Leicester 2-0 Leeds: Bright start guides Foxes to much-needed win

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Leicester City’s 2-0 win over Leeds United on Thursday, was hard fought at the King Power Stadium. Leicester arrived with the intention of improving their league position after a scoreless draw against Crystal Palace in their previous match whilst Leeds had lost their previous match against Arsenal. Leicester and Leeds currently occupy 19th and 16th spots in the league, with 8 points and 9 points respectively after 12 matches.

Leicester started the first half well, when Robin Koch found the net, at 16 minutes. The Foxes then netted again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Harvey Barnes on the 35 minute mark to secure a 2-0 win. The second half ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for Leicester included Patson Daka, Nampalys Mendy, Ayoze Perez and Kelechi Iheanacho for Jamie Vardy, Boubakary Soumare, Dennis Praet and Harvey Barnes, respectively. Leeds brought on Rodrigo Moreno, Liam Cooper, Jack Harrison, Joe Gelhardt and Mateusz Klich, to replace Marc Roca, Robin Koch, Patrick Bamford, Luis Sinisterra and Junior Firpo.

There were bookings for Boubakary Soumare and Youri Tielemans from Leicester. For Leeds, Robin Koch saw yellow.

Leicester will next travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Leeds will face Fulham at home.

Technical card:
Leicester City:Danny Ward, Timothy Castagne, Daniel Amartey, Wout Faes, James Michael Justin, Dennis Praet (Ayoze Perez, min.69), Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Boubakary Soumare (Nampalys Mendy, min.65), Harvey Barnes (Kelechi Iheanacho, min.85) and Jamie Vardy (Patson Daka, min.64)
Leeds United:Illan Meslier, Rasmus Kristensen, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch (Liam Cooper, min.46), Junior Firpo (Mateusz Klich, min.82), Crysencio Summerville, Marc Roca (Rodrigo Moreno, min.46), Tyler Adams, Brendan Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra (Joe Gelhardt, min.75) and Patrick Bamford (Jack Harrison, min.65)
Stadium:the King Power Stadium
Goals:Robin Koch (1-0, min. 16) and Harvey Barnes (2-0, min. 35)