Leicester 4, Tottenham 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Brendan Rodgers had to make a change in midfield with Youri Tielemans out with injury, and choosing Nampalys Mendy for a starting position was like hitting the bullseye as he became an important player in this game.

The rest of the team was the same as the one starting vs. Aston Villa, and again pleasing to see Kelechi Iheanacho getting the starting position up front as he has shown enough lately to earn his place in the team.

No one had any thought of this game being one easy, so to see Spurs putting pressure on Leicester from start was the expected. The game went a bit back and forward for the first minutes, and then after just 14 minutes Spurs scored from a corner, deflecting Victor Kristiansen hitting the feet of Bentancur, and he pushed the ball over the line.

Leicester were down 1-0, but it was early on and hope still for something. No one gave up and what happens from the 25th minute until the end of the game is among the most amazing happenings in Leicester football history. Mendy hammering the ball in the net from just inside the penaly box, for his first ever goal since signing in the summer of 2016 was just fanastic to watch.

The goal was a bit of a push as Leicester just came out of the canon and then in the 25th minute, Wout Faes makes a fantastic tackle and his pass to Kelechi Iheanacho opened up Tottenham and James Maddison was also on the run and a perfect pass from Kelechi found him and the convertion was just fantastic, watching the ball passing Fraser Forster.

This 2-1 goal made hope of Leicester being in the lead at half time, and what happened in stoppage time was not really on the list, but that Kelechi goal will always be one to look up as he kept Eric Dier on his toes and just lured the ball behind him as it curled fastly into the net behind Forster. A grand goal, just fantastic.

Leicester had 3-1 half time, being down 1-0, it was a magnificant turn of a first half, just massive. Leicester came out 2nd half as concentrated as they were for the latter part of the first, and more fun was to happen.

Harvey Barnes was on fire this afternoon and went close with one attempt, scoring and celebrating, but one of his toes was offside on that occasion, but he was back 10 minutes later with a fanastic strike from outside the penalty area, as this also perfectly passed Fraser Forster again, as his afternoon at King Power became a full nightmare.

This team was another new set up, but it worked perfectly, especially with Nampalys Mendy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and James Maddison in midfield, it just clicked perfectly and the form up front with Kelechi Iheanacho in there, was again brilliant with Tetê and Harvey Barnes also being up there.

Leicester are 13th at this time and if they continue to put in this type of performances the climb can of course end in a top 10 position, but of course a slip in form or not getting the things correctly can see a new difficult situation appear.

The next game is away to Manchester United and a massive one, and of course with the form shown at Old Trafford at this time, it will be a difficult fixture, but of course another massive event to look forward to.

  • Positives
    • Coming back after being a goal down
    • Kelechi Iheanacho again having a fantastic performance, man of the match
    • Brendan Rodgers getting all his actions from line-up to the end of the game 100%
    • To see a bit of rotation of players and getting it 100% is fantastic, it shows that BR can make changes
    • James Maddison of course being massive
    • New signings again being part of a great win, Victor Kristiansen especially being very positive today
    • Ricardo Pereira back on the field, fantastic
  • Negatives
    • Tielemans out injured
    • Five yellow cards
    • Again struggling from start, and letting in a very sloppy goal from a set piece

Player Ratings: Ward 6, Castagne 6, Souttar 7, Faes 7, Kristiansen 8, Mendy 8, Dewsbury-Hall 7, Barnes 8, Iheanacho 9, Tetê 6, Maddison 8 Subs: Praet, Vardy, Ndidi, Pereira

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Kelechi Iheanacho

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 50 / 50
  • Corners: 15 / 11
  • Shots on target: 7 / 4
  • Fouls: 14 / 9

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