Leicester’s third away win of the campaign has added a degree of respectability to their away column. It now shows a points return in the double digits. More will need to follow this one, and if City perform as convincingly as the did at Hillsborough then more away wins will surely follow.
The key numbers;
0 – That’s a pair of clean sheets now for Wes Morgan and Zac Whitbread. In the five games they’d started together before the visit of Ipswich the Foxes had conceded seven goals. Perhaps an understanding is beginning to develop between the pair. Leicester haven’t managed three clean sheets in a row for a year. In September/October 2011 the centre-back partnership that produced four clean sheets in a row was Bamba-Mills. How times change…
71 – Yesterday Leicester outshot their hosts by 14 to six. It continues a trend which we’ve seen all season. Leicester have made 196 attempts on goal in the Championship this season. Collectively their opponents have managed just 125 in response (fewer than 7 per game). It’s a difference of 71 attempts and it’s part of what has seen Leicester hold the best goal difference in the division (+15).
227 – It may have been 7 games since Ben Marshall netted against Birmingham, but in fairness to him Nigel Pearson had only seen fit to put the former Wednesday loanee on the pitch for 227 minutes between that goal and his winner on Saturday. Will another precision finish be enough to keep Anthony Knockaert out of the side on Tuesday?
The number of corners since Leicester City last scored from one – 142.