Schlupp delivers outstanding cross for Leicester to hold Arsenal in England
Ghana defender Jeffrey Schlupp delivered an outstanding cross that led to Leicester City’s equaliser in their 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the English Premier League on Sunday.
Schlupp’s cross met Leonardo Ulloa’s head for the latter’s second goal in successive home games giving 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 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.
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.
Schlupp brilliantly picked out £8m new boy Ulloa, who escaped the dizzy centre-back to plant a powerful header past Wojciech Szczesny.
The Ghana defender will now head to Accra for Saturday’s match against Uganda in Kumasi before the trip to Togo in midweek.