Foxes drop into Europa Conference League

Leicester were knocked out of the Europa League, losing 3-2 at Napoli.

Leicester began the night top of Group C, but they ended it in third place and are now headed into the Europa Conference League.

It was a terrible start for the Foxes who went 2-0 down, before bringing the score back level just before half time, thanks to Jonny Evans reacting first to smash home a loose ball, and a volley from academy graduate Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, scoring his first senior goal for the club.

The tie was settled with a third goal for the hosts early in the second half, as Leicester failed to take their chances.

James Maddison missed a golden opportunity, intercepting a square pass along the box, but with the goal at his mercy, he let Napoli off the hook as his shot clipped the outside of a post and went wide. Jamie Vardy rifled a shot into the side-netting, and Dewsbury-Hall was denied a second when he slipped at the vital moment.

Even after the final whistle the drama continued and the Foxes looked like they might be handed a dramatic reprieve in Warsaw when Legia were awarded a penalty deep into injury time. An equaliser would have seen Leicester go through despite their defeat, but the spot-kick was saved.

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