Huddersfield 1 - Leicester 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and
DATE: 17.09.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK
A difficult away game
against a newly promoted side that has done well in the season
opening. Shakespeare needed to get something out of the game, at
least a point, and he did
City had to start with a different team and as
predicted Iheancho got his starting debut, and Ben Chilwell started
at left back instead of Christian Fuchs who was out with an eye
TCF believed that Vicente Iborra also would have made the starting
line-up, in the absence of Matty James, but Andy King kept his place
in midfield and was among the best players in the City team, and the
former Seville captain never entered the field, but was named on the
City struggled in the first half, not being able to put Huddersfield
under pressure, rather the opposite happened. Wagner, the
Huddersfield manager, has a good organised team in a "German" style,
and they will fight for every point and to get them at home is
The first half was a dull affair, when talking about Leicester, but
Wagner must have been satisfied with the performance. City never
looked a treath and the attempts from Riyad Mahrez never became
great chances and easy for their Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lössl.
Two danes in goal for each team in a Premier League game is not
usual, but both could be proud of their performance, being among the
best players on the pitch, looking at the game for the full 90
The first half ended 0-0 and City must be most satisfied with that
result, since Huddersfield had the most chances and were close to
scoring. Midfielder Aaron Mooy is one that really impressed and kept
the midfield together.
Shakespeare must have given the players sleeping pills before 2nd
half, because just after the kick-off suddenly City were 1-0 down.
Newly signed Belgian international Laurent Depoitre scored after
just a minute play.
To see Huddersfield taking the lead was no surprise, they were the
better team. But after the goal City managed to get a bit more
pressure and started to produce chances.
Andy King went down inside the penalty area and it was clear fault.
City got a chance to get back in the game. Jamie Vardy scored with
great security and it was even again.
The game more or less faded out with Shakespeare again making
changes that never changed the game and taking off Vardy was on we
could not really understand, but it was late in the game and nothing
So to sum up the game, here are our positvies and
negatives, player ratings and match stats,
Solid performance from City, getting a point away
Hard working Vardy, goes on and on, despite not getting much to work
Andy King showing quality, will he be able to play on regular basis
Iheancho getting his starting debut, still a bit "rusty", but
hopefully he will be the player to play alongside Vardy
Getting back after being a goal down
Not able to produce enough chances to win against a newly promoted
Shakespeare taking off a forward pairing that should have played all
Mahrez chances and passes not being converted to goals
Schmeichel 7, Simpson 6, Maguire 7, Chilwell 7, Morgan 7, Ndidi 6,
King 7, Mahrez 6, Vardy 7, Iheancho 6, Albrighton 6
Subs: Gray, Slimani, Okazaki
Posession: 57 % / 43 %
Corners: 8 / 4
Shots on target: 4 / 0
Shots wide: 5 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 6
Offsides: 3 / 1
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