Saturday, 22 January 2011

Leicester Battle Through With a Sol Double

  In a topsy-turvy match at the Walkers, the Foxes paid back Millwall for their 2-0 win in December with a 4-2 humbling.  The match had everything: six goals, two penalties and a sending off.  If it wasn't for a very dodgy referee, the score could have been much different but in the end, the Foxes came out on top.

Yakubu fires in Leicester's second. (lcfc.com)

Positives
 - two goals in two for new signing, Yakubu, is a great return: long may he continue to be fed and score!
 - two goals in two for Lloyd Dyer is also great after quite a few missed opportunities in previous matches
 - three goals in four games is an amazing return for defender Sol Bamba who is quickly becoming a fan favourite
 - another good passing and attacking team performance shows that the team is going in the right direction and might have found this good form just in time for a late play-off push

Negatives
 - a poor debut for Ben Mee will disappoint many fans and it will be interesting to see if Sven sticks with him or not
 - there are still gaps at times in the defence and Millwalll were given an awful lot of time on the ball in the first half

  I have no idea how the referee missed two rock-solid penalty claims in the second half, one from the goaly tripping Vassell and the second from the resulting handball from a defender.  Especially having gone on to give the opposition a dubious penalty.  It says a lot that, even against these strange decisions, Leicester managed to be the best team.
My view before the match.