Rock-bottom West Brom concede four against Leicester

From BBC - March 10, 2018

West Brom boss Alan Pardew's position is under further scrutiny after a heavy defeat by Leicester left the Baggies eight points adrift of safety.

The hosts had taken the lead when Salomon Rondon produced a close-range finish from Oliver Burke's low cross.

Leicester equalised in spectacular fashion when Jamie Vardy volleyed crisply past Ben Foster from Riyad Mahrez's ball over the top.

Mahrez then got on the scoresheet himself after half-time when he coolly finished after a clever pass from Kelechi Iheanacho.

Former Manchester City striker Iheanacho put the game beyond West Brom when he headed in Ben Chilwell's cross.

Leicester completed the rout in injury time when Vicente Iborra headed home from a corner.

With fixtures against Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham to come in their remaining eight matches, West Brom's survival hopes look forlorn.

Pardew's long-term prospects are equally bleak with just one victory since he was appointed successor to Tony Pulis in October.

What does this mean for Pardew?

Leicester sacked Craig Shakespeare as manager when these two sides drew 1-1 at the King Power Stadium in October.

There had been speculation Pardew would only get one more match to save his job and defeat could spell the end of his brief tenure.

However, the vibe from The Hawthorns before kick-off was that the 56-year-old will stays in charge until the end of the season come what may.

Whether this loss changes the opinion of West Brom's owner Lai Guochuan in the coming days remains to be seen.

The Chinese entrepreneur will surely have been unimpressed by the second-half capitulation on Saturday.

West Brom had actually shown some fight in the first period, sensing it was now or never to deliver a performance.

As soon as they fell behind the life appeared to be sucked out of West Brom's players, though, and the Foxes were merciless in their approach.

The decline at the West Midlands club looks terminal and Pardew's chances of being in charge beyond the end of campaign look virtually non existent.

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