Opinion The Stats: Leicester trail at interval – Timothy Castagne...

The Stats: Leicester trail at interval – Timothy Castagne and Kelechi Iheanacho behind the comeback


The away side Crystal Palace were in control leading 1-0 in the Premier League game. But Leicester turned the game around and won 2-1.

The visiting team Crystal Palace took an early lead when Wilfried Zaha made his mark with a goal making it 1-0, with an assist by Eberechi Eze, in the 12th minute. He has now scored 10 Premier League goals this season.

Straight after the break, Timothy Castagne scored and equalised for Leicester, who are likely to be in the Champions League next season if they get their official license from European regulators.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the decider with an assist by Jonny Evans in the 80th minute. It was his ninth goal. Iheanacho then completed the team’s come back. The 2-1 goal was the last goal of the game.

Iheanacho is in amazing form currently, leading his manager Brendan Rodgers to worry that he might run out of “goal celebrations”.

So, Leicester are still in third place and Crystal Palace is in 13th.

Palace will play against City on Saturday. Leicester will face Southampton on Friday, a crucial match as they look to consolidate their Champions League credentials.

Over in Serie A, Lazio are hard to beat at home at the moment. After defeating Milan 3-0 (1-0) they extended their winning streak home to 10 games.

Lazio started best and were already 1-0 up at the start of the game. Joaquin Correa scored after only 2 minutes a goal making it 0-1 from a pass from Ciro Immobile.

Straight after the break, Joaquin Correa found the net scored yet again, as he and increased the team’s lead.

Lazio also scored 0-3 through Ciro Immobile, who a goal making it 0-3 with an assist by Manuel Lazzari in the 87th minute. This brought the final score to 3-0.

The result means Milan are in fifth place, while Lazio are in sixth place.

In their next match, Lazio take on Genoa at home on Sunday. Milan play at home to Benevento on Saturday.


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