- Kelechi Iheanacho has been criticised for failing to convert the most glaring chance in Leicester's 1-0 defeat to Manchester City
- Vincent Kompany scored the only goal that handed the Citizens the crucial win after regulation period
- Brendan Rodgers however feels the Nigerian youngster had no reason squandering the chance he got towards the end of the game
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has rued Kelechi Iheanacho miss in his side's 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in tough Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.
Vincent Kompany's stunning strike in the 70th minute made the difference for the Citizens, who are hoping to become the first team to win the EPL title back to back.
The goal puts them one point ahead of Liverpool with just one match to the end of this English topflight season.
Leicester were close to restoring parity with less than three minutes left to play but Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho squandered one of the best chances created by the visitors.
And the Foxes handler still feels proud of his players performance all through the tough encounter away from home.
"That’s what happened in the build-up to their goal. We got deeper and deeper. We recovered when they scored and we started to play again," Rodgers told Leicester official website.
"We had probably the best chance in the game with young Kelechi [Iheanacho], which unfortunately he didn’t take.
"It was just one of those games, but I’m very proud of the team. I think the performances that we’re starting to see now, especially against the big teams, bodes well for our future."
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Leicester are currently ninth on the log with 51 points after 37 matches and they will battle Chelsea in their last EPL match of the season.
Rodgers added: “I think that our idea is to come into any stadium with a personality to play how we want to play.
"We’re still very early in our development, but the courage the players showed tonight was fantastic and it gives us great possibilities going forward.
"That will be our ambition going into the game [against Chelsea]. Again, that will be a tough match for us, but we will go in to play with quality and play with our idea to go and perform. That’s what we’ll aim to do."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Man City are one match away from winning the Premier League title second time in a row following their 1-0 win over Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola's men struggled for close to 70 minutes before Vincent Kompany broke the deadlock with just 20 minutes left to play in the game.
The Belgian powered home a thunderous shot from long range which beat Kasper Schmeichel after receiving a pass from Aymeric Laporte.
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