Leeds United v Leicester City Premier League Monday 2nd November 2020

This had the potential to be an exciting game, but an awkward game for Leeds as Leicester have players who can hurt you in attack.

The prize for the winner was to go upto 3rd in the Premier League.

It was at a rainy Elland Road.

Reference:  https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/football

This was also Leeds’ nearest home game to Remembrance weekend, so there was a minutes silence ahead of kickoff.

After 2 minutes, Costa’s cross went to Harrison who nodded it to Bamford who headed straight at Schmeichel in the Leicester goal.

A minute later, there was a mistake from Koch as he played a backpass but it had nowhere near enough pace on it, Vardy intercepted he squared it to Barnes who slotted it into the net, perfect start for Leicester, disastrous start for Leeds.

After 10 minutes, Barnes had a shot saved superbly by Meslier, the corner came to nthing and the next passage of play didn’t come to anything either.

After 20 minutes, Albrighton crossed it in, Vardy’s header was saved by Meslier, but Tielemans tapped it in, and Leicester were 2 up at Elland Road.

Just before the half hour mark, Albrighton’s cross but it was just beyond Thomas.

With seven minutes before half-time, Costa turned into trouble on the edge of his own penalty area, which led to another Leicester chance for Thomas but his shot straight at Meslier.

Leeds responded with their best move of the match, which set up Bamford but his first touch was poor.

Halftime score:  Leeds United 0-2 Leicester City

So, it was a half dominated by Leicester, Vardy and Barnes were tearing Leeds apart, could Leeds respond in the second half?

Three minutes into the second half, perfect start for Leeds as Dalls’ shot went straight into the net, no-one else touched it.

Seven minutes later, a lovely piece of skill from Hernandez who had a shot which hit the post, he was so unlucky.

With fifteen minutes to go, Fuchs passed to Under who chipped the ball towards Vardy who tapped in, and Leicester had their two goal lead back.

Eight minutes later, Vardy was in on goal but he missed this time.

With two minutes to go, Maddison was fouled by Klich on the line of the penalty area, the referee didn’t give the penalty originally, but a couple of minutes later, he made the signal that he was going across to the Referee Review Area, he had two looks at it, and gave the penalty, which Tielemans scored into the top corner.

Fulltime score: Leeds United 1-4 Leicester City

So a bad night at the office for Leeds who just couldn’t get going, but Leicester are a good team and could be in the mix for Champions League spots at the end of the season. Leeds end the weekend in 12th place which is not too bad, but they have a run of tricky fixtures coming up.

Next up for Leeds is a tricky away trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday 7th November with a 3pm kickoff.

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