Timothy Castagne

A Winning Streak – Leicester's Record vs. Brentford

Brentford will be the Foxes’ first opponents of the new Premier League season when they face off at King Power Stadium on Sunday (2pm BST kick-off).
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The pair met in the Premier League for the first time last term, following Brentford’s promotion from the Championship, with Brendan Rodgers’ side coming out on top on both occasions. In fact, Leicester have won the last five meetings, and nine of the last 10 games between the two, in a run stretching back almost 70 years, remaining unbeaten against Brentford since 1953.

Ahead of the season opener this weekend, here’s a look back at several recent battles against the London-based outfit…

Leicester City 2 Brentford 1
20 March, 2022
Premier League
King Power Stadium

First Team

Castagne & Maddison's Belters Win It For City

Watch all of the goals from Leicester City's 2-1 Premier League win over Brentford.

The Foxes avoided defeat in five successive home games across all competitions heading into the latest encounter with the Bees and extended that run to six, winning for the fourth consecutive time at King Power Stadium.

Fresh from reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa Conference League in France just three days earlier, the hosts got off to a spectacular start when Timothy Castagne sent a long-range rocket into the top corner.

It was 2-0 shortly after the half-hour mark courtesy of James Maddison’s sumptuous free-kick – a second Goal of the Season contender from the match and Leicester’s 800th Premier League strike. Thomas Frank’s side looked to fight back in the second half and did halve the deficit via Yoane Wissa with five minutes to play, but City held on to claim the three points.

Brentford 1 Leicester City 2
24 October, 2021
Premier League
Brentford Community Stadium

First Team

Tielemans & Maddison Secure Brentford Triumph

Watch the goals as Leicester City beat Brentford 2-1 in the Premier League.

The two teams’ first-ever Premier League encounter also arrived following a positive European night for the Foxes. Four days on from a sensational 4-3 win over Spartak Moscow in Russia, City were on their travels again, heading to west London to face a Brentford side who had made an impressive start to their debut campaign at this level.

But it was the visitors who seized the initiative early on thanks to a sensational strike from Youri Tielemans, another goal which made the list of nominations for the Club’s Goal of the Season Award.

Zanka’s header levelled the scores on the hour mark, before half-time substitute Patson Daka set up Maddison to tap home what proved to be the winner just over 15 minutes from time. The result saw City make it three wins from three after successes over Manchester United and Spartak.

Brentford 1 Leicester City 3
24 January, 2021
Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
Brentford Community Stadium

First Team

Goals: Brentford 1 Leicester City 3

All the goals from the Foxes' 3-1 success over Brentford in the FA Cup Fourth Round.

Leicester had already made one previous trip to Brentford Community Stadium before last term, which was when they were drawn to tackle the capital club in the fourth round of the 2020/21 Emirates FA Cup, exactly nine months prior to their maiden top-flight visit.

Following a comprehensive 4-0 away victory over Stoke City in round three, Rodgers’ men went into the game full of confidence and on a seven-game unbeaten run, winning their last four games in all competitions and not conceding a single goal in their previous three.

So it was somewhat of a surprise when Mads Bech Sørensen converted from close range to hand Brentford an early lead. Not deterred by the setback, City equalised right at the start of the second period courtesy of Roma loanee Cengiz Ünder’s finish.

Five minutes later, Tielemans won and converted a penalty that edged Leicester in front and Maddison completed the scoring, extending the advantage by turning in a loose ball inside the six-yard box. The victory continued a magical cup run which would see Leicester City lift the trophy for the first time in the Club’s history four months later.

Brentford 0 Leicester City 1
25 January, 2020
Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
Griffin Park

First Team

Goal: Brentford 0 Leicester City 1

Watch Kelechi Iheanacho's winner at Griffin Park as the Foxes beat the Bees 1-0 in the Emirates FA Cup...

Leicester’s final trip to Brentford’s old home of Griffin Park – and first since a 3-1 second-tier win at the ground in January 1993 – also came in the FA Cup Fourth Round.

Defeating Wigan Athletic 2-0 on Filbert Way earlier that month saw Rodgers’ side safely progress and face another Championship outfit in the next round, a game which saw Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall come off the bench to make his maiden appearance for City's first team.

The Foxes were up and running after just four minutes when Kelechi Iheanacho found the net to finish off a free-flowing move. That’s how it stayed as a single goal settled this game and would do so again when City beat Birmingham City at King Power Stadium in round five. The cup run came to an end at the quarter-final stage, however, narrowly losing out to Chelsea.

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