Leicester City staged a late fightback to come back from a goal down against rivals Coventry in a hotly contested M69 Derby. This result ensured that LCFC extended their unbeaten record against the Sky Blues to seven matches and ensured the ‘PSG of the Championship’ got off to a positive start. For many Foxes fans, however, there was probably a sense of relief as much as there was a feeling of ecstasy, given the number of chances that Coventry squandered. Even so, there is no better feeling than beating local rivals; after all three points is the only currency that matters at the end of the day.
It’s not fair
“It’s not fair” were the words of one Coventry YouTuber after Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall scored a fantastic winner for the Foxes in the 87th minute. How sweet a goal it was as well. Staggeringly, this marked the first time Leicester City scored a winner in the last five minutes since PSV in 2022.
Too often have LCFC been on the receiving end of late sucker punches, so it was about time that the roles were reversed. More importantly, ‘KDH’ underlined how important he is going to be as a part of this new-look side. Given the freedom by Maresca to attack the box more often, it has already paid dividends, with comparisons being made to former legend Andy King.
Even so, KDH thrived most when provided with the most suitable partner. When paired with Wilfried Ndidi, it meant that Dewsbury-Hall had to shoulder a lot of the creative burden. Whilst he is adept at ball-carrying, his game is not suited to being a midfield playmaker, evidenced by a disappointing performance in the first half. That all changed when Dennis Praet came on, allowing the former to move into more threatening areas and ultimately come up with two priceless goals.