As it happened: Leicester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion

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22:1219 days ago

That's it from us!

That's all we have time for on this blog as Leicester strengthen their push for a top four finish with a convincing victory over West Brom.

Be sure to check out our reaction to the game, as long as build up to next week's fixtures, with Leicester facing Crystal Palace at home and West Brom taking on Aston Villa away in the West Midlands derby.

Thank you for joining us!

22:0719 days ago

A huge blow

That will have been a tough one to take for West Brom as they make their job of staying up even harder than it already was.

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22:0519 days ago

Just another day in the office

He just can't stop scoring right now and rightly gets the congratulations from his coach.

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21:5319 days ago

Full time: Leicester 3-0 West Brom

The full time whistle is blown as Leicester open up a little bit of daylight from those under them in the table.

In what could be a pivitol night for both clubs, the Foxes were in control throughout which may be rather surprising considering the form that West Brom was showing.

First half goals from Vardy, Evans and Iheanacho did the job early on and while West Brom responded better in the second half with a different formation, it was still comfortable for the home side as they saw the game through professionally.

21:4919 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

90' Leicester play it brilliantly once again and Perez will feel slightly let down as his low cross into a dangerous position was not challenged by a blue shirt.
21:4419 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

85' Leicester break forward in numbers but Iheanacho chooses to shoot as opposed to play Thomas through and the ball is deflected out for a corner which ultimately comes to nothing.
21:4319 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

83' A West Brom corner finds its target as the ball connects with the head of Ajayi but the defender couldn't direct his header on target as it sails over.

Vardy is taken off for the last few minutes as Praet comes on to strengthen the midfield area.

21:3819 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

80' Iheanacho bends the ball around the wall but it is at a good height for Johnstone to save comfortably.
21:3719 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

78' Bartley is booked for dragging Perez back just outside the box as Leicester get a freekick in a dangerous position.
21:3619 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

77' The Baggies have been pressing a bit higher in the past few minutes as they look to finish the match strongly but that invites Leicester to break which is exactly what they do and had Vardy's cutback found its target, it would have been game over.
21:3019 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

71' Maddison's night is over as he is replaced by Perez, while Pereira taken off for Grant. These changes came in the break of play after Vardy picks up the ball just inside the West Brom half and shoots on sight. It didn't go in but it was worth the try.
21:2019 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

59' West Brom cause a little chaos in the box as they cross the ball in from a freekick.

Schmeichel is fouled as he tries to punch clear but the resulting shot is actually blocked by a West Brom man.

During the break of play, Fofana has come off to be replaced by Albrighton while Robson-Kanu comes on for Diagne.

21:1519 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

56' Yokuslu is the first player to be booked as he takes out the onrushing Castagne.
21:1219 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

52' Leicester carve through the West Brom defence through Maddison and Iheanacho but the latter's shot is blocked by O'Shea.
21:0319 days ago

Second half!

We are back underway as West Brom make a change.

Ajayi comes on in place of Robinson as the visitors switch to a back three.

20:5919 days ago

Down and out?

It was a first half to forget for West Brom who need to show more fight if they are to stave off relegation. Can they bounce back in the second half?

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20:5819 days ago

Fantastic Foxes

What a first half performance from the boys in blue, but can they keep it up?

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20:5019 days ago

Half time: Leicester 3-0 West Brom

The half time whistle sounds on what could not have been a more dominent half for the side in blue.

West Brom have been passive all half and have been made to pay for their apparent lack of desire as goals from Vardy, Evans and Iheanacho put Leicester in complete control.

A HUGE second half is needed for the away side if they are to get anything from the game as all Leicester need to do is stay professional and the points are theirs.

20:4819 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

45' West Brom are gifted their first shot on target after a sloppy ball from Fofana.

Philips gets the ball on the edge of the box and fires off a venomous shot but could only find the palms of Schmeichel who is finally called into action.

20:4419 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

42' It should have been four!

Leicester work it from right to left back to right again with a string of brilliant diagonal balls. Castagne nods it down to Iheanacho who brings the ball down expertly but could not finish the job on his weaker right foot as he fires over the bar.

This Leicester team looks full on confidence and are looking to extend their lead even further!

20:4019 days ago

Leicester 3-0 West Brom

39' West Brom had plenty of players forward as they look to get a goal back before half time but Maitland-Niles gets his shot all wrong as it curls away from goal and very safely wide from a Leicester point of view.
20:3819 days ago

GOAL! Leicester 3-0 West Brom

35' THE GOAL MACHINE RAGES ON!

Fresh from having their crossbar clipped, Leicester break forward through Vardy who calmly nutmegs the defender and cuts it back to Iheanacho.

With the form that the Nigerian is in, there was only one place the ball was going to end up as it nestles into the top of the net.

Leicester in complete control here.

20:3419 days ago

Leicester 2-0 West Brom

33' Maddison and Castagne are running riot here and are just constantly being awarded all the space they need.

The two link up once again and Maddison stings the palms of Johnstone with a powerful left-footed shot but it is amazing how West Brom are just letting them do this time and time again.

20:3119 days ago

Leicester 2-0 West Brom

28' It could have been three!

Maddison finds Castagne who broke clear without a single red and yellow shirt near him but comes agonisingly close to score his second goal of the season against the Baggies had it not been for the foot of the post.

The Foxes then break again but Vardy's shot lacked the power and trickles into the arms of the keeper.

20:2719 days ago

GOAL! Leicester 2-0 West Brom

25'  EVANS BAGS AGAINST HIS FORMER SIDE!

Tielemans swings in a corner which is flicked on by a West Brom head and Evans is there to run onto the ball and smash the header home!

Two goals in quick succession puts the home side in the driving seat.

20:2419 days ago

GOAL! Leicester 1-0 West Brom

22' VARDY IS BACK!

A fantastic ball from Tielemans cuts through the defence and plays through Castagne. The fullback unselfishly tees up Vardy who dinks the ball over Johnstone to end his drought!

20:2019 days ago

Leicester 0-0 West Brom

18' A brilliant diagonal ball finds Iheanacho and the forward does brilliantly to get to the byline via a nutmeg but Johnstone blocks his cut back to concede a corner that ultimately comes to nothing.

Iheanacho looking full of confidence and rightly so.

20:0919 days ago

Leicester 0-0 West Brom

8' West Brom gift Vardy the ball and the Foxes break.

The number nine sends Maddison wider than he would have liked and the cross is blocked but comes off Maddison for the goal kick.

Leicester have found themselves in promising positions but need to be more potent.

20:0519 days ago

Leicester 0-0 West Brom

3' It's West Brom's turn to attack and they work the ball well only for Fofana to put Diagne off who misses his kick.
20:0419 days ago

Leicester 0-0 West Brom

2' What a chance for Iheanacho!

The striker pounces on a defensive error and runs clear through. Johnstone does well to force him wide and blocks the shot.

20:0019 days ago

Kick off!

We're underway!
19:5719 days ago

The teams are on the pitch

Both teams emerge from the tunnel with kick off imminent.
19:5219 days ago

It's nearly time

Kick off is now within ten minutes.

Who are you backing to grab the three points?

19:4819 days ago

Smiling Sawyers

It is all smiles in the West Brom camp but will they be smiling come the final whistle?

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19:2219 days ago

Maddison magic?

Back in the starting lineup tonight but how much of a say in the match will Maddison have?

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19:1819 days ago

Thoughts for the match

Two teams, both in great spirits, come into the game with the belief that they can come away with three points to either strengthen a top four place or to take another step in potentially completing the great escape. This is what football is all about.

In this fight, the two attacking midfielders in James Maddison and Matheus Pereira could be key in unlocking the defences to propel their respective sides to victory.

It is likely that Leicester will control the possession, but that will suit the Baggies as they have shown recently just how potent they can be on the counter attack, something that the Foxes' three at the back must be aware of.

Both sides have the personel to create plenty of chances and this fixture has the potential to be a high scoring tie.

19:0319 days ago

West Brom lineup

Here is how the visitors will shape up tonight:
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Leicester starting XI

Here is the starting 11 that Leicester have named for the game:
09:1619 days ago

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Until tomorrow!

09:1119 days ago

How to watch

The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport for those with a subscription but if that doesn't take your fancy, you can get all the news you need right here with minute by minute updates on the match.
09:0619 days ago

Sam Allardyce on the Super League

Sam Allardyce was critical of the Super League in his pre-match press conference and praised the effect that fans had on the proposal.

"What we’ve seen from the fans, the public, and the remaining 14 clubs in the Premier League, and all those who support football, have come out against it, it’s shocked everyone, particularly in this country.

“There are lessons to be learned for the governing bodies who run our game and, unless we learn those lessons quickly and protect better the structure of our game, we’re likely to see this again and again."

09:0119 days ago

Brendan Rodgers on West Brom

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers refused to play down his opponents ahead of the match despite them occupying a position in the relegation zone.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, he stated: “It will be a very dangerous game for us. He will have been happy with the business. They showed against Chelsea and Southampton they are dangerous. Defensively they are strong. They have dynamic players. It’s the beauty of this league. Teams at the bottom are fighting for different reasons.”

08:5619 days ago

West Brom team news

West Brom have received a boost ahead of the match as both Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Kyle Bartley have returned to fitness from respective ankle and calf injuries.
08:5119 days ago

Leicester team news

Leicester have no new teams news to report as Ricardo Pereira is expected to shake off a minor calf issue to be fit for the match.

Havey Barnes, James Justin and Wes Morgan all remain unavailable due to their respective injuries.  

08:4619 days ago

Last meeting between the sides

The sides last met on the opening day of the season and Leicester came out comfortable victors.

Timothy Castagne opened the scoring with a powerful header to mark his debut with a goal, before Jamie Vardy scored a brace of penalties to continue his goal scoring record at the Hawthorns, cupping his ears at the empty seats.

08:4119 days ago

A chance to show what football is about

Amidst all of the talk of the soul being ripped out of football, these two clubs have the chance of reminding everyone just how good the league can be.

Neither club were invited to the Super League but both clubs have shown that they have the ability to wow the 16-24 year olds who are allegedly not interested in football anymore.

As well as fighting for a top four place, Leicester have just made it to their first FA Cup final for 52 years after they defeated Southampton , while relegation threatened come into the game off of two impressive results, a 3-0 win over Southampton that followed a 5-2 victory over Super League "founder" Chelsea.

The game is shaping up to be a competitive encounter and one that has the potential to show all of the "elite" clubs that it isn't just them who can put on a good show.

08:3619 days ago

Welcome!

It is very refreshing being able to write about a Premier League game in the knowledge that the Super League is dead and buried.

Due to this, the importance of the game between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion has increased in the past 24 hours as the Foxes' fight for Champions League has become meaningful once again.

The narrative that was never in question is the Baggies' fight for survival and whether or not they can pull of the Sam Alardyce special.

The two meet at the King Power Stadium, with kick off due at 20:00.

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