It wasn’t quite smash and grab, but Leicester were unconvincing for long periods at Brisbane Road. Matty Fryatt earned another stay of execution after slotting in his 7th goal of the season. His frailties are obvious to every City fan, but it’s impossible to replace a striker who consistently finds the net, especially when the only other option is DJ Campbell.
Here are some numbers…
9 – The number of games City had gone without a win in the capital. Leicester had managed just two draws and seven defeats in London since Stephen Hughes gave the Foxes a 1-0 victory at Millwall in March 2006. The late show at Orient put that record to bed.
4 – The number of goals Leicester have scored in the last five minutes of games this season. It is their most productive time of the match. In 2008/09 39% of Leicester’s goals have come in the last 15 minutes. Last season City scored 26% of their goals in the final 15 minutes.
100 – Leicester still have a 100% record in League One…against teams in the bottom half. It’s important that Leicester continue to take a sizeable points tally in these games. For comparison, here are how last season’s promoted sides fared by this measure.
P24 W16 D5 L3 F52 A24 Pts53 (Season points total: 92)
P24 W15 D5 L4 F41 A18 Pts50 (Season points total: 82)
P24 W15 D4 L5 F42 A19 Pts49 (Season points total: 80)
Leicester City (2008/09)
P2 W2 D0 L0 F7 A1 Pts6