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Wasteful Foxes fail to make probabilities pay

Leicester did not safe a much-needed three factors on Saturday afternoon as they had been held to a 0-0 draw by fellow strugglers Crystal Palace.

It was a assured begin from Palace towards a Leicester facet who had misplaced centre-back Jonny Evans to damage, however the Foxes practically opened the scoring 17 minutes in with the sport’s first shot on track.

Harvey Barnes linked up properly with Patson Daka to power his approach into the field however his strike was nicely saved by the onrushing Vicente Guaita, who was known as upon once more quickly after to maintain out a shot from the Zambian.

Marc Guehi and Ebere Eze each had respectable alternatives to poke Palace forward however Patrick Vieira’s facet ended up ending the primary half with no shot on track.

It was Leicester who got here out hottest within the second half and James Maddison spurned a good chance to open the scoring simply minutes after the break, skying his effort from 12 yards when he actually ought to have executed higher.

Barnes continued to trigger issues however Guaita rose to every, whereas Maddison as soon as once more did not hit the goal when offered with a wonderful alternative in entrance of the watching Gareth Southgate.

The Palace stopper was undoubtedly the star of the present as he repelled additional advances from Maddison, organising a nervy finale to the sport as Palace threated to re-establish some management over proceedings.

That by no means occurred nevertheless, and whereas each level is a vital one for Leicester, Rodgers will undoubtedly see this as a missed alternative to ease the stress.

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