Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Conclusions from Hillsborough


Sheffield Wednesday0-2Leicester City
(HT 0-1)

Drinkwater 41
Marshall 76

Hillsborough Stadium, attendance: 24,664
BBC Match Report





  • Another convincing win convinces the doubters. This could quite easily have been a banana-skin for promotion-chasing Leicester City - indeed, last season this was exactly the sort of game Nigel Pearson's Foxes were humbled in. This term, however, things are very different in the City camp and they professionally despatched an ailing Wednesday side. They were not the worst side Leicester have faced this season, but they were close.



Winners
Ben Marshall
On form against his former outfit, Ben Marshall pressed the advantage for the Foxes in a way Lloyd Dyer could not do. Whilst the Wednesday defence doubled-up on Dyer, Marshall was given a freedom to attack down the right wing which he used to score one goal and set-up another. Marshall was the key man in City's victory.

Danny Drinkwater and Andy King
Playing off each-other allowed both Danny Drinkwater and Andy King the freedom to boss the midfield. Leicester won in the middle of the pitch thanks to the central duo, both of whom enjoyed winning the ball and driving play forward.

Wes Morgan
Reliable, dependable and solid... as per usual.



Losers
Jamie Vardy
Still lacking in confidence in front of goal, Jamie Vardy flustered a number of chances in front of goal with his refusal to take a shot. Vardy had the perfect opportunity to open the scoring for City but instead he passed the ball wide and lost the opportunity.

Kasper Schmeichel
A communication error nearly cost City their lead and a clean sheet, whilst Kasper Schmeichel fumbled a number of crosses or opted to punch them instead of catching them. Leicester need their keeper on better form than this to sustain a decent run of form - keeping-out Wednesday was down to his defenders and a little slice of luck.
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