56 touches, 13 crosses: Leicester star Marc Albrighton was superb at West Brom

Leicester City

Leicester City’s Marc Albrighton was in top form against West Bromwich Albion.

Leicester City winger Marc Albrighton put in another superb performance this weekend as his side came from behind to defeat West Bromwich Albion 3-2.

The Foxes have enjoyed a spectacular start to the current campaign, winning six of their opening 11 matches and scoring a whopping 23 goals – second only to Manchester City.

Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy have deservedly earned widespread praise for their stunning displays so far this season, and the duo were on top form again as they downed the Baggies.

However, Leicester’s success hasn’t been down to just two outstanding players, it is a result of an outstanding collective team effort with everyone pitching in.

At West Brom, Mahrez and Vardy may have bagged the goals but winger Albrighton was just as effective in his role for the team, contributing in a number of key areas.

  AssistsTouchesAccurate PassesTotal CrossesChances CreatedTacklesBall RecoveriesMins Played
Marc Albrighton 1 56 20 13 3 2 6 76

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the former Aston Villa man was heavily involved as he supplied his attacking colleagues with plenty of ammunition, while also contributing with defensive duties.

He posted 56 touches, 20 accurate passes and a team-high 13 crosses from wide areas, creating three chances in the process. Moreover, he was attributed with one assist.

Defensively, Albrighton made two tackles and six ball recoveries as he was tasked with stopping West Brom from getting it wide and pumping those dangerous diagonal balls into the box.

The victory takes Claudio Ranier’s men up to third in the Premier League table, three points off top spot.

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