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Leicester fails to regain its top spot

Leicester fails to regain its top spot
Leicester vs Manchester City at King Power Stadium

Image source: Premierleague.com

Leicester City failed to go back to the top of the table after holding Manchester City to a barren draw at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

After losing 1-0 to Liverpool on Saturday, the Foxes needed a win to be able to go back to the top of the log but as it is they will have to be content with second spot-though only on goal aggregate as Arsenal remain at the summit.

Though the match ended in a goalless draw, a lot more was expected from the fixture considering that both sides are currently the highest scoring sides in the league so far.
However, Leicester will not be so disappointed by the results considering that they have so far had a fairy tale season and even being in second place is still a major achievement for a squad whose value does not exceed $30million.

Leicester vs Manchester City

Image source: Premierleague.com

The Foxes beat Chelsea 2-1 in December and drew 1-1 against Manchester United in November in results that have shown their title credentials.

Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri will however be worried by the fact that his side failed to score for the second time in a row with danger man Jamie Vardy missing a clear chance in the first half.
Vardy who played with a fever according to his coach had just one clear chance which went over Joe Harts bar. While the Foxes struggled to score, they certainly defended well and kept David Silva and Sergio Aguero away from their danger zone.

“We created chances and I think the draw is right’, Ranieli said in the post match conference.

The two men are however still struggling to get back to fitness after being away due to injuries.

Manchester City have struggled away this season picking just two points and two goals in their last five matches. The absence of Belgian defender Vincent Kompany has particularly been felt and coach Manuel Pellegrini must have been delighted that they did not concede on Tuesday.

After Tuesday’s results, the top four teams- Arsenal, Leicester City, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspurs are separated by just four points.

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