The narrative of this season is becoming progressively painful for Leicester City fans as another matchday ended in misery.
An away visit to Crystal Palace looked like the perfectly presented opportunity for the Foxes to bounce back from their string of bad performances, but it wasn’t to be as the Eagles found their rhythm back with Roy Hodgson’s return to Selhurst Park.
A managerial change could show an impact instantly on a struggling side- who knew, right? The Glaziers played on their strengths. It caught Brendan Rodgers and his men off guard, for which the Foxes failed to retain the ball or make any progressive breakthroughs for the first 45 minutes.
The two sides were playing in contrast. While Palace was robust in its approach, City looked timid and lost. The hosts dominated the game with an xG of 2.42 compared to the visitors’ 0.22. A rejuvenated Palace deserved to open the scoring, but they were unlucky not to.
Ricardo Pereira scored during the 56′ minute from a stunning strike out of the box, which was equalized three minutes later from a Palace free kick. The horror came later, in the dying moments, when Jordan Ayew found Jean-Philippe Mateta in the box, who put in a precise finish to snatch the victory at 90+4 minutes.