FROM GTECH COMMUNITY STADIUM – Brentford missed the prospect to maneuver into the Premier League’s high six after being held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Leicester.
The Foxes stay solely a degree outdoors the relegation zone however fought arduous to take their share of the spoils again to the East Midlands.
The hosts have been on high through the opening phases, peppering the guests’ field with a number of teasing crosses, typically thwarted by the towering figures of Daniel Amartey and Harry Souttar.
Leicester had the primary actual half-sight of aim, although. Harvey Barnes managed to experience a robust problem from Aaron Hickey and curled a strike in the direction of the far nook, with the ball simply whistling previous the publish.
A cross from Ricardo Pereira was then headed into the side-netting by Patson Daka because the Foxes took extra management of the primary half.
Brentford sought to play slower in an try and wrestle again possession, finally seeing Rico Henry change play for Bryan Mbeumo, with the Cameroonian firing extensive in comparable vein to Barnes.
And the Bees broke the impasse simply after the half-hour mark. A cleverly-worked nook noticed Mbeumo’s ball again throughout aim solely half-cleared, and Mathias Jensen’s deflected strike trickled previous Daniel Iversen on the close to publish.
James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Corridor each noticed annoyed strikes from vary sail off beam on the finish of a testing first half for Leicester.
However the Foxes have been stage quickly after the restart. Maddison managed to separate the Brentford defence with a splendidly weighted ball to Barnes, who dinked over the onrushing David Raya to equalise.
In direction of the top of a quiet second half, substitute Shandon Baptiste was despatched off for 2 bookable offences, with the Bees seeing out the remainder of the sport with ten males.
GK: David Raya – 5/10 – Little to do when it comes to saves however distributed the ball nicely and even managed to dribble previous Barnes when coming to clear a ball excessive.
RB: Aaron Hickey – 5/10 – Put to work by the busy Barnes.
CB: Ethan Pinnock – 6/10 – Solely actual blemish on his recreation was how gradual he and Mee regarded attempting to catch as much as Barnes for the equaliser.
CB: Ben Mee – 6/10 – Ditto. In any other case the duo have been stable, solely caught out by their excessive line.
LB: Rico Henry – 8/10 – One of the best Brentford participant who did not get on the scoresheet, stretching play and taking management of his flank.
DM: Christian Norgaard – 6/10 – Made a number of key interceptions and one cynical foul which yielded a reserving.
CM: Mikkel Damsgaard – 6/10 – Drove by means of midfield along with his trickery and guile, although continues to be studying the ropes of his new position.
CM: Mathias Jensen – 8/10 – Brentford’s creator-in-chief. Now scored in 4 of his final 5 dwelling video games.
RW: Bryan Mbeumo – 7/10 – Regularly obtained in behind Castagne and was typically left alone. Main criticism is he did not exploit this sufficient along with his supply.
CF: Ivan Toney – 5/10 – Eaten up by Amartey, Souttar and Ndidi for essentially the most half.
LW: Yoane Wissa – 5/10 – Did not get the ball out of his toes and utilise his tempo sufficient.
Josh Dasilva (61′ for Damsgaard) – 5/10
Kevin Schade (61′ for Wissa) – 5/10
Shandon Baptiste (74′ for Jensen) – 2/10
Pontus Jansson (90′ for Mbeumo) – N/A
Thomas Frank – 5/10 – Brentford regarded extra inclined to take the purpose quite than go for 3.
GK: Daniel Iversen – 4/10 – Deflection or not, the ball was travelling so slowly for Jensen’s opener.
RB: Ricardo Pereira – 5/10 – Appeared very rusty in his duels with Henry.
CB: Daniel Amartey – 6/10 – Helped preserve Toney quiet however was additionally a bit of clumsy.
CB: Harry Souttar – 8/10 – Spectacular along with his defending within the air and on the ground.
LB: Timothy Castagne – 5/10 – Did not supply quite a bit at both finish.
CM: Wilfred Ndidi – 6/10 – Performed his half in marking Toney however did not contribute quite a bit when in possession.
CM: Kiernan Dewsbury-Corridor – 7/10 – Minimize a annoyed determine within the first half however introduced nice power after the break.
RM: Tete – 5/10 – Had a stinging shot blocked shortly earlier than being substituted however that was all he actually provided.
AM: James Maddison – 6/10 – Nullified for essentially the most half, although did crucially seize an help.
LM: Harvey Barnes – 8/10 – Leicester’s most threatening participant by far, grabbing a deserved ninth aim of the season.
CF: Patson Daka – 5/10 – Appeared promising early on however was largely thwarted by Mee and Pinnock.
Dennis Praet (65′ for Tete) – 5/10
Jamie Vardy (65′ for Daka) – 5/10
Boubakary Soumare (74′ for Ndidi) – 5/10
Kelechi Iheanacho (90′ for Maddison) – N/A
Brendan Rodgers – 5/10 – Leicester have been left with a bit of an excessive amount of to do after a poor first half.