Leicester win at Leeds to move a point off the top


Harvey Barnes scores within two minutes
Harvey Barnes’ opener after 121 seconds was Leicester’s quickest Premier League goal since Shinji Okazaki netted after 52 seconds against Brighton back in August 2017

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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Leeds United

  1. Squad number1Player nameMeslier

  2. Squad number2Player nameAyling

  3. Squad number5Player nameKoch

  4. Squad number6Player nameCooper

  5. Squad number15Player nameDallas

  6. Squad number43Player nameKlich

  7. Squad number17Player nameHélder Costa

  8. Squad number19Player namePablo Hernández

  9. Squad number46Player nameShackleton

  10. Squad number22Player nameHarrison

  11. Squad number9Player nameBamford

  1. Squad number7Player namePoveda-Ocampo

  2. Squad number10Player nameAlioski

  3. Squad number11Player nameRoberts

Leicester City

  1. Squad number1Player nameSchmeichel

  2. Squad number2Player nameJustin

  3. Squad number3Player nameFofana

  4. Squad number28Player nameFuchs

  5. Squad number11Player nameAlbrighton

  6. Squad number8Player nameTielemans

  7. Squad number24Player nameMendy

  8. Squad number33Player nameThomas

  9. Squad number26Player namePraet

  10. Squad number15Player nameBarnes

  11. Squad number9Player nameVardy

  1. Squad number5Player nameMorgan

  2. Squad number10Player nameMaddison

  3. Squad number19Player nameÜnder

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Meslier
  • 2Ayling
  • 5Koch
  • 6Cooper
  • 15DallasBooked at 50minsSubstituted forAlioskiat 81′minutes
  • 43Klich
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 19HernándezSubstituted forRobertsat 67′minutes
  • 46ShackletonSubstituted forPoveda-Ocampoat 45′minutes
  • 22Harrison
  • 9Bamford

Substitutes

  • 7Poveda-Ocampo
  • 10Alioski
  • 11Roberts
  • 13Casilla
  • 21Struijk
  • 24Davis
  • 49Casey

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2Justin
  • 3Fofana
  • 28Fuchs
  • 11Albrighton
  • 8Tielemans
  • 24Mendy
  • 33ThomasBooked at 84mins
  • 26PraetSubstituted forMaddisonat 63′minutes
  • 15BarnesSubstituted forÜnderat 71′minutes
  • 9VardySubstituted forMorganat 85′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Morgan
  • 10Maddison
  • 12Ward
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 17Pérez
  • 19Ünder
  • 20Choudhury

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