After winning ten of their 13 games in all competitions, the future is looking good for Leicester City. After winning at Yeovil Town on Tuesday night, I look to see if they have it takes to make it to the big time.
Nigel Pearson’s men have made a fantastic start to the campaign after the heartbreak at Watford in the play-offs. Winning on the opening two games 2-1 against Middlesbrough and Wycombe Wanderers (Capital One Cup), they drew 0-0 to Brian McDermott’s Leeds United at home.
Three wins followed, a 1-0 victory against Derby County at Pride Park, a 3-2 win at home to Birmingham City and a convincing 5-2 win at Carlisle United in the Capital One Cup. August ended with a 2-1 defeat to Charlton Athletic, their third straight 2-1 defeat to the Addicks.
September started great for the Foxes, beating FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic 2-0 and Blackburn Rovers 2-1, both at home. Pearson’s men then drew 2-2 at Blackpool after conceding a last minute penalty to lose all three points.
Progress in the Capital One Cup followed as Nigel Clough’s Derby County lost for the second time to the Foxes this season, leading to the sack of the manager. The month ended with a 2-1 win against Barnsley at home.
In the third month of the season at joint top of the league, Leicester City continued with a 2-1 win over Yeovil Town.