Leicester’s Vardy blames ‘lapses in concentration’ for Arsenal defeat

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Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy, has blamed “lapses in concentration” for his side’s defeat to Arsenal in Friday night’s Premier League opener at the Emirates Stadium.

The England international, who scored twice in the game, watched helplessly as Arsenal came from 3-2 down to grab an incredible 4-3 victory over the Foxes.

“This has happened to us the last three seasons here. We put ourselves in a commanding position and a few lapses in concentration have cost us,” Vardy said after the game.

The 30-year old put his side 2-1 ahead of Arsenal in the 29th minute after a goal from Okazaki had cancelled Lacazette’s opener. He then scored again in the 56th minute to restore a 3-2 lead for the Foxes.

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But goals from substitutes, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud, in the 83rd and 85th minutes respectively, gave Arsenal the win in the opening night.

“We had quite a few chances. Unfortunately they didn’t go in but we can take a lot of positives, he added.

“Scoring three goals away from home is a positive and we’ll get back on the training field to make sure we sort the problems out.”

Leicester will face newly promoted Brighton at the King Power Stadium in their next Premier League match.


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