Saturday, 7 May 2011

Conclusions from Ipswich Town

Leicester4-2Ipswich Town
(HT 3-0)
King 26
Yakubu 42
Abe 45+2
Kamara 72
Leadbitter 69 (pen)
Wickham 70

Att: 24,859
BBC Match Report



  • One of the most exciting 'nothing' games you will see. A glut of goals, some controversy, a scrap and overall a great performance from the Foxes. This was a quality game for the celebrating Leicester City fans as well as for any neutrals (Jack Whitehall?) that made their way as part of a stunning 25,000 to the ground. Well done everyone.
  • NB. A full season run-down will appear in this space soon. Keep your eyes peeled for awards, player-by-player analysis and a look ahead to the summer and to next season.



Winners
Yakubu
If he wants a contract at Leicester he's gone the right way about it. Another goal to sustain his one in two ratio - the best strikers at international level hardly reach those heights - and surely the fans must now get off the big forward's back and clamour for his signature. He would rip apart this league next year.

Andy King
Scored a goal to end his recent drought and set-up Yuki Abe for his first ever English goal in a return to form for the club's top scorer of the season. He's had some poor performances of late where he was in some way absent from the game, but he stamped his mark brilliantly with this performance.

Yuki Abe
Finally, finally grabbed his first goal in English football following some lovely play by King. That goal capped another decent performance from Abe and crowned a good season for the Japanese international who has been dedicated to the cause throughout.   



Losers

Chris Weale
Nothing beat him in the first half as he put in a sterling performance to stake his claim for the number one jersey next season. The two goals conceded were both due to mistakes from his back four and Weale was unlucky to not claim a clean sheet. Whether this will be enough to appease Sven Goran Eriksson - and the critical fans - remains to be seen.

Patrick van Aanholt
One man who will almost certainly not be making a return to the East Midlands next season, van Aanholt made another error today that cost his side. Yes, Jeffrey Bruma's handball had already ruined Chris Weale's idea of a perfect afternoon but this error nearly cost the Foxes the game.

Jeffrey Bruma
The centre half stuck up his hand to block an incoming corner. A stonewall penalty given away in ridiculous circumstances that Weale was rightly upset by as he saw his great work of the first half undone. Bruma is another defender who will be wondering who he'll be playing for next season. On his showing for most of his time at the Walkers Stadium, he won't be appearing for Chelsea's first team any time soon.
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