Leicester 2, Sheffield United 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

Brendan Rodgers made a surprise inclusion in his team sheet for the game v. Sheffield United, giving 19 year old Luke Thomas the chance from start and what a response he got with his selection.

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Wes Morgan was also given a chance in the absence of Caglar Soyuncu, and it was pleasing to see the captain back with an excellent performance. Leicester were the best team from start and as in the game against Bournemouth having a great start to the game.

A number of half chances were counted, but not before Luke Thomas found Ayoze Perez with a beautiful pass and a perfect placed shot from the Spaniard gave Leicester City a well deserved lead after 29 minutes.

Leicester City had full  controll for the rest of the first half and especially Wilfred Ndidi and Youri Tielemans in midfield showed the quality we need to get three pointers.

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Brendan Rodgers didn’t go into the trap to make half time changes with a team that was well in form to also perform with confidence also in the second half. Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder though decided to make three changes at half time, and those decissions seldom gives any effect if the opposite side doesn’t decide to hand the advantage over.

Harvey Barnes had a lively game and he is a clever young player, but with the chances he create, it’s time to be delivering the finished article either as a finisher or an assistant, he is often “sliding” when he should either finish with a goal or a killing assist as he could do today and kill the game off.

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Brendan Rodgers made his moves tactically perfect today, giving Demarai Gray a number of minutes for Harvey Barnes and also giving Hamza Choudhury a chance as well. Gray scored the 2-0 goal after 79 minutes and killed the game off.

This was a great answer from the Bournemouth game and showed that Brendan Rodgers can hit back with clever decission making. TCF doesn’t like the three men defence, but as long as it works well, we will never complain. Wes Morgan also showed that he still can be counted and deliverd with style.

Leicester City are still fourth in the table and will stay so if not Manchester United start a goal cannonade down at Selhurst Park. Exciting games coming up now against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

  • Positives
    • Jamie Vardy with a great assist, and also handing Harvey Barnes
    • Wes Morgan back as captain, takes pressure of Kasper Schmeichel
    • Luke Thomas, what a debut
    • Ayoze Perez and Demarai Gray goals
    • Ndidi with top class performance
  • Negatives:
    • Harvey Barnes, not finishing as well as he should
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Justin 6, Evans 6, Morgan 7, Bennett 6, Thomas 7, Tielemans 7, Ndidi 8, Perez 6, Barnes 6, Vardy 7, Subs: Gray, Choudhury,

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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Wilfred Ndidi

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 54 / 46
  • Corners: 9 / 5
  • Shots on target: 7 / 1
  • Fouls: 12 / 10

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