Leicester appointment questioned by club legend as serious issue returns against Tottenham

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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers Credit: PA Images
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers Credit: PA Images

Former Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has questioned the club’s decision to appoint a set-piece coach after they conceded from two corners in the first half against Tottenham.

Leicester have looked nervous at defending set pieces for the past season or two. And this big problem reared its ugly ahead again during the trip to Tottenham.

Brendan Rodgers’ side took a surprise lead in the sixth minute thanks to a Youri Tielemans penalty. However, they were pegged back just two minutes later when Harry Kane found the net.

Dejan Kulusevski was involved in a short corner before putting a dangerous cross to the back post. Kane rose tall to head home, off Foxes keeper Danny Ward.

And Spurs doubled their lead soon afterwards when Eric Dier met an Ivan Perisic corner and sent the ball past Ward’s reach.

Spurs also had the ball in the back of the net when Ward failed to deal with yet another corner. However, Spurs’ third goal was ruled out as Davinson Sanchez had fouled Ward. The Welshman’s goalkeeping was less than convincing, though.

Morgan, who lifted the Premier League title during his playing days with Leicester, was on Sky Sports’ coverage of the match.

At half time he was asked about their struggles dealing with dead ball situations. The former centre-back thinks their appointment of a coach to tackle the issue is definitely not working.

Morgan reacts as Leicester concede twice

“Big, big problem last season,” Morgan said (17/09, at 18:25). “They appointed a set-piece coach to try and rectify the errors – in this game it’s definitely not worked.”

Jamie Redknapp interjected: “They need Wes Morgan, that wouldn’t have happened if you were there!”

After laughing at Redknapp’s comment, Morgan continued: “It’s a fantastic ball in and a fantastic finish from Dier, but it’s disappointing from a Leicester point of view to concede another set piece.”

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