Match Reflection: Swansea City vs Leicester City

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The game then went on with Swansea controlling the game and Leicester City aiming to score a goal on the counter-attack. Then, Swansea were awarded a free kick roughly ten yards into Leicester’s half, the ball was hit dangerously into Leicester’s box. After taking a deflection, the ball fell to Federico Fernandez who managed to head into to the onrushing Alfie Mawson, who spectacularly volleyed it into the back of the net to put his side ahead.

After the first goal of the game, Leicester’s game planned seemed to shift from counter attacking to utilising long balls. Though Leicester City did well in being able to keep the ball in the attacking third, they lacked sufficient creativity to create any good chances. Leicester’s failure to create good chances proved to be costly.

Right towards the end of the first half, Swansea put together an excellent piece of play. The ball moved as if it was a game of pinball, with the end result being Martin Olsson scoring with a powerful finish. The passing was truly majestic from Swansea; it proved that Swansea are a Premier League calibre team, capable of great football.

The second half began with Leicester looking to be more attacking. The introduction of Slimani was a signal of intent that they would look to put more emphasis on getting crosses into the box. With about an hour gone, Mahrez played a great ball to Slimani, putting Slimani through on goal but he failed to score after putting his shot too close to Fabianski.

Afterwards, chances were pretty seldom and possession was very much so back and forth. Vardy, however, broke that trend when he had an opportunity to score a goal from about 10 yards out but he could only shoot wide.

The game ended in a 2-0 win for Swansea, leaving the home side delighted and the away side in dismay. Swansea put in a very good performance and moved themselves four points clear of the relegation zone. Leicester now sink deeper into trouble, the only positives from the game were the fact that Demari Gray was able to be effective going forward, making good runs and dribbling well and Drinkwater did well defensively. The rest of the Leicester side will need to show some serious improvement if Leicester want to stay up this season.

The article was written by @LiverpoolfcJoey

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