Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

Leicester moved high of the Championship with a fourth consecutive victory by beating Blackburn 4-1 at Ewood Park.

The Foxes maintain a four-point lead over third-placed Preston, who they host on Wednesday dwell on the Sky Sports activities Soccer Crimson Button, whereas Blackburn have now misplaced three in a row.

Wout Faes headed Leicester right into a fourth-minute lead however Blackburn equalised simply 5 minutes later by Sammie Szmodics. Nonetheless, Jamie Vardy restored their benefit with an outstanding volley that crashed into the roof of the online.

Blackburn noticed Szmodics twice shoot off beam within the second half earlier than Leicester wrapped up the factors within the last 10 minutes, substitute Kelechi Iheanacho netting a penalty after which Kiernan Dewsbury-Corridor ending clinically.

How Leicester hammered Blackburn

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Wout Faes celebrates after giving Leicester an early lead at Blackburn

Faes gave Leicester the proper begin, heading in from Issahaku Fatawu’s inswinging cross after a brief nook.

However the guests quickly gave away their lead when goalkeeper Mads Hermanser performed Harry Winks into bother from a goal-kick inside his personal field. Lewis Travis poked the ball off him and it got here to Szmodics, who might hardly miss from shut vary and located the underside proper nook.

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Sammie Szmodics attracts Blackburn stage towards Leicester with a neat end into the underside nook

Blackburn then noticed Andrew Moran volley extensive earlier than Szmodics shot straight at Hermanser though Leicester additionally went shut when Vardy clipped the crossbar with a volley and Dewsbury-Corridor shot over from contained in the field.

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Leicester take the lead once more towards Blackburn as Jamie Vardy hits an outstanding strike into the far high nook together with his left foot

Vardy quickly restored their lead in fashion by controlling immediately from Wilfred Ndidi’s right-wing cross after which slamming a left-footed volley excessive into the online.

Szmodics shot extensive from a free-kick and volleyed over from contained in the field in the beginning of the second half whereas Blackburn goalkeeper Aynsley Pears was pressured off by damage.

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Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after extending Leicester’s lead towards Blackburn from the penalty spot

His substitute Mads Hermansen went the improper method for Iheanacho’s late penalty after Jannik Vestergaard had been pulled down by Hayden Carter within the field.

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Kiernan Dewsbury-Corridor lifts the ball over the keeper after getting on the tip of Yunus Akgun’s ball

Nor might he maintain out Dewsbury-Corridor’s intelligent end on the finish of a swift transfer that featured participant of the match Ndidi and Yunus Akgun, who laid on the help.

Participant of the Match: Wilfried Ndidi – Leicester

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Wilfred Ndidi speaks to Sky Sports activities after choosing up the participant of the match award after his excellent efficiency in Leicester’s 4-1 win away to Blackburn

Wilfried Ndidi on his new attacking position to Sky Sports activities: “I am nonetheless getting used to the position. I simply continue to learn and going. It is not simple coming from a distinct position. It is for me to try to assist my group and team-mates. It has been good.”

Jamie Vardy instructed Sky Sports activities: “The gaffer has are available, he is bought his personal method of taking part in, he is bought a plan and you may see how we’re making an attempt it. Everybody has taken it on board, everybody needs to study and enhance.

“Wilf is often taking part in at a central defensive midfielder, we have got him as an attacking No 8 now. It is studying these new roles and the way the supervisor needs us to play. It’s a course of and because the season goes on we’ll maintain getting higher and higher once we get used to it.”

What’s subsequent?

Blackburn go to Coventry on Wednesday, dwell on Sky Sports activities Soccer through the Crimson Button. Kick-off 7.45pm. They then journey to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

Leicester host third-placed Preston North Finish on Wednesday, dwell on Sky Sports activities Soccer through the Crimson Button. Kick-off 7.45pm. They then host Stoke Metropolis on Saturday within the Championship. Kick-off 3pm.

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