Leicester City's Development Squad

U23s Live Talking Points: Thomas Stands Out, Eppiah Makes An Impression & Team Balance

Speaking during Friday's U23s Live broadcast on LCFC TV, former Leicester City defender Sean St Ledger assessed the Development Squad's 2-0 win at Manchester City.
More on this story...

- Leicester City beat Manchester City 2-0 in Premier League 2 Division 1 live on LCFC TV on Friday
- George Thomas and George Hirst netted for the Club's Under-23s at Academy Stadium
- Sean St Ledger provided his thoughts on air on the night in Manchester
- Live coverage is available on LCFC TV throughout the 2019/20 season for free

While impressive throughout at Academy Stadium, it took until deep into the second half for City to make their dominance count, as George Thomas and George Hirst sealed all three points.

Speaking live on air, as part of LCFC TV's coverage of the Club's youngsters throughout the 2019/20 season, St Ledger was pleased with several key moments and individual performances...

Thomas stands out

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George Thomas
George Thomas

Midfielder George Thomas was Sean St Ledger's Man of the Match in Manchester.

Sean St Ledger said: “There’s been a very good team performance, but the standout was George Thomas. I think he was excellent. Not just because he scored the goal, but there was times in the second half when [Josh] Eppiah, when he was playing wide, George has had to come across and help the right-back. Man City like to dominate central areas and the two midfielders have done lots and lots of running.”

Eppiah makes an impression 

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Josh Eppiah
Josh Eppiah

Since his return from injury, Josh Eppiah has been in incredible form.

Sean St Ledger said: “We spoke about the two midfielders and how much work they had to do in that central midfield area. It was brilliant from [Kiernan] Dewsbury-Hall to find Eppiah. He was a threat in that second half with that directness and that positivity to go on and take on your man. Defenders hate those players that are so direct, he’s full of running, and it was a great goal for Leicester City.”

Hirst the goalscorer

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George Hirst
George Hirst

Striker George Hirst has been a useful outlet for the Foxes in attacking positions.

Sean St Ledger said: “That is fantastic football at its best. It started from inside their own half. The combination play between Hirst and Eppiah is a joy to see. It was a great little pass from Hirst. He’s not stood there and admired it, he’s continued his run, and when Hirst is in the penalty area, he scores. He’s a goalscorer.”

An outstanding performance

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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall linked up well with George Thomas in the middle.

Sean St Ledger said: “It was an outstanding performance. They started pretty slowly, but came into the game midway through the first half and I don’t think Manchester City really caused too many problems. There was the one save that Viktor Johansson had to make, but apart from that, Leicester City had the better opportunities and could have really won by more.”

Balance in the team

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Mitchell Clark
Mitchell Clark

City's youngsters were impressive for long spells at Academy Stadium.

Sean St Ledger said: “This is a team that is playing with lots and lots of confidence. It has really good balance in the team. If you look at when Eppiah came on, playing with Hirst, there’s signs of really good combination play. An outstanding performance from a really exciting group of players.”

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