Forest win changed nothing for Leicester and Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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Goals have never been the issue, amongst their fellow Midlanders in the bottom three, the Foxes have scored five times the amount of Wolverhampton Wanderers, and over double that of Nottingham Forest. The issue is that they’ve shipped twice that of the former, and somehow two goals more than the latter.

Wout Faes has looked a genuine upgrade on Daniel Amartey, but after getting away with one on Monday night when Taiwo Awoniyi managed to only hit the post, he could’ve absolutely done more to stop both Bournemouth goals. The Belgian’s miscued back pass allowed Dominic Solanke to surge forward in the build-up to number one. Before chasing a ball he would never reach allowed Ryan Christie free space in the box to fire in the second.

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It’s clear that the Nottingham Forest win helped to paper over some pretty wide cracks, and you’d assume the lack of threat from the opposition played a part in that. It’s all well and good scoring in a flurry against a disjointed side who barely know each other’s names, but as soon as you come up against an even semi-organised and competent Premier League team, you must be at a level, both mentally and technically, to deal with them – City absolutely are not.