Leicester City manager hails Daniel Amartey after horrific ankle injury

Leicester City manager hails Daniel Amartey after horrific ankle injury

Despite missing a host of key players, including Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Pellegrini's side thought they had secured all three points after Paraguay worldwide Fabian Balbuena netted his first Premier League goal on the half-hour mark.

Mark Noble said that West Ham United's players should be proud of their efforts despite narrowly failing to cling on to victory after his first-half red card against Leicester City.

The makeshift right back lay on the ground in agony in the closing stages of the match, and it was immediately apparent that the player had suffered a very serious injury, as he received oxygen on the pitch before being stretchered off.

Speaking about Vardy's illness on Thursday, Leicester City boss Claude Puel said: 'Two days later, he was not better.

He played well and gave his best, so it is hard to see this injury at the end. West Ham played well and we conceded from a set-piece.

"It is just to find confidence and a good run of stability and consistency in his play because he is a player who needs to fight in his play".

The Foxes looked to be heading for a third consecutive league defeat after Fabian Balbuena's first-half opener, but Leicester - aided by Mark Noble's dismissal before the interval - snatched a late point when Wilfred Ndidi's 89th-minute strike was deflected in.

'He has stomach problems, we will see if he can come back.

"I am happy with the performance and the way the team played but not with the result." the Chilean told the BBC. He made a strong game and all the battles and the end he sacrificed to save a opportunity for the opponents. I think we have had a lot of chances, a lot of opportunities.

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