For the 20th time this season the Foxes scored the opening goal. For the third time, they came away from the match with nothing. Leicester have dropped 20 points from winning positions. If City had kept those advantages they would be 3rd in the table and it would be Nigel Pearson’s men and not West Ham chasing the last automatic promotion spot on the final day. Pearson has called for more dynamism from his side, a little more resilience will come in handy too.
Here are last night’s key numbers;
6 – No doubt that on the day the club announced an 8% rise in season ticket prices the marketing department would have hoped for better than a 6th home defeat of the season. Leicester have lost more home games this season than in any of the last three. The last team to be promoted losing as many as five home league games were Watford in 2005/06.
66 – This is the maximum number of points Nigel Pearson’s men can now win. Leicester will end this season with fewer points than last season and could still finish as low as 14th if results don’t go their way.
391 – Between Matty Fryatt’s opener for Hull at the King Power Stadium in March and Winston Reid’s equaliser for the Hammers last night Leicester had gone 391 minutes without conceding a goal at home. Unfortunately the Foxes could only convert 3 successive home clean sheets into five points.