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Nov 22, 2014

Network Front | The Guardian: Sunderland’s Costel Pantilimon stands firm to deny Leicester City

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Sunderland's Costel Pantilimon stands firm to deny Leicester City
Nov 22nd 2014, 17:24, by Richard Rae at King Power Stadium

Five consecutive games Leicester City have now played without scoring a goal, but having lost the previous four, a draw represents improvement of sorts. Perhaps the Buddhist monks called into bless the stadium by the club's Thai owners before the game made the difference.

In fairness to the Foxes, it was not for lack of ambition or positivity that they failed to secure all three points. Having been criticised for making what some supporters perceive to be over-defensive selections, Nigel Pearson made changes in personnel and formation, the most positive of which saw the reintroduction of the Algeria international Riyad Mahrez on the right of a four man midfield, with the pacy Jamie Vardy alongside Leonardo Ulloa up front.

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