Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers was stunned to see Kelechi Iheanacho miss his penalty in the course of the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace – as a result of the striker was scoring them for enjoyable in coaching simply 24 hours earlier.
The Foxes salvaged a draw at Selhurst Park as Harvey Barnes’ late strike cancelled out Wilfried Zaha’s opener, but it surely may’ve been greater than only a level for the guests if Iheanacho transformed from 12 yards within the first-half.
Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita guessed proper because the 24-year-old stepped up instead of Jamie Vardy, Leicester’s common taker who was given a relaxation from the beginning XI.
Failure to win meant Leicester missed the possibility to place strain on league leaders Liverpool after their 1-1 draw at house to West Brom on Sunday – and Rodgers’ aspect stay three factors adrift in second place having performed a recreation extra.
Talking to talkSPORT about Iheanacho’s penalty, Rodgers admitted he was stunned by the Nigerian’s obvious nerves after watching him slot them away with ease in coaching.
“It’s a humorous one,” Rodgers mentioned. “Yesterday, him and Ayoze Perez had been practising the penalties, with Jamie Vardy not beginning – and he scored 5 out of 5.
“All of our penalty takers take 5 penalties the day earlier than a recreation and he scored his 5.
“They had been all differing types, with actual confidence. He ought to rating, that’s the truth, as a result of he has the standard.”