It was a fun watch for Leicester City fans today, which we haven’t seen in a while. The foxes drew 1-1 in an exciting clash against Brentford. It was a slow start for Brendan Rodgers’ side. Thomas Frank and his boys dominated at home in the Gtech Community Stadium. Leicester could not register a shot on target and Brentford was strong in possession. Their only goal of the game came in the 32’ from a set piece; shocker.
However, the east midlands side looked rejuvenated in the second half. The counter-attack was strong and they had Brentford looking nervous. It would all come together for our side in the 52’ when Harvey Barnes would score our only goal. The rest of the second half consisted of back-and-forth action with neither side being unable to test the goalkeeper. This is Leicester’s first positive game in a while as the last time the side took home points was February 11th against Tottenham Hotspur. So what should we take away from this game?
No reliable ‘keeper this season
We’ll start with the negative news first. Unfortunately for us and our relegation race, it is a massive one. We have no goalkeeper we can trust to be in between the posts. We’re in for trouble unless Alex Smithies is randomly a Kasper Schmeichel ‘regen’. Rodgers decided to give the 25-year-old Daniel Iversen the start today over Danny Ward. I was not impressed by this performance in the slightest.