Heurelho Gomes was singled out for praise by head coach Marco Silva for a pair of goal-winning saves in their 2-1 win over Leicester City this afternoon.

The 36-year-old custodian went from zero to hero after letting Sebastian Gross' shot slip through his hands for the only goal of the game at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, before some late heroics against the Foxes today.

Gomes even got a hand to Riyad Mahrez's first-half header which opened the scoring for the visitors, but could do little to keep his goalbound effort out, before making vital stops from Wes Morgan and Leonardo Ulloa in the final 10 minutes.

"It was important, those saves," said Silva. "Heurelho has been performing really well, has done everything really well this season.

"Here, no one wins alone and no-one loses alone. Gomes did everything I expect. Aside from that, it’s the game. The first thing I can say he is a leader and a great professional, and he was great for us."