Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City: Nottingham Forest squared off against Leicester City at the City Ground stadium in the 4th round of the ongoing edition of the FA Cup.
It was a marvelous performance by Steve Cooper’s team tonight as they scored 4 times past Leicester to win 4-1. Two back-to-back goals early in the 1st half saw Nottingham take a 2-0 lead. 8 minutes later they were able to take the lead up to 3 goals. However, in the 40th minute, Leicester was able to pull one back.
In the 61st minute, Nottingham was able to score their 4th and final goal of the match. Leicester never looked comfortable on the ball tonight and Nottingham was able to stun them throughout the match.
Let’s take a look at the player ratings for Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City match:-
Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City Player Ratings
Brice Samba (6.5/10): The goalkeeper pulled off some good saves tonight and did not put a foot wrong apart from a mistake that led to a goal by Leicester.
Steve Cook (6.5/10): The defender had a pretty decent night in the heart of the defense making some good blocks and stops.
Scott McKenna (6.6/10): The Scottish international played a very important part in the defense tonight making some good tackles and in-air challenges.
Joe Worrall (7/10): The center-back had an excellent performance tonight not only defensively but on the offensive front as well as he scored the 3rd goal for the home side with a brilliant header.
James Garner (7/10): The midfielder was really good on the ball today and had a commanding performance in the midfield. He assisted the 3rd goal for Nottingham.
Ryan Yates (6.5/10): The midfielder had a good performance tonight as he made some excellent passes and controlled the tempo of the match.
Philip Zinckernagel (7.8/10): The winger had a brilliant performance tonight as he was good both on and off the ball. He scored the 1st and assisted the 4th goal for Nottingham.
Max Lowe (6.4/10): The left wing-back had a decent performance tonight as he carried the ball well and also was active defensively.
Djed Spence (7.5/10): The right wing-back had a magnificent performance tonight as he always looked dangerous whenever he was on the ball. He scored the 4th goal for the home side.
Keinan Davis (6.8/10): The striker did put a really good shift in the front receiving balls and holding onto it. He also assisted the 1st goal for Nottingham with a headed pass.
Brennan Johnson (7.3/10): The attacking midfielder played a really good part in tonight’s game as he was able to carry the ball well and also scored the 2nd goal for the home side from a difficult angle.
Sam Surridge (4.5/10): He did not see much of the ball after coming on as a sub, but whenever he was on the ball, he looked to always create something and was energetic.
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Danny Ward (3.8/10): The goalkeeper had an awful performance tonight in front of the nets as he was scored passed 4 times by the home side.
Caglar Söyüncü (4/10): The Turkish center-back although influential in this season, had a bland performance tonight as he failed to defend well tonight.
Daniel Amartey (4/10): Th Ghanian defender also had a very similar lackluster performance tonight as he was scored passed 4 times.
Luke Thomas (4.3/10): The young left-back could not do much in the match apart from some passes and some runs with the ball.
James Justin (4.4/10): Similar to his partner on the left side, the right-back today had a very ordinary performance tonight.
James Maddison (6.3/10): The ever-so-elegant midfielder had a poorer performance tonight than his regular performances, but still was able to pull off some good passes and assisted the only goal for Leicester.
Youri Tielemans (4.2/10): The Belgian did not have a satisfactory performance at all today. Though he made some passes, he lost the ball quite a lot.
Wilfred Ndidi (5/10): The Nigerian defensive midfielder did not have a very comfortable night. However, he was able to pull off some good passes and tried to control the tempo.
Kelechi Iheanacho (6.5/10): The forward was on target tonight as he scored the only goal for Leicester. Apart from this, he could only manage a few good passes and made some runs.
Harvey Barnes (5/10): The winger also did not have a particularly satisfactory performance tonight. He could only manage to run with the ball a few times and make some passes.
Ademola Lookman (5/10): Much like the whole team, he also could not put up a good performance tonight. He did have a few shots a the goal but they were all off-target.
Patson Daka (4/10): He was not very much effective coming on as a sub at the start of the 2nd half. He could only manage a few passes and runs.
Ricardo Pereira (3.5/10): He could not do much tonight apart from some passes. He was practically ineffective.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (4/10): Though he saw the ball more than the other subs and tried to make something happen, he could not do much of anything.