As the Foxes won their seventh away win in nine Premier League attempts at Newcastle on Sunday to climb to third in the table, James Maddison puts Leicester’s astonishing away record down to a healthy blend of confidence and complacency.
Overall, from a possible 27 away from home, they picked up a fantastic 22 points – only Liverpool beat them, while a much-changed side drew at Crystal Palace last Monday – 12 more than they achieved in eight King Power Stadium matches. “I think our away record is brilliant and this was no different,”I think our distance record is brilliant and that was no different. “You come up against teams like Newcastle and we want to win those games. “As a big team and a team who knows we can win, we go into the game, but you can’t be complacent at the same time because you’re starting to get bad results. “It was Maddison who got the ball rolling for the Foxes on Tyneside after a relatively unremarkable first half. 10 minutes after the restart, the midfielder was perfectly placed to slide the ball past helpless keeper Karl Darlow after Harvey Barnes had broken through and set up Jamie Vardy.Vardy headed inside before picking out Maddison on the edge of the box and his finish was unerring. ” I can’t remember that very well, but I’m pretty sure that Vardy came down to the left and I ran into the penalty area, but I was almost blocked by the defenders, the line of sight on the move. “He had the sightline and then it was only a matter of time before the ball rolled towards me. I stayed calm, got good contact with the ball and shot it into the net. That’s the kind of finish we practice in training, and it’s always nice when one of them comes off. “City doubled their lead 18 minutes from time when Youri Tielemans scored with a thumping shot over Darlow from a Marc Albrighton cor “It probably wasn’t the best game for a referee in the first half, I’d say, but we had to show patience, a bit of quality when the chances came and then resilience at the end, which we’ve shown this season.”