Premier League

Twitter reacts as Leicester go top of Premier League & heap pressure on Frank Lampard

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Jan 19, 2021, 10:44 PM GMT
Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison scored Leicester's goals
Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison scored Leicester's goals | TIM KEETON/Getty Images

Leicester City are top of the league and Chelsea manager Frank Lampard could be out of a job soon.

Those were the headlines from the Foxes' 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night, in what could prove to be one of the momentous results in the Premier League's recent history.

Things got off to an incredible start when Wilfred Ndidi scored inside six minutes. His goal was... pretty weird, to be honest.

The result of a botched, but clever, corner routine, Ndidi swung a left peg at the ball, after Harvey Barnes' scuffed effort, and it flew past Edouard Mendy, clipping the post as it went in.

For those Foxes fans who have watched the Nigerian fire off long shots to little success over the years, the goal was a very welcome surprise.

James Maddison then rattled the crossbar, while Marc Albrighton stung Mendy's palms with a fierce long shot soon after.

However, the next real talking point came when Chelsea were awarded a penalty.

Except, no, they weren't. VAR made sure of that, much to the annoyance of Blues' fans everywhere. Jonny Evans was initially judged to have brought Christian Pulisic down in the box, but upon review the challenge actually took place just outside.

A few minutes later, that particular decision would sting even more, with Leicester doubling their lead through Maddison.

It did not take long for the cries of 'LAMPARD OUT' to start after that...

After the break, Leicester's dominance continued. By the hour mark, James Justin had nodded a free header wide at the back post, Marc Albrighton had had one ruled out for offside and Youri Tielemans was denied by Mendy's legs.

Despite being in the ascendency, Foxes fans were not comfortable with their two-goal cushion and were pushing their side to see the game off.

In truth, they never looked like surrendering their lead.

Around the 65-minute mark both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz were withdrawn having contributed very little.

Reviews of their performances were not good...

Did Chelsea's substitutes help change the game? We think you already know the answer to that.

In the end, the game rather petered out, a bit like Lampard's managerial career perhaps?