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Leicester end losing run with draw at Brentford

Published on: 18 March 2023

Harvey Barnes' goal was his ninth of the season

Leicester City gained a crucial point and ended their five-match losing run as Harvey Barnes netted a second-half equaliser at high-flying Brentford in the Premier League.

Barnes was sent through on goal by James Maddison shortly after half-time, dinking the ball over Brentford keeper David Raya.

Earlier, Mathias Jensen's deflected shot had put Brentford ahead in the 32nd minute at the Gtech Community Stadium.

In the closing stages, Brentford substitute Shandon Baptiste was sent off for a second bookable offence, catching Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

A point for Leicester saw them stay 16th in the Premier League table.

Brentford missed out on a chance to break into the top six and remain eighth.

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Barnes stops the rot for Leicester

Barnes returned to Leicester's starting line-up having been benched in last Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.

The England midfielder, like the rest of his Leicester team-mates, looked second-best in the first half, but made no mistake finishing the Foxes' first clear-cut opportunity in the 52nd minute.

And after their leveller the visitors grew into the game, with Timothy Castagne and Harry Souttar having efforts blocked.

There are still areas of concern for Brendan Rodgers' side, who remain in the thick of a relegation battle.

Leicester are one of just three sides across Europe's top five leagues not to have kept a clean sheet since club football resumed after last winter's World Cup.

Goalkeeper Daniel Iversen made his Premier League debut, replacing regular number one Danny Ward, but was unable to keep out Jensen's strike which deflected off both Ricardo Pereira and Dewsbury-Hall.

Brentford fail to finish Foxes off in first half

Brentford should have had the game won in the first half.

They deservedly went ahead through Jensen's fourth goal in his last five home games for the Bees.

Earlier, Bryan Mbeumo had seen his close-range header fly just wide and both the winger and fellow forward Ivan Toney, recently called up to the England squad, had a flurry of efforts blocked.

In the second half, Thomas Frank's side struggled to break down their opponents and it was Leicester who looked the likelier to find a winner.

Midfielder Shandon Baptiste came on in the 75th minute but had a late cameo to forget, collecting two yellow cards in three minutes as Brentford were made to play the last five minutes of injury time with 10 men.

Brentford's next game after the international break is against Brighton on Saturday 1 April, while Leicester City play Crystal Palace on the same day.

Player of the match

MaddisonJames Maddison

with an average of 7.24

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BrentfordAvgSquad number2Player nameHickeyAverage rating


Squad number8Player nameJensenAverage rating


Squad number17Player nameToneyAverage rating


Squad number24Player nameDamsgaardAverage rating


Squad number3Player nameHenryAverage rating


Squad number1Player nameRayaAverage rating


Squad number19Player nameMbeumoAverage rating


Squad number16Player nameMeeAverage rating


Squad number11Player nameWissaAverage rating


Squad number6Player nameNørgaardAverage rating


Squad number5Player namePinnockAverage rating


Squad number18Player nameJanssonAverage rating


Squad number9Player nameSchadeAverage rating


Squad number10Player nameDasilvaAverage rating


Squad number26Player nameBaptisteAverage rating


Leicester CityAvgSquad number10Player nameMaddisonAverage rating


Squad number26Player namePraetAverage rating


Squad number7Player nameBarnesAverage rating


Squad number15Player nameSouttarAverage rating


Squad number27Player nameCastagneAverage rating


Squad number14Player nameIheanachoAverage rating


Squad number22Player nameDewsbury-HallAverage rating


Squad number21Player nameRicardo PereiraAverage rating


Squad number20Player nameDakaAverage rating


Squad number31Player nameIversenAverage rating


Squad number25Player nameNdidiAverage rating


Squad number18Player nameAmarteyAverage rating


Squad number42Player nameSoumaréAverage rating


Squad number37Player nameTetêAverage rating


Squad number9Player nameVardyAverage rating


    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text


Formation 4-3-3


    1Raya2Hickey5Pinnock16Mee3Henry24DamsgaardSubstituted forDasilvaat 61'minutes6NørgaardBooked at 40mins8JensenSubstituted forBaptisteat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins19MbeumoSubstituted forJanssonat 90+4'minutes17Toney11WissaSubstituted forSchadeat 61'minutes


    9Schade10Dasilva13M Jorgensen14Ghoddos15Onyeka18Jansson22Strakosha26Baptiste33Stevens


Formation 4-2-3-1

31Iversen21Ricardo Pereira18Amartey15Souttar27Castagne25Ndidi22Dewsbury-Hall37Tetê10Maddison7Barnes20Daka

    31Iversen21Ricardo Pereira18Amartey15Souttar27Castagne25NdidiSubstituted forSoumaréat 75'minutesBooked at 84mins22Dewsbury-Hall37TetêSubstituted forPraetat 66'minutes10MaddisonBooked at 22minsSubstituted forIheanachoat 90'minutes7Barnes20DakaSubstituted forVardyat 66'minutes



Referee:Darren BondAttendance:17,006Match StatsHome TeamBrentfordAway TeamLeicesterPossessionHome53%Away47%ShotsHome11Away14Shots on TargetHome2Away1CornersHome8Away4FoulsHome10Away11Live Text Post update

Match ends, Brentford 1, Leicester City 1.

90'+7'Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Leicester City 1.

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Ivan Toney (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Foul by Boubakary Soumaré (Leicester City).

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Attempt missed. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Boubakary Soumaré with a cross.

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Delay over. They are ready to continue.


Substitution, Brentford. Pontus Jansson replaces Bryan Mbeumo.

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Delay in match because of an injury Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City).


Second yellow card to Shandon Baptiste (Brentford) for a bad foul.

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Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Brentford).

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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Kevin Schade (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City).


Substitution, Leicester City. Kelechi Iheanacho replaces James Maddison.


Shandon Baptiste (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Brentford).

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James Maddison (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Aaron Hickey (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Harvey Barnes (Leicester City).

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Attempt blocked. Harry Souttar (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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