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Maddison scores as Leicester win

Published on: 24 October 2021

James Maddison's last goal was in a 2-1 win against Aaton Villa on 21 February

James Maddison claimed his first goal since February as Leicester continued their recent good form with victory at Brentford.

Youri Tielemans had opened the scoring for the visitors early on with a stunning strike, driving an unstoppable first-time effort into the back of the net from outside the box.

Foxes keeper Kasper Schmeichel tipped over an Ivan Toney header just before half-time, but the hosts equalised on the hour when Mathias Jorgensen flicked home a header from a corner.

Brentford then pressed for a winner, but were caught out by a quick Leicester attack in the 73rd minute.

Tielemans played a great ball to send substitute Patson Daka away and he squared for Maddison to fire home.

The victory meant Leicester, who beat Manchester United 4-2 last weekend, moved up to ninth in the Premier League while Brentford are 12th.

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Foxes and Maddison finally finding form

After a slow start to the season where they lost three of their first six games, Leicester have got into their stride in the last seven days.

This was their third win in a row in all competitions, with the success against Manchester United followed by a thrilling 4-3 midweek comeback victory against Spartak Moscow in the Europa League.

But, just as pleasing as the results for Leicester will have been in those games, so too key individuals finding their goalscoring form.

Belgian Tielemans now has two in his last two league games, with the superb strike against Brentford reminiscent of his FA Cup-winning strike against Chelsea in May.

Youri Tielemans has now scored two goals in his last two Premier League games

Daka, meanwhile, made the headlines with four goals in Europe in midweek and added to that with an assist in this game.

But it will have been particularly pleasing for Foxes fans to see Maddison back on the scoresheet.

The midfielder endured a difficult start to the season and was benched for six games in September and October as he struggled to find his form.

However, he was superb against United and has only gone from strength-to-strength, getting an assist for Daka's fourth against Spartak and now on the mark against the Bees.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers had said earlier this week he believes Maddison has got his swagger back and that certainly appears to be the case.

The only disappointment for the visitors was the departure of striker Jamie Vardy at half-time, having played the opening period with a little niggle.

"He felt something in the warm up, just in his knee," Rodgers said afterwards. "He played the first half, but I could tell he was not quite to his level. Hopefully that will clear up in the next day or two."

Player of the match

TielemansYouri Tielemans

with an average of 8.05

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Squad number8Player nameJensenAverage rating


Squad number5Player namePinnockAverage rating


Squad number6Player nameNørgaardAverage rating


Squad number7Player nameCanósAverage rating


Squad number18Player nameJanssonAverage rating


Squad number15Player nameOnyekaAverage rating


Squad number3Player nameHenryAverage rating


Squad number20Player nameAjerAverage rating


Squad number1Player nameRayaAverage rating


Squad number9Player nameForssAverage rating


Squad number14Player nameGhoddosAverage rating


Leicester CityAvgSquad number8Player nameTielemansAverage rating


Squad number29Player nameDakaAverage rating


Squad number9Player nameVardyAverage rating


Squad number6Player nameEvansAverage rating


Squad number1Player nameSchmeichelAverage rating


Squad number14Player nameIheanachoAverage rating


Squad number10Player nameMaddisonAverage rating


Squad number42Player nameSoumaréAverage rating


Squad number21Player nameRicardo PereiraAverage rating


Squad number18Player nameAmarteyAverage rating


Squad number27Player nameCastagneAverage rating


Squad number17Player nameAyoze PérezAverage rating


Squad number4Player nameSöyüncüAverage rating


Squad number23Player nameVestergaardAverage rating


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Formation 3-5-2

1Raya22M Jorgensen18Jansson5Pinnock7Canós15Onyeka6Nørgaard8Jensen3Henry17Toney19Mbeumo

    1Raya22M JorgensenBooked at 30mins18Jansson5PinnockSubstituted forAjerat 45'minutes7Canós15OnyekaSubstituted forGhoddosat 76'minutes6Nørgaard8Jensen3Henry17Toney19MbeumoSubstituted forForssat 57'minutes




Formation 3-4-1-2

1Schmeichel18Amartey6Evans4Söyüncü21Ricardo Pereira8Tielemans42Soumaré27Castagne10Maddison14Iheanacho9Vardy

    1Schmeichel18Amartey6Evans4SöyüncüBooked at 63minsSubstituted forVestergaardat 68'minutes21Ricardo Pereira8Tielemans42Soumaré27Castagne10MaddisonSubstituted forPérezat 78'minutes14Iheanacho9VardySubstituted forDakaat 45'minutes



Referee:Simon HooperMatch StatsHome TeamBrentfordAway TeamLeicesterPossessionHome54%Away46%ShotsHome15Away10Shots on TargetHome5Away6CornersHome9Away2FoulsHome13Away7Live TextPost update

Match ends, Brentford 1, Leicester City 2.

90'+8'Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Leicester City 2.

90'+7'Post update

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jonny Evans.

90'+6'Post update

Attempt saved. Patson Daka (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

90'+5'Post update

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

90'+5'Post update

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

90'+4'Post update

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Brentford).

90'+4'Post update

Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90'+3'Post update

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mathias Jensen.

89'Post update

Foul by Marcus Forss (Brentford).

89'Post update

Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87'Post update

Attempt blocked. Christian Nørgaard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Toney.

84'Post update

Attempt saved. Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Youri Tielemans with a through ball.

83'Post update

Mathias Jensen (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'Post update

Foul by Youri Tielemans (Leicester City).

82'Post update

Attempt missed. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.


Substitution, Leicester City. Ayoze Pérez replaces James Maddison.


Substitution, Brentford. Saman Ghoddos replaces Frank Onyeka.

76'Post update

Foul by Marcus Forss (Brentford).

76'Post update

Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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