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Leeds United v Leicester City Live Commentary, 07/11/2021

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Raphinha (26)
H. Barnes (28)
Elland Road


That's all for today, goodbye!
Bielsa will be frustrated not to come away with all three points after the chances his side created, but the point does lift them up to 15th in the table. Their next match is against Tottenham after the international break. As for Leicester, they're in 12th and their attention turns to Chelsea who they face in two weeks' time.
The points are shared in a 1-1 draw between Leeds and Leicester. The hosts created some brilliant chances throughout and took the lead through Raphinha's free-kick which he whipped past Schmeichel. Leicester equalised 10 seconds after the resulting kick-off though, with Barnes curling in a wonderful strike. Lookman thought he'd won it in the second half before VAR ruled it out for offside and Raphinha almost had a late winner, but he fired it just over the bar.
90' + 3' Soyuncu finds himself high upfield, driving forward down the left when he goes down under pressure from Roberts. He throws himself to the ground, asking for a free-kick, but the referee points for a goal-kick instead.
90' + 1' RAPHINHA! The corner is pulled back to Raphinha on the edge of the box and his first shot is well blocked by Soumare. He gets it back though and flashes another effort towards goal. Schmeichel is scrambling, but it sails just over the bar.
C. Cresswell
A. Forshaw
Leeds United
90' Second change for Leeds now as Cresswell comes on for the last few minutes in place of Forshaw.
89' There are big shouts for a penalty from the Leeds fans as Amartey's attempted clearance bounces up and hits his arm. VAR has a quick look at it, but it would've been a harsh call, and nothing's given.
87' Leicester win a free-kick just inside their own half and Evans isn't in any hurry to take it. He eventually goes long towards Vardy, but he can't bring it down under pressure from Struijk.
85' Amartey has his pocket picked by Roberts, who switches it out to Rodrigo on the right. He manages to poke it through to Raphinha in a very crowded Leicester box, but he's flagged offside.
T. Roberts
J. Harrison
Leeds United
83' First change for Leeds now as Harrison is taken off and replaced by Roberts.
81' SOYUNCU! Leeds can't clear their lines as Maddison steps in to touch it through to Dewsbury-Hall. He pulls a great cross back to the edge of the box where Soyuncu is unmarked and he hits the shot first time. He slices at it though, sending it wide of the post.
J. Maddison
A. Lookman
Leicester City
80' Leicester are now making the change they planned on doing earlier. Lookman goes off, with Maddison on in his place.
78' CHANCE! Rodrigo makes a brilliant interception of Evans' pass and squares it to James on the edge of the box. He has time to set himself but then slices at the shot and it's always rising as it flies into the stands.
K. Dewsbury-Hall
Y. Tielemans
Leicester City
77' Tielemans won't be able to carry on after that ankle injury, so he does make his way straight off. Maddison has been sent back to the dugout, and it's Dewsbury-Hall that's coming on instead for Leicester.
76' Leicester were getting ready to replace Lookman with Maddison, but Tielemans has just gone down holding his ankle. The medical team are on to give him some treatment, so the visitors are holding off making the change to see if he'll be able to carry on.
W. Ndidi
Yellow Card
Leicester City
74' The ball has finally gone out of play, so the referee has called Ndidi over and booked him for the earlier challenge on James.
72' James is brought down by Ndidi, but the advantage is played as Harrison drives forward down the left. He dawdles on it when he gets to the edge of the box though and Leicester are able to intercept it.
D. Amartey
H. Barnes
Leicester City
70' Leicester are making the first change of the game, and it's a defensive one that will see them switch to a back three with wing-backs. Amartey comes on to slot into the backline, replacing Barnes.
68' NO GOAL! It's a very tight decision, but Lookman just set off too early and was offside when Vardy got the flick on. It won't count and it's still 1-1!
67' LOOKMAN SCORES! The corner comes in for Leicester and Vardy gets in front at the near post to flick it on and Dallas just switches off on the far side. Lookman was alive to it though and poked the ball past Meslier, but VAR is having a look at this...
65' Leicester are just slowing the pace of the game down a little after Ndidi nicks the ball off Phillips in midfield. The visitors are keeping hold of it well, but not doing anything with it.
63' It's better from Leicester now as Tielemans plays a great throughball out to Lookman. He tries to whip it into Vardy, but a big deflection off Cooper almost takes it into the goal and Meslier has to tip it wide with his fingertips.
61' Rodgers looks a frustrated figure on the touchline as his side give the ball away yet again. He's called Maddison across and it doesn't like he'll wait much longer to make a change.
59' Leeds break forward again, with Phillips' throughball into James cutting open Leicester's midfield. He squares it out to Harrison, but he's crowded off the ball by three defenders.
57' CHANCE! Tielemans gives the ball away this time, gifting it to Raphinha who slides in Dallas. He curls a great cross in from the right which Rodrigo hits on the volley, but he sends it flying into the side netting.
55' Leicester just can't keep hold of the ball at the moment, with the majority of their possession coming in their own half. They manage to get it out to Lookman this time, but his throughball into Vardy is too short.
53' Raphinha has scored 45 per cent of Leeds' goals in the Premier League this season (5/11); the highest percentage for a player whose team have scored 10+ times in the competition,
51' Another Leeds corner is only half-cleared and Harrison wins it back on the left. His whipped cross is blocked by Soyuncu, but he only gets it as far as James. He slices at his shot though, sending it over the goal.
49' WHAT A MISS! Raphinha swings in another good corner and Phillips flicks it on at the near post. Harrison is alone at the back and it looks easier to score than miss, but he somehow sends the ball flying high over the crossbar.
47' CHANCE! Leeds are causing themselves all sorts of problems at the start of this half. Meslier failed to control Dallas' backpass which resulted in a corner and the keeper's punch wasn't very convincing. Tielemans fizzes in a follow-up shot but sends it just wide.
46' Leeds get us back underway for the second half!
Leeds looked a threat every time they went forward, but haven't tested Schmeichel since the goal, but Bielsa will be hoping they can keep this level of performance up. As for Leicester, they haven't created as many chances and Rodgers will be trying to find a way to get Vardy more involved in this game if they want the three points.
It's level at the break with Leeds and Leicester drawing 1-1. Both sides made lightning-quick starts to the game, with Rodrigo, Harrison and Phillips seeing efforts saved at one end, while Barnes was kept out by Meslier on the other. Raphinha broke the deadlock with a brilliant free-kick which he whipped around the wall, but Leicester equalised straight from the kick-off when Barnes curled a wonderful effort into the top corner.
45' + 1' Forshaw does well to hold off Ndidi as he touches it into Phillips and he sweeps it out to Harrison on the left. He has a lot of space, but an untimely slip allows Pereira to get back and Leicester end up winning a throw-in.
44' Tielemans slides in to win the ball off Phillips and touches it into Lookman before continuing his run into the box. The pass back into the Belgian isn't great, but he does meet it on the stretch, sending it flying high over the bar.
42' Leicester are trying to make something out of their spell of possession, but Leeds just aren't giving them any time on the ball. Evans looks for Barnes down the left again, but he runs straight into Llorente.
40' Dallas crashes into the back of Barnes as he dispossesses him and hits his knee. The medical team are on to give him some treatment, but he's quickly back to his feet and will be able to carry on.
38' Raphinha has scored the opening goal in four Premier League matches this season; only Wilfried Zaha (also four) has put his side 1-0 ahead as often in this season's competition. However, Barnes' equaliser for Leicester came just 73 seconds later.
36' Phillips is on the ground in the penalty box for the second time in as many minutes and he's asking a question of the referee. Both times, the Leicester defenders have just held their ground against him though and he's waved back to his feet.
34' SAVE! Dallas puts in another good corner for Leeds and Phillips gets there just ahead of Pereira to flick it on towards the near post. Schmeichel sees it late but does well to get down and keep it out.
32' Leicester are closing Leeds down much quicker now and the hosts are struggling to get upfield. Raphinha brushes past Castagne down the right before his cross into James is intercepted by Evans.
30' Soumare wins a free-kick in midfield and Tielemans tries to float a cross onto the edge of the box. Ndidi holds off Phillips so he can bring it down but can't turn past the midfielder to get a shot away.
B. Soumaré
Leicester City
28' Leicester got it upfield with a couple of one-touch passes and Soumare was no different as he touched it into Barnes' feet.
H. Barnes
Leicester City
28' BARNES EQUALISES! Straight from the kick-off, Leicester are level! It's knocked out to Barnes by Soumare and he cuts onto his right foot from the right. Llorente can't stop him and he curls a wonderful effort into the far top corner of the net. 1-1!
Yellow Card
Leeds United
27' Raphinha took off his shirt to show a message underneath for his celebration and is shown a yellow card.
Leeds United
26' RAPHINHA SCORES! He steps up to take the free-kick that he won on the right, and it's a brilliant shot. He whips it around the wall and two of his team-mates attempt to get on the end of it, but can't make contact. Schmeichel is caught out, and it nestles into the bottom corner. 1-0 Leeds!
25' Intricate play from Leeds with James, Rodrigo and Raphinha all linking up on the edge of the box as they try to find a way past Leicester. The Brazilian eventually chips it into Forshaw, but his run is cut off by Soyuncu.
23' Another corner for Leeds isn't dealt with properly from Leicester as Ndidi's clearance falls to James on the edge of the box. He's looking to pick out the near-bottom corner, but drills it just wide.
21' Leicester just can't get their lines clear after the corner and Phillips and Struijk both see crosses blocked. It comes back to Dallas on the left, who whips one into the far post. It's too high for Struijk though and it bounces harmlessly wide.
19' Leeds are taking an opportunity to slow down the pace of the game a little as they knock it around between their defenders. Cooper spots James' run in behind Pereira, so goes long to him, but the right-back knocks it out for a corner.
17' It's end-to-end stuff at the moment as Leicester take their turn to push upfield. Lookman has acres of space down the right but picks the wrong option by going with a low cross and it's an easy clearance for Struijk.
15' It's patient lay from Leeds as they work it from left to right to try and open up some space in behind Leicester. Raphinha gets away from Castagne down the right and fizzes in a good, low cross, but Schmeichel steps in to cut it out.
13' Barnes touches it on for Castagne down the left and Raphinha misses the interception. The full-back drives forward to try and get a cross in, but it's cut out by Dallas.
11' There are penalty shouts for Leicester being led by Vardy as Llorente clumsily crashes into him. The flag quickly goes up against him, and a VAR check confirms that, but from the replays, it looked like the contact came just outside the box anyway.
9' It's better from Leeds now as they keep hold of the ball just inside their own half before Phillips goes long to try and pick out James. There's too much on the pass though and Schmeichel comes out to collect it.
7' Leeds have made a couple of sloppy errors at the back in the opening minutes, and Leicester's high press catches them out again. Tielemans slides in Lookman down the right, who rides the challenge from Llorente, but his cross is blocked by Cooper.
5' GREAT SAVE! It's a brilliant ball from Llorente out to Harrison on the left, and he drags it away from Pereira to open up space for the shot. His looping effort is clawed away by Schmeichel, who then pushes away Phillips' header from the resulting corner.
4' Another mistake from Leeds is punished by Vardy again and he puts a good ball into the box for Barnes. He drills a low shot across goal from the edge of the area, but Meslier gets down to hold it.
2' Both sides have started quickly with Forshaw seeing an effort blocked before Lookman went straight up the other end with the same result. Leeds break on the counter again, with Rodrigo cutting inside from the right, but his low effort is saved by Schmeichel.
1' It's a very poor back pass by Llorente and Vardy is quick to latch onto it. He threads it through to Lookman who would be through on goal with a good touch, but he gets it caught under his feet and Leeds clear the danger.
1' Vardy gets the game underway for Leicester!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away!
Leicester have lost seven of their last 14 Premier League games (W5 D2); their previous seven defeats in the competition came over a run of 29 matches.
Brendan Rodgers makes five changes to the side that drew with Spartak Moscow on Thursday. Barnes, Pereira and Ndidi are all deemed fit enough to start, with Lookman and Vardy also brought in. Daka, Amartey, Iheanacho and Perez all drop to the bench, where Maddison and Vestergaard are also named after returning from injury.
Just the one change by Marcelo Bielsa from the win over Norwich, and it's an enforced one. Jamie Shackleton was forced off with a knock in that match, so Forshaw comes in for him.
LEICESTER CITY SUBS: Danny Ward, Luke Thomas, Patson Daka, James Maddison, Jannik Vestergaard, Daniel Amartey, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez.
LEICESTER CITY STARTING XI (4-3-3): Kasper Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Timothy Castagne; Wilfred Ndidi, Boubakary Soumare, Youri Tielemans; Ademola Lookman, Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes.
LEEDS UNITED SUBS: Mateusz Klich, Cody Drameh, Kristoffer Klaesson, Charlie Cresswell, Stuart McKinstry, Lewis Bate, Crysencio Summerville, Leo Fuhr Hjelde.
LEEDS UNITED STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Stuart Dallas, Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper, Pascal Struijk; Adam Forshaw, Kalvin Phillips; Raphinha, Rodrigo Moreno, Daniel James; Jack Harrison.
Leicester struggled at the start of the season, but have lost just one of their last seven outings in all competitions coming into this game (W3 D3). However, that loss did come against Arsenal in their last Premier League match when they lost 2-0. As for Leeds, they've won just twice in the league this campaign (D4 L4), but one of those victories did come last time out as they saw off Norwich City in a 2-1 win.
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