Leicester City faced Coventry at the King Power Stadium for the first M69 Derby in over a decade. The Foxes would be hoping to come away with three points, but with the bragging rights to the M69 at stake, Coventry wouldn’t go down without putting up a fight.
In pre-season Coventry didn’t lose a game. Drawing 1-1 with Shrewsbury and wins coming against Forest Green Rovers, MK Dons and Exeter City, it’s hard to judge how good they would play against City as all these sides are leagues below. After losing the play-off final at the end of last season and the big occasion of the Derby the Sky Blues were always going to put up a fight and be tough opposition.
Leicester started off on the front foot and look like a force to be reckoned with at times. When it worked Harry Winks would pick up the ball and make a forward attack time and time again, but the final product was lacking. Callum Doyle had a header at the back post turned away by Ben Wilson before Winks dived in to block a shot from Kasey Palmer. The first-half ended 0-0 with the Foxes looking the more dominant side.