Draw Game: Bournemouth 0-0 Leicester; Nigerian duo held at Vitality
Leicester City coming from a 3-2 loss to Liverpool last weekend needed the three points but they could not break as the dethroned champions settle for a goalless draw going to international break.
The first chance of the encounter fall to Bournemouth in the opening 10 minutes with Jermain Defoe has hit the crossbar from Joshua King cross and Marc Pugh’s rebound was heading in until Leicester’s Danny Simpson blocked with his hand and penalty was giving.
Another opportunity for the hosts as King bursts through and forces Kasper Schmeichel into a save with his legs as Foxes under pressure in the early stages game.
27th minutes Jamie Vardy as he flies down the left and sends the cross into Marc Albrighton, who arrives late at the back post, but the Cherries scramble it away via Charlie Daniels.
30th minutes the home team have had 55% of possession compared to the away team’s 45% with both keepers yet to be tested after a strong start for Bournemouth.
Cherries midfielder Pugh has a great chance to score but somehow manages to miss the target on the 42 minutes of the game still remain goalless with three minutes to play before the end of first half.
Vardy halted as striker latches onto Christian Fuchs’ clearance but he can’t get it under control to mount a counter-attack, a few minutes later Daniels misses the goal with a shot from outside the box which went wide.
As the second half begins with no clear-cut chance first period with, Schmeichel save has to get down low to smother Adam Smith low drive shot from distance ten minutes into the encounter.
60 Vardy traps the ball and Shinji Okazaki is there to pull the trigger, but the Japan striker puts it wide with should have put the Foxes in front.
Super Eagles striker Iheanacho coming in for Okazaki, Riyad Mahrez who replace Albrightonwhile summer signing Vicente Iborra also make his appearance as he enters for Andy King with no goal yet.
Schmeichel denies Andrew Surman as the South African midfielder’s effort looks dangerous after taking a deflection in the closing stage of the game.
Bournemouth and Leicester City settle for a goalless draw after 90 minutes as the Foxes has five points from seven league match going to international break before hosting West Brom at King Power Stadium October 16.