After producing one of the biggest sporting shocks of all-time by winning the Premier League last season, nobody expected Leicester City to sustain that kind of fairytale form in this campaign.
However, this season’s hangover has been far worse than expected, with the relegation-threatened Foxes dumped out of the FA Cup by Millwall on Saturday afternoon.
With one eye on the midweek Champions League clash with Sevilla, Claudio Ranieri put out a mix-and-match Leciester side against League One Millwall.
The Lions, on the other hand, were looking for their third top-flight scalp in a row, having dumped out both Bournemouth and Watford in the preceding rounds.
The visitors struggled to threaten the Millwall goal throughout the game. However, when defender Jake Cooper was sent off for a second bookable offence on 52 minutes, the Lions’ hopes of another upset looked slim.
— Matt (@RustyRoyal) February 18, 2017
However, despite being a man down, Neil Harris’ side looked the more likely to find a goal in the second period.
Then, at the death, Shaun Cummings bagged a dramatic winner when he picked up Lee Gregory’s pass before firing past Ron-Robert Zieler in the Leicester goal.
Cue some (unfortunately) trademark shenanigans from the local fans courtesy of a pitch invasion and some away-fan baiting.
Millwall being Millwall pic.twitter.com/Us3W18Uskn
— Nathen McVittie (@nathenmcvittie) February 18, 2017
The win sees Millwall reach the last eight of the FA Cup for only the third time in 32 seasons while Leicester’s difficult season plods on.