Man City 3-1 Leicester: 3 things FoL learnt

Dean Smith, manager of Leicester City (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
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Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City battles for possession with Erling Haaland of Manchester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

As the game grew they also weren’t afraid to make tactical changes at half-time to shake-up the game. Leicester showed aggression and passion in the second-half and grew into the game, essentially ‘winning the second-half’. Their performance in that half was almost the light at the end of the tunnel and a beacon of hope for whats to come.

The return of Caglar Söyüncü

Finally, the Turkish centre-back made his first start since 29th October in the home fixture against Man City. It was brilliant to see Söyüncü back into the starting XI and he received a very warm welcome back from the fans. Obviously, Dean Smith and John Terry had seen something in Söyüncü that Brendan Rodgers couldn’t.

With reports coming out from the Athletic this week that Rodgers supposedly forced out key data analysts, it appears now more than ever that he allowed personal grievances to get in the way of playing a good defender.

Smith came out after the game to say “I’ve always been a fan of Cags I wanted to have a look at him in the first two training sessions to see how he did and I was really impressed.” Whereas Rodgers had always said his attitude wasn’t right in training. I thought he had a fantastic game on Saturday and hopefully we see him in a Leicester shirt more often in these last seven games.