Leicester can consider themselves unfortunate not to have won their first East Midlands derby of the season. For the second home game in a row a handball decision didn’t go the Foxes’ way. At the other end Zac Whitbread’s decision to go to ground was probably as ill advised at the penalty award itself.
The key numbers;
2 – Two points dropped for Leicester, it’s the first time they’ve let a winning position slip this season. Until now it had been the Foxes taking points from losing positions, seven so far this campaign. But instead Leicester lost the second half for the first time in 2012/13 and gave up more ground on the leaders.
2 – Two points from a possible 12 is City’s worst return of the campaign. It could be argued City are unfortunate not to take more from their last two outings, but nevertheless only Leeds, Bristol City and Barnsley have won fewer points in the last four games than Nigel Pearson’s men.
547 – Martyn Waghorn has continued to raise eyebrows with his inclusion in the starting lineup, 547 being the number of minutes he’s been on the pitch since scoring at Leeds United on the final day of last season. It’s easy to see why Waghorn continues to be preferred. The former Sunderland man is in many ways a like for like replacement for Jamie Vardy, meaning Pearson needn’t tinker too much with his system. Waghorn deserves credit for his role in the buildup to Leicester’s first, winning a ball Jermaine Beckford wouldn’t have bothered to fight for and playing the right pass to Dyer. But two golden opportunities to break his scoring duck were missed later on. Sent through by Nugent he wanted too many touches and allowed Forest to recover. Meanwhile his shoulder met with De Laet’s cross when a firm header would surely have give Lee Camp no chance.
Number of corners without a goal – 132.