Eddie Nketiah’s Red Card Proves Costly As Arsenal Draw 1-1 Against Leicester At Home

Following the sending off of youngster Edward Nketiah, Arsenal had to pay the price as Leicester City equalized to hold the Londoners to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.

In a clash in the English Premier League, the striker who is of Ghanaian descent was introduced into the game on the 71st minute as he replaced French striker Alexander Lacazette.

Unfortunately for Eddie Nketiah, he will be sent off after 4 minutes after coming on for a challenge on Leicester City’s James Justin. Though it took referee Chris Kavanagh a while to decide, he had no option than to send the 21-year-old off after reviewing the incidence on the pitchside monitor with the help of the VAR.

With Arsenal leading by a goal to nil from the first half courtesy a strike from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, they were hoping to hold on to grab all 3 points at the end of the 90 minutes.

A determined Foxes will have none of that and took advantage of the man advantage to draw level through talisman Jamie Vardy on the 84th minute, forcing the game to end in a draw.

Following the red card, Eddie Nketiah has become the youngest Arsenal player to receive a red card in the English Premier League since Konstantinos Mavropanos was also sent off against Leicester back in May 2018.

Credit: Opta

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