Unsung Hero: Marc Albrighton mixes defence with attack in Leicester City’s comfortable win

Unsung Hero: Marc Albrighton mixes defence with attack in Leicester City’s comfortable win

Leicester City beat Burton Albion 3-1 in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with one player proving an influential figure from the shadows.

The Foxes carried on where they left off from last Friday against Southampton as they opened the scoring in the first 10 minutes. Kelechi Iheanacho scored the opening goal of the game after great work from Demarai Gray and Youri Tielemans.

Brendan Rodgers’ side then doubled their lead after Belgium teammates Denis Praet and Tielemans linked up, with the latter finishing off in the bottom corner.

Burton pulled a goal back,  however, James Maddison finished off any hopes of a comeback with a strike in the 89th minute.

Tielemans is going from strength to strength after his second goal in as many games for Leicester. As well as scoring, the midfielder played the most key passes and made the most tackles in a creative yet industrious display (via WhoScored).

However, Marc Albrighton is proving his worth to Rodgers after his display on the left flank for the Foxes. The Englishman proved relentless down the left side as he attempted 11 of Leicester’s 20 dribbles in the 90 minutes.

As is often the case with Albrighton in a Foxes shirt given his contribution over the years, he also produced the goods going the other way in a hard-working defensive display. The 29-year-old attempted the joint-second most tackles providing cover for left-back Christian Fuchs.

The Leicester Mercury agreed with the assessment as they gave Albrighton a six out of 10, commenting on his hard work.

They said: “He had a very busy second half. His finishing, O’Hara twice denying the winger, and his crossing let him down, but he was heavily involved in many of City’s good moves and he worked extremely hard.” (Source: Leicester Mercury)

Leicester fans, what did you make of Albrighton’s performance yesterday? Let us know your thoughts!

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