James Maddison scored his first goal in eight months to ensure that Leicester secured one of the close football results on the weekend in the Premier League. Youri Tielemans scored a scorcher from 25 yards out to leave David Raya no chance after 14 minutes. The hosts dominated the game thereafter and were rewarded when Mathias Jorgensen equalized. They went in search of the winner and were caught on the counter-attack with substitute Patson Daka squaring the ball to leave James Maddison with an easy tap-in.
Brentford: Raya (7), Pinnock (7), Jansson (6), Zanka (7), Canos (7), Norgaard (6), Jensen (7), Onyeka (7), Henry (6), Mbeumo (5), Toney (6).
Subs: Forss (6), Ajer (6), Ghoddos (6).
Leicester: Schmeichel (7), Soyuncu (6), Evans (7), Amartey (6), Pereira (6), Soumare (7), Tielemans (8), Castagne (7), Maddison (6), Vardy (5), Iheanacho (6).
Subs: Daka (7), Vestergaard (6), Perez (6).
Man of the match: Youri Tielemans
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank: “We deserved three points. We battered them for the first 45 minutes, there was only one team in the game.” he added. “I’m proud of the performance and the boys, and although we weren’t as dominant after half-time, and the only thing I can blame us for is the second goal. We have to do better in terms of recovery and getting back in, but if we can replicate this game, again and again, we’d win it seven times out of 10.”
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers: “It was a brilliant win. Coming back from Moscow and coming back late, you can miss your freshness and energy, but it was all about our mentality.” he added. “This game really tests your resilience, you’ve seen how Brentford has played this season. For us to come here and get the three points is a big win for us. I’m so happy for the players because they had to dig deep.”
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