By 90Min
December 17, 2017

Leicester manager Claude Puel conceded that his side did not deserve a result in their 0-3 loss against Crystal Palace as the Eagles played with more desire and quality.

The Foxes succumbed to Crystal Palace's lethal finishing on the counter as Christian Benteke, Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako each hit the back of the net to seal a comfortable victory for the visitors, subsequently ending Leicester's five game unbeaten streak. 


A red card to midfielder Wilfred Ndidi - on his 21st birthday - compounded Leicester's woes and following the match Puel told Sky Sports: "A lot of things were missing today, it was not a good day for us.

"From kickoff, we did not have good intensity and could not find a solution. Our play was too slow against a good team with a strong defensive unit and we needed more quickness and quality in the play. Today it was not possible, was it tiredness or something else?

"The red card prevented us to try and come back in the game. Without Wilfred Ndidi, it was difficult to recover the ball and put Crystal Palace under pressure. I did not see the two incidents but he did not make too many faults in the game and was sent off. 

"It was not our day and not a good game for us. Palace deserve the result, they played with desire, togetherness and quality. We did not deserve a win.

"It was not a good start and then we knew we have to play a lot of games and we have a short space of time to recover, it is the same for other teams. We need to come back with a strong spirit," he added.

Leicester now face a double header against the Manchester clubs, with City heading to the King Power Stadium with a place in the League Cup semi-final at stake before welcoming United in the league. 

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