Liverpool beat Leicester City 3-1 at King Power Stadium on Wednesday to collect three precious English Premier League points. The Reds went in to the match as favourites against the club who found themselves bottom of the log. Brendan Rodgers’ men were looking dangerous on the counter attack but the home side stood firm.
Esteban Cambiasso missed a clear chance after Simon Mignolet made an error pass but his shot went wide of the goal post. Minutes later the visitors were punished by Leonard Ulloa as his shot hit the post before rebounding off Mignolet’s back and over the line for an own goal. The Foxes were in front.
However just four minutes later parity was restored. Adam Lallana scored in the 25th minute to make it 1-1 and that would remain the case at the half-time whistle. In the second half the visitors made an immediate substitute as Alberto Moreno replaced Javier Manquillo. In the 54th minute Steven Gerrard handed the Merseysiders the advantage and in the 62nd minute Wes Morgan was shown a red card as the home
side were reduced to ten men.
Nigel Pearson’s side would never win the uphill battle and Rodgers’ men would go on to net a third. Raheem Sterling’s magic helped set up Jordan Henderson who would score the goal that wrapped up a 3-1 win for Liverpool.