A cold, wet Saturday afternoon saw Leicester city become victorious for the seventh league fixture in a row, equalling a record set by the foxes previously. With both teams at the top of the ‘form table’, the fixture promised to be a hard slog…

The first half consequently lived up to this assumption. With an explosive storm passing over and torrential rain lashing onto the pitch, both teams struggled to control the ball, with neither side penetrating each other’s defences effectively. The only real moment of importance for foxes fans in the first period was an injury to Liam Moore, clashing against the upright. As the rain continued to fall, the foxes style of football slowly adapted to the wrath from above. However, the referee blew for half time, and the customary break was a welcome sight for both outfits.

During the break, the rain stopped, and as both teams dashed out onto the pitch, the mood and atmosphere improved amongst the City faithful. The foxes established themselves in the early part of the second half, with a more attacking emphasis on their style of play. This was epitomised in the 52nd minute, with Jamie Vardy coolly finishing from six yards, after a cutback from a hard working David Nugent. The foxes continued to take advantage of their dominance, with chances coming thick and fast…

A silly challenge from Rhys Williams saw Leicester city gain a penalty in the 70th minute, through Jamie Vardy. Step up the championship penalty king, David Nugent, surely! However, an unusually poor penalty from Nuge saw Leicester City remain one goal ahead, with Shay Given saving down to his left hand side. This may have rejuvenated ‘Boro, but 3 minutes later, they conceded yet another goal….

A great free kick from Matty James travelled into the crowded Boro box, and Ritchie De Laet headed the ball past a helpless Given to fire Leicester into a well-deserved two goal lead. “We are top of the league…” was the chant, as the city fans jubilated…

The game was duly seen out by a well drilled Leicester City defence, with Moore’s replacement Marcin Wasilewski playing an encouraging game. A special mention must go to Riyhad Mahrez, who came on in the 78th minute, replacing Lloyd dyer. A fantastic debut amazed the City faithful, with many wanting to see the French prodigy again.

An overall dominant performance moved Leicester City eight points clear at the top of the championship table, and sixteen points clear of Nottingham Forest. The only concern regards Liam Moore, with a suspected broken rib.

Up The City!!

Josh Malam