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

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Leicester were grand favourites for the three points in this home fixture vs. Bristol City.

Nigel Pearson, Matty James and Andy King were back at the club they once served, all of them very much involved when Leicester were last seen in this division.

Leicester manager Enzo Maresca made a new turn in personell as we had a more normal set up, bringing back Pereira, Vardy, Ndidi and Dewsbury-Hall. Also for the first time from start, loan man Fatawu.

Leicester were dominant first half, but still Bristol City managed to keep a clean sheet without being pressed as hard as we would have liked it to be.

A bit disappointed to see it again, Leicester being so dominant, but without convertion, you really call for more risk taken.

0-0 half-time, and hope for a change 2nd half. Leicester made one change as James Justin came in for Callum Doyle, and the England international Justin made an instant impact, giving the team more pace and penetration.

Matawu also had good impact, threathening the Bristol City defense with his quickness and good runs, but still missing Kasey McAteer later to be given minutes in the game.

Then in thr 67th minute, Wilfred Ndidi was pushed inside the penalty box, a clear penalty. Jamie Vardy stepped forward and his perfect shot found the net.

Leicester were 1-0 up, as we hoped for more. A number of changes created, bringing on Kasey McAteer, Cesare Casadei and Kelechi Iheanacho.

The game waved a bit back and forward, Leicester managed to keep their lead with steady passes and good control.

Another win, three points in the bag and going top in this division. Three teams, Leicester, Ipswich and Preston have a good gap down to fourth place

  • Positives
    • Winning
    • Jamie vardy scoring the winner
    • Rotation plan looks to work
    • Heavy domination
    • Wilfred Ndidi pivotal
  • Negatives
    • Too many back passes
    • Convertion rate too low

Player Ratings: Hermansen 7, Doyle 6, Vestergaard 7, Faes 6, Pereira 6, Winks 7, Mavididi 7, Fatawu 7, Vardy 6, Dewsbury-Hall 7, Ndidi 8, Subs: Justin 7, McAteer, Iheanacho, Casadei

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Wilfred Ndidi

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 69 / 31
  • Shots on Target: 7 / 1
  • Corners: 9 / 0
  • Fouls: 11 / 10

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