Leicester City 1-0 Blackpool: Key Numbers

A very significant win for the Foxes. Had City lost you might have feared the worst for the Nigel Pearson. As it is City will travel to Wolves after the international break with a much rosier outlook.

September offers no easy points. Burnley, Hull and Middlesbrough will all be tough games too, but now we know this Leicester team is capable of winning them.

The key numbers;

4 – Just four bookings for the Foxes so far. This time last season the card count stood at 10 yellow and two red. It’s early days, but perhaps Nigel Pearson has managed to install some disciple into a side that was given marching orders more often last season than any Leicester team in history.

17 – No fewer than 17 Championship sides (now including Blackpool) have failed to score in at least one league match. Not Leicester. The Foxes have found the net in every game and whist there were still chances yesterday that should have been converted it’s clear the Leicester team that failed to score 10 times last season is showing positive signs of improvement.

39 – Before yesterday Leicester had won more corners (25) than any other side in the division. Another 14 added to the tally means that’s almost certainly still to case. Ben Marshall’s short corner caused Blackpool some problems in the first half yesterday but Wes Morgan’s opener against Peterborough remains Leicester’s only goal from these set pieces.

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