It was a sloppy performance for Leicester City today as they traveled to the John Smith’s stadium. However, that won’t matter as they were still victorious 1-0 against a competitive Huddersfield side. Compared to the first two games, this was not a typical Enzo Maresca tactical game. The side wasn’t focused on building the attack from the back. It was a direct counter attack. Opportunities were there for the Foxes. Unfortunately, finishing was a major issue today.
There was a formation change for Maresca’s side as they came into this game with a 4-3-3 formation. Jakub Stolarczyk continued his run in goal as Mads Hermansen is still out with injury. Callum Doyle played this game as a fullback as Ricardo Pereira was his counterpart on the other side. Wout Faes and Jannick Vestergaard were the centre back pairing. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall looked to continue his run of being the best player in the league as he was paired with Harry Winks and Dennis Praet in the midfield. Stephy Mavididi and Wanya Marçal-Madivadua were the winger pairing as Kelechi Iheanacho was the sole striker uo top.
Neil Warnock came into this game with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Lee Nicholls was their starting goalkeeper as their back line consisted of Thomas Edwards, Matthew Pearson, Michael Helik, and Josh Ruffels. Huddersfield had two defensive midfielders in Jack Rudoni and Jonathan Hogg as their attacking midfielders consisted of Sorba Thomas, Brahima Darra, and Josh Koroma. Then, and yes you’re hearing this correctly, Danny Ward was the sole striker up top. Sadly, it wasn’t the legendary welsh keeper. It was a 31-year-old Englishman.