Leicester 4-0 Braga: Player Ratings as Brilliant Iheanacho Helps Leicester Romp to Victory

Nov 5, 2020, 10:11 PM GMT
Kelechi Iheanacho
Leicester romped to a 4-0 win over a lacklustre Braga side | Michael Regan/Getty Images
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A man of the match display from Kelechi Iheanacho helped Leicester romp to a 4-0 Europa League win over Braga.

The hosts started well with Iheanacho showing great determination to open the scoring in the 21st minute.

The Nigerian grabbed a second goal just after the break when his fierce shot from outside the box flew past Matheus following a wicked deflection. Iheanacho then turned creator, providing a pass to the back post which was tapped home by Dennis Praet.

Leicester then added some gloss to the scoreline through James Maddison, who finally got his goal after several close calls.

Here are your Foxes player ratings from the King Power Stadium...

LEICESTER

1. Goalkeepers & Defenders

Wes Morgan, Christian Fuchs
These two title winners shared the field in the second half | Michael Regan/Getty Images

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) - 7/10 - Just the one save to make. Would imagine he will be rested for the remainder of Leicester's group games now.

James Justin (CB) - 8/10 -
Mopped up a string of long balls, recording a superb five interceptions in total.

Wesley Fofana (CB) - 7/10 -
Rarely if ever tested by the visitors to be honest. Looked good on the ball.

Christian Fuchs (CB) - 8/10 -
Ingenious long throw led to the game's opener. A few sloppy moments in possession but was very solid, making three blocks in the first half alone.

2. Wing Backs & Midfielders

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Albrighton once again featured at right wing-back | OLI SCARFF/Getty Images

Marc Albrighton (RWB) - 7/10 - Enthusiastic display as always. His thrust down the right hand side was important to the Foxes' dominance.

Youri Tielemans (CM) - 7/10 -
Will this guy ever stop running? Probably not. Keeps up his record of starting every single game this season - except that Carabao Cup abomination against Arsenal.

Hamza Choudhury (CM) - 8/10 -
Read the game brilliantly, registering four interceptions. Also treated us to a few heroic blocks and some great passes.

Luke Thomas (LWB) - 7/10 -
Continues to look more dangerous than Justin when deployed on the left. Some of his crossing was incredible.

3. Forwards

Kelechi Iheanacho
Iheanacho impressed once again in the Europa League | Michael Regan/Getty Images

Cengiz Under (RW) - 7/10 - Pressed very well, creating a couple of good opening with his hard work. Occasionally lacked that final ball but looked promising overall.

Kelechi Iheanacho (ST) - 9/10 -
An unconventional way to open the scoring but a goal's a goal. He deserved his fortunate second and registered an assist as well - even if it was 100% a scuffed shot. His incredible performance was a great response to being left out against AEK Athens last week.

James Maddison (LW) - 9/10 - Drifted inside from the left and provided some magic moments. Set up Iheanacho for the opener and finally got his goal near the end after a string of near misses.

4. Substitutes

Dennis Praet
Praet scored after coming off the bench | Michael Regan/Getty Images

Wes Morgan - 6/10 - Shored things up. Was great fun seeing him play alongside fellow Premier League winner Christian Fuchs.

Dennis Praet - 7/10 - Made a brilliant run and was rewarded with a goal.

Ayoze Perez - 7/10 - Was on the pitch for just over 20 minutes and got an assist. What more can you ask for?

Harvey Barnes - 6/10

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