LONDON – Arsenal kept alive their hopes of securing a 20th successive Champions League campaign by beating last year’s Premier League champions Leicester City 1-0 with a late own goal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
Arsene Wenger’s side, who have now won four of their last five league and cup games, had most of the first-half possession.
But it was Leicester who carved out the best early chances, Jamie Vardy firing a first-time shot into the side-netting and then Riyad Mahrez forcing a superb save from Petr Cech.
Kasper Schmeichel had to save smartly from Theo Walcott before Alexis Sanchez rattled the
But it was another deflected effort – by Nacho Monreal, in the 86th minute, that deflected off Robert Huth – that finally undid
The result left Arsenal four points short of that crucial fourth Champions League spot.
* Middlesbrough gave themselves a lifeline and virtually condemned north-east rivals
The Riverside Stadium basement battle was a torrid affair, and De Roon settled it after eight minutes when he stabbed a shot through the legs of
Second-bottom Boro hung on for their first league victory of 2017 to move to within six points of 17th-placed
Sunderland are 12 points adrift of