Leicester quit EPL bottom after Palace draw – Winnipeg Free Press

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester squandered the chance to climb out of the Premier League’s bottom three with a 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

But one point was enough to move him from deep past Nottingham Forest on goal difference – albeit only temporarily.

As the day kicked off at the King Power Stadium, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers knew it was a chance to lift his side out of the relegation zone with a win. And with Wolverhampton and Forest also meeting on Saturday, it was an opportunity to capitalize on their closest head-to-head rivals.

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, Britain on Saturday October 15, 2022. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)

The result means Leicester could still finish the day bottom of the table to keep the pressure on Rodgers.

“The modern game, if you don’t win it opens you up to criticism and I accept that,” he told BT Sport. “The players fight, run and give their all.

“I always thought that after the summer market we have to fight throughout the season, but the players are doing it and I hope we will get better results as the season progresses.”


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Christy J. Olson