Player Ratings: Leicester City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

Sports Mole rates and slates the players who took part in West Bromwich Albion's 1-0 win over Leicester City in the Premier League.

An own goal from Esteban Cambiasso handed West Bromwich Albion a 1-0 win over Leicester City in their Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.

Despite the Foxes being the better side overall in the first half, Wes Morgan's clearance in the 47th minute bounced off Cambiasso and past Kasper Schmeichel to gift the Baggies the lead.

Leicester pressed forward in a bid to find an equaliser, but West Brom held on for all three points to climb to 10th in the table, while Nigel Pearson's side remain one place above the relegation zone.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at the individual performances on show in the Midlands.


Daniel Drinkwater of Leicester City holds off a challenge from James Morrison of West Brom during the Barclays Premier League match on November 1, 2014© Getty Images

LEICESTER CITY

Goal

Kasper Schmeichel: Comfortable when tested in the first half. Not at fault for his side's own goal. (7/10)

Defence

Marcin Wasilewski: Struggled against Berahino and lucky not to be punished for a clear elbow on the striker. (5/10)

Wes Morgan: Failed to take his chance with a header following a Foxes corner. A poor showing for kicking his clearance into Cambiasso for what was a farcical own goal. (5/10)

Paul Konchesky: Uncharacteristically nervous against West Brom's front line. (5/10)

Ritchie de Laet: Made some good runs forward into the Baggies half, but his crossing was off the mark. (6/10)

Midfield

Danny Drinkwater: Energetic pushing forward when trying to help his side find an equaliser. (6/10)

Esteban Cambiasso: Unlucky to have Morgan's clearance cannon off him for his side's own goal, but was not on the ball as often as he would have liked. Made a vital goalline clearance in the first half. (6/10)

Andy King: Guilty of missing a gilt-edged chance with 13 minutes to go when unmarked in the West Brom box. (5/10)

Matthew James: Decent when it came to set pieces, with his dead ball prowess creating several good chances for his attackers. (6/10)

Attack

Jamie Vardy: Went down too easily at times and missed several good opportunities. (5/10)

David Nugent: Completely ineffective against the Baggies back line. (5/10)

Substitutes:

Leonardo Ulloa: Dropped after a run of five goalless games, but will be back in the XI next time after Nugent's display. (6/10)

Nick Powell: A rare chance for the Manchester United loanee and he could have been the Foxes hero when he volleyed over late on (6/10)

Chris Wood: Pearson turned to the striker in his search for an equaliser, but Leicester could not supply him with a chance. (6/10)


Chris Brunt of West Brom celebrates as he picks the matchball up from the net after Esteban Cambiasso of Leicester City scored an own goal on November 1, 2014© Getty Images

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Goal

Ben Foster: Lucky not to be penalised after appearing to handle outside the box early on, but grew into the game and pulled off several saves to stop Leicester from getting onto the scoresheet. (6/10)

Defence

Craig Dawson: Guilty of several mishaps including appearing to handle in the box. (5/10)

Sebastien Pocognoli: Stood up well to Leicester's drives forward in the second half. (7/10)

Andre Wisdom: Tight at the back, rarely put a foot wrong. (7/10)

Joleon Lescott: Strong at the back, though his tackle in the box on Vardy was risky and could have been given as a penalty. (6/10)

Midfield

Chris Brunt: Wasted the best chance of the first half when his shot from outside of the area went over, but was good otherwise, linking up well with Berahino. (6/10)

Graham Dorrans: Grew into the game, though he lost possession too easily at times. (6/10)

James Morrison: A solid display. Instrumental in what could prove to be a valuable away win for the Baggies. (7/10)

Stephane Sessegnon: His pace and passing wreaked havoc on the Leicester defence. (7/10)

Craig Gardner: Tireless, held firm at the back and helped up front. (7/10)

Attack

Saido Berahino: Despite not getting on the scoresheet, he troubled the defence with clever passing and good efforts, while also contributing to his side's goal when his cutback was dealt with so poorly by the Leicester back line. (7/10)

Substitutes

Claudio Yacob: Brought on for Sessegnon with 10 minutes to go and helped Albion see the game out. (6/10)

Victor Anichebe The attacker did more good work in his own box than Leicester's in his five-minute cameo, making a couple of good clearances. (6/10)

Cristian Gamboa Came on in stoppage-time in what was simply a time-wasting exercise. (6/10)


Daniel Drinkwater of Leicester City holds off a challenge from James Morrison of West Brom during the Barclays Premier League match on November 1, 2014
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