Leicester City crumbled to a 2-0 loss to Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Sunday to give up their Champions League dreams that for so long seemed a given for the Foxes.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi have missed out on the chance to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition after failing to lead the Foxes to victory on the final day of the 2019-2020 season.
Bruno Fernandes converted a second-half penalty after Jonny Evans tripped Anthony Martial in the box.
Goalkeeper Schmeichel’s late blunder then allowed Lingard to steal the ball and roll in the second goal of the game to leave the home side ruing several missed chances.
The disappointing loss means Leicester drop to fifth on the final standing and straight into the group stages of the Europa League.
It’s a disappointing end to the season for Brendan Rodgers’ men who occupied one of the top three spots for much of the campaign.
But a terrible run of form that had seen the Foxes win just two games since football returned from the coronavirus-induced break has ended in the team’s collapse.
With the win, Man United and Chelsea, who defeated Wolves 2-0 at Stamford Bridge this afternoon, join champions Liverpool and Man City in qualifying for the Champions League.