Leicester City saw their hopes of reaching the Champions League next season dealt something of a blow when they were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon, and after the match their fans reacted angrily to the performance of one of their players.
With all the injuries they currently have, this always felt like it could be a tough assignment for the Foxes, but they didn’t help themselves with some poor defending in the first-half, allowing their opponents to be away and gone by the time the break came.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers went in with a three centre-back formation, with Ryan Bennett and Wes Morgan selected to play alongside Jonny Evans at the heart of the defence.
To say it didn’t work would be an understatement, as the Foxes capitulated at the back whenever Spurs went forward, especially early on in the encounter.
It was Bennett who had the toughest afternoon. The January signing simply couldn’t cope with England striker Harry Kane and was given the run around before the Leicester boss mercifully hooked him off at half-time.
The Foxes improved after they changed formation at the break, and had it not been for home goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Rodgers’ men might have forced their way back into the contest.
That would have been something of a miracle for Leicester given their early showing in the match, and in the end they got what they deserved from such a poor performance.
Their fans certainly were not happy with what they saw from their side, with Bennett coming under fire from a number of Foxes supporters who took to social media after the final whistle to comment on his hapless display.
Many of their messages were very strong on a day where Champions League football might finally have slipped from their grasp.
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