Huddersfield 1, Leicester 4, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

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With Jonny Evans out, and Harry Maguire also given leave due to family reasons. It was nice to see Brendan Rodgers just slotting in Caglar Soyuncu in that open central defense position. This is the way to work around the squad.

A good start and what a goal from Youri Tielemans opening the goalscoring after 24 minutes. He has lifted Leicester City into a really exciting football team again and his presence is so important for the project under Brendan Rodgers.

Leicester controlled the first half and had the 1-0 lead after the first 45 minutes. A team that really enjoy playing together and with players now probably knowing a bit about their future and at the same time accepting the role presented.

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No one should being big headed with a lead away to Huddersfield Town, a team currently ready for Championship next season with only 14 points picked up. An awful season and probably not able to work out how to bring points on board.

Jamie Vardy is a player with a real taste for goals and after 48 minutes, he scored again, his 14th goal of the season and a great strike from a great Ricardo Pereira pass. Just a great goal with a perfect finish.

When everything looked smooth and rolling on with three points in the bag, Huddersfield are showing that they now how to attack and are rewarded with a penalty. Aaron Mooy, who had such a fantastic last season, steps forward and scores from the penalty spot, 1-2.

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But this didn’t stop Leicester City from being hungry for more goals and James Maddison was next with a fantastically well placed free kick, going in behind x Leicester goalie Ben Hamer. Leicester had in real killed the game off.

Leicester just continued to go forward and in the 84th minute Jamie Vardy goes down inside the penalty area, and a penalty rewarded. Jamie converts his shot and Ben Hamer has to pick up his fourth ball behind in the net.

Brendan Rodgers is on a great run with Leicester at the moment, winning his fourth game in a row and good to take this confidence with him into the games coming up against some heavy opposition.

In the end just mentioning the fact that former Leicester and Huddersfield great Frank Worthington was in the stands being present, great to see him among the faithful Terriers supporters, despite the fact that his first club in professional football are relegated from the Premier League.

  • Positives:
    • Still basics, line up, players, system, love it
    • Tielemans, a big influence, just hope he can continue and become a fox
    • Scoring four goals away, just phenomenal
    • The project under Rodgers looks exciting, dreams are in my head
    • Gray and Barnes looked like a real winger partnership from the old days
    • Pereira looking better, Maddison in heavy progress
  • Negatives:
    • Not much
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7. Pereira 7, Chilwell 6, Morgan 7, Soyuncu 6, Ndidi 8, Tielemans 8, Barnes 7, Vardy 9, Maddison 8, Gray 7, Subs: Okazaki, Choudhury, Iheanacho

Match Stats: H/A

  • Possession: 45 / 55
  • Corners: 8 / 5
  • Shots on target: 5 / 4
  • Shots wide: 5 / 4
  • Fouls: 12 / 10
  • Offsides: 2 / 3

 

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