Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho scored the opener in a 3-1 win as the Foxes saw off Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday but assistant manager Chris Davies is convinced that his team could have done more to claim a more convincing victory.
It was not all plain sailing for Leicester City at the Pirelli Stadium as, despite grabbing the lead through goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans inside the opening 20 minutes, Burton caused the visitors some trouble, halving the deficit early on in the second period and missing a great chance to equalize.
However, James Maddison added a late third – after Danny Ward had pulled off a stunning save to deny Scott Fraser – to help City reach the last-eight of the Carabao Cup for the third year in a row.
Leicester City assistant manager, Davies, thereafter blasted his men – who smashed nine goals past Southampton last Friday in the Premier League – for not being clinical enough in front of goal against Burton Albion.
“I think it was a good performance in general,” Davies told LCFC TV.
“Obviously, from our point of view, the objective was to get through in the game, which we did.
“Full credit to Burton for their performance, they showed a good energy and spirit in the game and caused us problems at times.
“From our point of view, we could have scored more goals and been a bit more clinical with our attacking play. In general, we’re happy to go through.”
“They pushed, and they pressed, and they played with a good intensity. We lacked a little bit of aggression in certain moments and they managed to get their shot off and score their goal.
“We always felt that we were going to create more chances and we did do that, but we weren’t quite clinical enough in those moments – either breaking away or when we had possession.
“When we could get control of the game, we were better, but full credit to Burton for their performance. We were the deserved winners.
“He (Ward) made one excellent save, point blank – a real reaction save,” said Davies. “It was a crucial save in the game and he came in and played well.
“Obviously, we like to build up the game from the back with the goalkeepers, where they have lots of involvement with their feet.
“He’s good at decision making and has good quality on the ball, and that save was a big save. That’s what you need your ‘keeper to do.”