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Premier League (J7): Leicester wins at Leeds

ByRoborto Sykes

Nov 3, 2020
In a duel which was expected as an opposition of styles, Leeds and Leicester offered a spectacle in two stages, this Monday evening for the seventh day of the Premier League. The first period was largely in favor of visitors.

The players led by Brendan Rodgers have, as was to be expected, mainly evolve in transitions. With possession for Leeds, Leicester quickly managed to unlock the counters. Indeed, from the third minute of play, Harvey Barnes scored. A bad transmission from Robin Koch to his goalie got in the feet of Jamie Vardy. The Foxes forward was then able to hook Ilan Meslier before delivering a pass for Barnes who sent the ball into the net.

Sharper, Leicester doubled the bet before half an hour into the game. It was the former player of AS Monaco, Youri Tielemans, who scored. Following a great collective action, the midfielder moved towards the surface to take a shot pushed back from Jamie Vardy (22nd). 0-2, and hope already seems far away for the Leeds players.

After leaving the locker room, the second half also offered a (almost) one-sided scenario. In contrast to the first act, it was Leeds who monopolized the debates. After a two-handed corner between Mateusz Klich and Jack Harrison, the ball was sent by Stuart Dallas to the far post. Panic in the defense of Leicester and neither Wesley Fofana, nor Christian Fuchs, could intercept his trajectory. Kasper Schmeichel, the goalkeeper, could only see the ball finish its race in the back of the net (48th).

Domination for Leeds, and icy realism for Leicester

With this hopeful goal quickly scored, Leeds pushed to return to a tie. Located at twenty meters, Hernandez notably found the crossbar on a sudden shot (55th). Schmeichel then seemed beaten. Leicester resisted, without breaking, for 20 minutes, then broke Leeds on a counterattack.

Found between the lines, Maddison was able to control the ball to get rid of his opponent and then serve Under in depth. The former element of AS Roma stole his ball between Dallas and Meslier. Always located in the right place, Jamie Vardy, came to place the ball in the empty goal and to break the illusions of the players of Bielsa.

At the very end of the game, Leicester strengthened the score with a penalty converted by Tielemans (91st) for the 1-4. With this success, Leicester is now the runner-up to Liverpool, only one unit from the Reds. Leeds occupy twelfth place in the Premier League table.