Leicester 3, Norwich 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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James Justin and James Maddison both back in the starting line-up and hope for a win was of course there as Leicester must be the ultimate favorite at home to Norwich.

Fofana was absent and Mendy was dropped from start as Brendan Rodgers had put trust in another juggled team and not a steady starting team.

Good saves from Kasper Schmeichel and an unlucky Teemu Pukki hitting the post was the big moments of a first half with also Leicester doing some good stuff, but at times it was really scary.

This must have upset Brendan Rodgers as his team was changed half-time bringing on Nampalys Mendy and pushing James Maddison up and replacing Ademola Lookman who had to leave after first half.

This really put fire to the Leicester team that came out a better unit 2nd half. Jamie Vardy has been a bit in and out this season but this game showed again how important he can be for the club, not only this season but also going into the next.

He managed to score the first of his two goals after 54 minutes with a deflection on the foot of the Norwich defender as the ball curved itself over the head of their goalkeeper.

This was the injection needed to just keep it going and as we all know Jamie Vardy is a danger when you need to take a risk. Then after 62 minutes he was back to score, and Leicester were 2-0 up, the game was in real put to bed, lovely, delighted to see a win happening after seven games without it.

James Maddison scored the third in the 70th minute and the difference in the Leicester team was on show again as we have said so many times before, players who go in front, of coures Jamie Vardy and James Maddison as they leaded the pack once again.

A day of great celebration but to get this over the edge you need those game changers in there, without them you see how often Leicester fall in a trap and just cannot get the result as we have seen with both of these players absent.

The change for 2nd half bringing on Mendy was of course good as Tielemans is given more freedom and don’t have to be the holding man. Also important to use KDH in the right way as his jobs often is a bit foggy and unbalanced and he needs corrections and help out there so the team keeps it’s stability.

  • Positives
    • Bringing a game to bed and scoring three goals
    • Brendan Rodgers making changes that makes key impact, Mendy on
    • Jamie Vardy scoring on half chances and gambles
    • Winning a game that is a must win
    • The team looked very good 2nd half, against a poor Norwich side
    • Schmeichel keeping Leicester in the game
  • Negatives:
    • Giving away too much first half, could have been three down
    • Too many changes in team and system structure, hopefully to end

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Castagne 6, Amartey 6, Evans 6, Justin 6, Tielemans 6, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Maddison 7, Vardy 8, Lookman 5, Subs: Mendy 7

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Jamie Vardy

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 65 / 35
  • Corners: 10 / 2
  • Shots on target: 8 / 5
  • Fouls: 10 / 5

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