Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said the “ball didn’t want to go in the net” despite four goals in a 2-2 draw against visiting West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.
[ MATCH RECAP: Leicester City 2-2 West Bromwich Albion ]
That’s how it goes sometimes, as crossbars struck and odd bounces combined with a feisty West Brom counterattack to leave Leicester wide open for a drop to second place.
The Foxes lead the Premier League by three points, with Spurs taking on West Ham on Wednesday with a chance to go top via superior goal differential.
The West Brom draw, however, doesn’t have Ranieri worried about the title fight.
“It is the same. I don’t see the title. I watch every match with my team and I want the best. Tonight we made a very good performance and I’m happy.
“Nothing negative. We tried to do everything and well done to my players. I love this, we never never give up. We always try the best in every situation. Every team plays football and we have to find the solution and try to win. It is important not to lose the match too as they could have counter attacked.”
There was disappointment from the players’ side. Here’s Andy King, one of Leicester’s goal scorers, from the BBC:
“We should have won the game. They only had a couple of shots and they scored. We have to pick ourselves up again and go on Saturday.
“We’ve got that belief, so we always thought we would score. It’s disappointing.”
Leicester still has a winnable run on the schedule, with Watford, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace up next. But how will they react if Wednesday night finds them looking up at a team for the first time this year?