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Arsenal earn comeback win in thrilling opener

11/08/2017
Arsenal v Leicester City

Olivier Giroud's 85th-minute header earns 4-3 victory over Leicester City

Late goals from substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud earned Arsenal a comeback 4-3 win over Leicester City in a thrilling opener to the 2017/18 Premier League season.

The scoring started inside two minutes when Alexandre Lacazette, on his PL debut, headed in Mohamed Elneny's cross.

Shinji Okazaki equalised from Harry Maguire's header back three minutes later before Jamie Vardy converted a superb Marc Albrighton cross to put Leicester 2-1 up.

Danny Welbeck scored in first-half stoppage time before Vardy restored Leicester's lead, heading in Riyad Mahrez's corner on 56 minutes.

But on 83 minutes Ramsey levelled from a cross by Granit Xhaka, whose corner was headed in by Giroud two minutes later to settle a gripping contest.

See: Arsenal report | Leicester report

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