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Skitzo

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The Guardian , Ed Aarons
If this match was any indication of whether Leicester can hold their nerve in the closing months of the season then Brendan Rodgers may just achieve the seemingly impossible.
A late goal from Daniel Amartey after a mistake from goalkeeper Robert Sánchez helped them come from behind against Brighton to clinch a win that moves them up to second place and a giant step closer to Champions League qualification.
It was another cruel blow for Graham Potter’s side, who have suffered three successive defeats and are now looking even more nervously over their shoulders despite taking the lead through Adam Lallana’s first goal for the club.
But with a squad shorn of several senior players, Kelechi Iheanacho’s second half equaliser and Amartey’s late header ensured it was Rodgers who punched the air at the final whistle.

The Sun , Tom Barclay
Jamie Vardy may have momentarily lost his lethal touch - but at least his understudy is finding his.
Kelechi Iheanacho followed up his leveller at Burnley on Wednesday with another fine finish to turn things around here.
It chalked off Adam Lallana’s opener and swung the momentum back to Leicester, who nicked it at the death through Daniel Amartey’s header.
Amazingly, it was the back-up defender's first goal in 1540 days and only his second ever in the Premier League.
It was the second time in a matter of weeks Nigerian Iheanacho has proved a thorn in Brighton’s side, having notched a 90th-minute winner to dump Albion out of the FA Cup last month.
But this one could well have hurt more for Graham Potter’s side, who were desperately seeking a win to ease their relegation fears.
The same could be said for Brendan Rodgers’ top-four chasers, who had looked to be stuttering going into the home straight just as they did last year.
Last term, they collapsed completely when football restarted in June, taking just 12 points from their final 11 games and shattering their Champions League dream.
Rodgers would have been fearing history was going to repeat itself this term, after defeat to Arsenal and that draw at Burnley.
Their chances of qualifying for Europe’s elite club competition via the Europa League were also ended last month by Slavia Prague.
But even with injuries hitting them hard - and Vardy now on a run of just one goal in his last 14 games - they somehow found a way to win here.
And that will surely give Rodgers huge confidence that this year can be a different story.

The Daily Mail , Riath Al-Samarrai
Limping, coughing and spluttering, Leicester are just about keeping themselves where they need to be. It hasn’t been pretty lately, and this one certainly wasn’t, but maybe they will ride out this iffy patch after all.
It won’t be easy – not with the mass of bodies undergoing treatment back in the Midlands. But after going three games without a win amid their injury carnage, Brendan Rodgers’ side have at least reasserted themselves via this slog of a victory.
They trailed to Adam Lallana’s first-half goal and at that point all manner of awkward possibilities may have followed, particularly if the forward’s subsequent header at 1-0 hadn’t hit the post. Likewise if the same player had buried a chance in front of goal 10 minutes from time, with the score at 1-1. Ifs and buts – the most pointless lament in football, and one that is accompanying Brighton and Graham Potter into choppy waters.
 

pork pie fox

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https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/.../national-media-leicester-vs-brighton-5081814

The Guardian , Ed Aarons
If this match was any indication of whether Leicester can hold their nerve in the closing months of the season then Brendan Rodgers may just achieve the seemingly impossible.
A late goal from Daniel Amartey after a mistake from goalkeeper Robert Sánchez helped them come from behind against Brighton to clinch a win that moves them up to second place and a giant step closer to Champions League qualification.
It was another cruel blow for Graham Potter’s side, who have suffered three successive defeats and are now looking even more nervously over their shoulders despite taking the lead through Adam Lallana’s first goal for the club.
But with a squad shorn of several senior players, Kelechi Iheanacho’s second half equaliser and Amartey’s late header ensured it was Rodgers who punched the air at the final whistle.

The Sun , Tom Barclay
Jamie Vardy may have momentarily lost his lethal touch - but at least his understudy is finding his.
Kelechi Iheanacho followed up his leveller at Burnley on Wednesday with another fine finish to turn things around here.
It chalked off Adam Lallana’s opener and swung the momentum back to Leicester, who nicked it at the death through Daniel Amartey’s header.
Amazingly, it was the back-up defender's first goal in 1540 days and only his second ever in the Premier League.
It was the second time in a matter of weeks Nigerian Iheanacho has proved a thorn in Brighton’s side, having notched a 90th-minute winner to dump Albion out of the FA Cup last month.
But this one could well have hurt more for Graham Potter’s side, who were desperately seeking a win to ease their relegation fears.
The same could be said for Brendan Rodgers’ top-four chasers, who had looked to be stuttering going into the home straight just as they did last year.
Last term, they collapsed completely when football restarted in June, taking just 12 points from their final 11 games and shattering their Champions League dream.
Rodgers would have been fearing history was going to repeat itself this term, after defeat to Arsenal and that draw at Burnley.
Their chances of qualifying for Europe’s elite club competition via the Europa League were also ended last month by Slavia Prague.
But even with injuries hitting them hard - and Vardy now on a run of just one goal in his last 14 games - they somehow found a way to win here.
And that will surely give Rodgers huge confidence that this year can be a different story.

The Daily Mail , Riath Al-Samarrai
Limping, coughing and spluttering, Leicester are just about keeping themselves where they need to be. It hasn’t been pretty lately, and this one certainly wasn’t, but maybe they will ride out this iffy patch after all.
It won’t be easy – not with the mass of bodies undergoing treatment back in the Midlands. But after going three games without a win amid their injury carnage, Brendan Rodgers’ side have at least reasserted themselves via this slog of a victory.
They trailed to Adam Lallana’s first-half goal and at that point all manner of awkward possibilities may have followed, particularly if the forward’s subsequent header at 1-0 hadn’t hit the post. Likewise if the same player had buried a chance in front of goal 10 minutes from time, with the score at 1-1. Ifs and buts – the most pointless lament in football, and one that is accompanying Brighton and Graham Potter into choppy waters.
At least these articles are recognising the injuries. I’ve seen a couple of mentions of “bottling it like last season”, when I don’t think that’s the whole story for either campaign.
 

Robin127

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They're only mentioning the injuries now it's Barnes and Maddison out, they haven't acknowledged the fact that for pretty much the whole season we've had multiple first choice players out at any one time.
 

pork pie fox

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They're only mentioning the injuries now it's Barnes and Maddison out, they haven't acknowledged the fact that for pretty much the whole season we've had multiple first choice players out at any one time.
That's a fair point, but I have seen some mentions of it before now and it's better than not acknowledging it at all.
 

mabrah

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It gets mentioned and then can be followed by 'good squad depth' or 'excellent recruitment' or 'Rodgers rotating players well'

We have been a wee bit luckier than some sides in that our injuries have been 'revolving' if I can put it like that. One in, one out, sort of thing. Our total number of injuries looks daunting but we've not had all of them out at the same time. That said, I don't think we've yet been able to field what some would call our first choice 11.
 

tedfoxxx

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Leicester’s secret? Winning games. Sometimes it’s really that simple.
Only runaway leaders City have more wins to their name than Leicester’s 17 this season...


City? Which City?
 
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