• Ulloa gives Leicester a second point of the season
  • Second successive league draw leaves Arsenal seventh
  • Vardy goes close late on for Leicester
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain injury not serious, says Wenger

Leonardo Ulloa's second goal in successive home games gave Leicester a deserved point against Arsenal.

Alexis Sanchez turned in his first Arsenal league goal from close range after Yaya Sanogo had bundled the ball past keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

But Nigel Pearson's promoted side were soon level as Argentine Ulloa climbed above Laurent Koscielny to head in.

Leicester had the clearer second-half chances, with Ulloa and substitute Jamie Vardy going close.

Ulloa created a great chance for himself early in the second period after playing a one-two with Riyad Mahrez and leaving defender Calum Chambers on the floor with a brilliant turn, but he fired high into the side netting.

In the closing stages, Vardy led a swift counter-attack and burst into the penalty area after exchanging passes with David Nugent, but his shot was pushed aside by Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

While Leicester showed they were worthy of a point, it was a difficult afternoon for Arsenal, for whom centre-back Laurent Koscielny had to come off in the first half with a head injury.

Midfielder Mesut Ozil sustained an ankle problem and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a calf injury late on, but manager Arsene Wenger suggested that neither were serious.

In the case of winger Oxlade-Chamberlain, that will come as a relief to England manager Roy Hodgson ahead of a friendly against Norway on Wednesday and a Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland the following Monday.

Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live summariser

"I think Leicester before the game would have been happy with a point, but with their energy, passion and the chances they created they will be really disappointed that they did not win the game."

On the evidence of events at the King Power Stadium, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is no closer to solving the problem of who to play at centre-forward after Olivier Giroud was ruled out until the new year with a broken leg.

Sanogo was given only his second Premier League start as Sanchez was moved to a wide role, but the French forward turned in an untidy performance despite his role in Arsenal's goal.

His best chance to score came just before the hour mark as full-back Nacho Monreal burst forward to set him up, but Schmeichel timed well an advance from his line to block.

Leicester were full of energy, and although they had to spend a lot of the game defending against Arsenal's swift passing, they were quick to break when they got the chance.

The visitors were troubled by Leicester's physical presence, and Koscielny needed more than three minutes of treatment after an early accidental collision with Jeff Schlupp.

But Arsenal took the lead in the 20th minute when Sanogo raced on to Santi Cazorla's well-judged chip, and bundled the ball past Schmeichel for Sanchez to turn in.

Leicester's home help

Leicester have scored at least once in each of their last 17 league games at home, a run stretching back to last November.

Koscielny, having returned to the action sporting a blue bandage to cover his head wound, had to take a large share of the blame for Leicester's quick equaliser.

The French defender failed to track Ulloa, who was left free to climb and power in a header from the dangerous Schlupp's left-wing cross - following up the goal he scored in the 2-2 draw with Everton on 16 August.

Wenger responded by replacing Koscielny with Chambers, and the 19-year-old - who won his first senior England call-up during the week - was stretched to his limits by Leicester's lively attack.

The Gunners continued to create chances as the match opened up, and Aaron Ramsey should have done better than loop a tame header at Schmeichel from Cazorla's chip.

But it was the home side who looked stronger in the closing stages as injuries began to catch up with Arsenal, with Ozil going down holding his ankle after the visitors had made all three of their substitutions.

Vardy was denied by Szczesny, before the striker's fellow Foxes substitute Danny Drinkwater hit a 20-yard shot just wide of the goalkeeper's left-hand post.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"It was another illustration of how difficult the Premier League can be. We played well, but we have played better and been more assured in possession. But we still showed the ability to create things.

"To be successful you can't go into the Premier League and just be tight and not create things. We looked dangerous on the counter-attack and with some decent moves. We have got more to come. We are disappointed not to win."

Read reaction from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger:

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez scored Arsenal's goal, but their lead was quickly taken from them

Jamie Vardy

Wojciech Szczesny made a late save from Leicester substitute Jamie Vardy

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain suffered a calf injury, although Arsene Wenger suggested it was not serious

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 de Laet
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 07 Hammond Booked
  • 05 Morgan
  • 18 Moore Booked
  • 26 Mahrez (Albrighton - 64' Booked )
  • 10 King
  • 35 Nugent
  • 23 Ulloa (Drinkwater - 77' )
  • 15 Schlupp (Vardy - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 09 Vardy
  • 11 Albrighton
  • 12 Hamer
  • 19 Cambiasso
  • 27 Wasilewski
  • 39 Wood

Arsenal

  • 01 Szczesny Booked
  • 02 Debuchy
  • 18 Monreal
  • 20 Flamini
  • 04 Mertesacker
  • 06 Koscielny (Chambers - 26' )
  • 17 Sánchez
  • 16 Ramsey
  • 22 Sanogo (Podolski - 77' )
  • 19 Cazorla (Oxlade-Chamberlain - 77' )
  • 11 Özil

Substitutes

  • 07 Rosicky
  • 09 Podolski
  • 10 Wilshere
  • 15 Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 21 Chambers
  • 26 Martinez
  • 28 Campbell
Ref: Anthony Taylor
Att: 31,535

Match Stats

Shots

9 24

On target

3 6

Corners

5 10

Fouls

14 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leicester City 1, Arsenal 1.

90:00 +3:16 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leicester City 1, Arsenal 1.

90:00 +2:59

Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:59

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

90:00 +2:03

Attempt missed. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Andy King.

90:00 +0:22 Booking

Booking Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:21 Booking

Booking Liam Moore (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:02

Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:02

Foul by Liam Moore (Leicester City).

89:20

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Nacho Monreal.

88:17

Offside, Leicester City. Marc Albrighton tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

84:20 Booking

Booking Dean Hammond (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83:44

Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:44

Foul by Dean Hammond (Leicester City).

83:04 Booking

Booking Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:53

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:53

Foul by Marc Albrighton (Leicester City).

82:38

Attempt saved. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Nugent.

82:22

Attempt missed. Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mesut Özil with a cross following a corner.

81:51

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Ritchie de Laet.

77:11

Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:11

Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

76:54

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arsenal. Lukas Podolski replaces Yaya Sanogo.

76:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arsenal. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Santiago Cazorla.

76:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Daniel Drinkwater replaces Leonardo Ulloa because of an injury.

75:51

Delay in match Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City) because of an injury.

74:02

Foul by Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal).

74:02

Andy King (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:02

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Liam Moore.

70:59

Attempt blocked. Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

69:58

Hand ball by Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal).

69:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Jamie Vardy replaces Jeffrey Schlupp.

68:00

Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:00

Foul by Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City).

66:49

Offside, Leicester City. Ritchie de Laet tries a through ball, but Leonardo Ulloa is caught offside.

65:58

Attempt missed. Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Santiago Cazorla with a cross.

65:20

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Jeffrey Schlupp.

64:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Marc Albrighton replaces Riyad Mahrez.

62:00

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Ritchie de Laet.

60:43

Attempt blocked. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leonardo Ulloa.

56:34

Attempt missed. Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

56:31

Attempt blocked. Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez.

56:13

Attempt saved. Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nacho Monreal with a through ball.

54:59

Attempt saved. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Santiago Cazorla with a through ball.

52:44

Attempt missed. Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez.

51:57

Offside, Arsenal. Santiago Cazorla tries a through ball, but Yaya Sanogo is caught offside.

50:03

Attempt missed. Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez with a through ball.

49:02

Foul by Calum Chambers (Arsenal).

49:02

Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:33

Calum Chambers (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:33

Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City).

46:39

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Liam Moore.

46:37

Attempt blocked. Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

45:58

Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:58

Foul by Dean Hammond (Leicester City).

45:18

Attempt blocked. David Nugent (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy King with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Leicester City 1, Arsenal 1.

45:00 +4:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leicester City 1, Arsenal 1.

45:00 +3:33

Attempt missed. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

45:00 +2:42

Attempt blocked. Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Santiago Cazorla.

45:00 +2:05

Attempt saved. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Andy King.

45:00 +0:33

Offside, Arsenal. Santiago Cazorla tries a through ball, but Yaya Sanogo is caught offside.

44:03

Foul by Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal).

44:03

David Nugent (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:56

Foul by Nacho Monreal (Arsenal).

40:56

Andy King (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:14

Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:14

Foul by Dean Hammond (Leicester City).

38:58

Attempt blocked. Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

35:54

Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:54

Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City).

34:56

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Mathieu Debuchy.

34:20

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Aaron Ramsey.

33:48

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Aaron Ramsey.

32:58

Foul by Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal).

32:58

Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:53

Attempt blocked. Calum Chambers (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:49

Attempt blocked. Mesut Özil (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:49

Mesut Özil (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:49

Foul by Dean Hammond (Leicester City).

31:15

Attempt saved. Mesut Özil (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez with a cross.

30:55

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Wes Morgan.

30:53

Attempt blocked. Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

30:39

Attempt blocked. Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

30:04

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Wes Morgan.

30:02

Attempt blocked. Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Per Mertesacker.

29:37

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Ritchie de Laet.

25:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arsenal. Calum Chambers replaces Laurent Koscielny because of an injury.

25:33

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Liam Moore.

25:31

Attempt blocked. Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

24:13

Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:13

Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City).

23:42

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Mathieu Flamini.

21:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 1, Arsenal 1. Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp with a cross.

19:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 0, Arsenal 1. Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

19:02

Attempt saved. Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Santiago Cazorla with a through ball.

18:21

Attempt blocked. Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

17:08

Attempt missed. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andy King.

14:25

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

11:30

Delay in match Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) because of an injury.

11:28

Delay in match Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) because of an injury.

10:32

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Wes Morgan.

10:30

Attempt blocked. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

8:47

Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:47

Foul by Dean Hammond (Leicester City).

5:33

Attempt missed. Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ritchie de Laet with a cross.

4:40

Attempt saved. Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez.

1:15

Offside, Leicester City. Leonardo Ulloa tries a through ball, but David Nugent is caught offside.

0:11

Mathieu Debuchy (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:11

Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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