MATCH FO­CUS

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

Good day: James Mad­di­son

Eng­land Un­der-21s man­ager Ady Boothroyd does not be­lieve Le­ices­ter man is ready to step up to se­nior squad but, on this show­ing, he is surely not far off be­ing called up by Gareth South­gate.

Bad day: Lau­rent De­poitre

His phys­i­cal pres­ence and abil­ity to hold up the ball brought a wel­come added di­men­sion to Town’s at­tack. But strik­ers are judged on goals and he missed two gilt-edged op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Key mo­ment: 65th minute

Just three min­utes after De­poitre had al­lowed Harry Maguire to rob him at one end, James Mad­di­son put Le­ices­ter ahead with an ex­quis­ite free-kick.

Ref watch: David Coote

A tad er­ratic on what was only his third top-flight ap­pear­ance, the of­fi­cial’s fail­ure to book Erik Durm for a cyn­i­cal shirt tug on Harry Maguire rightly in­cur­ring wrath of home fans.

Ver­dict

De­cent per­for­mance from Town, who car­ried a threat at times in at­tack. But at this level teams have to cap­i­talise when chances come along as well as cut­ting out ba­sic er­rors. Town did nei­ther. Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jor­gensen ad­mits his first goal in Eng­lish foot­ball was a mere con­so­la­tion.

Quote of the day It was good to score but it is dif­fi­cult to stand here and smile about a goal or be happy.

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