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LEICESTER v NORWICH RECAP: Foxes leave it late against Canaries to remain on top

Leicester City defeated Norwich City 1-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Premier League leaders remained top of the table thanks to Leonardo Ulloa's 89th-minute goal in what was a tight affair with the Canaries.

The only goal of the contest came when Marc Albrighton sent a low cross in from then right which Jamie Vardy got a toe to before substitute Ulloa, who had replaced defender Daniel Amartey in the 78th minute, finished from close range.

Late in the first half, Cameron Jerome missed a gilt-edged header which was Norwich's best chance of the match.

Claudio Ranieri's Foxes stayed at the summit of the standings, two points ahead of Tottenham, while Alex Neil's Canaries remained 17th where they are equal on points with 18th-placed Newcastle.


Leicester City: 1 (Leonardo Ulloa 89')
Norwich City: 0
King Power Stadium, Leicester - 32,114


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Leicester will be determined to add another lot of three points when they host West Brom on Tuesday while Norwich prepare to host Chelsea in desperate need of a win.



Leicester's Ranieri on the tight contest and subsequent hard-fought result:

"You cannot always play well, it's not important to play well or not, it's important to take points. We expected a battle. I want to say well done to Norwich because it was a good battle."

Norwich boss Neil on the improved showing yet less than desirable result:

"We'll take a lot of heart from the performance. We'll look at the game and know we should have got something better than what we did. We have a big game on Tuesday now (against Chelsea) and if we can fight and scrap, create as many chances as we did today and keep the opposition quiet we'll have a good chance."

*Thanks to Opta

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