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Maddison Gets 8, Vardy With 7.5 | Leicester City Players Rated In Late Win Vs Sheffield United

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Leicester City clashed heads with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane earlier this afternoon hoping to pick up a positive result away from home. The Foxes opened the goal-scoring in the 24th minute when Ayoze Perez found the back of the net. However, Oliver McBurnie equalised for the Blades just two minutes later as both sides went into the half-time break with nothing to split them.

The East Midlands outfit kept pushing in search of the winning goal in the second 45 minutes and found a late winner in the form of Jamie Vardy’s breakaway goal. The contest ended with Brendan Rodgers’ players coming away with all three points from Yorkshire after earning a hard-fought 2-1 victory versus Chris Wilder’s men.

Let’s take a look at how each Leicester player fared during the game against the Blades.

GK: Kasper Schmeichel – 6/10

Schmeichel hardly had anything to do in the game but will be disappointed for not keeping the clean sheet on the road. However, his ball-distribution was excellent throughout the 90 minutes.

CB: Christian Fuchs – 6.5/10

He kept a good shape at the back and did enough to restrict the Sheffield attackers from creating too many chances in the second half.

CB: Jonny Evans – 7.5/10

Evans organised his backline quite well and was always at the right place to clear the danger when required.

CB: Wesley Fofana – 7.5/10

Fofana was not afraid to step up and dribble with the ball when given time and space by the opposition. He was also solid defensively and did enough to limit the Blades to just one goal.

Leicester City players ratings vs Sheffield United (Leicester City players are seen in the picture)
Leicester City’s Spanish striker Ayoze Perez (R) celebrates with Leicester City’s Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans (L) and Leicester City’s English midfielder James Maddison after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Leicester City at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on December 6, 2020. (Photo by NICK POTTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

LM: James Justin – 7/10

Justin didn’t give up too much defensively and was always willing to join in on the attack.

CM: Nampalys Mendy – 6.5/10

He worked hard and made some important tackles to make life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park.

CM: Youri Tielemans – 7/10

The Belgian midfield ace showed great energy to cover a lot of ground in midfield and passed the ball well during the game.

RM: Marc Albrighton – 7/10

The former Aston Villa talent showed great desire to get in behind the Sheffield backline but never looked like he had a goal in him.

LAM: James Maddison – 8/10

The ex-Coventry City attacker was a constant menace for the opposition and was unfortunate to hit the crossbar with his strike. However, he ended the game with an assist to his name.

RAM: Ayoze Perez – 7.5/10

Perez opened the goal-scoring midway through the first half and probably should have added to his goal tally. He also created a couple of decent chances for his teammates in the final third.

ST: Jamie Vardy – 7.5/10

The English striker had to work hard in creating space for himself and was mostly a frustrated figure up top. However, he made a superb run late in the game and popped up with the winning goal, which gave his team all three points.


CM: Wilfried Ndidi – 6.5/10

He added some energy to the Leicester midfield.

ST: Kelechi Iheanacho – 6/10

Iheanacho’s pace caused a few problems for the opposition late in the game.

CM: Dennis Praet – N/A

Not enough time to make an impact.

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