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Leicester 2-1 Palace: Player ratings as Kelechi saves the day! Mon, 26 Apr 2021 20:00:00 +0100-Leicester City came from behind to beat Crystal Palace to move seven points clear of West Ham in the race for the top four.

L-R Caglar Soyuncu, Wesley Fofana, Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans of Leicester City (Photo by Andrew Boyers – Pool/Getty Images)

L-R Caglar Soyuncu, Wesley Fofana, Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans of Leicester City(Photo by Andrew Boyers – Pool/Getty Images)

Leicester City came from behind to beat Crystal Palace to move seven points clear of West Ham in the race for the top four.

The Foxes looked to have made a decent start as Jamie Vardy had a few early openings, but that soon came crashing to a holt as Wilfred Zaha scored against Leicester, AGAIN, with a cool finish on the 10-minute mark.

Nothing really happened for the remainder of the half, which certainly jangled the nerves for every City fan.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ side looked like they had settled down after the break, and it showed as Timothy Castagne thumped home an equaliser after some neat work from Kelechi Iheanacho.

This didn’t seem to shake Palace though, and they were inches from taking the lead again, had it not been for an unbelievable tackle from Jonny Evans.

The last 15 minutes arrived and all of sudden chances started to come for Leicester City, and thankfully Kelechi Iheanacho saved his side again with an unbelievable snap-shot into the top corner.

And that was that. The rhetoric suddenly changed from bottlers to great characters, and Leicester are now firmly in pole position to finish in the top four.

It wasn’t the greatest performance ever, but that doesn’t matter in the slightest at this stage in the season.

Here’s the player ratings.

Kasper Schmeichel– 5

Couldn’t do anything about the goal and didn’t have a lot of ball to make a positive or negative impact.

Wesley Fofana– 5

Decent on the ball. Culpable for Zaha’s goal, but that’s being harsh.

Jonny Evans– 7

Possibly the best tackle you will see all season! Kept his team in the game.

Caglar Soyuncu– 6

Quiet, strong when called upon.

Timothy Castagne– 6

Quiet in the first half as all the play was on the opposite flank. Wonderful finish for his first goal at the King Power!

Youri Tielemans– 6

Too weak in the build-up for the goal, which is unlike him. Never shied away from a challenge or possession after that, and his ball to Iheanacho for the equaliser was exquisite.

Wilfred Ndidi– 5

Didn’t really have a lot of defensive work to do in the first half, needs more confidence on the ball.

Luke Thomas– 5

He gave me conflicting emotions in the first half. At times he was really poor on the ball, however it was encouraging seeing him taking people on, which is something he needs to improve on.

James Maddison– 4

Just did nothing. Would be nice to see him try and smash it from long range every now and then rather than try to curl it top bins for the highlights reel every time, but that’s just me being petty. Valuable minutes however.

Jamie Vardy– 5

Apologies for the incoming cliché, but an inform Vardy would have had a second goal in as many games in the first 10 minutes, but sadly for Leicester fans he isn’t in good form. Unlucky with his effort late on, but overall very, very wasteful.

Kelechi Iheanacho– 8 MOTM

I LOVE THIS MAN!

Subdued first half, but fantastic awareness and strength to set up Castagne for the equaliser. But what a finish, if that was Messi we would be seeing it on every twitter account for the next week.

Substitutes:

Ayoze Perez, Marc Albrighton- 5

Both made a subtle contribution, I really like Albrighton from the bench whatever the scenario.

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Iestyn Hughes of Manchester United (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Iestyn Hughes of Manchester United (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Leicester City have made a young Manchester United defender their first signing of the summer. The move was actually announced by the player’s mother on social media.

Transfer rumours are everywhere at the moment, and are invariably even more prevalent the larger the club is. Essentially that is due to obtaining more readership, or click bait – give it a name – by linking multiple targets to superclubs. That is possibly the one element of supporting a Big Six side that must upset some supporters.

Anyway, gladly Foxes of Leicester is bringing you confirmation of an actual acquisition for the east Midlands side today, Monday. Good news along with potentially getting one over on Man United – if the player turns out to be a decent senior squad member – is a great way to start the week!

Small bit of transfer news: Iestyn Hughes, #MUFC 18-year-old right-back, is signing for Leicester on a 3-year contract. #LCFC beat other Premier League clubs to his signing. Good player, Wales youth international. Best of luck.@TheAthleticUK https://t.co/BEf5HJLseM pic.twitter.com/BYt5lSl0pp

— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) April 23, 2021

As you can see above, former Daily Mail Midlands sports expert, Laurie Whitwell, now of trustworthy outlet The Athletic, has confirmed that Iestyn Hughes – an Under-18 with United at present – will sign for the Foxes in the off-season. Iestyn – pronounced “yes-tin” – is also a Wales U-19 youth international, so a fair amount of pedigree is certainly assigned to the attacking right-back who has an eye for a cross.

According to Manchester Evening News, the transfer is set for the end of the season. Hughes has already featured for United’s U23s on occasional; not to mention having a trial game for the Leicester reserves versus West Ham United U23s.

In fact, the switch seems to have been announced by the defender’s mum, Samantha. She said she is delighted for her son and that her and Hughes’ father are proud of their boy, which is nice to hear. You can see her tweet by clicking here, or alternatively use the MEN link above.

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– April 26, 2021
Leicester City Leicester 21 Palace Player ratings as Kelechi saves the day!
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