Leicester 3, Preston 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Championship fixture

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As expected just one change, Conor Coady replacing suspended defender Jannik Vestergaard. Coady making his league debut for Leicester on a day that would turn out as well as anyone would have hoped for.

Leicester were dominant from start, but not really able to penetrate as much as we would have hoped for, not really any treath at all in front of goal .

Leicester had the ball a lot, but not stretching Preston enough; instead it was The Lilywhites that had a few attempts and again Leicester having little or no power in front of goal.

First half ended 0-0, but with great hope for a good 2nd half to look forward to. Maresca made no changes from the srart of 2nd half, as his players came out in a positive way.

Leicester took the lead in the 60th minute, a lovely finish from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. Preston was in real finished when Leicester scored their first goal, having little or no power at all. Sub, Kelechi Iheanacho; scored Leicester’s 2nd goal, set up brilliantly by Ndidi. Leicester then striked agsin in the 90th minute when Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall scored from close range and settled a fantastic 3-0 win.

A new convincing and very important win as the gap down to Preston was stretched to 7 points. This start to the season is the best ever in Championship history taking Leicester to the top of the table.

  • Positives
    • Scoring three wonderful goals
    • Coady looking solid in his league debut
    • Harry Winks showing class
    • Ndidi and Dewsbury-Hall are growing every day in their roles
    • Maresca looks to have a formula that start to work well for this team
    • Iheanacho and Albrighton coming from the bench and contributing
  • Negatives
    • With the domination in play, finishing is still to be worked on
    • Leaving it late and not really getting much out of the first half

Player Ratings: Hermansen 6, Pereira 6, Faes 7, Coady 7, Justin 5, Nididi 7, Winks 7, Dewsbury-Hall 9, Fatawu 6, Mavididi 6, Vardy 6, Subs: Albrighton, Iheanacho, Choudhury, Casadei, Yunus

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 77 / 23
  • Shots on Target: 4 / 1
  • Corners: 4 / 4
  • Fouls: 4 / 8

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