Brentford v Leicester City Live Commentary, 24/10/2021

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M. Jørgensen (60)
Y. Tielemans (14)
J. Maddison (74)
Brentford Community Stadium


Thanks for joining us for this coverage of Leicester City's 2-1 victory over Brentford in the Premier League.
The victory on their travels means that Leicester move up to ninth in the table as they move onto 14 points. They will host Arsenal next as they look to continue to move up the table. Meanwhile for the hosts, they drop to 12th as they lose a second consecutive match. They travel to Burnley next as they look to end this run of defeats.
And so it finishes 2-1 to Leicester! The visitors get a big three points to take back home as Maddison secures the victory. They took the lead in the first half after Tielemans scored a brilliant long-range effort but were pegged back in the second after Zanka scored a header from a Jensen corner to equalise. The win was sealed though after a quick counter led to Daka squaring it to Maddison before the midfielder finished into an empty net, and the Foxes held firm in the remainder of the game. 
90' + 8' Jensen's corner is dealt with by Evans.
90' + 7' Toney wins a late corner. Can the Bees get a dramatic equaliser?
90' + 5' Daka sees a half-volley blocked by Jansson for a corner, which Leicester take short as they look to see this game out.
90' + 3' Toney shoots from 30 yards out but he gets underneath it and smashes it over the bar, when there was perhaps better options left and right.
90' + 2' Iheanacho weaves his way into the box but is bundled over before he can get a decent attempt at goal.
90' There will be seven minutes of additional time. Can the hosts rescue a point?
88' Brentford put a couple of balls into the box but so far Leicester's defence has remained resolute. This time it's Evans who heads it clear.
86' Perez required some treatment after he collided with Raya for that opportunity, but he is back up now.
84' Tielemans plays in Perez but Raya is alert to race off his line and clear.
82' Iheanacho shoots from distance but his left-footed effort flies harmlessly over Raya's goal.
80' The home side are starting to throw more bodies forward as they search for an equaliser. 
Ayoze Pérez
J. Maddison
Leicester City
78' Goalscorer Maddison is substituted off for Perez.
S. Ghoddos
F. Onyeka
76' Ghoddos makes his way onto the pitch for Onyeka.
75' That goal sets us up for a fascinating final 15 minutes. Can the Bees get back into this game?
P. Daka
Leicester City
74' Daka timed his pass perfectly and Maddison made no mistake with the finish.
J. Maddison
Leicester City
74' Leicester are back in front! It's Maddison who finishes off a lovely move as Tielemans played in Daka before luring Raya out of his net and squaring it to Maddison who sends it into an empty net to make it 2-1 to the visitors.
71' Maddison gives the ball away and then Zanka plays it low into the area but Ajer's effort is blocked behind, before Jansson heads wide from the resulting corner.
69' A long throw from Zanka causes issues and the ball pings around in the box before it is finally smashed clear.
J. Vestergaard
Ç. Söyüncü
Leicester City
68' Vestergaard comes on in place of Soyuncu.
66' If Leicester win today it'll be the first time they have won consecutive Premier League games since April.
64' Jensen sends another decent set-piece into the box but Ajer is adjudged to have fouled Soyuncu at the back post and it'll be a free-kick to the visitors.
Ç. Söyüncü
Yellow Card
Leicester City
63' Soyuncu goes in the book for a foul on Canos.
62' Daka sends a header flying over the bar after Iheanacho teed him up.
M. Jensen
60' The delivery from Jensen was good and Zanka did brilliantly to send it into the back of the net.
M. Jørgensen
60' Brentford are level! Zanka does brilliantly to head a Jensen corner into the back of the net as it came over from the left to make it 1-1. 
59' Jensen dinks a free-kick over that Amartey does well to nod behind.
M. Forss
B. Mbeumo
57' Forss comes on for Mbeumo.
56' Soumare sees an effort from outside the box palmed over by Raya.
54' Henry tries to whip a free-kick into the box but the delivery is poor and it's headed clear.
52' Amartey is down receiving treatment after a clash with Toney.
50' It's Brentford doing the early pressing in this second period. 
48' Toney heads at goal but he can't get enough power on the header and Schmeichel easily gathers.
47' Maddison shoots from distance but Raya does well to get to his right and push the powerful effort away from danger.
46' KICK-OFF: The visitors get us back underway.
P. Daka
J. Vardy
Leicester City
46' Daka comes on to replace Vardy.
K. Ajer
E. Pinnock
46' Pinnock makes way for Ajer at the break.
Frank will be desperate to see his side get back into the game. Will he make a change at the break to help them do that? Rodgers will be delighted to see his team in front despite not playing very well, and will hope to see this game out for a big three points.
And so the first-half finishes with the scoreline 1-0 to the visitors. After surviving some early pressure from the hosts, the Foxes took the lead after 14 minutes when Tielemans sent a delightful effort from distance flying past Raya to put his side in front. Frank's team looked the more likely to score after that though, and Toney perhaps should've done better with a header that Schmeichel pushed over. Mbeumo also had a couple of moments, but ultimately it's Leicester who lead at the break.
45' + 1' Iheanacho tries to flick a long ball over Raya but the keeper does well to snuff it out.
44' The Bees try and get level before half-time but miscommunication causes Zanka to put the ball out for a goal kick.
42' Onyeka goes down injured after Soyuncu brings him down in the midfield. After some brief treatment, the midfielder is back up and playing.
40' The visitors have the second best shot conversion rate (13.5%) in the Premier League this season. They have had two shots so far today and lead 1-0.
38' The Foxes have a bit of pressure of their own, but it comes to nothing after Iheanacho sends a poor cross flying over.
36' It should be 1-1! Toney heads an Onyeka cross at goal, but Schmeichel makes a good save to push it away for a corner.
34' It's been a positive reaction to going behind from Frank's men, and they look the more likely to grab the second goal of this match.
32' Both of the hosts' Premier League defeats this season have come at home, against Brighton and then Chelsea.
M. Jørgensen
Yellow Card
30' Zanka sees yellow for a lunging challenge on Maddison as the Englishman tried to turn away from him.
29' Pinnock is okay to continue and we are back playing.
28' Pinnock is down injured after a coming together in the box.
26' Henry sends a decent cross over from the left but there is nobody to meet it and Leicester clear.
24' Mbeumo nearly gets on the end of a long punted through ball but it just evades his foot and goes through to Schmeichel.
22' Evans is tripped by Toney but the referee sees nothing wrong and the hosts have a throw which they put into the box, but it ultimately comes to nothing.
20' Mbeumo sends a tame effort at Schmeichel's goal which the Danish goalkeeper easily saves.
18' The hosts try and hit back immediately but Henry just gets too much on his cross and it goes behind for a goal-kick.
16' Leicester have won their last five away matches at Brentford.
Y. Tielemans
Leicester City
14' It's 1-0 to the visitors! Maddison sends the free-kick into the box but it's headed out by Pinnock to Tielemans outside the area, and the Belgian sends a sensational effort into the back of the net from 25 yards out.
13' Pereira is bundled over by Henry and it'll be a free-kick to the visitors.
11' The hosts haven't beaten the Foxes in their last seven attempts, with the last victory coming all the way back in 1953.
9' Mbeumo sends an effort wide after some good link-up play with Toney. The Frenchman strides into the box and lets fly but it goes wide of Schmeichel's right post.
7' Brentford have a goal disallowed! Henry cuts in and crosses it to Toney who finishes but he is ruled to have been offside when he did so, and it remains 0-0.
6' The hosts have certainly started this game the better out of the two sides. This time it's Jensen who sends a cross over but Toney just can't reach it and it goes behind.
4' The Bees think they should have a penalty after Jansson is wiped out by Schmeichel as he heads over the bar. The referee disagrees though and we are back underway.
2' Schmeichel makes a big early save to deny Norgaard as he tried an acrobatic volley after a long throw.
1' The hosts kick us off and we are underway.
The two sides make their way onto the pitch.
Visiting boss Brendan Rodgers also goes with an unchanged team from the victory over Manchester United, opting not to start Patson Daka despite the Zambian striker scoring four goals in Leicester's win over Spartak Moscow in the Europa League.
Home manager Thomas Frank chooses an unchanged team from the home defeat to Chelsea as Toney and Mbeumo lead the attack.
SUBS: Hamza Choudhury, Harvey Barnes, Ademola Lookman, Danny Ward, Jannik Vestergaard, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Patson Daka, Ryan Bertrand, Ayoze Perez.
LEICESTER CITY (3-4-1-2): Kasper Schmeichel; Daniel Amartey, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu; Ricardo Pereira, Youri Tielemans, Boubakary Soumare, Timothy Castagne; James Maddison; Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy.
SUBS: Marcus Forss, Kristoffer Ajer, Paris Maghoma, Saman Ghoddos, Finley Stevens, Mads Bistrup, Alvaro Fernandez, Charlie Goode, Mads Roerslev Rasmussen.
BRENTFORD (3-5-2): David Raya; Zanka, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock; Sergi Canos, Frank Onyeka, Christian Norgaard, Mathias Jensen, Rico Henry; Ivan Toney, Bryan Mbeumo.
The visitors meanwhile currently sit 12th in the league after picking up 11 points from their eight games. Their last Premier League game was a 4-2 victory over Manchester United that ended a run of four matches without a win.
The hosts come into this game placed 11th after winning three of their opening eight matches. They lost 1-0 last time out at home to Chelsea despite having 17 shots compared to the five attempts by their opponents. 
Hello and welcome to live coverage of this Premier League clash between Brentford and Leicester City.