After this match Derby fans were keen to stress meetings between these sides do not constitute a rivalry, and they’re right. Leicester have won the last five matches, scoring 13 and conceding just once in the process. No contest.
The key numbers;
5:01 – Zac Whitbread’s first for the Foxes was Leicester’s fastest goal of the season to date. In fact, it was City’s fastest goal in a league game since Darius Vassell opened the scoring in the third minute against Southampton in Auguest 2011. Of course they both look like sloths compared to Matty Fryatt, who scored after just 9 seconds against Preston North End in April 2006. He remains the fastest scorer in a Leicester shirt.
54 – The number of minutes David Nugent has been on the pitch in his last two appearances for Leicester. He’s scored four goals in the that time. Impressive.
148 – When Zac Whitbread met Martyn Waghorn’s 6th minute corner he ended a run of 147 corners without a goal for Leicester. Not since the opening day when Wes Morgan headed home Leicester’s first league goal of the season had the Foxes scored for a corner. At the 148th attempt the Foxes finally found the net. Someone somewhere is probably considering a commemorative t-shirt. But amazingly this barren run hardly matches a sequence of 242 unsuccessful corners between March 2010 and January 2011.