Leicester City 0-1 Bournemouth: Foxes player ratings

Leicester City players (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Leicester City faced relegation rivals AFC Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium in the hopes of recording their first win after going seven games without a victory. The Foxes were hoping to kickstart a turnaround of form with their result placing them anywhere between 14th and 20th.

Bournemouth had only won two of their 15 away games and City hadn’t won a home game, in the Premier League, since February. With relegation looming the pressure was on for both sides.

Adam Sadler made three changes to his City side that lost 2-1 to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Tuesday evening. Daniel Amartey came in for Harry Souttar, who was dropped to the bench. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was suspended after being sent off against Aston Villa on Tuesday as Boubakary Soumare and Ricardo Pereira returned to the side.

Leicester got off to a very slow start but, Bournemouth didn’t look much better. A costly mistake from James Maddison allowed Philip Billing to go through with Iversen and plays the ball past Iversen with ease. After an uninspiring first-half, it didn’t get much better until Daka and Iheancho came on as substitutions. Although the substitutions made an impact they weren’t enough to get Leicester back into the game. The crowd were up for the game, but the players looked passionless and like a team that had given up. The match finished 1-0 to Bournemouth on a sunny Filbert Way.