Relegation Throes Deepens for Managerless Leicester City, Former Prem Champions Suffer Another Defeat


Leicester City’s miserable form continued to haunt them even after the departure of Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers’ dismissal came as a result of Leicester’s torrid run in the Premier League this season, but the Foxes were still undone by their familiar problems.

On Tuesday night at the King Power Stadium, under interim boss Adam Sandler, they fell 2-1 against Aston Villa.

The visitors had taken the lead through Ollie Watkins in the 24th minute, but it didn’t last long, as Harvey Barnes found the back of the net to level the scoreline just eleven minutes later.

Heading into Tuesday’s game, Leicester City were on a winless streak in their last six outings and matters soon got worse for them in the second when Kiernan Drewsbury was sent off for a second booking.

From the 70th minute, playing with 10 men turned turned the game’s momentum over to Villa, and they took the chance fully.

with three minutes of regular time on the clock, Burkina Faso star Bertrand Traore was found space from outside the box, and he finished a beautiful opportunity to restore Aston Villa’s lead and eventually all three points.

Leicester’s interim manager, Sadler, handed Wilfred Ndidi 90minutes in the game, but Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute.

The result leaves the Foxes just a place above 20th placed Southampton, after 29 rounds of matches.

Next for the 2016 Prem Champions is the relegation dog fight against 18th placed Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.


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