Leicester moved into the top half of the table as they produced one of the narrow football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Timothy Castagne opened the scoring with a superb strike in the 20th minute before James Madison doubled their advantage with a scintillating free-kick that gave keeper David Raya no chance. Castagne was playing his first game after nearly three months out due to injury. David Wissa scored a consolation goal for the visitors in the 85th minute.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers: “We scored two excellent goals. We could’ve been a lot more comfortable in the game. I think our mentality was really good, off the back of a tough game in midweek. I thought some of our football at times was very, very good. Overall the mentality and the desire to win were great today. I’m just so happy to be getting these guys back now, the likes of Castagne, James Justin played his first 90 minutes, we’ll have Wesley [Fofana] back after the international break, Jonny Evans coming back as well so it bodes really well for us.”
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank: “We didn’t give a chance away in the first half. They decided to put it in the top corner on a free-kick by Maddison and a worldie by Castagne – he hits that one out of a 100, with all due respect to him. So if you want to win in the Premier League you need a team not to score two worldies. I’m very pleased with the second half. I thought we moved the ball quicker and we should’ve scored earlier to put even more pressure on Leicester. I said to the players we can feel a little bit hard done by two worldies but, and the big but, is that we need to play with that edge and urgency that we did in the second half.”
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