Match Preview: Huddersfield Town vs Leicester City

The fixture list works in curious ways. No sooner does Lloyd Dyer repeat his late heroics from Middlesbrough in 2009 than an away trip to another scene of past triumph arrives.

Back in 2008, on City’s last visit to Huddersfield, it was City’s brummie winger who grabbed the late winner. The side from that afternoon contains one other present day survivor, Andy King.

But arguably it’s the man who’s grabbed Dyer’s place in the starting lineup, Anthony Knockaert, who’s had the biggest impact on the Foxes over the last three games. The Frenchman made his first Championship start against Burnley, and City have won every game since. He’s the only Leicester player not to end up on the losing side in a league game in which he’s started. His inclusion has coincided with a new shape, and City are becoming more dominant.

This is City’s best run for 19 months – but there are no guarantees that the Foxes will take anything away from this game. Huddersfield suffered only their second defeat of the season on Saturday. They’ve started impressively in spite of the loss of Jordan Rhodes.

And these good starts have been translated into individual matches too – the Terries have conceded just twice in the first hour of games this season. Of course the other side of that statistic is that Huddersfield have shipped 7 (almost a goal a game) in the last 30 minutes.

Like the weekend, a point on the road would be a good result. But City haven’t drawn a league match in any of their last 10 outings so the sensible money is probably on top two or tenth by the final whistle this evening.

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