Leicester cruise to victory against West Brom
Leicester came from behind to humiliate West Brom in front of their own fans with a 4-1 drubbing thanks to goals by Vardy, Mahrez, Iheanacho and Iborra, as the Baggies edge closer to their imminent relegation.
West Bromwich Albion XI: Foster; Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs; Krychowiak, Livermore; Burke, Phillips, Brunt; Rondon.
Leicester City XI : Schmeichel; Simpson, Maguire, Morgan, Chilwell; Iborra, Ndidi; Mahrez, Gray; Okazaki, Vardy.
Despite their recent poor form, West Brom had signs of optimism just 8 minutes into the game when Oliver Burke displayed his physical attributes against Chilwell before crossing to Rondon who finished with ease.
The lead was short lived as midway through the first half West Brom were caught out by a perfectly weighted long pass by Mahrez over the top of the defence which found Vardy’s run in behind, before the England international provided an exceptional finish into the bottom corner on the volley with his left foot.
After holding off the Leicester attack for around half of the match, the Baggies eventually crumbled as some good interplay between Iheanacho and Mahrez led to an intricate pass from the Nigerian leaving Mahrez with the task of chipping Ben Foster which he did with ease.
West Brom then began to capitulate as Iheanacho turned from provider to scorer after turning in Chilwell’s cross with a header towards the far post to put the game beyond all doubt.
Vicente Iborra added insult to injury with a towering header from a corner in stoppage time as the game finished 4-1 to the Foxes.
The result means that West Brom are now 8 points from safety and will require nothing short of a miracle to survive this season. Leicester are up to 8th in the table, as they continue in their quest to return to European football next season.
Hegazi’s side will play their next game away at Bournemouth at the same time next Saturday.
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