Arsenal dealt top-four blow as Vardy nets brace in Foxes’ win at King Power Stadium (Match Report)

Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester City dented Arsenal’s top-four hopes in the Premier League with a convincing 3-0 win.

Arsenal conceded three goals with 10 men for the second season in a row at Leicester City.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was shown a second yellow card in the 36th minute and Arsenal’s resistance was broken just before the hour-mark when Youri Tielemans headed home from James Maddison’s cross.

Jamie Vardy doubled the lead with four minutes to go, heading in after his lob rebounded back off the crossbar, before tapping home from Ricardo Pereira’s low cross in stoppage time for his 18th goal of the season.

Leicester have now won consecutive home league matches against Arsenal for the first time since November 1983.

The Gunners remain fifth after their third straight league defeat, one point outside the top four, ahead of the 16:30 BST contest between Manchester United and fourth-placed Chelsea.

Leicester have moved up to eighth, three points behind Wolverhampton Wanderers in the battle for seventh place.