Nigerian duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi suffered heartbreak on the final day of the Premier League season as Leicester lost to Tottenham Hotspur at the KingPower Stadium to miss out on Champions League qualification for two seasons running.
Both players were on from the start as the Foxes, fifth in the table and level with fourth-placed Liverpool at the start of the day, sought the win that would give them a shot at Champions League qualification.
But despite going ahead twice through two Jamie Vardy spot kicks, Brendan Rodgers’ side failed to hold on to their lead as goals from Harry Kane, a brace from Gareth Bale and an own goal from Kasper Schmeichel saw Spurs come from behind to win.
A win for Leicester would have seen them leapfrog Chelsea who started the day in third but lost at Aston Villa to drop to fourth and with Liverpool also beating Crystal Palace at Anfield, Leicester’s loss meant a fifth-place finish for the second season on the trot despite having their destiny in their hands on both occasions.
Despite the crushing disappointment of missing out on Europe’s elite club competition, the Foxes can still look back at a successful campaign that saw them lift the FA Cup for the first time in their history.