Youri Tielemans struck twice as Leicester recorded an emphatic win at Leeds to move to within a point of Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Jamie Vardy was involved in the Foxes’ first three goals – teeing up Harvey Barnes within two minutes for the opener after a costly mistake by Robin Koch.
Tielemans netted Leicester’s second – pouncing on a rebound from Vardy’s diving header – before Stuart Dallas’ cross flew all the way into the net for Leeds after half-time.
But Leeds’ response in the second half was stumped as Vardy netted a third for Leicester before Tielemans scored from the spot in stoppage time.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side – without record-signing Rodrigo, forced to self-isolate after coming into contact with somebody who tested positive for coronavirus – were made to pay for a sloppy first half.
Patrick Bamford had headed it tamely into Kasper Schmeichel’s arms seconds before Barnes’ early opener and Pablo Hernandez struck the post in the second half.
But the Foxes killed the game off late on to pick up their fourth win in a row.
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- 15DallasBooked at 50minsSubstituted forAlioskiat 81′minutes
- 17Hélder Costa
- 19HernándezSubstituted forRobertsat 67′minutes
- 46ShackletonSubstituted forPoveda-Ocampoat 45′minutes
- 33ThomasBooked at 84mins
- 26PraetSubstituted forMaddisonat 63′minutes
- 15BarnesSubstituted forÜnderat 71′minutes
- 9VardySubstituted forMorganat 85′minutes
Match ends, Leeds United 1, Leicester City 4.
Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Leicester City 4.
Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Ezgjan Alioski.
Attempt missed. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Ayling.
Goal! Leeds United 1, Leicester City 4. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
VAR Decision: Penalty Leicester City.
Penalty conceded by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Leicester City. James Maddison draws a foul in the penalty area.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Mateusz Klich.
Substitution, Leicester City. Wes Morgan replaces Jamie Vardy.
Luke Thomas (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ian Poveda-Ocampo (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Luke Thomas (Leicester City).
Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cengiz Ünder.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Marc Albrighton.
Attempt blocked. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution, Leeds United. Ezgjan Alioski replaces Stuart Dallas.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Christian Fuchs.
Attempt missed. Robin Koch (Leeds United) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Harrison with a cross following a corner.