Welbeck's 94th-Minute Stunner Stops the Foxes
Before the Premiership season got underway, some bookmakers had Leicester City's odds of winning the title at 5000:1.
That's the same odds they give on a confirmed Elvis sighting. Seriously.
But if he ever shows up in the Midlands, he'll be wearing blue and white.
However, the fairy tale story of Leicester City took a massive halt in the Emirates Stadium. It was a must-win match for Arsenal, and they claimed three vital points in dramatic fashion, 2-1.
After a half of parry-and-thrust football befitting two contenders, it was Leicester City’s front man, Jamie Vardy, who decided his best chance at getting on the board was to okie-doke the referee on the stroke of halftime:
With the clattering part out of the way, Vardy then struck a rocket of a shot:
However, the football gods got even for Vardy's gamesmanship, as the Foxes' Danny Simpson tempted fate in the 54th minute with a touchy-feely foul and wound up earning a red card:
That set up the fastest man in an Arsenal shirt, Theo Walcott, who made use of his speed and netted home an equalizer in the 70th minute:
Arsenal is tenacious about not remaining in fourth place this season.
Then came what may be the title-shifting goal of the season from Danny Welbeck, who started for Arsenal after months in absence.
What's more, it was in the fourth minute of time added on, which was announced to be four minutes, after yet another fate-tempting challenge by a Fox. This time, it was Marcin Wasilewski.
Like, really, dude? After the way this match had been called?
Wasilewski is a hard man with a long résumé to prove it, and while he probably considered that bit of French pastry to be nothing more than a love tap, it was totally unnecessary.
It also foretold doom for Leicester, what with the amazingly accurate Mehmet Özil providing service on the set piece that followed:
And that's how the Premiership's Cinderella team can watch its ride to the top turn into a pumpkin on the stroke of midnight.