Football clockwatch: Leicester v Crystal Palace, Blackburn v Leeds and more!

04 July 2020 12:56
Updates from the 3pm Premier League and Championship kick-offsNorwich v Brighton – live!Live scoreboard: the latest from all Saturday’s gamesHow they stand: the latest league tablesAnd you can get in touch with Tom by email or on Twitter 1.56pm BST Some pre-match reading – Paul Doyle on Leicester’s decline: Related: Leicester unravelled and desperate owing to small squad's broken belief | Paul Doyle 1.51pm BST In the early games, Norwich, predictably, are losing at home to Brighton after, predictably, starting brightly then fading. Join Rob Smyth for MBM fun here. And in the big east Midlands set-to at Pride Park, Nottingham Forest are clinging on to the 1-0 lead given them by Joe Lolley’s 12th-minute long-distance shot. If Forest hang on they’ll leapfrog Brentford into third, for at least a wee while anyhow. 12.54pm BST Afternoon everyone. The city of Leicester has bigger things to worry about right now than the fate of its football team, as it grapples with a reimposed Covid-19 lockdown and all the deep anxieties that entails. But within the smaller, less consequential bubble of Premier League football, Brendan Rodgers has had plenty to be mithered by of late too. Leicester haven’t got going at all since the resumption, and the verve of last autumn – with the likes of Jamie Vardy, Ricardo Pereira, Caglar Soyuncu, James Maddison and Ben Chilwell all at the very top of their games – seems a very distant memory.Still, they remain in the shakeup for the Champions League places and should back themselves against a Crystal Palace side who’ve blown hot and cold since the restart – blowing away Bournemouth before being blown away themselves by Liverpool and blunted by Burnley. They’ve got less to play for today, so they could either play with freedom and confidence or like they’d rather have been in the pub since 6am, which no one actually was this morning. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian