Chris Davies

We Were Deserved Winners, Says Davies

Assistant manager Chris Davies says Leicester City could have been more clinical against Burton Albion on Tuesday, but were deserved winners at the end of the tie.
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Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans saw City take a 2-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes, but Burton halved the deficit early on in the second period.

However, City rounded off the scoring through James Maddison, but not before Danny Ward had to pull off a stunning save to deny Scott Fraser.

“I think it was a good performance in general,” Davies told LCFC TV. “Obviously, from our point of view, the objective was to get through in the game, which we did.

“Full credit to Burton for their performance, they showed a good energy and spirit in the game and caused us problems at times.

“From our point of view, we could have scored more goals and been a bit more clinical with our attacking play. In general, we’re happy to go through.”

“They pushed, and they pressed, and they played with a good intensity. We lacked a little bit of aggression in certain moments and they managed to get their shot off and score their goal.

“We always felt that we were going to create more chances and we did do that, but we weren’t quite clinical enough in those moments – either breaking away or when we had possession.

“When we could get control of the game, we were better, but full credit to Burton for their performance. We were the deserved winners.”

They pushed, and they pressed, and they played with a good intensity. We lacked a little bit of aggression in certain moments and they managed to get their shot off and score their goal.

Chris Davies LCFC TV

Davies credited Ward for the saves he made during the encounter, and was pleased with the Wales international’s overall performance at Pirelli Stadium.

“He made one excellent save, point blank – a real reaction save,” said Davies. “It was a crucial save in the game and he came in and played well.

“Obviously, we like to build up the game from the back with the goalkeepers, where they have lots of involvement with their feet.

“He’s good at decision making and has good quality on the ball, and that save was a big save. That’s what you need your ‘keeper to do.”

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