Leicester City were knocked out of the FA Cup in extra time when they were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea at the King Power Stadium, but fans were ecstatic with the performance from one of their attackers on social media.
Claude Puel’s men started brightly in the first half and had a number of opportunities to go in front, with Marc Albrighton and Wes Morgan have decent chances in the opening 15 minutes.
However, the Foxes were made to pay for their missed efforts late in the first half when Alvaro Morata struck the ball into the bottom corner.
Puel’ side got back into the game in the second half when Jamie Vardy finished a rebound from a Willy Caballero save, sending the game into extra time.
Leicester looked good throughout the 90 minutes and would have been confident they could compete to get a result against the current Premier League champions, however, an error cost them in the first half of the additional 30 minutes.
N’Golo Kante whipped a ball into the penalty area which Pedro had met to head home, after a goalkeeping error from Kasper Schmeichel who had decided to come for the ball and failed to get anywhere near it.
Fans were disappointed not to progress to the next round of the competition and seal a date at Wembley Stadium, however, they were pleased with the performance of Albrighton.
Supporters took to Twitter to state their happiness with the winger, who had come into the side for Demarai Gray and stated that he had worked his socks off, whilst many feel he should be in the England squad in the future.
Here are some of their reactions:
Albrighton and Ndidi were both superb tonight. N’golo was the best player on the pitch for me though
— Andy Cooper (@CoopsLCFC) March 18, 2018
Albrighton gave his all today. He had nothing left in the tank when he was subbed and must have covered every blade of grass on the pitch!! My MOM. Surprised he doesn’t get an England call up #lcfc
— Kim (@Kim_Coop1) March 18, 2018
I can’t recall being colder at a match. Actually feared for the wellbeing of the kids after 90 mins. Funny match. I think we set up well, did a lot right but the final ball wasn’t good enough. Maguire, Ndidi, Iborra, Albrighton (what a shift!) and Silva all good. Iheanacho v poor
— lennon haiku (@hwilliamstodart) March 18, 2018
Kante and albrighton was amazing
— Dazzab (@Dazzab4) March 18, 2018
Dear Gareth Southgate
There is a fantastic Player that you might be interested in.Plays LM mostly.
Excellent crosser of the ball. Scores goals.Great engine,can also defend.
Won the premier league. Scored in champions league.
Give Marc Albrighton a call and he’ll perform well
— LCFC player verdict (@LCFC1884VERDICT) March 18, 2018
Thought we did enough to get through. Bad goal to concede to lose. Albrighton was class. Kelchi get back in the bin #lcfc
— David Cockcroft (@DavidJCockcroft) March 18, 2018
How does Marc Albrighton not get an England call up ?
— 100% LCFC (@100Lcfc) March 18, 2018
Marc bloody Albrighton eh? How this bloke ain't got anywhere near the England set up not even in a squad to have a look at, is nothing short of a disgrace in my opinion, man of the match today and just so underrated, well played @MarcAlbrighton 👏👏👏 #lcfc
— Ryan Devo (@devo_lcfc) March 18, 2018
and assist for winning goal showed he isn't just a defensive midfielder. Thought Albrighton was excellent for #LCFC.
— David Simpson (@DASimmo) March 18, 2018
Proper deflated. Chelsea were there for the taking and we didn’t have a proper go. Ndidi and Albrighton outstanding. Kante was magnificent and deserves all he gets. #LCFC
— Paul Burns (@burnsey_lcfc) March 18, 2018