Most West Brom fans went into this match confident of coming away with three points, including most of the 3,200 Baggies fans that travelled to the King Power stadium – which was the highest away crowd this weekend.
Alan Irvine picked the same side he selected after his experience in midweek in the Carling Cup backfired. This was one of those games where no one really stood out for the Albion. However, it was a very optimistic, all round team performance. Leicester posed a threat from time to time but it was West Brom that edged it overall in my opinion.
Saido Berahino had Albion’s first opportunity when he collected the ball on the edge of the area, swivelled and forced Schmeichel into a fine low save.
Leicester’s only real threat came from set pieces. Morgan headed wide before Varney tested Foster with an acrobatic volley.
Back came Albion and Chris Brunt fired over from the edge of the area after a quick break from Sessegnon and Berahino.
After the break
Albion probably edged the first half and were ahead moments into the second period. Brunt found Berahino with a smart pass. The striker’s cross was headed clear by Morgan but only against the knee of the on-rushing Cambiasso. The ball fortunately found the net as Albion’s bumper away following celebrated.
The game turned scrappy as Albion were content to hold on to our advantage. Varney broke for the visitors but fired straight at Foster. King then headed straight at the keeper in Leicester’s best chance.
The Baggies hung on to the win as Irvine’s side were happy to soak up late pressure by Leicester – who failed to create another clear-cut chance.
There were brief signs of the Albion side that beat Tottenham, Burnley and drew at home to Man Utd. To be honest, overall it was a boring game which didn't really consist of many chances at either end. However, who would complain with the 3 points?
Come on you Baggies!
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