Leicester City 2-1 Burnley: Key Numbers

The cheers at the final whistle were as much in relief as celebration, but this was an important win for the Foxes who will now have the opportunity to gain ground on Hull this Sunday. A successful experiment with 4-2-3-1 in the second half bodes well for the future. That said, if City offer a performance akin to the first half they will probably have to reverse more than a one goal deficit.

The key numbers;

0 – Leicester still haven’t scored a first half goal in the Championship this season. In fact, six of their eight goals in the league have come within the opening 15 minutes of the second half. Leicester have the worst first half record of any Championship side having gone in behind four times in six games. But they have the best second half record in the division, winning the second half five times and conceding just once. Perhaps Nigel Pearson could bring forward his half-time team talk.

10 – David Nugent had gone 10 appearances without a goal for the Foxes.  731 had passed between his winner at Ipswich in April and last night’s equaliser. Like many others in the first half his movement was poor but the switch in formation (and of course, the goal) seemed to reinvigorate the 27 year-old. A first goal at home for Jamie Vardy was a welcome boost for the former Fleetwood man’s confidence too.

14 – Jermaine Beckford has now played a grand total of 14 minutes in Leicester’s last five games. A penny for his thoughts after Nigel Pearson decided to make no changes at half time yesterday…

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5 Responses to Leicester City 2-1 Burnley: Key Numbers

  1. Dare to Dream says:

    why are you soo obsessedwith Hull City.

    • foxblogger says:

      I’m not sure obsessed is the right word. Some have speculated that Sunday would be something of a do or die game for Pearson (particularly at half-time yesterday). It would be ironic if he lost his job because of defeat to the very team he left to rejoin Leicester. Not that I think it will happen.

      • JimShady says:

        I do!!! your’e getting sacked in the morning!!! sacked in the moorrrnning!!

  2. Dare to Dream says:

    9 + 3 + 12. Hull City have 13 points already……. You will have to take your socks off to count that high..

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