Joe Wormleighton

Young Foxes Draw With Villa

The Leicester City Development Squad drew 2-2 with Aston Villa on Friday evening at Bodymoor Heath Training Ground.

Joe Wormleighton and Arjan Raikhy scored first-half goals, either side of the hosts, to ensure the Foxes earned a point from their efforts in PL2 action.

Leicester faced off against the Villans on Friday evening in Warwickshire, heading into the fixture off the back of a 4-3 defeat by Everton in the the league; Silko Thomas, Jayden Joseph and Henry Cartwright finding the net last week.

The young Foxes started off with Wormleighton as captain and Sammy Braybrooke in holding midfield but found themselves a goal down after six minutes when Jamaldeen Jimoh broke the deadlock for the home side.

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Arjan Raikhy
Arjan Raikhy

Arjan Raikhy scored a first half goal against Aston Villa.

It didn't take City long, however, to get back into the game when skipper Wormleighton levelled things up four minutes later, assisted by Thomas. At the half-hour mark, Leicester then took the advantage before the break when Tawanda Maswanhise supplied Raikhy.

Ten minutes from the restart, the home side were back in it when Kobei Moore had a chance with a spot-kick, which he converted, leaving it all to play for it the final stages.

But that penalty was the last piece of action to happen, as the points were shared in PL2, leaving Leicester in the bottom half of the standings with 13 points, as they now look forward to another away league test in a week's time against Sunderland.

The details...

City: Young; Cover, Grist, Amartey, Wormleighton; Braybrooke (Ewing 46'), Riakhy, Briggs; Joseph (Popov 67'), Maswanhise (Richards 77'), Thomas (Pennant 78').

Unused sub: Doherty. 

Goals: Wormleighton 10', Riakhy 30'.




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