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How Twitter reacted to Arsenal’s last-gasp win over Leicester

| 14.02.2016

Arsenal and Leicester played out an entertaining, end-to-end title tussle at the Emirates on Valentine’s Day, that saw the Gunners grab a late, late winner.

Full of action and talking points, the result means Arsene Wenger’s men cut Leicester’s lead at the top of the table to two points, with fellow silverware foes Manchester City and Tottenham due to play later in the day.

With so much to discuss, Twitter was ablaze with reactions to all the main talking points during the 90 minutes. Here are some of the best of them:

Piers Morgan opened the day with a pun

But it was Leicester fans that celebrated first, when Jamie Vardy won a penalty from Nacho Monreal

The decision split social media, but Miguel Delaney summed it up nicely

The England man duly stepped up and thumped it home

Of course, referee Martin Atkinson came in to the spotlight

Although he declined awarding a second spot kick when Monreal appeared to foul Riyad Mahrez, who was giving the full back a torrid afternoon

In the second half, Atkinson was again in the action, sending off Leicester right back Danny Simpson for a second booking. There were some Valentine’s Day jokes

And more accusations about Atkinson

From then on it was one-way Arsenal traffic, as Leicester looked to hold on to their lead

Vardy was reduced to little more than a vine by Petr Cech

When Theo Walcott equalised in the 70th minute, it was with Arsenal’s first shot on target

Olivier Giroud thought he’d put Arsenal in front, Kasper Schemeichel brillianty denied him

But eventually, the Gunners sealed victory through Danny Welbeck, making his first appearance since April

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.