Leicester City come away from their latest Premier League match with a single point, having shared the spoils with a resilient Manchester United. The two keep their places in the top four thanks to an entertaining 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.
Harvey Barnes was on song for the Foxes and they pulled back a late equaliser through an agonising Man United own goal. Whilst it wasn’t enough to bank a win, Brendan Rodgers will be pleased with this result and indeed the majority of his players from this afternoon.
One man he should be particularly proud of is James Justin, who was a driving force down Leicester’s right-hand side.
The £8,000 per week signing from Luton has been a revelation for Leicester since he made the switch in 2019. He has certainly already won over the manager, after he recently waxed lyrical about his “outstanding” performance against Aston Villa earlier in the year.
According to Sofascore, Justin won 100% of his attempted duels and was successful in 88% of his passes. The defender also once again showcased his ability to balance both attacking and defending contributions. He contributed two key passes and three tackles, linking up well with his team’s forwards but also standing strong at the right of the backline.
Leicester don’t have much time to rest after their battle with up and coming Man United. They will face Crystal Palace in just two days’ time as they vie to keep up their solid form and indeed, their place in this season’s title run.
The Foxes have enjoyed a very promising start to their 2020/21 campaign and Rodgers will continue to rely on the likes of Justin and other versatile, creative players who can catch the opposition off guard.