West Ham 0-2 Leicester: World Cup-bound Maddison guides Leicester to victory

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Leicester City enjoyed an away victory against The Hammers at London Stadium on Saturday. The Hammers were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 2-1 to Crystal Palace. Leicester, meanwhile, were looking to extend their winning run after a 2-0 victory against Everton. The Hammers and Leicester currently occupy 16th and 12th spots in the table, with 14 points and 17 points respectively after 16 matches.

The Foxes started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when James Maddison gave them the lead, 8 minutes in, ending the first half 1-0.

Leicester continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Harvey Barnes on the 78 minute mark, seing the match finish 2-0.

Substitutions for The Hammers included Nayef Aguerd and Pablo Fornals for Kurt Zouma and Tomas Soucek, respectively. Leicester replaced Dennis Praet, Wilfred Ndidi, Ayoze Perez, Nampalys Mendy and Jamie Vardy with James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Patson Daka, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Boubakary Soumare.

There were bookings for Craig Dawson, Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca from The Hammers, and Wilfred Ndidi, for Leicester.

The Hammers will next play Arsenal away, with Leicester facing Newcastle United at home.

Technical card:
West Ham United:Lukasz Fabianski, Thilo Kehrer, Kurt Zouma (Nayef Aguerd, min.15), Craig Dawson, Aaron Cresswell, Said Benrahma, Tomas Soucek (Pablo Fornals, min.75), Declan Rice, Lucas Paqueta, Jarrod Bowen and Gianluca Scamacca
Leicester City:Danny Ward, Timothy Castagne, Wout Faes, Daniel Amartey, Luke Thomas, James Maddison (Dennis Praet, min.25), Boubakary Soumare (Jamie Vardy, min.69), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Nampalys Mendy, min.69), Youri Tielemans (Wilfred Ndidi, min.55), Harvey Barnes and Patson Daka (Ayoze Perez, min.69)
Stadium:London Stadium
Goals:James Maddison (0-1, min. 8) and Harvey Barnes (0-2, min. 78)