Leeds brush aside Leicester and compel Foxes to first defeat of 2021

Leeds brush aside Leicester and compel Foxes to first defeat of 2021

Last update: 1 February 2021 Tags: Leicester City, Leeds United. Categories: Premier League.

Leeds United came from behind to pick up a vital three points in Leicestershire and inflicted a first defeat of 2021 for the East- Midlands outfit and pick up yet another resounding win in the Midlands.

Harvey Barnes broke the deadlock thirteen minutes into the clash, between the sides who last locked horns in October of 2017, when Harvey Barnes played a neat give and go with Maddison, the winger then confidently dispatching the ball which trickled into the back of the net, Harvey Barnes with his seventh of the campaign.

Leeds got back on level terms after Stuart Dallas came up trumps after Bamford played a perfectly-weighted ball into the so called 'Cookstown Cafu' who fired past the former Leeds goal-keeper, Kasper Schmeichel. The Whites may have even gone into the interval in a winning position had it not been for clever saves to deny the inevitable Leeds onslaught.

The Foxes are renowned for being a difficult side to dis-lodge when striking force so this triumph made it all the more impressive.

The Whites then took the lead for the first time when the pivotal Raphina slipped Bamford in who fired into the Leicester net and in doing so put to bed any lingering doubts about a potential goal-drought.  The striker turning out to be a handful for strikers across the PL, Bamford has now netted a staggering 11 goals-something no football fan could've predicted at this stage of the season.

Leeds then provided the shock result of the weekend Jack Harrison tapped into an empty net to seal the Foxes fate. A pacey counter attack found Bamford again who selflessly teed up Jack Harrison who has now found the back of the net in back-to-back games. Bielsa-ball certainly in full effect.

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