Premier League: Arsenal beat Iheanacho’s Leicester City to move to fourth | Dailytrust

Premier League: Arsenal beat Iheanacho’s Leicester City to move to fourth

Arsenal moved into the top four with a 2-0 win over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Nigeria’s forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, led the line for the visitors but he was unable to get past Arsenal’s defence.

Arsenal are now closing in on a return to the Champions League for the first time in six seasons as a fifth consecutive win took them back in front of Manchester United with three games in hand still to come.

The Gunners were dominant from the first whistle and went in front when Thomas Partey exposed Leicester’s weakness from set-pieces to head home the opener on 11 minutes.

Partey was also involved in the second goal as his header was handled by Caglar Souyuncu and Alexandre Lacazette rifled the resulting penalty high beyond Kasper Schmeichel.

West Ham also maintained their ambitions of a top-four finish in emotional circumstances as Ukrainian international Andriy Yarmolenko marked his return to action by scoring in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

Yarmolenko had been given time off following Russia’s invasion of his homeland to help aid some of his family to safety.

Introduced as a second-half substitute, he fired home the opening goal 20 minutes from time and was overcome with emotion as he bent down on his knees in celebration.

“It was so emotional for me because of the situation in my country,” said Yarmolenko.

“It is so difficult for me right now in this moment thinking about football because every day, the Russian army is killing Ukrainian people.

Pablo Fornals quickly doubled the Hammers’ lead before Jacob Ramsey pulled a late consolation goal back for Villa.

At the bottom of the table, only goal difference is keeping Everton out of the relegation zone after Conor Coady’s goal gave Wolves a 1-0 win at Goodison Park.

Leeds moved four points clear of the bottom three after securing their first win under new manager Jesse Marsch in dramatic fashion as Joe Gelhardt struck deep into stoppage time to beat bottom-of-the-table Norwich 2-1 at a relieved Elland Road.

Watford secured a much-needed win to keep alive their hopes of survival by beating Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s thanks to Cucho Hernandez’s double.

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