Leicester City 1-2 Crystal Palace: Key Numbers

Curiously all four of Leicester’s Championship defeats have been by the same scoreline. This one saw Leicester removed from their perch at the top of the Championship.

But it’s reassuring to see the response from most has been measured. This is a long season and Leicester have now faced four of the top six. Cardiff meanwhile have faced just one (Crystal Palace) and lost.

The key numbers;

5 – Ritchie De Laet is the first Leicester player to pick up a one match ban for reaching five bookings. The former Manchester United man has received a third of the teams yellow cards this season. Another defensive problem for City’s threadbare back line to accommodate.

49 – This was the first time since City’s trip to Blackburn that Leicester have had less half of the possession. You don’t hear much about ‘hoofball’ these days.

105 – Another 16 fruitless corners yesterday takes Leicester’s total of corners without a goal to over 100. It’s now 105 corners since Ben Marshall found the head of Wes Morgan on the opening day of the Championship campaign. Perhaps the players might want to look closely at the Eagles’ corner routines.

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