Ulloa and substitute Jamie Vardy going close. The Argentine created a great chance for himself early in the second period after playing a one-two with Riyad Mahrez and leaving defender Calum Chambers on the floor with a brilliant turn, but he fired high into the side netting, The BBC reported.

While Leicester showed that they were worthy of a point, it was a difficult afternoon for Arsenal, for whom centre-back Laurent Koscielny had to come off in the first half with a head injury.

Midfielder Mesut Ozil sustained an ankle problem and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a calf injury late on, but manager Arsene Wenger suggested that neither were serious.

Leicester manager Pearson said that it was another illustration of how difficult the Premier League can be. He added that his men played well, but they have played better and been more assured in possession.

But, Pearson said that they still showed the ability to create things, and added that to be successful one cannot go into the Premier League and just be tight and not create things.

(Posted on 01-09-2014)

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