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

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Surprised to see Stephy Mavididi dropped after being a good additon, given the place to new arrival Yunus. This upset the balance of the team, and made the first half a nightmare for Enzo Maresca.

Kelechi Iheanacho given the chance again from start, looking totally out of it, not really being set up as he should with a team lacking creativity and out of control to find the gaps and passes that would open the Hull defence.

Leicester do have the ball in the game, but without the pace and ability to distribute in the best way, most of the time the ball is passed backwards or wide with little or no ability to produce chances and consentration problems coming with such an approach.

Hull manager Liam Rosenior had his team well organized and when Leicester lost momentum you had players with quality such as Connolley and Delap, always being a treath, with the Man City loan man on target after 15 minutes finding the net with a nice shot from short distance, showing how Hermansen’s lack of range, makes him a goalkeeper of average standard.

Leicester produced enough in the first half to have a goal, but in some way it never happened, with Kelechi Iheanacho having a chance to score close to the goal, but his attempt was stopped by Hull, who kept their 1-0 lead.

Enzo Maresca made no changes at half time, having the main problem in midfield. Harry Winks, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Wilfred Ndidi all had a terrible game and played far below standard, with little or no qualified moves and passes during the game.

Changes came after 53 minutes, giving Fatawu his debut, coming on for Yusun. Casadei in for Ndidi and Mavadidi replacing McAteer.

This made Leicester more attacking and especially Fatawu had good impact, with a shot hitting the post, but in all it became a bit too predictable, with too many similuar run from wide areas and not really having players inside the box be part of such as set up.

Jamie Vardy came on in the 68th minute, his best attempt was a header from short distance, but the ball went wide. This was another team coming to King Power with one purpose, to defend for 90 minutes and go for the counter as The Tigers could have scored another in the late minutes.

This was the first defeat of the season, and to see it happen at home, is far from fun, no excuses to be made as this was a very poor performance.

  • Positives
    • McAteer doing attempts to hurt Hull, but sadly he was not lucky this time
    • Fatawu showing promise, a lively player, who hopefully will come good
    • Enough possession to win the game
  • Negatives
    • Losing at home, not showing enough eagerness to penetration and taking too little risk
    • Midfield area so weak and a very poor performance from the trio chosen
    • Picking up three yellow cards
    • Kelechi Iheanacho not using his chance
    • Sloppy defending on Hulls’ goal, no blocking ability
    • Not able to create proper goal chances in a game with so much domination
    • Mavdidi dropped, Albrighton not even on the bench

Player Ratings: Hermansen 5, Pereira 5, Doyle 6, Vestergaard 5, Faes 6, Winks 4, Dewsbury-Hall 5, Yunus 4, Iheanacho 4, Ndidi 4, McAteer 6 Subs: Mavadidi, Matawu, Casadei, Vardy

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Wout Faes

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 65 / 35
  • Shots on Target: 1 / 4
  • Corners: 8 / 3
  • Fouls: 16 / 12

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