Premier League upset “Five goals from Fulham shatter Leicester’s survival dreams in a mind-bogglingly unpredictable English Premier League upheaval!”
Leicester’s hopes of survival in the Premier League were dealt a devastating blow as they suffered a 5-3 collapse against Fulham on Monday. The Cottagers, who are making a successful return to the top-flight, are inching closer to a top-half finish after dominating the Foxes. However, the former Premier League champions and FA Cup winners are now confronted with the specter of being relegated. Leicester is barely hanging on outside the relegation zone by the skin of their teeth.
If Everton win at Brighton and Nottingham Forest manage to pick up a point at home to Southampton, Leicester could find themselves in the bottom three. To make matters worse, Dean Smith’s side has a difficult run-in which includes games against Liverpool and Newcastle before facing West Ham in the final fixture of the season. With only Leeds and Bournemouth conceding more goals than the Foxes in the Premier League, their frailties at the back were once again exposed at Craven Cottage.
Willian’s ingenious free-kick from an acute angle caught everyone off guard, and he went on to score yet another goal. Fulham’s primary scorer, Aleksandar Mitrovic, was still serving an eight-game ban for pushing a referee, but Carlos Vinicius stepped up to the plate with a remarkable finish from Harry Wilson’s pass. Cairney then took over the baton, displaying his prowess with a couple of clinical finishes on either side of the half-time whistle. Harvey Barnes did manage to score for Leicester, and Jamie Vardy was denied from the penalty spot, but Willian responded immediately with another goal. Maddison redeemed some pride for Leicester by netting a penalty and Barnes scored again after a blunder by Shane Duffy in injury time.
It was a case of too little, too late for Leicester, who must now wait anxiously to find out where they will stand in the table before their upcoming game against Liverpool.