Leicester City strengthened their grip on a place in the top four with an utterly dominant 3-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium.
The Foxes turned in an exhilarating first-half showing in the East Midlands, with Jamie Vardy, Jonny Evans and Kelechi Iheanacho getting the goals for the home side.
Whilst he did not manage to get on the scoresheet, Timothy Castagne was arguable the star turn for Brendan Rodgers’ men. Deployed at right-wing back, the Baggies simply could not contain the 13-cap Belgium international.
In all, he produced two tackles, one clearance and one interception according to WhoScored in what was relatively trouble-free evening. However, it was Castagne’s attacking play which was his standout feature.
He was rampant down the right flank, racking up a game-high five key passes throughout the 90 minutes, one more than mercurial midfielder James Maddison. For comparison, the rest of the Leicester team only managed to contribute 10 between them (WhoScored). Meanwhile, no single player in the entire Leicester side could beat the full-back’s 92.2% pass accuracy.
Castagne’s attacking instincts certainly bore fruit for Leicester in the game. After being released by Youri Tielemans in the first half, he was able to produce a perfect centre for Vardy to smash home. It was the former Atalanta man’s third assist of the season, and his first since he’d notched two in his opening three games of the campaign.
The £21.6m-rated defender was also very unlucky not to get on the scoresheet himself before the break, once again finding acres of room down the right but he could only send his low effort onto the base of the post.
Having praised Castagne for his “brilliant” debut in the reverse fixture at The Hawthorns way back in September, Rodgers will certainly be exhilarated with another fantastic display from his full-back in what was a dominant win at the King Power Stadium.