Huth own goal helps Arsenal get by Leicester City, keep top-four hopes alive
A late own goal helped Arsenal top Leicester City 1-0 on Wednesday night, keeping the Gunners' faint hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive.
With time running out in a game void of clear chances, Leicester defender Robert Huth deflected a harmless volley from Nacho Monreal into his own net in the 86th minute, much to the delight of the Emirates' faithful.
A second straight Premier League victory for Arsenal (18-6-8) moved them up to sixth in the table, and within striking distance of the two Manchester clubs that take up the fourth and fifth spots–and play Thursday.
Leicester City (10-7-16) took advantage of an incredibly slow start from Arsenal and could have taken the lead after seven minutes. Jamie Vardy capitalized on some sloppy play from Alexis Sanchez with a first-time shot which whistled just past the post.
The Foxes are 0-2-3 over all competitions following a six-game overall winning streak.