After a run of poor play and dropped points, a matchup with last-place West Bromwich Albion was a needed reprieve for Leicester City. Despite a troubling start, the Foxes handled the challenge well and easily dispatched the Baggies.
Kasper Schmeichel - 7
His distribution was bad. Again. But he did make a remarkable save early in the game that prevented a 2-0 deficit.
Danny Simpson - 7
Steady as always from Simpson. Smart positioning is his strength but he also chipped in with four tackles and three interceptions.
Wes Morgan - 7
He couldn’t have done much more than he did to prevent Rondon’s opening goal, but he did prevent a second with a signature block at a crucial moment.
Harry Maguire - 7
Not quite as involved as he was in recent performances, but that is probably a result of the flow of the game. When called upon he performed admirably.
Ben Chilwell - 6
A poor first half full of bad passes and bad touches was followed by heavier involvement in the second and an assist to match.
Riyad Mahrez - 9
Leicester’s magician was as good as ever. A flawless assist that traveled from the opposition half directly to Jamie Vardy’s foot opened the scoring for City. He then put the Foxes ahead with a soft touch in the box and a flick over the keeper.
Wilfred Ndidi - 8
Five tackles, four clearances, and three interceptions. He also completed 81 percent of his passes on the day. This is becoming routine for Wilf.
Vicente Iborra - 8
Brought his signature calmness to the game and completed more passes than anybody else on the pitch. He also contributed in attack with three key passes and, of course, his game-sealing goal.
Vicente Iborra yet to break sweat or stride. As composed as ever.— James Sharpe (@TheSharpeEnd) March 10, 2018
Whenever the midfield battle gets scrappy, it's as though he refuses to let himself be dragged down to that level. And he still emerges with the ball at his feet, and a cigar between his teeth.
Demarai Gray - 6
Got a surprise start in place of Marc Albrighton but didn’t do much with the chance.
Shinji Okazaki - 6
He finally returned from an injury but was sparsely involved and was subbed off after 60 minutes (of course).
Jamie Vardy - 7
Broke out of a mini-slump with a stunning volley. Something about playing at the Hawthorns gets the man going.
4️⃣ appearances— Leicester City (@LCFC) March 11, 2018
Jamie Vardy enjoys playing at the Hawthorns! pic.twitter.com/Ctvplsv1rS
Kelechi Iheanacho - 9
Came on for Shinji and dominated the match. He chipped in a beautiful pass to assist Riyad on the go-ahead-goal and then got a goal of his own with a powerful header. His link-up play and passing were consistently great in the game, too.
Marc Albrighton - 7
Came on for Gray in the 66th minute and ended the game with three key passes and one assist.
Fousseni Diabaté - N/A
Had no time to make an impact as an 87th minute sub.
The team finally found a clinical edge and tucked away the chances they were creating. Because I am incapable of making difficult decisions, I am going to designate Riyad Mahrez and Kelechi Iheanacho Co-Man of the Match winners.