England Striker Jamie Vardy scored twice to inflict more woes on Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, earning his team an emphatic victory at the King Power Stadium.
21-year-old Belgian, midfielder Youri Tielemans headed in a cross from James Maddison just before the hour mark, then Vardy struck later on with a header and a tap-in from close range.
The Gunners’ task was made significantly more difficult after Maitland-Niles was sent off for the first time in his career following two bookings in the space of 28 minutes – for a soft foul on Ben Chilwell and then needlessly scything down Maddison near the halfway line.
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has scored 18 Premier League goals for the Foxes this season and his team can still finish seventh as they are three points behind Wolves with two matches left which could earn a Europa League place depending on the outcome of the FA Cup final.
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By Kayode Oniwinde