Six goals in Foxes thriller as Liverpool falter.

Yakubu notched three goals in a 3-3 thriller, but it was an injury time equaliser that denied Leicester victory over relegation threatened Middlesborough.

Despite having Jeffrey Bruma sent off, The Foxes continued to seek a win in this fiercely contested game at The Riverside. But Boro kept coming back and equalised three times, even hitting the post, as they look to stay in the Championship while Leicester seek to rise out of the division.

It’s a bitter blow for The Foxes, they keep performing well but not translating this into results. Yakubu bagging a hat-trick gives more evidence that when he is playing well he is a great addition to the side. Though when not on top form his contribution to the goal tally is poor. Kamara’s signing shows the goals for column is being looked into. He was quickly in to the action on Saturday, heading over from 10 yards with only two minutes on the clock.

Further bad news for The Foxes front line is that Martyn Waghorn will be out of the run-in with a grade two hamstring strain suffered in training.

Now sitting in twelfth, Leicester have to overcome six teams and four points to make the play-offs. With games running out and a need for three points at every opportunity many fans are expecting to hang up their scarves after welcoming Ipswich to the Walkers Stadium for the final league game on May 7th.

Liverpool’s season is now in no mans land after a 2-1 defeat to West Brom. Now managed by former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson, the Baggies were hoping for a win to stave off relegation not to put one over on their manager’s former employer.

After scoring for England in their friendly against Ghana, Andy Carroll had some confidence going in to this anticipated fixture. Hodgson no doubt had the bit between his teeth, and still sore after the sack from the Anfield, decided to nullify Carroll by having him hacked out of the game.

With very little protection from the referee, Carroll was rendered ineffective. This was compounded by a booking, which certainly silenced the 6ft 3in Geordie.

Liverpool were not at their best, but such cynical tactics against their new star striker shows some bitterness from Hodgson. He did not employ any attractive football while managing Liverpool and although results have improved at West Brom since his arrival, Liverpool consequently marched up the table to sixth after his departure. This after the ever-complimentary Hodgson reported nobody could have done better with the players at his disposal.

Liverpool face title chasing Manchester City in this week’s Monday night fixture. City’s pedigree rests on games like this, while an outside chance for this year’s title the Citizens will be out to show they can consistently perform against the better teams in England’s top division. The Reds, however, will be out to make sure that City’s rise up the table will not be a smooth one.

Leicester’s battle for promotion continues against play-off seeking rivals Burnley. Back in August, The Foxes visited Turf Moor and came away empty handed after a 3-0 second half battering from The Clarets. Times have changed in the seven months since. Both teams now are hoping for a play-off place and this showdown should be a spectacle to behold. Any more points dropped for either team will make the play-offs just too distant this season.

Liverpool and Leicester faces similar plights to end their season on high notes. But while Liverpool fans may secretly wish for no European games next season to aid their domestic competitions, Leicester will be disappointed not to make the play-offs after an amazing turnaround and looking good for top six in February.


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