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Roy Keane slams Joachim Anderson’s ‘ridiculous’ defending which led to Leicester’s opener

‘Why take a chance there and risk it?’: Roy Keane slams Joachim Andersen’s ‘ridiculous’ defending as the Crystal Palace defender lost the ball to Kelechi Iheanacho who charged through to score Leicester’s opener

  • Crystal Palace had the better of the play before Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal 
  • The Leicester striker pounced on Joachim Andersen before scoring for Leicester 
  • Andersen was then partly guilty for Leicester’s second by Jamie Vardy 
  • Roy Keane has hit out at Andersen’s ‘ridiculous’ defending for the first goal


Roy Keane has slammed Joachim Andersen’s ‘ridiculous’ defending which led to Leicester’s opener against Crystal Palace.

The Eagles had the better of the opening play before the Foxes capitalised on a defensive error to take the lead.

Andersen had the ball played to him and he tried to knock it past Kelechi Iheanacho who read what the Crystal Palace defender was attempting to do.

Joachim Andersen gave the ball away to Kelechi Iheanacho who opened the scoring

Roy Keane slammed Andersen's defending that allowed Iheanacho to break through

Roy Keane slammed Andersen’s defending that allowed Iheanacho to break through

The Leicester striker pounced on Andersen and knocked the ball before charging on goal to score an easy goal for the Foxes.

At half-time, Sky Sports pundit Keane was left confused by Andersen’s defending which led to the goal.

He said: ‘I just can’t understand it, Patrick’s (Vieira) done his homework they’re well prepared, they had a good performance the other night. 

Jamie Carragher also criticised Andersen for his part in Jamie Vardy's goal to make it 2-0

Jamie Carragher also criticised Andersen for his part in Jamie Vardy’s goal to make it 2-0

Keane labelled Palace defender Andersen's risk to try get past Iheanacho as 'ridiculous'

Keane labelled Palace defender Andersen’s risk to try get past Iheanacho as ‘ridiculous’

‘And then for your centre back to try and beat someone in that area knowing if he doesn’t get by him the striker’s in on goal. It’s been that type of game it’s been really sloppy both teams but that don’t bother Leicester. 

‘That defending why take a chance there and risk it’s ridiculous.’

Andersen also had a part to play in Leicester’s second goal just six minutes later.

Andersen congratulates Michael Olise who helped Palace get back into the contest

Andersen congratulates Michael Olise who helped Palace get back into the contest

Harvey Barnes fed the ball to Jamie Vardy to tuck away an easy finish, but Keane’s co-pundit Jamie Carragher hit out at Andersen’s defending.

He said: ‘Andersen doesn’t cover himself in glory here his body position not great. As Vardy comes in he’s not going to miss. Look at the eyes he fools the goalkeeper a great finish.’

Keane added: ‘When you give away the first goal just take your medicine and go into half time 1-0 but they concede six minutes later. Bit of a lack of maturity there at the back.’

Second half goals from Michael Olise and Jeffrey Schlupp helped pull the Eagles level. 

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