Norwich City 1-0 Leicester City: Catastrophe

By Ben Sanderson

Photo courtesy of Mark Charles: Norwich prepare to kick-off as Leicester celebrate goal that was later disallowed

Norwich City defeated Leicester City 1-0 at Carrow Road to inflict upon the Foxes their most embarrassing defeat of the season.

Both Norwich full-backs combined for the Canaries’ goal on 70 minutes, as Jamal Lewis controlled Max Aarons’ cross from the right to slam home low into the right-hand side of the goal.

Leicester had netted in the 49th minute, as Kelechi Iheanacho scored incredibly from roughly 20 yards out with a powerful, high strike, but it was disallowed by VAR for handball.

Photo courtesy of Mark Charles: Ondrej Duda turns to shoot before Kasper Schmeichel makes a diving save
Photo courtesy of Mark Charles: Norwich players warming up

The ball deflected off of Ben Godfrey’s arm on to Iheanacho’s in the build-up to the goal, leading to VAR controversially denying Leicester.

It was a story of the same old for Leicester, as they missed a catalogue of first-half chances.

Harvey Barnes’ shot off his knee went narrowly wide from close range, and Ayoze Perez drew a diving save from Tim Krul.

Iheanacho shot perhaps Leicester’s greatest chance of the game wildly over the crossbar, after a beautiful move started by Maddison and passed quickly to the Nigerian by Ayoze Perez left him only to tap it in.

Leicester then did precious little in the second half after the disallowed goal.

Photo courtesy of Mark Charles: Pitchside pre-game
Photo courtesy of Mark Charles: Leicester fend off a Norwich attack

Ben Chilwell teed up Perez with a delicious cross but Perez hit wide, and Barnes had a long shot saved with ease by Krul.

Kasper Schmeichel was kept busy by attacking midfielder Ondrej Duda, who hit two powerful shots which the Dane needed quick reflexes to dive to parry away.

Leicester lost again in the Premier League and only have themselves to blame for the lack of end product spawning from their chances.

The Foxes were let off after their deserved loss, as Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all dropped points as the chase for the top four seems to be stagnating for the second season running.

Photo courtesy of Mark Charles: Leicester and Norwich fans rub shoulders

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