West Brom 0-3 Leicester: Player ratings, Castagne impresses

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Timothy Castagne of Leicester City (Photo by Tim Keeton – Pool/Getty Images)

Leicester City got their 2020/21 Premier League campaign off to a winning start on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over West Brom.

Timothy Castagne scored on his Leicester City debut from international team-mate Dennis Praet‘s looping cross before Jamie Vardy netted a double from the penalty spot to open his account for the season.

The victory sees the Foxes sit second in the league table, level on goal difference with Arsenal following their 3-0 victory over Fulham yesterday.

After being forced to weather a period of possession from West Brom, Brendan Rodgers’ men grew into the game on the half-hour mark with Harvey Barnes missing key chances.

However, after a goalless first-half, Leicester came out in the second-half with more intensity and looked dangerous from both wings.

The opening goal came from Castagne powered his header past Sam Johnstone from Praet’s cross after James Justin‘s pass tore Albion’s defence.

Vardy’s first penalty came from Kyle Bartley fouling the Leicester striker off the ball before Dara O’Shea’s late challenge on Justin resulted in Vardy beating Johnstone for the second time of the afternoon.

Kasper Schmeichel- 6:

Didn’t have to do much in the game. Despite the Baggies dominating possession early in the game, Schmeichel was ever-present in his penalty area whilst his makeshift defence was under pressure.

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