The Cristian Romero-esque performance didn’t subside, and Faes was subsequently dismissed for a second caution late on, meaning City will be without him for the visit to Brentford. Faes’ replacement will be up against Ivan Toney for that one, worryingly.
With The Times running a feature on former stopper Kasper Schmeichel this week, it became apparent that the Foxes hierarchy weren’t keen on the Dane staying at the club for this season and beyond. Initial reports in the summer suggested he would not leave until a replacement was found – but here we are in March with Danny Ward between the sticks.
Ben Chilwell’s opener came through a crowd of bodies, but many pointed out that City’s No.1 could have done more to stop it reaching the goal. Kai Havertz’s lob just before half time was another that a more competent goalkeeper might have cut out. Joao Felix had gone through just before to hit the post, with Ward offering next to no physical presence to alarm the Portuguese as the ball was lofted over him with ease.
It was a similar story to last weekend for Iheanacho, and the fixture could’ve had a different story if he could just sort out his first touch and by extension his hold-up play.