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2021-22 English Premier League

Leicester held to goalless draw by Aston Villa

A below-par Leicester City played out a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa at home in the Premier League on Saturday, a result that ended a four-match losing streak for Steven Gerrard's visiting side.

Leicester looked more likely to open the scoring in the early stages but fashioned few clear openings, with James Maddison's curling free kick the Foxes' best effort in an uninspiring first half from both sides.

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Villa showed more adventure after the break as Ollie Watkins proved to be a constant threat with his darting runs beyond the Leicester backline but the visitors failed to trouble Kasper Schmeichel in goal.

Leicester sent on Jamie Vardy for Patson Daka in the 71st minute for his first appearance since early March but the striker barely made an impression as Villa held out for a point to move a step closer to safety.

Leicester are 10th in the standings on 42 points, while Villa are 15th, nine points clear of the relegation zone.

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