Leicester City 0-0 Sunderland: Stalemate between relegation candidates

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Leicester are now without a goal in five games, as the Foxes drew 0-0 at home to Sunderland on Saturday.

Despite the scoreline, this was a lively encounter at the King Power Stadium but neither team could make the  most of numerous opportunities.

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Nigel Pearson’s men went close through Jeff Schlupp and Matty James but failed to break through as they are now without a win since their 5-3 shellacking of Manchester United back in December.

As for Sunderland Steven Fletcher had their best chance but failed to capitalize, however the Black Cats are now unbeaten in three games. As for Leicester they have gained just two points from their last seven games as they remain out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

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The Foxes started well in the first half as Schlupp fired into the side-netting but Sunderland came roaring back as Steven Fletcher should have levelled things up but smashed his shot straight at Kasper Schmeichel.

In the second half Fletcher missed another good chance from close range as the Mackems started to create some good chances as the game wore on.

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That miss from Fletcher woke Leicester up and they pushed ahead to try and nab a winner, but Sunderland held firm and dug in backed by a large band of travelling supporters.

The pace throughout was fast and frenetic as Leonardo Ulloa went close for Leicester and Sebastian Larsson almost put Sunderland ahead but the game ended goalless as both teams bagged a point.

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Leicester City: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Wasilewski, Konchesky, Schlupp (Knockaert , 79′), Cambiasso, James, Mahrez, Vardy (Nugent, 72′), Ulloa (Wood, 88′)

Sunderland: Pantilimon, O’Shea, Brown, Vergini, Reveillere, Cattermole, Gomez (Buckley, 86′), Larsson (Bridcutt, 75′), Wickham, Johnson, Fletcher.