Van den Brom victory
Leicester City suffered a painful loss of points in the Premier League on Friday. The number three in the rankings stumbled over Southampton, which played eighty minutes with ten men: 1-1. In Belgium, trainer John van den Brom scored a handsome victory with his KRC Genk at the start of the play-offs for the championship.
Leicester City had won the previous game at Southampton with 0-9 and just like then, the home team got red early in the game: Jannik Vestergaard was sent off the field in the tenth minute. The Dane saw a ball jump off his foot and then the broken Jamie Vardy slid down.
The visitors dominated, but there were no big chances and goals. After an hour of play, Southampton even received a penalty after a handball from Kelechi Iheanacho. James Ward-Prowse, who saw another goal disallowed in the fourth minute due to offside, did not fail from the spot: 1-0.
The home team could not enjoy the lead for long, as seven minutes later Jonny Evans headed in the equalizer on a pass from Iheanacho. In the final phase, Leicester went on the hunt for the three points and Vardy was still close to the winning goal, but it remained 1-1.
Leicester remains number three for the time being, but the competition can catch up on ‘The Foxes’, who have 63 points after 34 games. Chelsea (58 points), West Ham United (55), Liverpool (54), Tottenham Hotspur (53) and Everton (52) are also still in the running for the Champions League tickets.
KRC Genk started the championship pool with a victory
Van den Brom starts well in the Belgian championship pool
Van den Brom has started well in the play-offs for the championship in the Jupiler Pro League with his KRC Genk. The Dutch coach saw his team turn a 2-1 deficit at Royal Antwerp into a 2-3 win.
The visitors started the game well and took a 0-1 lead via Théo Bongonda. After the break, Antwerp fought back and scored it twice in four minutes via Maxime Le Marchand and Koji Miyoshi.
After Paul Onuachu had made it 2-2, the game appeared to end in a draw. Two minutes before the end, Bongonda gave the formation of Van den Brom the three points: 2-3.
Genk can call itself the new number two in the Jupiler Pro League because of the victory. The lead over Antwerp is now one point. Club Brugge, which will play against Anderlecht on Sunday, is still the leader and has seven points more than Genk.
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