Super-sub Olivier Giroud scores at death as Arsenal beat Leicester in thriller

Source: Wires
Date: 11th-august-2017 Time:  8:53:18 pm

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 Super-sub Olivier Giroud struck a late winner as Arsenal came from behind to beat Leicester in an unforgettable opening Premier League match.

Arsenal debutant Alexandre Lacazette gave his team a dream start with a goal after only 94 seconds. Their joy was short-lived however, as Shinji Okazaki headed Leicester level only three minutes later.

Jamie Vardy - who has now scored five goals against the Gunners in his last six appearances – grabbed his first of the night on the half-hour mark to give the Foxes the lead, but Arsenal equalised on the stroke of half-time through Danny Welbeck.

Leicester’s heroes of 2015/16 teamed up to give Leicester a 3-2 lead after the restart when want-away Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez set up Vardy for his second of the match.

But then Arsenal’s super-subs came to the rescue: Aaron Ramsey drew the scores on 83 minutes, before Giroud’s sublime header gave the Gunners all three points.


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