Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Conclusions from the Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers0-0Leicester City
(HT 0-0)

Reebok Stadium, attendance: 16,754
BBC Match Report

  • City score their first blank of the season. It is a credit to Nigel Pearson and his team that it has taken fifteen games for Leicester to fail to score and the fact that it is against a team relegated from the Premier League will come as no surprise. The good thing to come from this attacking failure is, however, the defensive triumph; City may not have found the net but they,denied their opponents a goal.
  • Leicester's luck will turn soon. Almost every time the Foxes have stepped onto an opponent's home turf this term, they have played better and dropped points. Against the Trotters this was no exception, certainly not during a first half where Pearson's men could have scored a hatful of goals. Indeed, Adam Bogdan was in scintillating form to deny City a win and on another day lady luck would have smiled on Leicester. A right thrashing of somebody is just around the corner...

Martyn Waghorn
The best he has played without a goal? Probably. His best performance of the season? Certainly. Martyn Waghorn is hitting a vein of form. Oh, how wonderful it would be for Waggy to break his goalscoring duck against Forest at Saturday lunchtime...

Lloyd Dyer
A pacey alternative to the more tricksy Anthony Knockaert, Lloyd Dyer has the speed to devastate defences at this level. If he only had the ability to deliver a more consistent final ball - rather than the schoolboyesque very occasional wonder delivery (otherwise goal kick) approach - he would be some awesome footballer.

Danny Drinkwater
A poor run of form continues.

Paul Konchesky
Injury has hit the Foxes' most reliable performer and it is not yet known how long Paul Konchesky will be out of contention for. Whether it sees him out only of Saturday's derby against Nottingham Forest or for more matches, City are losers for the loss of their number one left back.

Liam Moore
Liam Moore had the opportunity to cement his place in the City first team, with Sean St Ledger injured for the foreseeable future and Zak Whitbread suspended. Moore, however, failed to repeat his superb form from the early part of the season and was somewhat overwhelmed by the ability of Bolton's attack. Still, he was part of a clean-sheet winning defence - but he could be described as the weakest element of the back four.
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