The Warmdown: Wycombe beat Leicester in pre-season run out
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Leicester City were beaten 1-0 by Wycombe Wanderers in their second pre season match of the summer. Republic of Ireland winger Daryl Horgan won the game with an eye-catching strike for the hosts.

  • First half performance

After fans returned to Adams Park for the first time in over 18 months, there was lots of excitement around the ground as the League One newcomers hosted the Fa Cup holders. 

There were many household names included in Brendan Rodgers' first half 11, including Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka leading the line up top - it was the first time they had partnered together. 

The Chairboys impressed early on and Adebayo Akinfenwa was involved alot from the start, causing trouble for youngster Wesley Fofana. Nevertheless, the 20-year-old handled him well in the end.

The best chance of the half for the Foxes fell to Vardy just inside the six-yard box. It was a stabbing effort, however veteran goalkeeper David Stockdale got down well to parry it away.

Surprisingly, Rachid Ghezzal was quite heavily involved and was passing the ball well. There must be a reason why the Algerian broke the Turkish Super Lig record for the most amount of assists in one season.

Yet again, 18-year-old Tawanda Maswanhise stood out, and it will surely give the Leicester manager more ideas in who to start in that left-wing position with Harvey Barnes still out as we head into the start of the new season.

There wasn't too much to shout about in the first 45 minutes, but it was a good run out for the team.

  • Second Half performance

In the second half, again it was a completely different side. Wholesale changes. The second 11 consisted of local lad Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall who was classy once again. James Maddison also made an appearance amid rumours of interest from Arsenal. The 24-year-old was smooth with every move and if that's what City fans can look forward to seeing more of again, then they're in for a treat.

The home side eventually found the back of the net with ten minutes to go, it was a smart strike from Daryl Horgan - incidentally it was his first for the club. The Irishman left Jakub Stolarczyk unable to keep the ball out of his net. 

The goal came against the run of play, Rodgers would probably be disappointed with how it unfolded - even with it only being pre-season.

The visitors had chances in the second half, but just didn't make the most of them. It was a happy return for the fans of the Buckinghamshire side. 

  • Overall game

At the end of the day, the result is irrelevant in these kinds of games. 23 players got run outs and it's a great chance for Leicester's boss to assess the situation ahead of the opening of the season. 

For most of the game other than the goal for the opponents, the Foxes were on top.

Maddison was sharp which is an encouraging sight for the fans, he was hungry to get into the box to make things happen and linked up well with Dewsbury-Hall. 

Unfortunately for Thanawat Suengchitthawon he had to be substituted after around an hour due to a knock picked up but it was an exciting cameo from the Thailand international. 

It was an emotional day for many involved with Wycombe, it couldn't have gone any better for them in the end. The night concluded with a speech from manager Gareth Ainsworth paired with a firework display. 

Pre season is all about minutes on the field and getting the opportunity to showcase skills to the manager. It was just that tonight, and next up for the East Midlands side is a trip down south once again - this Saturday they face Queens Park Rangers.