Leicester City faced off with Crystal Palace at the King Power stadium, in the fight for top four. The Foxes came out on top with two goals to one!
Their previous encounter this season was a 1-1 draw, with goals from Wilfred Zaha and Harvey Barnes. Barnes was not available for this match due to his long-term injury, alongside future England international James Justin.
A 2-1 win for the home side this time, after a dramatic Timothy Castagne equaliser and magic Kelechi Iheanacho goal. Let’s explore what the result means for Leicester, as well as a timeline of key events and brief tactical analysis.
Leicester City’s top four aspirations
The Foxes side started the match four points ahead of fifth place West Ham United. The East Midlands outfit now find themselves seven points ahead of West Ham, and four points ahead of Chelsea.
A two loss buffer out of the remaining few fixtures is secured to keep Leicester City one step forward in the top four race. In fact, here is my belief, it is ours now, we will get that UCL spot!
The King Power side needed a lot of composure and patience after a poorly conceded chance for Zaha was slotted behind Kasper Schmeichel. Nevertheless, the match progressed with domination the defining word.
Read through the next few pages for analysis written as it happened, alongside brief tactical analysis throughout.