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Leicester City - Leeds United
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FT: Leicester 1-3 Leeds. Bamford scored and set up two as Leeds ended the Foxes' unbeaten run in style. Barnes had given the hosts the lead, but they appeared to lack a real cutting edge without Vardy. They stay third, five points off top spot. Leeds are 12th.
Three minutes added.
Leicester look well beaten now. Cue talk of how they are missing Vardy.
What a super showing from Leeds - and Bamford. A goal and two assists.
- GoalJack HarrisonLeeds United
GOAL! It's three! Bamford surges free of the Foxes defence on the break. He races towards Schmeichel before laying it across for Harrison to tap home.
As it stands, the Foxes will stay third, five points behind Man City having played a game more. Liverpool could also overtake them if they win at West Ham later. Leeds will stay 12th no matter the result.
- OffRaphinhaLeeds United
- OnHélder CostaLeeds United
LEEDS CHANGE: Costa on for Raphinha.
- OffWesley FofanaLeicester City
- OnCengiz ÜnderLeicester City
FOXES CHANGE: Under on for Fofana.
As it stands, the Foxes will miss the chance to move second. They need to win to rise above Man United.
Meslier makes a decent stop before just about hanging on to Mendy's low strike through a raft of bodies.
Fofana sees a volley deflect over the top after Leeds had gone to sleep defending a deep free kick. The resulting corner is flicked on, but Perez and Evans somehow fail to convert as they queue up at the back post.
- Yellow cardMateusz KlichLeeds United
Klich booked for leaving a late foot on Mendy.
That is Bamford's 11th PL goal of the season. It's his first in five outings and his eighth on the road.
- GoalPatrick BamfordLeeds United
GOAL! Bamford turns on to Raphinha's superb pass and slams a stunning left-foot effort into the top corner.
Raphinha curves a deep free kick towards a packed Leicester penalty area, but it's way beyond any of his teammates and proves to be an easy catch for Schmeichel. That sums up the second period in terms of creativity and openings.
Tielemans turns down what looks like a simple pass to release Barnes and sees his low 25-yard shot trickle through to Meslier.
Ricardo spins his man in a central midfield position and drives forward purposefully, but then fails to really catch hold of his low 25-yard drive. Meslier gets down and makes a routine save.
VIDEO: It seems like a long time ago now - but here's a look at that lovely opener from Barnes.
Play is halted yet again as Ayling receives treatment for a cut above his eye. It continues without Ayling, who should be back imminently once he's patched up.
VAR checks for a penalty as Cooper tussled with Fofana trying to defend a Leicester set piece. It looked like both of them were at it. The result is in - no penalty.
The ball is fed to Justin, who seems to be in all sorts of space just inside the Leeds box. He takes far too long to take aim and sees his eventual shot blocked.
So, it's a back three of Fofana, Evans, and Soyuncu for the hosts. Ricardo and Justin will operate at wing-back, with Tielemans and Mendy sitting deep in midfeld. Barnes and Maddison will support Perez in attack.
- OffMarc AlbrightonLeicester City
- OnÇaglar SöyüncüLeicester City
FOXES HT CHANGE: Söyüncü on for Albrighton. It looks like three at the back for Leicester now.
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KICK OFF! Leicester get us back underway.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Leicester 1-1 Leeds.
Three minutes added.
CLOSE! Perez can't quite stab his effort beyond Meslier after stretching well to meet Albrighton's clever, low cross.
It's been an open and entertaining first period, but that's to be expected when Leeds are in town. Leicester are enjoying a good spell as they look to edge back in front before the break.
STAT: The Foxes have won the past 11 league matches in which they have scored the opening goal, including all 10 this season. Will that change today?
- Yellow cardLuke AylingLeeds United
Ayling booked for pulling back Justin.
- OffTimothy CastagneLeicester City
- OnRicardo PereiraLeicester City
FOXES CHANGE: Ricardo on for Castagne.
Leicester respond and finally cause some more panic in the Leeds rearguard. It's worked into Albrighton close to the left byline, but his clever spin and shot is thwarted by Meslier. The hosts keep the heat on and the keeper denies the winger once more, but this time with a more routine stop from a 25-yard effort.
Slick build up from Leeds releases Raphinha on the right side of the area, but Schmeichel gets down well to push away his thumping strike.
Klich touches home from on the goal line after Schmeichel kept out Bamford's header from a left-wing corner. Leeds celebrate - but it's short-lived. The flag goes up and it's clear Klich is offside. Still one apiece.
Harrison shows good pace to chase down a cross-field pass and test Schmeichel with a first-time drive from the left edge of the box.
Leicester have struggled to make much happen in the final third since Leeds' equaliser. Bielsa will be happy with how his side have performed up to this juncture.
Bamford can't quite connect with Harrison's deflected cross. It bounces very awkwardly but Schmeichel manages to back track and pluck it out of the air, just when you thought it may evade him and gift Leeds a freak goal.
VIDEO: Dallas' dazzles.
- OffRodrigoLeeds United
- OnMateusz KlichLeeds United
LEEDS CHANGE: Rodrigo can't continue. He is replaced by Klich.
Perez reacts quickest to fizz a first-time strike into the back of the net - but the flag is up. He is offside and it remains 1-1.
Some concern for Leeds as Rodrigo looks to have tweaked a muscle. He receives treatment and looks keen to give it another go. Bielsa will be considering his options just in case.
- GoalStuart DallasLeeds United
GOAL! The visitors hit right back as Dallas races on to Bamford's pass and lashes a first-time shot into the far corner from the right side of the area.
That was Barnes' 11th goal of the season and it comes in front of the watching Gareth Southgate.
- GoalHarvey BarnesLeicester City
GOAL! Barnes hurtles through the midfield, exchanges a one-two with Maddison and angles a low strike beyond Meslier to give the Foxes the advantage.
DID YOU KNOW? Leeds have won only two of their last 16 matches against Leicester City in all competitions (D6, L8).
Leicester have shaded the early sparring, but there's been little to get excited about so far.
STAT: Leeds have shipped 35 league goals in 19 games this season, having let in 35 in total in 46 Championship fixtures in 2019-20. No surprise really, given the step up in standard.
Maddison hovers over a right-wing free kick but then tries to catch the visitors out with an arced attempt. No danger for Illan Meslier and a bit of a waste in truth.
H2H: The Foxes are unbeaten in the past five meetings in all competitions, winning the last three. Brendan Rodgers’ men are also targeting a league double over Leeds for the first time since the 2004-05 campaign, when the sides were in the Championship.
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KICK OFF! Leeds get us up and running.
DID YOU KNOW? Leeds have won eight games at the season's halfway stage. That’s the same number they won in the whole of their previous top-flight campaign in 2003-04. Can they make it nine this afternoon? We're about to find out! The players are in the tunnel and kick off is in five!
If it’s to be Leeds’ day, they may well need it to be a big afternoon for Patrick Bamford. The Whites’ leading marksman has 10 goals in the PL so far this term, but hasn’t netted in four league outings. He does like an away-day though, having plundered seven of his 10 on the road.
We're now into the business end of the January transfer window. Will your team buy and/or sell? Reports are suggesting Leicester have agreed to let Demarai Gray go to Bayer Leverkusen, while the Foxes are rumoured to want Watford's Nathaniel Chalobah. As we countdown to the action ON the pitch, why not quickly catch up on the rest of the Sunday gossip via today's Paper Round?
DID YOU KNOW? Harvey Barnes has had a hand in five goals in his six most recent league outings, scoring three and creating two.
FOXES FACT: Leicester are nine matches unbeaten in all competitions.
Meanwhile, Bielsa has had his say on Frank Lampard’s sacking at Chelsea: Lampard built one of the best groups in English football — the whole world — and evidently that group needed development and time. I regret that a colleague who has designed a very interesting project wasn’t able to finish it. English football, which had been a leader in the world in allowing managers time to develop their projects, has stopped doing so. Every time [it happens], it has less of the English spirit and is owned less by the English — things which made it very attractive.”
Timothy Castagne: “We know it's going to be a tough one. We did well in the first game but it's going to be different this time. We just have to play this game like any other one, be ready, start from the first minute and then, if we play our game and don't let them play their game, then it could be a win for us.”
Ezgjan Alioski: “Vardy’s a very important player in the (Leicester) team, but they have other players that are strong. They're also a good team together and they have good players in the middle. You see from their results before, and the table, if they don’t have quality, they're not going there (high in the table).”
Brendan Rodgers on Leeds: “They've been outstanding. I'm a huge admirer of the coach. Marcelo Bielsa's teams always play an exciting brand of football, and it's a style you don't usually see in the Premier League. I'm a big admirer of Bielsa and the job he has done.”
Leicester make the one enforced change to the team that drew at Everton last time out. Nampalys Mendy comes in for the injured Wilfred Ndidi, while Ayoze Perez leads the line in the continued absence of Jamie Vardy.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - LEICESTER CITY: Schmeichel, Castagne, Fofana, Evans, Justin, Mendy, Tielemans, Barnes, Maddison, Albrighton, Perez... Subs: Ward, Soyuncu, Iheanacho, Amartey, Under, Choudhury, Pereira, Fuchs, Thomas. /// LEEDS UNITED: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Raphinha, Dallas, Rodrigo, Harrison, Bamford... Subs: Casilla, Poveda, Roberts, Costa, Hernandez, Davis, Cresswell, Klich, Shackleton.
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