Video: Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City match report and player ratings as Welbeck stuns Foxes

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Arsenal secured what could be a decisive win in the Premier League title race after claiming a 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Sunday.

Danny Welbeck was the hero at the Emirates Stadium, as he came off the bench to score the winning goal in injury time and spark incredible scenes in north London.

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Theo Walcott had brought his side level earlier in the second half, as Leicester were reduced to 10 men following the sending off of Danny Simpson.

Despite the man advantage, the hosts were frustrated for long periods as the Foxes produced a stubborn defensive display to deny them a second goal as the game looked destined to finish a draw with the two teams sharing the spoils.

As it seemed as though the Gunners had missed a glorious opportunity to close the gap at the top, up stepped Welbeck to make his mark and take his side to within two points of the league leaders.

Claudio Ranieri will undoubtedly be devastated with the manner of the defeat, but the Italian tactician will hope to oversee an immediate response when his side take on Norwich City in a fortnight’s time.

Jamie Vardy had given them the perfect start as he scored from the penalty spot just minutes before the interval, but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat as Leicester will potentially now start to feel the pressure as their rivals close in on them.

Arsenal player ratings: Cech 7; Bellerin 6, Mertesacker 6, Koscielny 7, Monreal 7; Coquelin 5, Ramsey 7, Oxlade-Chamberlain 7, Ozil 8, Sanchez 7; Giroud 8.

Substitutes: Chambers 7, Welbeck 7, Walcott 7.

Leicester City player ratings: Schmeichel 7; Simpson 6; Morgan 7, Huth 6, Fuchs 6; Mahrez 6, Drinkwater 7, Kante 8, Albrighton 7; Okazaki 6, Vardy 7.

Substitutes: Wasilewski 6, Gray 6, King 5.

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