Huddersfield 0, Leicester 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Championship fixture

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A few surprises in the line-up as Leicester had a difficult task away to Huddersfield. Jacub Stolarczyk kept his place in goal, covering for the injured Mads Hermansen, getting his league debut for Leicester. Starts also to Dennis Praet, Kelechi Iheanacho and Marcal Madivadua, as Wilfred Ndidi and Jamie Vardy had to start on the bench. Kasey McAteer was absent and not selected.

First half was again fully controlled by Leicester, but still not really an exciting affair, as chances were few and an attempt from Dennis Praet could have resulted in something, but first half ebbed out 0-0.

2nd half Huddersfield tested Jakub Stolarczyk, but all attempts were safely saved and the debutant showed why Enzo Maresca do believe he is the man to call when Mads Hermansen is out.

Wilfred Ndidi comes on in the 50th minute, replacing Marcal Madivadua, later and in the 66th minute Jamie Vardy gets his call, replacing Kelechi Iheanacho on top.

The game had it’s changes earlly on 2nd half, with both Faes and Vestergaard getting in and doing qualified blocks in front of Stolarczyk as Leicester are still fighting and pushing for that first goal.

The in 72nd minute everything comes to completion, Stephy Mavididi comes through on the left side, and his short placed shot in between the legs of Huddersfield goalkeeper Lee Nichols finds the net. Kiernen Dewsbury-Hall is the one making an early pass, getting the assist.

Huddersfield gets a chance to make a quick return just minutes after, but the shot is stopped by Stolarczyk. Pereria and Praet makes their departure as Albrighton and Choudhury makes their entrance, both doing their first game of the Championship season.

A bit back and forward towards the end, but finally, after 5 minutes added time, Leicester can celebrate a well earned win away to a difficult opponent. Always a bonus to pick up wins away, even on a day wehn you feel that this was a shift of transport.

  • Positives
    • Possession, 69%, good but not used well enough
    • Jacub Stolarczyk showing his quality, the debutant had a good game, kept a clean sheet
    • Mavididi goal, splended to see his shot going in
    • 3 points in a difficult away fixture
    • Defensively an imporovement, Vestergaard and Faes did well
    • Albrighotn and Choudhury coming into action
  • Negatives
    • To little creation of chances with so much possession
    • Praet and Iheanacho, not able to contribute as we would like them to, both subbed
    • Four yellow cards, too many slip ups
    • Dewsbury-Hall not keeping his level from the Coventry game

Player Ratings: Stolarczyk 7, Pereira 6, Doyle 7, Vestergaard 7, Faes 8, Winks 6, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Marcal-Madivadua 5, Iheanacho 5, Praet 5, Mavididi 7 Subs: Ndidi, Vardy, Choudhury, Albrighton

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Wout Faes

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 31 / 69
  • Shots on Target: 3 / 6
  • Corners: 5 / 4
  • Fouls: 15 / 8

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