Examining the careless moments that cost Leicester at Crystal Palace

Leicester City players (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
Leicester City players (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images) /
Leicester City
Leicester City players (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images) /

Two careless, silly or even negligent instances from two much-loved Leicester City players cost the Foxes two points at Crystal Palace.

It’s a decent point, drawing at Crystal Palace. But for top teams – the status that Leicester City desires – that result is never really good enough.

Furthermore, it’s easier to play at Selhurst Park without their raucous, exuberant and loyal Eagles crowd; some of whom actually laughed when Jamie Vardy danced like the aforementioned bird after scoring there last season.

Nevertheless, the scoreline and outcome could’ve been much worse as the Foxes managed to come from 1-0 down. That was thanks to Harvey Barnes’ excellent maneuvering away from the Palace defence before driving in a wonderful shot with his weaker foot.

The two careless moments that cost Leicester City

Nobody – not even the great Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United – should hop, skip or jump during their run up to take a penalty! There. That is all I want to say about Kelechi Iheanacho’s spot-kick. A man who is beloved by some of the faithful as their current cult hero; but did not provide Brendan Rodgers with a selection problem.

Youri Tielemans entered the game fairly early on in the second half, to the obvious relief and delight of the Blue Army. Yet, the Belgian immediately let Wilfried Zaha go unmarked at the far post to join a pair of defenders already marshalling Christian Benteke. Zaha then remarkably and disappointingly managed to squeeze in a shot at Kasper Schmeichel’s near post.

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There is now a six day hiatus from English top-flight clashes for Rodgers’ men, before facing Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday, January 3 2021. Yes, 2021 – it felt a bit strange typing that as this dreadful year has ironically seemed to fly by. Regardless of none of us particularly being able to do anything much. With this Foxes of Leicester‘s last match analysis of the year, I’d like to say thanks for following FoL and join us next month for an increase in coverage of everything Leicester City.