Leicester City missed out on the chance to assert themselves at the top of the Barclays Premier League as they were held to a 1-1 draw by a spirited Aston Villa. Here are 5 talking points from the game:
1. Strikers willing to run on to loose balls
It has been a key feature of Leicester City’s play this season and is one of the reasons they’ve scored so many goals this year. Vardy and Mahrez have always made themselves available and aware to the possibility of a rebound. Against Villa however, it was Japanese workhorse Shinji Okazaki who made a brilliant effort to get onto the end of the rebound after Jamie Vardy’s spectacular lob was palmed away. When Vardy made contact with the ball, Okazaki was around 10 yards behind nearest defender Lescott, Next thing you know, Okazaki has gone past Lescott and scored.