Leicester 1, Roma 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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A new line-up and surprise to see Jamie Vardy from start as he is just back from another injury and a totally new forward line as Marc Albrighton is chosen in front of other players.

Without Mendy you had space and Brendan Rodgers slotted in experience. Leicester were the better team as we did see it, but it was Roma that took an early lead.

Pellegrini did what he had to after 15 minutes and Kasper Schmeichel had no chance to save the shot, and with that happening Leicester came out in a difficult situation.

Attempts were few in the first half as Smalling and his team mates at Roma managed to keep Vardy calm with Albrighton and Lookman working as well as they could with a midfield also doing their job.

Leicester came out second half with belief and strong work ethic as this is always important in games and when Harvey Barnes came through on the left flank and passed the ball in front of goal Ademola Lookman had his foot on the ball and for TCF this is his goal, some described it as an own goal.

Anyway who scored does not matter in this game as Leicester fought like lions and especially loved to see Ademola making his returns to his own half and doing well.

Roma must be satisfied as the game went on the looked more tired and Leicester tried and tried but it was not much happening towards the end. Still everything is even as it was against PSV, this run is still alive and hope to get everything sorted in Roma.

  • Positives
    • Ademola Lookman showing great work ethic, and scoring a very important goal
    • Good defensive performance by the back four also James Justin coming on
  • Negatives:
    • Not of course to create more and being more dominating
    • Losing Timothy Castagne early in the game
    • Yellow card to KDH and Vardy
    • Not able to get more out of set pieces

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Pereira 6, Castagne, Evans 6, Fofana 7, Maddison 6, Tielemans 5, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Vardy 5, Lookman 7, Albrighton 5, Subs: Justin 6, Barnes, Perez

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Ademola Lookman

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 67 / 33
  • Corners: 11 / 1
  • Shots on target: 3 / 2
  • Fouls: 11 / 14

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