Loan Watch Leicester v Cardiff: The wrong Andy scored

Leiciester City – with Wolves third keeper Carl Ikeme between the sticks – claimed a victory over top team Cardiff City at home yesterday and got sort of a revenge for their defeat against them in the play-offs.

I’m sorry to say, but the Foxes had the better attack with the Andy named King outshining Wolves out on-loan striker Andy Keogh.

But it was Cardiff that took the lead and it was by another Wolves veteran – defender Lee Naylor – who signed as a free agent for the club late in August. He actually trained with Wolves for a week to gain fitness before going to the Welsh team.

After 25 minutes played Naylor launched a cross from 35 yards out, but it actually misfired and caught Carl Ikeme totally out of guard as he was off his line. A freak-goal, really. But it was going to be the only ball that Carl had to pluck out of his net this evening.

King started his show after five minutes in the second half when Wellens crossed the ball into the centre of the area and he ran in exactly right to put his head on it. You can watch a fancam of that goal here:

The second goal for the home team was also by Andy King and this time he used his feet to punch in a cross from the same Wellens.

How did Andy Keogh do then? Well, there’s not much mentioning of that on the net, really, but he had a nice curl after about half an hour that Carl Ikeme managed to save and I believe that was about all of the involvement between the two Wolves players in this game.

Dave Jones, manager of Cardiff said after the game:

We had five big players out for us and we were a bit stretched. It`s unusual that we have had five injuries, but hopefully we can get one or two of them back for the weekend and go again.

We got ourselves into a winning position and the frustrating thing is we had spoken about the boy King breaking into the box.

Maybe it was a bit of fatigue but we got caught out. They were the better team in the second half so I can’t complain.”

I’m sorry that Andy Keogh didn’t find the opportunity to score in the game and with the other strikers coming back from injury his chances to impress Jones may get sparse.

But as Wolves had players in both sides in this game we couldn’t lose out. And who would have thought that Ikeme would ever let one in from Naylor. It’s a strange world! 😆

Paddytheflea

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~ by paddytheflea on September 15, 2010.

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