Andy King reflects on Esteban Cambiasso's Leicester City own goal

Leicester City

Leicester City's Andy King reflects on Esteban Cambiasso's unfortunate own goal against West Bromwich Albion.

Halloween may have been on Friday, but there were freaky goings on at the King Power Stadium on Saturday as Leicester City suffered an unfortunate 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

An own goal from Esteban Cambiasso condemned Nigel Pearson’s side to a third successive setback and a fourth in their last five Premier League outings.

There is little the Leicester boss could have done, though, to prepare his side for the decisive moment against West Brom, with the football gods conspiring against the Foxes.

Wes Morgan’s attempted clearance cannoned off Cambiasso’s knee and slipped inside the post, with those in attendance and out on the field left scratching their heads in bemusement.

Leicester midfielder Andy King is among those to have been left baffled as to how he and his team-mates came away empty-handed, with the Wales international choosing to use the words ‘freak’, ‘laughable’ and ‘unlucky’ in his post-match summary.

He said in the Leicester Mercury: "It was one of those things. There is not a lot you can do. No-one is really to blame for that. You can't say he shouldn't have been there or Wes shouldn't have headed the ball out.

"It is a freak accident and, after everything he has seen in the game, that is probably the first time that has happened to him. That has summed up the last few weeks especially.

"How that has gone in is almost laughable, but that is life and that is football. We have to make sure it doesn't affect the games we have coming up this week.

"We were very unlucky. We created the better chances and I can't really remember them having many chances. Their goal was one of those where I will never again see that happen in my career.

"We have to pick ourselves up now. It is a few disappointing results on the spin but we have to make sure we pick ourselves up and go again next week for what will be a very difficult game again."

Luck certainly has not been on Leicester’s side over recent weeks, with a remarkable 5-3 victory over Manchester United quickly becoming a distant memory.

They twice led against Burnley, only to see a 96th-minute leveller deny them all three points, while Newcastle United midfielder Gabriel Obertan netted his first Premier League goal in almost two years to down them at St James’ Park.

When players that out of touch are doing the business against you, you know something is drastically wrong.

There is, however, still plenty of time for Leicester to put things right, with there positives to be taken from the fact that an untimely wobble has not yet dropped them into the relegation zone – with there still three other sides faring worse than them.

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