Leicester 2-1 Palace: Foxes player ratings, KDH MotM
On a balmy afternoon at Filbert Way, a mid-table clash between two teams comfortably away from any fears of relegation and too far out of contention of European spots met. The game was effectively decided with 2 moments of serious quality at the end of the first half before Crystal Palace re-emerged in the second half with a goal and a few scares. But Leicester City hung on for more points in their recent upturn in form, so how did the players perform?
Kasper Schmeichel – 8
An interesting afternoon for the Great Dane, his involvement was slight but when he was called upon he showed his true quality. Despite a first-half fumble his distribution was decent. When facing two Wilfred Zaha penalties he came up with two fantastic saves, only to see his bad habit of not pushing shots away from goal, haunt him after Zaha’s rebound goal.
James Justin – 7
Tasked with the tough challenge of marshalling Zaha, Justin equipped himself well but was possibly guilty of giving him too much respect and backed off too often. But when needed he stood up to the challenges well.
Caglar Soyuncu – 7
The Turkish internationals recent up-turn in form shouldn’t be forgotten given his poor quality at times this season. He was assured and won aerial challenges. But still he lost a man on the corner and his over eagerness led to encroachment on Kasper’s first penalty save.
Daniel Amartey – 7
Another impressive display by the Ghanaian, giving Mateta very little throughout and ensuring defensive errors were minimal.
Luke Thomas – 7
A hit and miss first half display but he grew into the game offering more support down the left hand side almost setting Ademola Lookman up for a goal. His persistence and resilience in his performances are what stands out most.