Results - December 2014
December 2, 2014
Leicester 5 - 0 Burnley
Although he was subbed early for precautionary purposes, Anthony Knockaert ran the show here, scoring a hat trick. We were up 3-0 at halftime. Kramaric also had a good showing. We almost conceded in the 90th minute, but it would've been a consolation anyway, Burnley were execrable here.
December 8, 2014
Hull 1 - 1 Leicester
This match was a disappointment coming off the Burnley demolishment. Andrew Robertson scored on a corner to give Hull the early lead, but Ulloa scored a long shot to equalize just before halftime. Knockaert had a bad game and had to be subbed off prematurely.
December 13, 2014
Leicester 0 - 2 Manchester United
Since both Morgan and Huth were unavailable for this game, I played a counterattacking tactic with a deeper line to try to negate their lack of speed, but it didn't work as Rooney put two past us anyway.
Capital One Cup Quarterfinal
December 16, 2014
Leicester 1 - 1 Fulham after extra time (Leicester wins 5-4 on penalties)
We had injuries to Dean Hammond and Luke Garbutt in the first half that would hamper us later on. Dan Burn scored first for Fulham on a free kick save rebound, but David Nugent equalized. We couldn't get the winner in 90, or 120, and Cambiasso picked up a red just before penalties. All penalties were made except for Fulham's fifth taker, Kacaniklic, who bizarrely double-clutched, and our keeper Schmeichel easily saved for the victory, although it should've been much earlier and playing 120 minutes again is going to hurt us.
December 20, 2014
Liverpool 1 - 2 Leicester
Another shocking win coming off playing 120 minutes! Ulloa found a pocket of space and ran onto the ball for our first goal, then Kramaric did the same for our second. Liverpool had plenty of chances but they were offside or shot wide. Borini pulled one back and Liverpool threatened to draw but we hold on for the victory.
December 26, 2014
Leicester 3 - 2 Chelsea
It was a Boxing Day shocker as Leicester came out to an early 3-0 lead with Ulloa and Kramaric scoring, then De Laet rising over Cesc Fabregas to win a header and score Leicester's third and final goal. Even down 3-0, Chelsea were as threatening as ever and Cuadrado pulled one just before half time. In the second half, Garbutt scored an own goal and Limior looked pained as Leicester had to bat away attack after attack, but Chelsea ran out of time and Leicester got another shock win.
December 28, 2014
Aston Villa 2 - 0 Leicester
Injuries and two days of rest between matches really exposed our lack of depth, and we had to take a step back here. We kept trying to come back when down 1-0, but a Benteke tap-in of a cross buried us.
Premier League Table
The mid-est of mid-table, which is perfectly fine with me. I still want to push forward, but limited depth will likely hold us back. Still, we should be able to ensure survival long before the end of the season.