Leicester Metropolis 1-3 Leeds United: Patrick Bamford conjures up win

Leicester Metropolis 1-3 Leeds United: Patrick Bamford conjures up win

Stuart Dallas scored 127 seconds after Harvey Barnes had given Leicester City the lead.
Stuart Dallas levelled 127 seconds after Harvey Barnes had given Leicester Metropolis the lead

Patrick Bamford had a job in all three targets as Leeds United fought again to finish Leicester Metropolis’s seven-game unbeaten run within the Premier League with a deserved victory at King Energy Stadium.

Harvey Barnes had opened the scoring for Leicester after a beautiful run and fast alternate with James Maddison, however the Foxes’ lead lasted simply 127 seconds.

Bamford discovered Stuart Dallas with a well-timed go and the midfielder picked out the far nook with a low, right-footed strike.

The ahead then fired into the highest nook to place Leeds in entrance along with his first purpose in 5 league video games, earlier than unselfishly organising Jack Harrison.

Ayoze Perez thought he had restored the Foxes’ lead in a frantic opening 20 minutes however was flagged offside, whereas Leeds substitute Mateusz Klich additionally had a purpose dominated out 10 minutes later.

Kasper Schmeichel made a sensible save to tip Bamford’s header on to the crossbar and Klich was in an offside place when he hacked within the rebound from shut vary.

Bamford needed to wait till the seventieth minute for his purpose after which had the attention to tee up Harrison for a tap-in as Leeds broke for a 3rd late on.

Marcelo Bielsa’s facet stay twelfth after their victory, whereas third-placed Leicester missed the possibility to go second and might be overtaken by Liverpool later.

Bamford conjures up Leeds victory

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers revealed after his facet beat Leeds 4-1 in November that he was delighted to not get dragged into the kind of “basketball match” Bielsa’s outfit thrive on.

Sunday’s enthralling encounter was precisely that, nonetheless, as Leeds responded to going a purpose down by levelling two minutes later by way of Dallas’ well-taken effort.

They might even have been forward on the break had it not been for 2 positive Schmeichel saves.

Leeds, who beat Newcastle final outing to cease run of three defeats in all competitions, continued to provide their counter-attacking greatest regardless of extra Leicester stress within the second half.

After organising the primary, Bamford obtained the purpose his efficiency deserved with 20 minutes remaining when he fired into the highest nook along with his left foot following Raphinha’s go.

With Leicester making an attempt to pressure an equaliser, Leeds pounced for a 3rd on the break as Bamford ran clear, drew Schmeichel and squared for Harrison to roll into an empty internet.

The 27-year-old has been straight concerned in 15 targets in his 20 Premier League appearances for Leeds this season, with England boss Gareth Southgate current to witness this eleventh and maybe most spectacular strike within the competitors this season.

Foxes struggling in Vardy’s absence?

Harvey Barnes scored his seventh Premier League goal of the season
Harvey Barnes scored his seventh Premier League purpose of the season

Leicester would have moved two factors behind leaders Manchester Metropolis with a win however dropped factors for the second successive recreation, after a draw at Everton in midweek.

With Jamie Vardy absent following a hernia operation, the Foxes’ most harmful attacking shops have been Barnes and Maddison, and it was the 2 England hopefuls who mixed for Leicester’s opener.

Barnes collected the ball within the Leeds half and accelerated in the direction of the penalty field, exchanging a one-two with Maddison earlier than sliding an effort past Illan Meslier.

Maddison’s help was the playmaker’s tenth purpose involvement in his previous 11 video games in all competitions, whereas Barnes now has seven league targets this season.

However Vardy has scored 11 targets within the league this season, with back-up forwards Ayoze Perez and Kelechi Iheanacho contributing only one between them, and the Foxes have now did not win both of their league video games since his surgical procedure.

It means Rodgers has needed to alter his method and he introduced Caglar Soyuncu on at half-time because the hosts switched to a again three in an effort to regain management in opposition to Leeds.

It virtually labored instantly as wing-backs Ricardo Pereira and James Justin mixed, however Justin’s effort was blocked.

A stretching Jonny Evans poked huge on the far publish with Leicester trying to stage late on, however the hosts had been caught out as Leeds flew ahead to kill the sport with six minutes left.

Extra to comply with.

Participant of the match

BamfordPatrick Bamford

Leicester Metropolis

  1. Squad quantity1Participant titleSchmeichel

  2. Squad quantity15Participant titleBarnes

  3. Squad quantity8Participant titleTielemans

  4. Squad quantity6Participant titleEvans

  5. Squad quantity10Participant titleMaddison

  6. Squad quantity2Participant titleJustin

  7. Squad quantity3Participant titleFofana

  8. Squad quantity27Participant titleCastagne

  9. Squad quantity24Participant titleMendy

  10. Squad quantity21Participant titleRicardo Pereira

  11. Squad quantity4Participant titleSöyüncü

  12. Squad quantity11Participant titleAlbrighton

  13. Squad quantity19Participant titleÜnder

  14. Squad quantity17Participant titleAyoze Pérez

Leeds United

  1. Squad quantity9Participant titleBamford

  2. Squad quantity15Participant titleDallas

  3. Squad quantity18Participant titleRaphinha

  4. Squad quantity22Participant titleHarrison

  5. Squad quantity2Participant titleAyling

  6. Squad quantity1Participant titleMeslier

  7. Squad quantity6Participant titleCooper

  8. Squad quantity23Participant titlePhillips

  9. Squad quantity21Participant titleStruijk

  10. Squad quantity10Participant titleAlioski

  11. Squad quantity43Participant titleKlich

  12. Squad quantity20Participant titleRodrigo

  13. Squad quantity17Participant titleHélder Costa



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 27CastagneSubstituted forRicardo Pereiraat 37′minutes
  • 3FofanaSubstituted forÜnderat 80′minutes
  • 6Evans
  • 2Justin
  • 8Tielemans
  • 24Mendy
  • 11AlbrightonSubstituted forSöyüncüat 45′minutes
  • 10Maddison
  • 15Barnes
  • 17Pérez


  • 4Söyüncü
  • 12Ward
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 18Amartey
  • 19Ünder
  • 20Choudhury
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 28Fuchs
  • 33Thomas


Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Meslier
  • 2AylingBooked at 38mins
  • 21Struijk
  • 6Cooper
  • 10Alioski
  • 23Phillips
  • 18RaphinhaSubstituted forHélder Costaat 80′minutes
  • 20RodrigoSubstituted forKlichat 21′minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 15DallasBooked at 62mins
  • 22Harrison
  • 9Bamford


  • 7Poveda-Ocampo
  • 11Roberts
  • 13Casilla
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 19Hernández
  • 24Davis
  • 35Cresswell
  • 43Klich
  • 46Shackleton

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