• Arsenal go within four points of the Champions League places with victory over champions Leicester.
  • Robert Huth hands the Gunners late win after Nacho Monreal's deflected shot.
  • Middlesbrough prevail in tees-wear derby against Sunderland after early Marten de Roon goal.
  • Boro six points from safety. Black Cats 12 points adrift of 17th and can be relegated this weekend
  • Recap: Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur
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Arsenal celebrate a crucial goal in their top four pursuit.



Full time: Arsenal 1-0 Leicester City, Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland

Just a single goal settle our two 7:45pm kick-offs.

One came early via Marten de Roon to give Middlesbrough victory in the tees-wear derby over a doomed Sunderland.

And the other came very late as Robert Huth's own goal delivered victory over Leicester for Champions League chasing Arsenal. They go sixth in the table, four points adrift of fourth.


Arsenal scramble it clear in the final minute as Leicester push hard. Mahrez's cross finds Okazaki but Koscielny makes the block.


Four added minutes in north London. Handbags at dawn as Fuchs throws the ball at Alexis Sanchez who collapses to the floor despite his striking him on the shoulder. Embarrassing.


Ball in the net for Arsenal but Mesut Ozil is adjudged to be offside. Approaching stoppage time at The Emirates. Leicester have been stung at the death once again.


GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Leicester (Robert Huth own goal)

A goal. A real goal. Nacho Monreal swings a boot at a loose ball and it strikes Robert Huth and flies into the corner of the Leicester net. For the record the Monreal shot was going well wide. So cruel.


Arsenal want a penalty as Ndidi challenges Ozil, but Jon Moss points for a corner. A sign of the desperation around The Emirates.


Benalouane puts his studs into the back of Giroud and is lucky to escape with just a booking. Frankly, that should be a red. Ten minutes left for the Foxes to hold on.


Laurent Koscielny down with a knee problem. Arsenal have made all three of their substitutes and he looks in a fair amount of bother. Looks like he slipped on his left knee. Similar to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's from the other night.


Giroud and Ramsey on for Coquelin and Walcott. Final throw of the dice by Arsene Wenger.


Jamie Vardy causing a constant threat to Arsenal's back four.

Jamie Vardy


And now a change for Leicester as Okazaki replaces Ulloa.


Welbeck of course scored the stoppage time winner against Leicester last season. Can he repeat those heroics, though I would guess his manager might fancy a slightly earlier intervention.


Kieran Gibbs off and Danny Welbeck on for Arsenal.


Sanchez shoot straight at Schmeichel. Better from Arsenal but they look devoid of ideas. Theo Walcott in particular is having a shocker.


Schmeichel gets a big paw on the ball to prevent Xhaka's deflected shot from giving Leicester the lead.


Sanches denied by Huth as Arsenal finally go forward with some thrust. Schmeichel remains untested in this second half however.


Wilfred Ndidi heads a long Leicester throw straight at Cech. The better chances have certainly gone to Leicester. Arsenal still have woken up.


Goalmouth action few and far between at The Emirates.

Arsenal vs Leicester


Back underway in north London and at the Riverside, where the only goal in tonight's game has occurred. Let's hope it isn't the only one.


Players back out for the second half at The Emirates. Can we have a better second half, please?


Half time: Arsenal 0-0 Leicester, Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland


Alexis Sanchez rattles the crossbar for Arsenal as the half-time whistle goes. A rare moment of excitement in a dreary first half.


Theo Walcott has passed up several chances to shoot, displaying his lack of confidence at the moment. It might take a Leicester goal for them to sharpen up.