David Nugent’s season has kick started this week. In five days he’s gone from goalless in 10 appearances to the club’s leading scorer this season. His first professional hat-trick has lifted the Foxes to 7th. If Leicester can sort out results on the road they’ll be the intimidating prospect we all hoped they’d be.
The key numbers;
5 – This was only the fifth time in 37 league matches under Nigel Pearson that Leicester have scored three goals or more in a game. Leicester welcomed Pearson back to the King Power stadium with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace. City also knocked three past Birmingham and Blackpool last season and four against Doncaster Rovers.
13 – All season Foxes fans have been calling on their side to take their chances, now they’re starting to do it. Leicester have scored five from 13 efforts on goal in their last two home games. At Wolves last weekend Paul Konchesky’s long ranger was all City could muster from 20 attempts.
63 – Nigel Pearson commented on Leicester’s territorial dominance today. In fairness, the Foxes have done much the same throughout the season. Leicester pressure has won them 63 corners in seven league matches. Their opponents in this same games have collectively won 31.