Hull 0, Leicester 4, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Pre-season fixture

Embed from Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers knows what type of quality he have to his disposal and the current squad of players are a very strong unit and in ideal World just keeping this together would see a team in good shape for the upcoming season.

The team playing first half was a good selection in a 3-5-2 formation. Daka up front started the goalscoring and hit the net after 29 minutes with a nice and clean finish.

First half looked controlled and the few attempts from Hull was picked safely by Daniel Iversen who was the only player to get 90 minutes as the rest went off after first half, giving a new group a chance to show as they maybe were the sharpest party.

Harvey Barnes scored the second just seconds after kick off second half and in real the game was killed. Wesley Fofana then made it three with a nice header from a James Maddison pass.

James Maddison had again a good impression as he know looks at his best and what a season to expect as he certainly will challenge for a place in the England squad for that World Cup campaign coming up later in the year. It was certainly well earned that he was the last player to score, doing so in the 84th minute.

Hull showed little or now scare for Leicester as it all looked safe and controlled over the full 90 minutes. A nice punction and securing the first win of the pre-season was a good watch.

A full change of 10 players half time is often a challenge but it was a good team entering the field and probably close to a starting line-up going forward.

Youri Tielemans captained the team first half showing energy, another player to shine was Bouba Soumare who had a good game but as well can be off soon. Dennis Praet had a lively first half and also him close to a departure.

Sadly all these players are not possible to keep as this squad looks very good, but we will just wait and see what happens over the next weeks to see a team growing to the standard needed.

Amongh players in the first team squad fit and fresh, Callum Wright and Kellechi Iheanacho was never in action. A number of other youngsters also travelled but not seen in action.

A new approach coming up with double acts on Saturday vs. Preston and Derby, hopefully those two games will give players more minutes to share. This game was a friendly but also a trophy on battle as Leicester became the winners of The Corendon Cup.

  • Positives
    • A good and solid performance over two halfs
    • James Maddison dominating and showing his class
    • Four goals scored, nice to see Patson Daka hitting again
  • Negatives
    • A few knocks on some players, but hopefully nothing serious

Player Ratings: Iversen 6, Castagne 6, Amartey 6, Soyuncu 6, Vestergaard 5, Thomas 6, Praet 6, Tielemans 6, Mendy 6, Daka 7, Perez 5 Subs: Pereira 6, Fofana 7, Evans 6, Justin 6, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Maddison 8, Barnes 7, Vardy 6, Albrighton 5, Soumare 7

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • James Maddison

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 40 / 60
  • Corners: – / –
  • Shots on target: – / –
  • Fouls: – / –

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: