February - Hot On Their Tale
January wasn't the greatest month, but nonetheless we caught up with Middlesbrough by two points, and were closer to an automatic play off spot. With others catching up behind us, our form would have to improve massively in February, starting with a win at Bournemouth which the players duly delivered. Goals from Nugent and Philips ensured that despite Bournemouth scoring two late goals we would go home with the points after a late second from Nugent.
It was time for revenge now, for last year, and the last game. Watford were coming to the King Power, and this was a chance to show them up. That turned out to be easier than I thought...Riyad Mahrez, a player out of contention all season in his first 20 minutes of his first game of the season prodded the first home three minutes before Nugent headed in a Mahrez cross.
Nugent went one on one with the keeper to score again in the 54th minute making Watford's 64th minute goal a pointless act as our defence held firm...for once.
A win at Watford though, didn't give us the motivation to beat Nottm Forest it seems. Forest hit at us early in the 13th minute and after attack after attack we finally got our goal to level the scores. Rather than coming from a Leicester player it came from a Nottm own goal. It's a miracle we didn't score more actually, we were extremely unlucky. I have to give credit to their keeper though, he had a blinder!
We'll be hoping these two games won't damage morale, Ipswich are a team we should be beating and to go behind at HOME not once but twice to a club so low down is just sheer laziness from our defence. The attack got us two goals to keep one of the three points, but regardless, I feel let down by our defence, and I am sure the attack will be too.
Don't get me wrong, there have been some brilliant performances individually. Capuano, De Laet and Liam Moore especially have done ever so well. I accept Moore is still very young as well so I can see why we may make a few mistakes, but I thought of all people Wes Morgan tutoring Moore could only help their partnership. Well, it helped Moore it seems but Morgan, our captain has been probably my worst player so far this season. He needs to buck his ideas up fast before he is dropped.
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