Sheffield United 1, Leicester 2, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

As favorites always nice to deliver and when Jamie Vardy started the “party” at only 38 minutes and that made it possible to finish first half with a lead, and away, that is just fantastic.

A day without Ben Chilwell and Wilfred Ndidi in the starting line-up, makes it a nervous affair trying to slot in players to fit in perfectly. But with Christian Fuchs and especially Hamza Choudhury in the team, the two makes almost every doubt disappear.

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Great praise to Caglar Soyuncu who looks worth £100million at the moment, and with different blogs and websites alert Jurgen Klopp about a player he knows very well and has sniffed around for, while the player was at Freiburg.

Fans of this fantastic football club must stop shouting about new faces all the time, the academy at Leicester City and clever signings already at the club, serves the manager in the best way possible.

Hamza is a clear example, and not get carried away, we have a number of very interesting players in that U.23 team at the moment, so please be patient because the mix and blend at the moment shows what this is all about.

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James Maddison made it clear that even if Republic of Ireland are desperate to get him in, he should be in line for a full debut and be kept in that England squad for many years to be, his pass to Jamie Vardy today, shows how clinical he can be, just brilliant.

Despite seeing Sheffield United with most possession in this game, 53%, the way the players worked and kept the sharpness of “The Blades” to a distant, but they couldn’t keep £20million signing from Swansea, Oliver McBurnie as quit as they liked, with him scoring a fine equalizer in the 62nd minute.

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Brendan Rodgers wanted all three points, and he made that vital substitution bringing on Harvey Barnes for Dennis Praet, and made Leicester City more lively up front with that little “pacy” Barnes coming on.

His goal from just inside the penalty box, will for always be remembered, what a strike, what a fantastic goal, and for all those remembering Alan Birchenall’s strike v. Leeds all those years ago, it was that memory that came back, what a fantastic strike from both. Assisted by Caglar Soyuncu, just perfect.

Jamie Vardy has seen his tally of goals going to 10 in the Premier League in 13 appearances under Brendan Rodgers. Impressive and showing the grit. The goal scored by Harvey Barnes, was a definitive winner, great to see that go in and settle the score.

  • Positives:
    • Vardy scoring, great goal
    • Schmeichel saves the day, with great work
    • Harvey Barnes brought on, becomes a goal hero, just great
    • Winning away, going 3rd in the Premier League
    • Morgan coming on, superbly and contributing in the air
  • Negatives:
    • Could have finished this of earlier
    • Ndidi and Chilwell missing
    • Perez not as sharp as you would expect
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 8. Pereira 7, Fuchs 7, Evans 8, Soyuncu 7, Choudhury 9, Maddison 8, Tielemans 6, Praet 6, Vardy 8, Perez 6, Subs: Barnes, Morgan, Mendy

Match Stats: H/A

  • Possession: 53 / 47
  • Corners: 7 / 4
  • Shots on target: 2 / 1
  • Fouls: 11 / 6
  • Offsides; 0 / 4


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