Sheff Utd 1, Leicester 2, positives and negatives, player ratings, and match report

Brendan Rodgers made ten changes to his team and changed the system and went for a 3-4-3 as he again decided to juggle and have fun with his selection policy. Harvey Barnes and the best player on the field against Zorya Chengiz Under were both placed on the bench.

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Leicester dominated the game in open play with superior quality all around on every position, and it with a 70% possession you would surely like to see more chances created, and a big relief to see Ayoze Perez scoring from close distant after 24 minutes.

But the play before that happened wasn’t as we would have hoped and with sloppy defending and a three men back line exposed, McBurnie found the net with an excellent header, it was a clinical finish and possible for Kasper Schmeichel to save.

1-1 after first half was a bit of a dissappointment as Leicester surely had the advantage, and 2nd half never really took off either, with both sides not able to create a lot. Leicester had a few notable chances, but fans had to wait until the 90th minute when James Maddison assisted Jamie Vardy who again became the difference between the two teams with a nice finish inside the box.

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Leicester kept their head low and managed to see out the rest of the game and collect all three points away to Sheffield United who must be desperate at the moment, with only one point from all these games played, it’s a nightmare scenario for The Blades.

This was an expected win, though no one really takes anything for granted as the form of recent has been poor, but good to see that players are fighting to the end and with Kelechi Iheanacho, Dennis Praet and Wilfred Ndidi making the field in the final minutes as the team pushed on.

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We can of course believe that everything looks fantastic, but it doesn’t, it’s a frustrating way of play at the moment and games are not settled and won as we would like them to be, but no one complains after picking up three points away.

Great to look at the table and see that the team is still in the top and that makes it possible to hope that Brendan Rodgers will not juggle and change too much going forward, because to leave out a player like Harvey Barnes makes me really annoyed, though the inclusion of Ayoze Perez was a success today, where that came from, who knows?

  • Positives
    • Scoring two goals in open play, two forwards finding the net
    • Jamie Vardy doing what we love to see, scoring those exciting winners
    • Dominating the game with 70% possession
  • Negatives:
    • A new set up, not easy to get any organized idea where this is going
    • Leaving out Harvey Barnes, not to understand
    • Giving away a lead in the first half
    • Picking up a number of yellow cards
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Evans 6, Fofana 6, Fuchs 6, Justin 6, Mendy 6, Tielemans 6, Perez 6, Albrighton 6, Vardy 8 Subs: Iheanacho, Praet, Ndidi
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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Jamie Vardy

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 30 / 70
  • Corners: 4 / 13
  • Shots on target: 1 / 4
  • Fouls: 13 / 6

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