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Leicester v Bournemouth - story of the match

Jamie Vardy rescued a point for Leicester as the outgoing champions ended their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth.

The England striker netted his 16th goal of the season as last season's Premier League title winners finished 12th after a turbulent year.

Junior Stanislas opened the scoring for Bournemouth after just 57 seconds but the Cherries could not hang on and they needed Ryan Allsop to deny Vardy - who also had a goal disallowed for offside.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"Leicester's final game as PL champions and it's pitch perfect." Former Leicester striker Gary Lineker comments on the playing surface.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Looking for a response following Thursday's 6-1 hammering against Tottenham, Leicester endured the worst possible start, falling behind after just 57 seconds. Danny Simpson first failed to deal with a long ball, allowing Lys Mousset to run at the defence. Simpson then took out Ryan Fraser with the ball falling again for Mousset. His weak shot deflected off Ben Chilwell and into the path of Stanislas to slide under Kasper Schmeichel from 10 yards.

STAR MAN

Jamie Vardy. The Leicester striker may not have been as prolific this year but he still finished the campaign with an impressive 16 goals. A goal drought before Christmas was ended with a hat-trick against Manchester City and he has scored nine goals in 16 games under boss Craig Shakespeare. He dragged Leicester back into the game against Bournemouth with a second-half leveller, had a goal disallowed for a tight offside call and was twice denied by Allsop.

PLAYER RATINGS

Leicester:

Kasper Schmeichel 6

Danny Simpson 6

Yohan Benalouane 6

Christian Fuchs 6

Ben Chilwell 6

Marc Albrighton 7

Wilfred Ndidi 7

Andy King 6

Riyad Mahrez 6

Islam Slimani 6

Jamie Vardy 7

Substitutes:

Daniel Amartey (for Benalouane, 59) 6

Demarai Gray (for Albrighton, 73) 6

Bournemouth:

Ryan Allsop 6

Adam Smith 6

Simon Francis 6

Steve Cook 6

Charlie Daniels 6

Ryan Fraser 6

Dan Gosling 7

Andrew Surman 7

Marc Pugh 6

Junior Stanislas 6

Lys Mousset 7

Substitutes:

Benik Afobe (for Mousset, 62) 6

Jordon Ibe (for Pugh, 63) 6

Matt Worthington (for Fraser, 74) 6

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