Ulloa on target as Leicester hold Gunners

Leicester City 1:1 Arsenal

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City earned their second point of the season when an Ulloa header quickly cancelled out Arsenal’s opener at the KPS on Sunday…

Nigel Pearson made no changes to the side that started at Chelsea last week, with new signing Cambiasso on the bench.
City enjoyed a decent start to the game with probing runs from Mahrez and De Laet, before a lengthy stoppage for treatment after Schlupp and Koscielny had a serious coming together of heads. Although the French Arsenal defender was patched up and brought back into the action he only lasted until the 26th minute.
Mahrez then raced forward again, exchanging passes with Nugent before sending a shot just wide of the post.
However, it was the visitors who took a 20th minute lead when Cazorla’s neat ball over City’s defence was squared by Sanogo for the well placed Sanchez to find the net.

As in the previous home game City did not allow their heads to go down and they were on level terms three minutes later.

A fantastic cross from Schlupp on the left fell perfectly for Ulloa to nod in at the far post and raise the KPS roof.
A couple of chances by Sanogo were blocked as Arsenal had a spell of pressure, but City also had their chances towards the break.
There were big shouts for a penalty when Moore went down under a challenge from Ramsey but the ref wasn’t interested;
and then a run and shot from Mahrez was saved by Szczesny.
Neither side made a change at the break, and Cazorla had the first chance but sent it wide.
Ulloa then carved out a fantastic opportunity for himself but hit the side netting with only Szczesny to beat from close in.
As the game opened up play flowed from one end to the other and Schmeichel made saves from Ramsey and Monreal; while Nugent was denied by a Debuchy challenge when well-placed for an attempt on goal.
Moore, then blocked a Cazorla effort with the deflected ball sailing harmlessly over the bar.
Vardy came on for Schlupp (who had a fantastic first half) and soon carved out a chance for himself with a determined run, playing a ball off Nugent before forcing a good save from Szczesny as the crowd roared him on.
City survived a bit of late Arsenal pressure before Drinkwater, on for Ulloa, sent a shot narrowly wide.

The final whistle heralded another point for City, who could be very satisfied with the way they have handled the first set of fixtures before the international break.

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, Mahrez (Albrighton 64), Hammond, King, Schlupp (Vardy 70), Nugent, Ulloa (Drinkwater 76). Subs: Hamer, Wasilewski, Cambiasso, Wood.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny (Chambers 26), Monreal, Őzil, Ramsey, Sanchez, Cazorla (Oxlade-Chamberlain 77), Flamini, Sanogo (Podolski 77). Subs: Martinez, Rosicky, Wilshere, Campbell.
Referee: Anthony Taylor. Attendance: 31,535 

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