Leicester got their first away win of the league campaign and won three league matches for the first time in 19 months. This was a big win for Foxes who saw the ball break for them just at the right moments. They climb into the playoff positions for the second time this season – as many times as they managed in the entirety of the last campaign. Now to stay there…
The key numbers;
10 – A total of 15 points from eight matches represents Leicester’s best start at this level for a decade. Not since 2002/03 have City won so many points from their opening run of games. Back then six wins and a draw (and an oft forgotten 6-1 pummelling at Ipswich) saw Leicester in 2nd place. 19 points would have put City top this season, but if the weekend is anything to go by it looks like no-one will run away with the Championship this year.
21 – Nigel Pearson has used 21 players so far this season. Only Derby County (19) have used fewer. The City boss has named an unchanged starting eleven for each of these last three victories. The side is starting to pick itself.
58 – Leicester held the ball better in this match than in any other this season, a statistic that confirms (despite the defections) that City were worthy of their win. Only once so far (at Blackburn) have City’s opponents had the advantage in terms of possession.