, ‘Deserves the most credit’ – Leicester City 23-year-old earns praise after valuable Sunderland win

‘Deserves the most credit’ – Leicester City 23-year-old earns praise after valuable Sunderland win

Leicester City returned to winning ways on Tuesday night, defeating Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light to end their three-game skid.

Leicester City picked up a much-needed win on the road on Tuesday night. After losing three consecutive Championship games, the Foxes squeaked out a 1-0 victory over Sunderland to retain their place at the top of the Championship table.

It proved valuable too, with nearest rivals Ipswich Town and Leeds United both winning too.

Jamie Vardy headed home the opening goal just 13 minutes in and that would prove to be the game’s decisive moment. There weren’t many clear chances across the 90 minutes, but Enzo Maresca will be pleased to have ended the skid with a return to winning ways.

, ‘Deserves the most credit’ – Leicester City 23-year-old earns praise after valuable Sunderland win
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In a game where many struggled to stand out, Leicester City goalkeeper Mads Hermansen earned praise as he kept his 12th clean sheet of the season. Leicestershire Live reporter Jordan Blackwell handed him a team-high 8/10 for his efforts, writing this on his display:

“He deserves the most credit for the three points, spectacularly tipping Hume’s long-range effort onto the bar among a few second-half saves. He did well to keep out Bellingham at full stretch in the first half too. It was a well-earned clean sheet for the Dane, albeit his long-range passing wasn’t great.”

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After such a concerning run of defeats, Leicester City will just be glad to have got three points on the board again. It might not have been the most convincing display against Sunderland, but a win is a win, and that’s what they need at the moment.

Ipswich Town keep finding a way to claim wins and Leeds United’s impressive form just keeps going. It piles the pressure on the Foxes after an impressive campaign, but they can’t afford to slow down now.

When the rest of the team isn’t exactly purring, goalkeeper Hermansen will have a key role to play. Of course, his passing abilities are key in position, but his primary task is keeping opponents out, and clean sheets will be key on night’s like Tuesday when the Leicester City attack isn’t at its free-flowing, chance-creating best.

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