Still on the road and this time away to Norwich. Ayoze Perez out and one change from start with Marc Albrighton taking his place and what a great change it turned out to be in the end.
Leicester were positive first half and with a line-up in perfect balance and with Albrighton giving the team something else as we did see a team of positivity and an attacking approach.Embed from Getty Images
After just eight minutes it was time for the first goal of the game, with Ricardo Pereira setting up Jamie Vardy perfectly with his accurate pass and a clinical finish from JV made it 1-0 early on.
Leicester struggled a bit not really able to play on that first goal and probably the fact that Ricardo Pereira had to leave the field with an injury might be a key reason for that as Timothy Castagne had to come on and had to adapt fast and after a long period out using a bit of time to finding his way.
Caglar Soyuncu made a number of remarkable mistakes, first a pass directly into the feet of the opponent and later tackling inside the penalty area, resulting in a Norwich penalty given. Pukki made not mistake from the penaly spot and a bit sad to see the sign with 1-1 at half time.
Leicester came out second half with a positive attitude and had a number of chances to score but it wasn’t before the 76th minute that the goal appeared with a great shot from Marc Albrighton. Wonderful to see that happen as this became a perfect return and giving MA a great return making his first appearance so far in Premier League this season.Embed from Getty Images
Just minutes later Leicester had a great chance to score with Kelechi Iheanacho, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Jamie Vardy combining well, but the shot of Kelechi never hit the goal.
Dewsbury-Hall made his full league debut today and great to see him getting minutes. a raw talent that hopefully will be great for the club years going forward.Embed from Getty Images
Daka and Soumare had to wait for minutes as both were left on the bench, Bertrand and Vestergaard were not included in the squad and hopefully Pereira can get back fast as the team need their depth.
With five minutes extra it was a bit of a mess at times in front of the Leicester goal even Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul took his trip up the field to participate in the final minutes but it was good to see that nothing changed as Leicester picked up their second win this season and their first away.
Norwich had a VAR incidents towards the end, a goal dissalowed for offside, as nothing changed.
Leicester will go into the international break now, playing Man City in their next game coming up at the 11th of September. Harvey Barnes and James Maddison were not selected for England and will stay at home and train. Luke Thomas will be with the England U.21’s, and a number of those other internationals will be in action for their nations..
You should never complain and always be positve with a win and we are, but again a bit of a struggle to get something and what we have seen v. Wolves, West Ham and Norwich is a team that on a difficult day can fall or stay fighting for all points.
- Jamie Vardy scoring a screamer
- Pereira injured early on, hopefully he soon will recover.
- Getting 3 points on a difficult day
- Dewsbuy-Hall getting his league debut with Leicester
- Fighting spirit, just brilliant to see the team neve giving up
- Albrighton match winner, great shot
- Ricardo Pereira injury
- Caglar Soyuncu doing silly mistakes and bringing in an element of uncertainty with his play
Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Pereira, Amartey 7, Soyuncu 5, Thomas 6, Maddison 6, Nididi 6, Tielemans 6, Barnes 6, Vardy 7, Albrighton 7, Subs: Castagne 6, Iheanacho, Dewsbury-HallEmbed from Getty Images
- Leicester City, Man of the Match
- Marc Albrighton
Match Stats (H/A):
- Possession: 45 / 55
- Corners: 14 / 9
- Shots on target: 4 / 3
- Fouls: 8 / 9