Marc Albrighton sent his Leicester side into half-time in a buoyant mood, after opening the scoring three minutes into stoppage time against a surprisingly lacklustre Chelsea at the King Power Stadium.
Nigel Pearson’s men spent much of the first-half playing like the side that have won their last four games, rather than the one that looked destined for the drop less than a month ago.
Nevertheless, they had to deal with two of their players – Andy King and Robert Huth – having to come off injured within the first 25 minutes of the game.
But they recovered from the setback in a fantastic manner. The usually reliable Nemanja Matic managed to give the ball away around the halfway line. It was Matty James that managed to down the right-hand side, before curling an inch-perfect pass with the outside of his right boot round the away side’s defence, and into the path of the energetic Jamie Vardy. The former Fleetwood man managed to play a dangerous ball across the six-yard box that should have been dealt with by Cesar Azpilicueta.
However, at the crucial moment, the Spaniard lost his footing, allowing for Albrighton to get onto the end of the drilled cross, and tuck it into the bottom corner. Even his manager failed to keep his emotions under control, pumping the air.