The Emirates FA Cup • 4th Round
  • 2nd Half
  • Brentford
  • Leicester City
  • 84'
  • PérezAlbrighton
  • 79'
  • ÜnderIheanacho
  • MendyNdidi
  • PereiraCastagne
  • Maddison
  • 64'
  • JaneltJensen
  • Tielemans (P)
  • Ünder
  • 1st Half
  • Brentford
  • Leicester City
  • Zamburek
  • Bech Sørensen

Brentford - Leicester City

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Full-time: Leicester are comfortable winners to book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup.


Three minutes will be added on.


Rodgers will be delighted with how Leicester have performed in the second half after such a lacklustre performance in the opening period.


Brentford sub: Another teenager comes on for the hosts, with Haygarth coming on for Zamburek.

  • Marc Albrighton
    OffAyoze PérezLeicester CityLeicester sub: Marc Albrigton replaces Perez.
  • Marc Albrighton
    OnMarc AlbrightonLeicester City

Leicester sub: Marc Albrigton replaces Perez.


Brentford would be very welcome in the Premier League with this style of football, and they fashion another half opportunity. Rasmussen drives down the right and picks out Fosu, whose ambitious volley drops wide at the far post.


Brentford sub: Gilbert comes on in place of Ghoddos.


Leicester sub: Iheanacho comes on for Under, who has been impressive this afternoon.


Leicester may not be quite finished yet. Tielemans tries his luck from 20 yards but fails to trouble Daniels on this occasion.


That should do it, you would think. Leicester have been excellent in this second half and fully deserve their two-goal lead. They will host Brighton in the fifth round should they hold on.


GOAL! Brentford 1-3 Leicester (James Maddison): Maddison scores for the fourth consecutive game to all but seal victory for Leicester! Under carves in from the right and feeds Barnes on the left flank. Daniels can only palm his shot into the path of Maddison who is left with a simple tap-in.


Leicester chance! Thomas is released by Barnes on the overlap and the former pulls it back for the latter who slides his low shot just wide of Daniels' far post.


Pressley makes a mess of it after being picked out by Fosu's cross. He misses with an attempted shot and then the ball hits his arm as he concedes the free-kick.


Double Brentford sub: Jensen and teenager Pressley come on for Janelt and Canos, as Thomas Frank looks for a way back into the game.


Leicester go close! Tielemans plays a beautifully-weighted pass to release Pereira on the right flank. He picks out Under in space in the middle who shoots first-time with his left foot but somehow fails to hit the target. A let-off for Brentford.


Important defending! Brentford aren't out of this contest just yet. Soyuncu fails to clear his lines from Sorensen's long throw. It falls to Forss, whose shot from point-blank range is blocked by Pereira.


Chance for Leicester! Tielemans picks out Pereira on the right. He cuts it back to Maddison, who tries a first-time flicked effort but doesn't quite get the accuracy as it drops over the bar.


A concern for Canos as he goes down following a collision with Soyuncu.


No let up from Leicester as Under drives forward once again. This time Stevens is there to intervene.


GOAL! Brentford 1-2 Leicester (Youri Tielemans, pen): Tielemans picks himself up to take the penalty himself and makes no mistake, sliding the ball into the bottom left corner for his fifth goal of the season. Leicester have completely turned this game on its head within six minutes of the restart.


Penalty to Leicester! Tielemans is upended by Fosu in the area and Michael Oliver has an easy decision to make as he points to the spot.


Perez fires a shot from the edge of the area and forces a good save from Daniels.


Much improved from Leicester as they come forward once more. Tielemans finds Perez with a precise cross but his glancing header is looped onto the roof of the net.


GOAL! Brentford 1-1 Leicester (Cengiz Under): Whatever Brendan Rodgers told his players at the break has clearly worked. Leicester win the ball in midfield, it's fed to Maddison, who rides a challenge with lightning quick feet. He slips it to Under in space on his right and he finishes with a curling side-footed effort. All level.


Kick-off! No changes in personnel at the break, as Leicester get us moving in the second half.


Half-time: Brave Brentford lead at the break and it's no less than what they deserve.


There will be just the one minute of added-time to play at the end of the first half.


Smart save! Ghoddos gets a lot of power in his free-kick and forces a fine finger-tip save from Ward.


Fosu buys a free-kick in another threatening position from Tielemans, who was trying to get out of his way.


Maddison picks up the ball in space and threads a nice pass to Under on the right flank. His low cross is inviting, but Pinnock - who has been excellent so far - is spot on with his positional awareness to make the interception.


Ghoddos does well to lift his free-kick over the wall but there's too much height on his effort and Ward can watch it sail over his bar.


And now Brentford win a free-kick in a dangerous position as Forss is fouled by Soyuncu.


Not content with their 1-0 lead, Brentford continue to push players forward up in search of a second. Another set-piece is pumped into the Leicester penalty area, but this time Tielemans heads clear.


Brentford go close! The hosts almost score from another corner! Leicester's zonal marking isn't working, Fosu peels off at the back post and sticks out a boot. Ward makes such an important one-handed save to keep the score Brentford 1-0 Leicester.


Brentford are enjoying another little spell in the game, and Zamburek forces the corner with a deflected shot.


Referee Michael Oliver gets in the way of a Leicester attack and according to the rules a drop ball must be played.


It's risky but admirable the number of players Brentford bring forward to contest attacking set-pieces. Amartey clears Sorensen's long throw on the stretch.


Fosu makes a supporting run and finds himself in behind the Leicester defence on the left channel. His low cross is searching for Forss, but Soyuncu makes an important intervention.


Leicester have had 65 per cent of possession and registered five shots at goal - but it's Brentford who lead with 25 minutes on the clock.


Close! Maddison takes the resultant free-kick and gets his curling effort over the wall. But it hasn't quite got the accuracy to test Daniels as the ball hits the side-netting.


Yellow card! Zamburek goes into the book for a late challenge on Perez.


Here's the goal...


Leicester work a clever corner routine, but Thomas' delivery fails to beat the first man.


Perez makes a clever run in behind the Brentford pass as a through ball is teased towards him. But Roerslev is tracking him all the way and applies just enough pressure to allow Daniels to gather.


Maddison feeds Tielemans in space and with Brentford defenders backing off the Leicester midfielder accepts the invitation to shoot from range. He drags his effort well wide of goal, though.


Brentford commit a lot of players forward to contest a free-kick on the left flank. The delivery is searching for Sorensen once more but this time Soyuncu climbs highest to head clear.


Close! Leicester target their attack down the left flank for the first time this afternoon, with Barnes carving in to find space for a shot. His low effort is deflected and Pinnock is well positioned once more to clear.


Maddison finds Perez with a lovely pass on the half volley. The Leicester forward takes a touch to get the ball out of his feet but Pinnock goes to ground early and makes an important block.


A Brentford opener is probably the best a neutral could have hoped for. How will Leicester respond to such an early setback?


GOAL! Brentford 1-0 Leicester (Mads Sorensen): The hosts lead against the run of play! Amartey concedes a cheap corner, the resultant delivery is whipped to the near post. Chaos ensues, the ball hits a Leicester thigh and Mads Sorensen bundles it over the line.


Under goes close for Leicester! Positive play from Under once more, but perhaps he should cut it back again rather than shooting from the tight angle. Daniels has his near post covered and makes the stop.


Chance for Leicester! The visitors make a bright start to proceedings, and perhaps Perez should put them ahead. Under drives down the right flank and centres it for the Leicester forward whose side-footed effort drifts just wide.


Kick-off! The players, officials and staff take the knee and then Brentford get us underway. It's fourth in the Championship versus third in the Premier League. Most of the snow has been cleared from the pitch, and the conditions look okay at present.


FIVE minutes until kick-off, it's Brentford versus Leicester in the fourth round of the FA Cup. It's LIVE and it's NEXT!


This should be an entertaining affair between two sides competing at the top end of their respective divisions. Brentford have lost just one of their last 19 games, while Leicester are undefeated in 10 of their last 11.


Vardy will miss just 10 days following his hernia operation, Rodgers has confirmed in a pre-match interview with BT Sport. That is, of course, a huge boost for Leicester and their title hopes.


Rodgers on facing Brentford: "I’ve enjoyed analysing how they’ve worked. We maybe don’t see them so much because we’re analysing our [Premier League] opposition, but they play fantastic football. They have a real trust in their game and how they play. They play their game from behind. Their positioning on the field is very, very good and they look to get numbers into the box to score goals.”


Brentford boss Thomas Frank: "Everyone, players, coaches, staff, directors, like to compete and challenge against the best teams in the Premier League. That is something we really enjoy going into and we do with a big belief. We are really looking forward to the game tomorrow against a Leicester City side who have done amazingly this season."


Brentford are also much-changed from their usual starting XI. With top goalscorer Ivan Toney missing through suspension, Tarique Fosu-Henry is given a rare start, while Josh Dasilva is also absent due to a recent red card against Tottenham.


There are EIGHT changes from the Leicester side that defeated Chelsea 2-0 in midweek. Youri Tielemans, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes keep their place as Rodgers switches it up. Ricardo Pereira and Caglar Soyuncu start having recovered from long-term injuries. Jamie Vardy misses out after undergoing a hernia operation.


Line-ups in full - Brentford XI: Daniels, Roerslev, Pinnock, Sorensen, Stevens, Janelt, Zamburek, Ghoddos, Fosu, Canos, Forss.. subs: Raya, Henry, Jensen, Dalsgaard, Pressley, Gilbert, Haygarth, Gordon /// Leicester XI: Ward, Ricardo, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas, Mendy, Tielemans, Under, Maddison, Barnes, Perez.. subs: Jakupovic, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Choudhury, Ndidi, Castagne.






Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the FA Cup fourth round clash between Brentford and Leicester. Brendan Rodgers' side comfortably saw off Stoke in the last round, while Championship high-flyers Brentford beat Middlesbrough. The winner will host Brighton in the fifth round. Team news to follow, kick-off is just an hour away now.