Sunday, February 26, 2017

Leicester City Vs Liverpool


For the first match following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri, Leicester City made a strong impression by dominating logically Liverpool, this Monday at home (3-1).

26th day of Premier League
Leicester City-Liverpool: 3-1
Goals: Vardy (28th), Drinkwater (39th), Vardy (60th); Coutinho (68th)

Criticized on all sides for having dared to sack Claudio Ranieri, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner of Leicester, will at last afford a little tranquility. The Thai billionaire had to be reassured to see his team sign the best results in the game that followed this radical decision. This Monday, in a King Power Stadium still in love with the Italian technician, the Foxes managed to get rid of Liverpool, 5th in the standings. A success acquired with art and manner.

The bad tongues will say that the result of the match proves that the players were not at the top during their previous exits, it is that Riyad Mahrez and its partners greatly seduced during this meeting. From the beginning of the game, they put all the ingredients to win. The opening of the score came logically as early as the half hour of the game. And, as a symbol, it was produced by two players who are alleged to have played a role in the dismissal of their former coach. Jamie Vardy found the flaw in a low shot after a deep pass by Marc Albrighton.

Schmeichel was impressive

Leicester was not satisfied with this small advance. While they had not scored any goals in their last six league games, the English champions added two more before the hour of the game. In the 39th minute, Danny Drinkwater doubled the setting of a superb Flying at the entrance to the surface. And, a quarter of an hour after the resumption, Vardy signed his second realization by placing a pretty head following a center of Christian Fuchs. The English international was once more effective at the outposts. Ranieri's departure has done him good, but what is certain is that he did not hurt her.

Another player accused by the media of pushing for the dismissal of Ranieri, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel also released a big performance. The Dane has made no less than four important stops. In the first period, he stood in front of Coutinho (30th), and in second he successively frustrated Lallana (65th), Origi (78th) and Coutinho (87th) with impressive rescues. The Brazilian of the Reds ended up deceiving him (68th) but it had no consequences on the outcome of the match. Metamorphosed, Leicester thus undermined a candidate for the Top 4. While paying homage repeatedly to the "Tinkerman", his supporters could only appreciate this seductive rebound.


1-0


2-0


3-0


3-1