WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2 LEICESTER CITY 0
It was a warm and pleasant afternoon. The journey by train from Leicester via Birmingham New Street, Moor Street to The Hawthorns was simple, uneventful and cheap.
The mood was quiet and relaxed. The Home team and their supporters were not in bullish form. The general impression, however, was that this was a bigger club than Leicester and a more determined, slightly resigned, following, mildly sceptical of their manager’s abilities and outlook.
The first half had a restrained tone. Neither side gave the impression of trying too hard. John Hartson was out for an afternoon stroll and Kevin Phillips menaced, but appeared to be finding his feet rather than using them. Matty Fryatt demonstrated his ability to turn a defender on a couple of occasions, but these were solitary efforts.
No sign of a decent through ball from any Leicester player. Chris O’Grady is quick, but his first touch is less than something to point out to your children. Andy Johnson looks like a selection with a very short future. Joshua Low danced around on his toes, but affected the outcome not one jot. Paul Henderson had plenty to do and did it with style and accomplishment….