Match Review: Oldham Athletic 1-1 Leicester City


Despite being pegged back at Boundary Park and not winning five in a row for the first time in five years, this should be looked on as a useful point for City. The Foxes can still go top of the pile with their game in hand.

The return of Patrick Kisnorbo is wonderful news. Those who saw his injury in Leicester’s final home game last season probably thought the Australian would be out of action until Christmas and possibly beyond. With Joe Mattock back in contention too the competition for places in the sternest backline in League One will be fierce. That can only be good for the promotion campaign.

Here are some numbers…

6 – The number of games Steve Howard had to wait to bag his 2nd league goal of the season. Howard found himself in acres of space to head in Lloyd Dyer’s centre and give the Foxes the lead. Howard also hit the woodwork for the first time this season. After a string of disallowed strikes the former Derby man must have been wondering if his luck would ever change.

8 – The number of Championship games involving Leicester that finished 1-1 in 2007/08. It was City’s most common result last season. Yesterday’s match was the first time in this campaign Leicester had finished a game with three points for the pools. 0-0 and 0-1 were the joint second most frequent results in 2007/08, occurring seven times apiece. What a miserable season that was.

1 – Yesterday was the first time in 2008/09 that Leicester had scored first and failed to win. Whitaker’s splendid equaliser ensured that these were Leicester’s first dropped points of the season. In 2007/08, City dropped 13 points from winning positions.

18 – The number of goals Leicester have scored this season. Only one team in the top half has scored less, Stockport County.

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