Leicester City crash out of Europa League as Abdallah Sima shines

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Leicester City crash out of Europa League as Abdallah Sima shines

Disappointing Night

Leicester City have crashed out of the Europa League  following a disastrous night at the King Power stadium. Their visitors Slavia Prague were worthy  2-0 winners, but Leicester put in in what must be one their worst display of the season.

Leicester fell behind in the 49th minute when Slavia played a long ball down the left wing and Nicolae Stanciu swung a high cross into the box. Lukas Provod, unmarked at the far post, stayed calm and steered the ball past Kasper Schmeichel.

The away goal meant Leicester needed to score two to stay in the competition and Jamie Vardy had the ball in the net in the 65th minute but his goal was ruled out for his handling of the ball in the built up.

Despite trying, Leicester never really got going and in the 79th minute they allowed Abdallah Dipo Sima far too much time on the edge of the area and he arrowed a shot into the bottom corner. The 19 year old Senegalese striker is enjoying a stellar season so far.

Rodgers fails to advance

Leicester City crash out of Europa League as Abdallah Sima shines

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 02: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic looks on prior to the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers has failed to guide a side out of the Round of 32 for the fifth consecutive time. Tonight’s disappointing result follows further failures with both Liverpool and Celtic, something Rodgers would most likely have moved past.

He will hope tonight’s result is just a blip and look to return to winning ways as the club face Arsenal and Burnley in quick succession in the coming days.

Leicester are still in the top 3 of the Premier League and in the FA Cup Quarter Finals, but Rodgers will be hoping there is no repeat of last seasons end of season form which saw them drop out the Champions League places at the end of the season.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 25 35 59
2 Manchester United FC 25 21 49
3 Leicester City FC 25 17 49
4 West Ham United FC 25 10 45
5 Chelsea FC 25 16 43
6 Liverpool FC 25 11 40
7 Everton FC 24 4 40
8 Aston Villa FC 23 11 36
9 Tottenham Hotspur FC 24 10 36
10 Leeds United 25 0 35
11 Arsenal FC 25 5 34
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 25 -6 33
13 Crystal Palace FC 25 -14 32
14 Southampton FC 25 -12 30
15 Burnley FC 25 -12 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 25 -6 26
17 Newcastle United FC 25 -17 25
18 Fulham FC 25 -11 22
19 West Bromwich Albion 25 -36 14
20 Sheffield United FC 25 -26 11
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 8
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7

Source: 101greatgoals.com