Ndidi, Iheanacho miss out on Champions League spot, as Leicester City bow to Man Utd

first_imgAfter 298 days in the top-four spots in the longest season in recent memory, Leicester city of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, have missed out on Champions League football, losing 0-2 to Manchester United. A win on the final day was all that was needed to return to Europe’s top table, but another valiant effort ended in defeat, Bruno Fernandes’ penalty and Jesse Lingard’s very late tap-in separating the sides. City were very good for much of the match, but just like the story of the season, they did not have enough to get over the line. They huffed, they puffed, and they tested David de Gea, but they could not find a way through and have to settle for fifth.Advertisement Loading… It is the fifth best season in City’s history, and yet it will feel like a huge disappointment. City had a 14-point cushion inside the top four at the start of the year, but their bottom-half form since then, with Brendan Rodgers’ side hit with crucial injuries, saw them slip down the table, eventually falling out of the Champions League places in the final week of the campaign. In a huge final-day showdown, it looked like they might do it. United were nervy, and City had chances, Iheanacho scuffing at De Gea, Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy heading against the bar. read also:Leicester City striker ‘offered’ to Premier League rivals But when it came to the crunch, City lost their head. Hamza Choudhury lost the ball and Anthony Martial was fouled in the box, Fernandes converting. City tried to mount a comeback, but in the frustrating final moments, Jonny Evans was sent off and Kasper Schmeichel was robbed by Lingard. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img