Brentford 1-1 Leicester City: player ratings

Harvey Barnes of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
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Leicester City were looking to claim their first win since the start of February after four straight defeats in the Premier League. The Foxes were hoping to restart a good run of form against Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium and push themselves up to 12th.

The King Power outfit hadn’t lost a game against Brentford since March 1958 and Brentford were unbeaten at home, in the Premier League, since October. The pressure was on for both sides. A win for Brentford would help to hold their place in 8th and level on 42 points with Liverpool and Brighton. Leicester are now a point above the relegation zone.

Brendan Rodgers made five changes to his City side that lost 3-1 to Chelsea in the Premier League last weekend. Danny Ward only made the bench as Daniel Iversen was given his first start in the Premier League, Ndidi came in for Mendy, Tete replaced Iheanacho, Barnes returned to the wing and Wout Faes was suspended following a second yellow card against Chelsea.

Leicester City got off to a slow start and Brentford were the side on top. The Bees boosted their confidence with a goal for Mathias Jenson coming in the 32nd minute, following poor defending from City. In the second-half, Leicester started to grow into the game and it wasn’t long before they found an equaliser. A lovely link-up between Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and James Maddison allowed the number ten to slice a pass through the Brentford defence to Harvey Barnes which allowed him to slot the ball past David Raya. This gave LCFC some desperately needed confidence and they had chance after chance but, it wasn’t to be. The match finished 1-1 in London.