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Leicester City: Caglar Soyuncu let Brendan Rodgers down v West Ham

Leicester City failed to build on their opening day victory over Wolves, crashing to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham United on Monday night.

The Foxes went into the clash with a depleted backline after new signing Jannik Vestergaard added to the extensive list of absentees through injury and illness, but manager Brendan Rodgers would still have been confident of securing a positive result.

However, it was a poor night for the FA Cup holders at the London Stadium. The Hammers pounced on a poor Jamie Vardy touch to devastating effect on 26 minutes, with a swift counterattack resulting in a smart Pablo Fornals finish.

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Things went from bad to worse soon after for Leicester, though. Ayoze Perez was dismissed just before half-time for a stamp on the goalscorer, leaving the visitors a goal down and a man down heading into the break.

Although the Spaniard had a night to forget, it was arguably one of his teammates who really killed off any chance of a comeback just 11 minutes into the second half.

After Leicester had kept things tight following Perez’s red card, a loss of concentration saw Caglar Soyuncu attempt a blind backpass for Kasper Schmeichel, presenting the ball straight to Michail Antonio, who set up a grateful Said Benrahma for a simple tap-in.

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It was just one of several errors from the usually dependable centre-back, who proved to be a liability on the night. As per SofaScore, the Turkey international received a match rating of just 5.8 out of 10, the second-lowest of any player on the pitch.

Soyuncu also lost 50% of his duels on the night, coughed up possession a whopping 15 times (most of any Foxes player) and was successful with just four of his 12 attempted long balls (SofaScore).

In a game where he was tasked with marshaling the backline as the club’s senior defender and only fit centre-back, the £40.5m-rated beast let Rodgers down and heavily contributed to Leicester’s collapse.

Although Youri Tielemans’ effort gave the Midlands outfit a glimmer of hope at 2-1, Soyuncu and co. were unable to cope with an impressive Antonio, and his brace sealed an abject night for the visitors and for the Turkish defender.

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Article title: Leicester City: Caglar Soyuncu let Brendan Rodgers down v West Ham

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