Leicester City v Sunderland, 08 August 2015

Score4-2 to Leicester City
RefereeLee Mason
CompetitionPremier League
VenueKing Power Stadium
Attendance32,242
Kick-off: 3.00pm Both meetings of these teams in the 2014-15 season ended as goalless draws.

Goals:

Jamie Vardy 11 G
Riyad Mahrez 18 G
Riyad Mahrez penalty 25 P
Marc Albrighton 66 G

Goals:

Jermain Defoe 60 G
Steven Fletcher 71 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Ritchie De Laet
Defender Robert Huth
Defender Wes Morgan
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Midfielder Marc Albrighton
Midfielder Danny Drinkwater
Midfielder Andy King
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez
Forward Shinji Okazaki
Forward Jamie Vardy

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon
Defender Billy Jones
Defender Younès Kaboul
Defender/Midfielder Seb Larsson
Defender/Midfielder Jack Rodwell
Midfielder Lee Cattermole
Midfielder Adam Johnson
Forward Jermain Defoe
Forward Jeremain Lens

Substitutions:

Yohan Benalouane for Ritchie De Laet 75
Christian Fuchs for Riyad Mahrez 77
N'Golo Kanté for Jamie Vardy 82

Substitutions:

Steven Fletcher for Lee Cattermole 30
Adam Matthews for Billy Jones 54

Cards:

Jamie Vardy 49 Y
Jeffrey Schlupp 90 Y

Cards:

Jack Rodwell 17 Y
Billy Jones 42 Y
Younès Kaboul 73 Y
Sebastián Coates 85 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer
Defender Yohan Benalouane
Defender Christian Fuchs
Midfielder Dean Hammond
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Forward Leonardo Ulloa

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Vito Mannone
Defender Adam Matthews
Defender John O'Shea
Defender/Midfielder Liam Bridcutt
Forward Steven Fletcher
Forward Danny Graham

Comments:

This was new manager Claudio Ranieri's first competitive game incharge of Leicester City. The Foxes last scored three goals before half-time of a Premier League game on 25 October 2003 at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Foxes had now lost just one of their last seven Premier League games at the King Power Stadium; six wins. Jeff Schlupp was booked in the first minute of added time in the second half. The Premier League’s Goal Accreditation Panel ruled on the following: - Leicester City’s fourth goal against Sunderland on Saturday 8th August 2015 has been confirmed as a Marc Albrighton goal. (Circular 1 – 13th August 2015)

Comments:

Sunderland had now won one of the last eight Premier League games against Leicester City (drawn three and lost four). Sunderland are now winless in six Premier League season openers since beating Bolton Wanderers on 15 August 2009; four draws, two defeats. Jermain Defoe had now scored in 15 different Premier League seasons.