LEICESTER City boss Enzo Maresca bemoaned missed chances after claiming his side controlled the game against Middlesbrough.

The Championship leaders dominated possession at the Riverside on Saturday but there wasn't much to separate the sides when it came to the other key stats.

Leicester had 12 shots, three more than Boro, but only four of the visiting side's efforts were on target compared to six of Boro's attempts.

The key stat that mattered was the score, with Sam Greenwood's late goal settling a fascinating and entertaining clash - leaving Leicester's players "annoyed" in the away dressing room.

Maresca said: "I think I have been quite clear, we created many chances and many situations where we should score but when you miss, miss, miss  and they score a fantastic goal, that's football.

"It's a moment where you create but don't take your chance and the opposite, they score a fantastic goal. It is what it is.

"To be honest I thought we were in control of the game, created five or six clear chances and many situations where we missed the last pass. "The players are annoyed because we lost and it's normal to be like that."


For the most part, Boro did a good job of containing Leicester's dangermen, with Dael Fry tasked with man-marking Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Howson doing the same on Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

"That was a new experience," said Maresca, whose side remain top on goal difference but have now lost their last two Championship games.

"Today Kiernan played very well and had some chances. I think he did well. I don't think we need to change anything. We always try to look for a new solution but when you create the amount of chances we created, it's not about man for man or not."