Burton Albion 1, Leicester 3, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

Brendan Rodgers had as expected made a number of changes from the game v. Southampton last Friday, but again fielded a strong team and many of those not playing too much were all involved. Youri Tielemans and Jonny Evans were the only two survivors from the starting line-up v. Southampton

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Everything started as expected with a Leicester City pressure that would see Burton just defending and again out of the blocks in high speed, finding goal after only 7 minutes, with a nice Kelechi Iheanacho finish, pushed on from Youri Tielemans.

Leicester kept momentum with Danny Ward having little or almost nothing to do when foxes striked again after 20 minutes. A great one to one passing resulted in Tielemans finishing off a great attack with a new goal. Leicester City were 2-0 up.

Strangely after this Leicester took their pedal of a bit and let Burton get into the game, but they kept their 2-0 lead to half-time.

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2nd half started as the 1st finished, with Burton Albion getting a bit of momentum and making it busy for Danny Ward, who also in the late stages of the first half had to show his best, something he didn’t do when Burton’s most dangerous player, Liam Boyce, finished a good attack with a shot, foolishly let in, but again the strike was one that hit the goal and into the net, so all credit to the N Irish international who then scored the 2-1 consolation goal.

Lloyd Dyer had come on for his chance to play against his old team, and the 37 year old played well and must be seen as one of Burton’s best players in the half he played. and he managed to keep James Justin busy on his side.

Burton and Leicester both had their chances with Harvey Barnes scoring a goal but sadly disallowed by the referee, and it was probably a correct decision by the linesman.

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Brendan Rodgers made all three substitution with a certain James Maddison making a sudden impact and scoring the 3-1 goal for Leicester City that in real settled it all.

In real showing that a League One club can upset a top team, when not being fully concentrated and making silly mistakes, losing a bit of momentum and playing with a team that is not really one seen many times together.

Rodgers put on Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Wilfred Ndidi and they secured it nicely for Leicester as they are through to the quarter finals as they have been in the last two seasons losing on both occasions to Manchester City.

Manchester City are through also in this campaign after 3-1 win at home to Southampton. Oxford United and Sunderland ended in a 4-2 win to Oxford after penalites. Everton defeated Watford 2-0, Colchester won 3-1 away to Crawley, while this game saw Leicester City through.

To sum it up, here are our short notes

  • Positives:
    • Getting an early 2-0 lead
    • Iheanacho on the scoresheet
    • Tielemans showing his strength with assist and a goal
    • Giving the squad a chance to play
    • Of course winning and getting into the quarter final
  • Negatives:
    • Losing momentum in the late stages of 1st half, letting Burton into the game
    • Letting in a very sloppy goal
    • A few of the players looked a bit rusty and not 100% up to it
  • Player Ratings: Ward 6. Justin 5, Evans 6, Morgan 6, Fuchs 6, Choudhury 5,  Tielemans 8, Albrighton 6, Iheanacho 7, Gray 7, Praet 6, Subs: Barnes, Maddison, Ndidi

Match Stats: –

The most perfect Leicester City breakfast, what a fantastic Saturday morning!

Last Saturday morning I was at The Belmont Hotel in Leicester, eating a perfect breakfast with fellow foxes fans before the home game against Burnley. This Saturday morning I am at home in Norway, making my own meal, drinking my own brewed morning coffee out of my very own special cup, with my name on and of course that lovely logo you just smile every time you see.

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What a day, not sunny at all, a bit of rain in the air, but don’t care it’s just lovely, a grand buzzing feeling about last night, when also rain were pouring down in buckets. After a great night sleep you just have that special feeling back, totally surreal but again very nice with that happiness inside you.

To see your favorite team making such a performance they did last night is something you will never forget, and again one of those very special moments that will stay with you for life, and again start dreaming of a chance to at least see your team in Europe again.

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Leicester City fans had taken the trip down to St. Mary’s and Southampton on a late Friday night, and they flew in from Norway, coming over with ferries from The Isle of Wight and of course many taking the trip down from Leicester and fans from London always going home and away.

You can talk about 11 against 10 and all that, but we are already 1-0 up when that happened and to see Leicester City just playing ball the way they did is a story about a team that are “going places” with the correct “mind set” and also being put together in a “deadly mix” by their manager Brendan Rodgers.

Football is not just putting 11 players into a team, buying expensive and hope for the best, but it’s about so much more, about those small little details and something no manager can make on his own, the magic that occur when players “click” and start to “connect” with a very special bonding and understanding, building fantastic confidence and a very special attitude.

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You can see that this team is starting to believe, starting to grow as a unite and really working so hard for each other and their hearts are in it, they really look like they care for each other. The way Jamie Vardy now is moving inside the penalty box, the way great footballers like Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes takes the job Riyad Mahrez did before, and what a fantastic midfield, what a gang, Tielemans, Ndidi and Maddison, just “young boys” tearing apart everyone with a football knowledge and abilities you have never seen in such a great combine before.

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The back four is one fantastic with two full backs that are glittering, and thoughts goes back to Claude Puel who should be given credit in the way he let Ben Chilwell get his chances failing sometimes but again what a player he has turned out to be. Pereira and Chilwell, it’s like Whitworth and Rofe, blistering pace and great technique and of course scoring goals as full backs, love it, something those two heroes from the past probably should have done more :-).

Wes Morgan being so loyal smiling all the way without playing, just doing his most important part this season, being at Leicester City what John Terry was at Chelsea and we all know how that turned out in Terry’s last season at Stamford Bridge. We just hope Wes will stay on and celebrate some type of silverware, and if it’s not in the Premier League hope is that FA Cup’s or Carabao Cup’s will be with Leicester City flags on.

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My special morning meal, with eggs, bacon, tomatoes, milk, coffee, and of course my Leicester City morning round on the net, became very special. Looking at all those great comments, messages coming in on my “phone” and really have that feeling you would love to have as a Leicester City fan, just pure happiness, love it.

And all those records broken, and a new time set,

  1. Biggest Leicester City away win ever
  2. Biggest away win in the Premier League
  3. Biggest Southampton defeat ever
  4. Father and Son with the biggest wins in Premier League history, Kasper with Leicester City, Peter with Manchester United
  5. First time Leicester City have two “hat-trick” heroes in a Premier League match
  6. Equaling Man City with a 5-0 lead after first half in Premier League
  7. Equaling Arsenal with two hat trick heros in a Premier League match
  8. Equaling Man Utd in the biggest win ever in the Premier League
  9. Vardy with 9 goals in the first 10 games of the season, never before seen in Premier League by a Leicester City player.

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Southampton 0, Leicester 9, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

Brendan Rodgers picked an unchanged team from the Burnley win at home, and went again for an offensive approach, and what a reward he would be given. Ben Chilwell started the show with a splended raid up the left hand side, finishing it all with a nice shot and in it went behind Angus Gunn in the Southampton goal.

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Not enough with the goal, because an incident just before the goal was scored made VAR go straight in and the decision was 100% correct with Ryan Bertrands brutal tackle on Ayoze Perez. With a certain Brian Dean in the VAR buss, you will get those decision clearly through, and no one probably will go against him.

Luckily for Leicester City they were 1-0 up and Southampton down to ten men. The offensive and attacking line-up were made for this and after 17 minutes Youri Tielemans scored the 2nd, Ayoze Perez followed up with the third and fourth, with Jamie Vardy settling the 5th before the first half whistle had blown.

What a first half performance, and some fantastic goals, rolling on as Southampton just looked totally out of it and with no idea how to defend or go about this. But again, how could a team like Southampton be so brutally punished, strangely they never looked like a team able to defend, can Leicester City be so good that they will tear every team apart with their at time fantastic play.

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2nd half started and Leicester City had no intention to stop their goalscoring and Ayoze Perez who had allready scored two, wanted a third being fantastically played through by Harvey Barnes, and Perez finished it off elegantly with a nice touch, the first of the 2nd half was in, the 6th of the game.

Jamie Vardy had one, wanted another one and well assisted by Ben Chilwell he headed in his 2nd for the night, a real cracking goal by the player who looks good at the moment. Jamie Maddision came on the scoresheet in the 85th minute scoring wonderfully from a free kick just outside the penalty box.

But at the final end of the game in the last minute of stoppage time, Jamie Vardy went down and secured a penalty for Leicester City. He never miss and his 3rd and the 9th of the game was a fact.

What a performance, what a win, just phenomenal and the way the team play football is just fantastic to watch, even against a 10 men Southampton you need a lot of quality to be able to score 9 goals.

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What a special evening, what a day at work, and how proud Brendan Rodgers must be, not only going 2nd in the Premier League, but by the goalscorers, they way young players just adapt and settles in so fantastically.

We did see some people leaving the ground, but most of the Saints fans stayed firm and cheered on, which is phenomenal on a day like this. Well done to a group of people not really being helped much by a team that looked totally lost, hopefully Leicester City were so good that they couldn’t cope and not that Saints is in free fall and not able to battle on.

A number of records were set to night, Leicester City’s biggest win away ever, their biggest win the Premier League, the biggest away win in Premier League history, and there could be more, just fantastic.

To sum it up, here are our short notes

  • Positives:
    • Everything really, what a performance, what a great win
    • Scoring 9 goals
    • Ayoze Perez starting his goalscoring by hitting 3
    • Kasper now equaling his father in winning a game in the PL 9-0
    • Jamie Vardy now on 9 goals after 10 games, what a man
    • Harvey Barnes with some splended details, what a player
    • Ben Chilwell probably also playing one of his best games in a Leicester shirt
    • Going on in the 2nd half, just hammering in more goals
  • Negatives:
    • Could probably have made three substitutions in this game
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 8. Pereira 7, Chilwell 9, Evans 7, Soyuncu 7, Nididi 7,  Perez 9, Tielemans 8, Barnes 8, Vardy 9, Maddison 8, Subs: Albrighton, Gray

Match Stats:

  • Possession: 33 / 67
  • Corners: 2 / 9
  • Shots on target: 3 / 6
  • Fouls: 2 / 10
  • Offsides: 1 / 1

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