Leicester 2-1 Cardiff: 3 standout Foxes

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BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND – AUGUST 09: Enzo Maresca, Manager of Leicester City, looks on prior to the Carabao Cup First Round match between Burton Albion and Leicester City at Pirelli Stadium on August 09, 2023 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The train that is the Enzo Maresca era at Leicester City Football Club certainly seems to be gaining steam; not without its sputters and thuds of course. Maresca’s Foxes welcomed Cardiff City to the King Power Stadium for the third league match of the season. It set up the team for a historic night, three points meant they could achieve something only done four times ever in the clubs history: win their first three consecutive league matches in a row.

This game unfortunately felt a lot like other ones this season, in that the swashbuckling style of play we are desperate to see become ingrained in the team is only coming in flashes and fits. In the first half Leicester looked a dominant side for large portions. They went ahead through Wanya Marcal-Madivadua blasting home a volley from inside the box, the chance falling to him after Leicester had initially failed on their set piece attempt.

Worryingly, the home side would concede in the waining moments of the fist half as Cardiff’s Aaron Ramsey would find himself alone outside the Foxes’ penalty area and fire home a rifled, dipping shot into the upper righthand corner. The sides entered half time even at one a piece. Leicester came out firing early in the second half but then conceded periods of play to Cardiff that allowed them to grow into the game.

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