Leicester City faced Europa Conference League finalists West Ham United at the King Power Stadium in a relegation deciding fixture. Leicester had to win and rely on Bournemouth to draw with or beat Everton in order for the Foxes to survive another season in the Premier League.
West Ham had won two of their last six league games with their focus leaning towards the Conference League. For Leicester a win was vital to put pressure on Everton, who had to win in order to stay in the Premier League. The fans had already accepted the Championship fate, but there was still a glimmer of hope that the impossible could once happen again.
The Foxes started off on the front foot and produced a great first-half performance that left a lot of fans wondering ‘where has this desire has been all season?’ Harvey Barnes found the net after half-an-hour in classic Barnes fashion, a quick one-two with a great finish to accompany it. In the second-half, Wout Faes doubled the Foxes’ lead by scoring his first Leicester City goal from a free-kick. He rose to the occasion and headed the ball home into the West Ham net.
Elsewhere, Everton went 1-0 up at Goodison Park as Abdoulaye Doucoure scored a stunner to fire Everton towards safety. The tension had built as the atmosphere dropped inside the King Power Stadium as Leicester City fans heard the news. With just over ten minutes to play a mistake from Luke Thomas allowed Pablo Fornals to find the net and pull one back for the Hammers. The game ended 2-1 to Leicester and the anxious wait began. The nerves were building after the final whistle as the home side waited nervously hoping that Bournemouth could pull a goal back. But it wasn’t to be and Leicester were relegated from the Premier League after seven years.