Stockport 0 (1), Leicester 0 (3), positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Carabao Cup fixture

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Brendan Rodgers made the obvious and played most of his fringe men in this 2nd round Carabao Cup game and the 4th tier team must have seen this as a brilliant chance to test their standard.

Daniel Iversen got a very special first team debut saving three penalties in that shoot out in the end, brilliant work by the dane.

A number of attempts and of course a good possession during first half, but not able to get a goal on Stockport who really fought hard to keep themselves in the game.

Daka had an attempt after 21 minutes, but it was not to be a goal. And as we did see Vestergaard and Soyuncu doing well and keeping it safe as Daniel Iversen did not have much to do first half.

2nd half started without any changes done, but we did see too little creativity as the attempts was not at a level that would see them beiong goals and as long as the game dragged on Stockport had their attempts and could have hurt Leicester.

James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall came on and showed in the latter minutes that they almost managed to get that goal that would have seen it done in the game and not left it all to a penalty shoot out.

Tielemans, Barnes and Dewsbury-Hall scored in their attempts. Maddison and Perez missing their and Leicester did see themselves through with a 3-1 win with Daniel Iversen showing what a great goalkeeper he is saving three of those four penalties taken, brilliant.

Fulham had to see themselves leaving the Carabao Cup as they were defeated by Crawley Town, football can be difficult at times and this shows that professional teams in lower tiers can upset anyone.

Next game up is Chelsea away on Saturday, exciting to see the draw for 3rd round and of course looking forward ot the next event at Stamford Bridge.

Listening in after the match as Gerry Taggart made a good mention on Daniel Iversen as he has now for four seasons played a total of 150 league games for Rotherham, OH Leuven and Preston and as TCF have said so many times before, a better alternative than Danny Ward that has hardly been playing regular first team football since arriving at Leicester, today Daniel Iversen shows why he should be the number one choice.

  • Positives
    • Nice to see the 3rd kit used, it looks very nice
    • Daniel Iversen with top debut and three brilliant saves in the penalty shoot out
    • Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall being pivotal scoring that vital penalty goal
    • Job done and good to see Leicester through
    • The travelling foxes fans, brilliant support
    • Maddison and Dewsbury-Hall coming on and positives in the latter minutes
    • Keeping a clean sheet during the game
  • Negatives
    • Not able to score in the game against a 4th tier team
    • Fringe players again not really showing up
    • Maddison and Perez not scoring on penalties

Player Ratings: Iversen 9, Thomas 5, Vestergaard 5, Soyuncu 5, Albrighton 5, Tielemans 6, Praet 5, Mendy 5, Iheanacho 4, Daka 4, Barnes 5, Subs: Castagne, Perez, Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Daniel Iversen

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 78 / 22
  • Corners: 2 / 6
  • Shots on target: 1 / 8
  • Fouls: 10 / 13

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