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?
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.
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- 27CastagneSubstituted forRicardo Pereiraat 37′minutes
- 3FofanaSubstituted forÜnderat 80′minutes
- 11AlbrightonSubstituted forSöyüncüat 45′minutes
- 21Ricardo Pereira
- 2AylingBooked at 38mins
- 18RaphinhaSubstituted forHélder Costaat 80′minutes
- 20RodrigoSubstituted forKlichat 21′minutesBooked at 74mins
- 15DallasBooked at 62mins
- 17Hélder Costa
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Match ends, Leicester Metropolis 1, Leeds United 3.
Second Half ends, Leicester Metropolis 1, Leeds United 3.
Nook, Leicester Metropolis. Conceded by Stuart Dallas.
Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Leicester Metropolis).
Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try blocked. Ayoze Pérez (Leicester Metropolis) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Nampalys Mendy.
Try missed. Cengiz Ünder (Leicester Metropolis) left footed shot from exterior the field is shut, however misses the highest left nook. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.
Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Leicester Metropolis).
Jack Harrison (Leeds United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Çaglar Söyüncü (Leicester Metropolis) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Patrick Bamford (Leeds United).
Offside, Leicester Metropolis. Youri Tielemans tries a by way of ball, however Cengiz Ünder is caught offside.
Purpose! Leicester Metropolis 1, Leeds United 3. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the centre of the purpose. Assisted by Patrick Bamford following a quick break.
James Justin (Leicester Metropolis) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Hélder Costa (Leeds United).
Foul by Youri Tielemans (Leicester Metropolis).
Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try blocked. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) with an try from the left facet of the six yard field is blocked. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross.
Nook, Leeds United. Conceded by Ricardo Pereira.
Substitution, Leicester Metropolis. Cengiz Ünder replaces Wesley Fofana.