Swansea 1, Leicester 3, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Championship fixture

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A positive start from Leicester as Enzo Maresca had the obvious line-up installed for the away game, keeping it as we would have thought, but would have liked to see Yunus from start instead of Matawu, but Enzo looks to have faith in the Sporting Lisbon youngster.

Leicester produced a number of chances and especially Mavididi impressed heavily in his wide position, as well as KDH having his engine running on super fuel, being all over and pushing the team with insperational runs.

Despite that good Leicester possession play and keeping it safe, it slipped a bit in periods of the game, giving Swansea a chance to show their skills, and when Matt Grimes scored after 20 minutes, Swansea were 1-0 up.

Leicester did not stress and kept their power and pushed up for more chances, but in some way could not find the net with several chances created, Jamie Vardy coming short with a few centimeters, but it was just a wait on when and not if for Leicester.

Jannik Vestergaard scored his first goal for Leicester, when he after 44 minutes, came into the Swansea penalty box, being last on a Ndidi header deflected, the game was levelled. Leicester kept momentum as it stood 1-1 at half time.

Coming out 2nd half with a will to win, as Leicester continued their pressing and possession. Fantastic to see Matawu shooting Leicester in the lead after 63 minutes. His last touch on the ball in the game, hammering in the ball from close range. Matawu was replaced by Yunus.

Leicester kept momentum, but again Jamie Vardy had to see himself without goals, but worked hard and came close with several attempts, one massive chance blown trying to pass the goalkeeper, but his attempt was stopped. he also set up Yunus with a pass, but Swansea defenders managed to stop the attempt. Vardy also had a soft header on goal, so today a bit unlucky. Kelechi Iheanacho came on for Vardy later on 2nd half, but had not worries, as he went staight into attack and was played through with a silky pass from Wilfred Ndidi. Kelechi found the net with a nice touch on the ball.

Leicester are now top of the table, 5 points in front of Ipswich, who have one game in hand. The gap down to third place are 11 points, Leeds being in that 3rd position. This is the best start to a season ever in Championship, as Leicester have also won 6 of 6 games away.

  • Positives
    • Scoring three great goals
    • Vestergaard on the scoresheet at a vital time
    • Winning away, having the best start to a Championship season ever
    • Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall in sensational form, this should alert Gareth Southgate
    • Iheanacho coming on and scoring, just fantastic
    • In all one of the better games this season, if not the best
  • Negatives
    • Getting one behind, losing concentration
    • Not putting games to bed at an earlier point
    • Yellow cards to Pereira, Justin and Dewsbury-Hall
    • Yunus not really showing the skills he should, and also leaving the field with an injury

Player Ratings: Hermansen 7, Pereira 6, Faes 6, Vestergaard 7, Justin 5, Ndidi 6, Winks 7, Dewsbury-Hall 9, Fatawu 6, Vardy 6, Mavididi 8, Subs: Iheanacho, Choudhury, Yunus, Coady,

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

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 38 / 62
  • Shots on Target: 4 / 7
  • Corners: 3 / 3
  • Fouls: 10 / 5

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