Mendy put in a solid performance yesterday, achieving over 90% passing accuracy and winning the vast majority of his tackles and duels. The No. 24 posted on social media that he was ‘Happy Papy’, not least because he finally netted his first Foxes goal in his 109th game, spending over six-and-a-half years at the King Power.
It wasn’t just any old tap-in, either, as the 30-year-old rifled a rocket into the roof of the net after the ball was nodded back towards him near the edge of the box following a corner. Aside from his stunning goal, Mendy was one of the game’s best players and a key part in the victory being so emphatic.
It’s too early to be making firm conclusions, especially with strong recency bias given two great wins, but in Kelechi Iheanacho‘s return to the starting line-up, Leicester might just have solved their striker problem. It’s often been said this year that City need the perfect blend of their two starting forwards, with a mixture of Patson Daka’s excellent movement and Jamie Vardy’s ruthless finishing streak.
Iheanacho isn’t quite that, but instead, he’s a supremely intelligent footballer with a technical prowess capable of embarrassing any defender, no matter their stature within the game. The Spurs back three was essentially a shambles from minute one, and it was clear they were quaking in their boots when Iheanacho was around them.