Relegation looms large for West Brom as they lose to Foxes

West Brom are on the verge of relegation. Do they deserve to stay in the top-flight?

Leicester City vs WBA

Sam Allardyce’s men are in deep trouble now with five games to in the Premier League. Their recent defeat against Leicester City on Thursday at King Power Stadium is set to increase the chances of their relegation at the end of the season. Sam Allardyce’s men remain in the 19th position with 26 points and they sit seven points adrift from the safe zone.

Do West Bromwich Albion deserve relegation?

West Bromwich celebrate their 5-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
West Bromwich celebrate their 5-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

The FA Cup finalists took one more step towards the Champions League 2021/22 season. After failing on the final day to secure a Champions League qualification in 2019/20, Brendan Rodgers and his side looks a determined side with their approach in 2020/21. The team took all three points home as they trounced Baggies by 3-0 at King Power Stadium on Thursday.

After missing an early chance against West Bromwich Albion, Leicester City maintained the momentum and sent waves of attack. Kelechi Iheanacho missed the first chance but Jamie Vardy didn’t take it too long to find the back of the net. Jonny Evans nodded the ball home whereas Kelechi Iheanacho made the most of the second chance he got against West Brom. Foxes were 3-0 up at the first half. There were chances for Leicester City to be 5-0 at the end of the first half.

The second half was relatively quiet for both sides as the players found it tough to beat the goalkeepers. West Bromwich Albion tried to limit the damage whereas Leicester City enjoyed passing the ball and containing the possession.

West Brom manager and relegation escape expert, Sam Allardyce praised Leicester City in the post-match. He said:

In the end we thoroughly deserved to get beat. It was great pressure from Leicester that forced us into so many mistakes. They are on a high, you can see why they are in the top four, they are as good as anyone in the league apart from Manchester City

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