Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri explains what he told Riyad Mahrez after latest penalty miss

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Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty against Aston Villa in their most recent match.

Claudio Ranieri is set to take Riyad Mahrez off penalties, after the winger missed a crucial spot kick during Leicester City’s match against Aston Villa at the weekend.

Leicester took the lead through Shinji Okazaki in the first half at Villa Park and they were awarded a penalty soon after.

Mahrez stepped up to take the shot from 12 yards, but his effort was tame and Mark Bunn kept it out.

If Mahrez had scored, he would surely have sealed the three points for Leicester, but Villa ended up coming back to claim a 1-1 draw.

And Ranieri is now looking to swap his penalty takers, to take the pressure off the Algerian winger for the coming weeks.

Mahrez has actually missed his last two penalty kicks, but that has not detracted from the quality of the season he has enjoyed so far.

The 24-year-old has scored 15 goals in 25 appearances, and his form has been a major reason behind Leicester’s push for a top four spot.

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