Leicester’s second goalless draw of the season took their December points total to five from a possible 15. It’s better than their total from last December (three from 15) but not by much.
It’s was City’s 9th clean sheet of the season, but also the fourth time the Foxes had failed to score on the road. Some have talked about this being a result that stopped the rot – that’ll only prove to be true if the Foxes pick up all three points at Turf Moor.
The key numbers;
0 – This was the third league match in a row in which Leicester have failed to score. The last time City failed to score in three straight league games was almost three years ago. Following a 1-1 draw at home to Ipswich (in which the visitors took the lead after just 19 seconds) City failed to score against Swansea, Barnsley and Newcastle. It was a run of results which saw City drop from 4th to 8th. After the 1-0 defeat at Barnsley some fans called Radio Leicester demanding the manager’s head. We’ve been here before.
Leicester haven’t failed to score in four consecutive league games since 2001/02. That sequence saw the Foxes draw 0-0 at home to Fulham the lose 1-0, 2-0 and 2-0 at Newcastle, Charlton and Chelsea respectively. After the defeat at Charlton, Peter Taylor was sacked.
3 – The Foxes have won just three of their dozen away matches this season. Only Bolton and Blackburn have won fewer on the road than the Foxes this season.
8 – Paul Gallagher made his first league appearance of the season. His 8 minutes on the pitch were his first action in a Leicester shirt since being withdrawn with City 2-0 down at home to Burton Albion in the League Cup. This match also saw a first start for Matty James since the trip to Watford and Liam Moore’s first action since City’s last goalless draw at Bolton Wanderers. Conrad Logan, Ritchie Wellens and Tom Hopper are now the only Leicester players assigned squad numbers who have yet to play a single minute for the Foxes this season.