How do I love Anthony Knockaert’s second goal? Let me count the ways…
The fluid break, every pass putting the opposition under greater pressure, the cross into exactly the right area, the audacity of the attempt, the flummoxing of the keeper, the fact Andy King was inches from nailing a diving header himself with a trademake late run into the box before Knockaert took it off his forehead, that City committed so many forward in general, that nobody saw it coming, that Leicester City haven’t had a player capable of something like that for years – it was just marvellous. Let’s hope the young Frenchman will cope well with becoming a marked man.
In celebration of his two stunning goals, two is the number for all today’s key numbers;
2 – Leicester are in the automatic promotion places for the first time since 30th October 2009. Back then a 2-1 win at Loftus Road put the Foxes level on points with league leaders Newcastle United. Three years ago no-one really expected City to stay there, now the pressure to build on this winning run will kick in.
2 – Half a dozen times every season the fixture computer sends clubs to play two away games in quick succession, usually within four or five days. This is the first time Leicester have taken maximum points from such back-to-back away trips in nearly 3 years – wins at Reading and the aforementioned match at QPR rewarded City’s travelling support handsomely.
2 – Huddersfield managed just two attempts on the Leicester goal all night, but it’s not the first time City have comprehensively outshot the opposition this season. The Foxes have created more attempts on goal than their opponents in every Championship match this term.