Leicester City returned to winning ways on Monday night when they thrashed Aston Villa 4-0 at the King Power Stadium, and after the match their fans eulogised over a man making just his second Premier League start.
The Foxes had been on a rough trot in the league in recent times, but you wouldn’t have thought it with their overall display, and while they were helped on their way by the visitors, once they got in front we saw some of the best of Brendan Rodgers’ men.
Leicester took the lead towards the end of the opening period, when Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina misjudged a through ball, allowing Harvey Barnes to round him and slot home into an unguarded net.
Better news came after the break when Jamie Vardy came off the bench to score with his first touch, converting a penalty after Tyrone Mings was harshly adjudged to have handled. The England man then made it 3-0 shortly after as the Foxes hit the afterburners.
Barnes then rounded off the scoring late on when he scored the fourth Leicester goal on the evening, as the King Power men consolidated their hopes of playing Champions League football next term.
There were many excellent performances in the Foxes team on the night but one player who really stood out was summer signing James Justin.
He was handed the left-back spot by Rodgers, with Ben Chilwell out injured, and he took full advantage of the opportunity given to him.
The former Luton Town defender gave a composed display, one which was immaculate going forward and that was made to look easy when in defence, and he impressed a number of Leicester fans.
His performance was the talk of many Foxes supporters after the match, with a host of them taking to Twitter to comment on a fine showing by the 22-year-old.
Here are some of their posts:
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