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How Leicester helped keep Arsenal record alive

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta before the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Leicester see off Liverpool

Liverpool took on Leicester City in Tuesday’s late Premier League kick-off.

Jurgen Klopp’s side headed into the game having lost just one match across all competitions so far this season.

The Reds were also the joint-top scorers in the Premier League and had one of the best defensive records in the division.

Leicester, on the other hand, have had a pretty average start to 2021/22, which has included them failing to make it into the knockout rounds of the Europa League and has seen them spend much of the season languishing in midtable.

So, especially after Jurgen Klopp’s side were handed a rest over the Boxing Day weekend, a Liverpool win was widely expected.

However, the Reds looked far from their best on the evening, with Joel Matip perhaps their best performer on the night.

Matip, though, could not prevent Ademola Lookman from netting the only goal of the game 58 minutes in:


Leicester help keep Arsenal record alive

The result leaves Liverpool second in the Premier League, level on points with Chelsea and six points behind Manchester City with no games in hand.

The result on Tuesday also means Arsenal have been able to keep an impressive record alive for another season.

The Gunners, of course, are the only team in PL history to go a full season unbeaten, but that record was already intact anyway as every side had lost a league game already in 2021/22.

Arsenal, though, held another record from back in 2001/02, when they became the only side to score in every Premier League game across a season.

And, after Leicester prevented Liverpool from scoring on Tuesday, that record stands for at least another season.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6