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Schmeichel ‘frustrated and disappointed’ after draw against 10-man West Ham

Leicester City and West Ham played out a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium earlier this evening.

Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel felt his team should have taken all three points, despite only equalising in the 89th minute via a deflected Wilfrid Ndidi strike.

West Ham defender Fabian Balbuena scored from close range in the 30th minute, but the Hammers had captain Mark Noble sent off soon after for a poor challenge on Ndidi and much of the traffic was one-way as Leicester turned the screw in the second half.

“We are frustrated and disappointed. They went down to 10 men and we didn’t take advantage of that.’’ The Danish goalkeeper told the BBC.

“We made too many technical errors and had so many off-sides. Their keeper played well again but it is frustrating.

“It is a sloppy goal from our point of view but then we got the bit of luck that we needed. You just have to keep believing.

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“Over the course of the game we had the ball more and created chances but we didn’t quite have the edge again.

“We have lost three games in a row now so it’s not good enough. It’s a strange feeling coming into the dressing room. We got a late goal but then we see our player down in pain and in the doctors’ room so at the moment it is not a nice feeling.”

Of course, today’s game was a draw and Schmeichel was speaking about the fact they have now gone three games without a win, rather than three defeats in a row. The injury Schmeichel was referring to was when Leicester defender, Daniel Amartey, was stretchered off close to the end of the game with what looked like a very serious injury to his lower left leg.

Leicester play Southampton at home in the Carabao Cup, during the week. Their next Premier League game is away to Cardiff City, next Saturday.

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