In another two halved affair, Leicester City eventually beat Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium, as they held onto their lead from the first half and finished the game, 2-1. It was an important victory in the Premier League as Brendan Rodgers’ side is making a last-ditch attempt to secure European football via the domestic competition, even with heavy squad rotations to ensure the Foxes have their strongest XI for PSV Eindhoven on Thursday. What three things did I learn from the game against Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace?
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is an exceptional box-to-box midfielder
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is an exceptional midfielder, this isn’t a newfound theory, the academy graduate has been a shining light this season, making the left central-midfield position (referred to as the #8) his own since coming into the side. Perhaps the icing on the cake was his first Premier League goal, scored this weekend from a quite ridiculous range and angle, which was also proceeded by an exquisite assist just five minutes earlier.
To excel as a midfielder in the Premier League you need to be a jack of all trades. Few players manage to excel in specific areas, although it requires a world-class level in that specific strength to ensure they stay afloat.