Substitute Leonardo Ulloa struck in the dying minutes as Leicester City beat Norwich City 1-0 on Saturday in the English Premier League at the King Power Stadium. Daniel Amartey replaced the suspended Danny Simpson to make his debut in the hosts’ only change, while Ryan Bennett, Ivan Pinto and Alex Tettey came into Norwich’s team as Alex Neil shuffled his roster and switched to a three-man defence. Cameron Jerome was indecisive after being played in on goal by Nathan Redmond in the early stages, while Shinji Okasazi had a flicked attempt well blocked by Bennett at the other end from Jamie Vardy down the right.
A glorious chance went a begging for the Canaries when Robbie Brady floated in an enticing corner, but from inside the six-yard box, Jerome somehow failed to find the target with the header. The Foxes’ late show arrived as Ryiad Mahrez fed Marc Albrighton down the right and his perfect low cross was finished by Ulloa from close range, sending the King Power wild.
Leicester goes five points clear at the top of the Premier League table with Arsenal under pressure to win at Manchester United on Sunday.