Participant scores as scientific Foxes proceed spectacular kind

Player ratings as clinical Foxes continue impressive form

Leicester prolonged their successful run within the Premier League to 4 in 5 video games with victory over West Ham on the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Foxes have been environment friendly and scientific within the capital towards a Hammers facet that had extra of the ball and extra alternatives to attain. James Maddison, who’s immediately an harm doubt for the World Cup after lasting simply 24 minutes, and Harvey Barnes scored the objectives, which ensured {that a} missed penalty from Youri Tielemans finally made no distinction to the outcome.

Even earlier than scoring early, Leicester initially started the stronger of the 2 sides and Kiernan Dewsbury-Corridor examined Lukasz Fabianski after solely a few minutes. It then wasn’t very lengthy earlier than Maddison’s fired the Foxes in entrance, capitalising on a miss-kick from teammate Patson Daka that inadvertently changed into an help and lashing the ball excessive into the highest nook on the far put up.

The Hammers got here into it after and had the higher of the play and possibilities for a stable chunk of the primary half, together with a number of good alternatives for Lucas Paqueta. Tomas Soucek additionally had the ball within the web 35 minutes in, solely to see an offside flag raised.

Leicester had the possibility to double their lead considerably towards the run of play within the closing levels of the primary half when VAR intervened to identify a foul on Daka from Craig Dawson within the penalty space. However Tielemans did not convert from 12-yards, his effort comfortably saved by Fabianski.

Clear possibilities have been somewhat extra sparse after the interval, with West Ham lacking the goal a number of instances after which getting caught on the counter assault simply over 10 minutes from the top.

A West Ham transfer broke down within the Leicester half, giving substitute Ayoze Perez area to run into. The Spaniard performed the ball into the area in entrance of Barnes, whose tempo noticed him surge previous Nayef Aguerd and end with scientific precision past Fabianski.

It signifies that Leicester log out for the World Cup comfortably in mid-table, having been backside of the standings little over a month in the past. West Ham, in the meantime, have taken simply 4 factors from the final 18 on provide and can spend the following six weeks sat simply abiove the relegation zone.

GK: Lukasz Fabianski (7), RB: Thilo Kehrer (6), CB: Craig Dawson (6), CB: Kurt Zouma (6), LB: Aaron Cresswell (7), CM: Tomas Soucek (6), CM: Declan Rice (7), RM: Jarrod Bowen (7), AM: Lucas Paqueta (7), LM: Mentioned Benrahma (7), ST: Gianluca Scamacca (6)

Subs: Nayef Aguerd (6), Pablo Fornals (6)

GK: Danny Ward (8), RB: Timothy Castagne (7), CB: Daniel Amartey (7), CB: Wout Faes (7), LB: Luke Thomas (7), CM: Youri Tielemans (6), CM: Boubacar Soumare (7), CM: Kiernan Dewsbury-Corridor (6), RW: James Maddison (7), ST: Patson Daka (7), LW: Harvey Barnes (7)

Subs: Dennis Praet (6), Wilfred Ndidi (6), Ayoze Perez (7), Jamie Vardy (6), Nampalys Mendy (6)

Participant of the match – Danny Ward (Leicester)

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