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J. Harrison
P. Bamford
1 - 3
M. Klich
Yellow Card
P. Bamford
1 - 2
S. Dallas
P. Bamford
1 - 1
H. Barnes
J. Maddison
1 - 0

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 7
Total Passes 404 389
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That is all from this Premier League fixture, until next time!
The away side's win keeps them in 12th and next they host Everton as they look to extend their winning run to three games. Rodgers' side remain third in the division, albeit Liverpool could overtake them later today by winning their game in hand, and next they will travel to Craven Cottage to challenge Scott Parker's Fulham.
Dallas' first-half strike quickly ruled out Barnes' opening goal, meaning the sides went in level at the break. Despite Rodgers' alteration to a three-man defence at half-time, Bielsa's men then scored two second-half goals, courtesy of Bamford and Harrison to seal a vital three points on the road. Schmeichel was excellent all game, however, even the Dane could not stop the Whites, who outperformed the Foxes in every facet of this Premier League fixture.
90' + 2' Phillips and Cooper pretend to debate who is going to take Leeds' deep set-piece before eventually throwing it back to Meslier to fire long. Bamford challenges aerially and then ends up on the floor but that will not matter to the English striker, who has single-handedly dragged his side towards three points here.
90' + 1' There will be three minutes of added time here as Leeds become the first newly promoted side since Bolton in 2001 to score 3 or more goals away at Leicester.
89' Ayling, with his head still strapped up due to his earlier injury, gives away possession inside his own half. Fortunately for the right-back, Under then fails to capitalise on his mistake as he fires well over the bar from outside the area.
87' The hosts are rushing to move possession forward whenever they get the chance but it looks like the game and three points have gone for the Foxes, who did start the second half the brighter of the two teams. A frustrating performance from Rodgers' side but they cannot deny that Leeds have matched their every move here.
86' Bamford has been directly involved in 15 goals in his 20 Premier League appearances for Leeds (11 goals, 4 assists) – only Tony Yeboah (17) had a hand in more goals in their first 20 Premier League appearances for the club.
P. Bamford
84' Despite being isolated against Schmeichel, Bamford opts to pass across goal rather than take the chance himself. The striker's selfless choice provides Harrison with the simplest of tap-ins to make it 3-1 to Leeds.
J. Harrison
84' GOALLLLL! 3-1 LEEDS! Maddison’s wasteful set-piece opens the door for the Whites to counter-attack and they duly oblige. Klich initially beats Mendy and releases Bamford, who unselfishly then squares to Harrison for a tap-in inside the area past Schmeichel.
84' Under dummies the set-piece and runs over the ball before Maddison delivers the free-kick, which does not beat the first man and Leeds look set to counter-attack.
83' Justin makes progress in from the left-hand channel and buys a free-kick off Costa, around 35 yards from goal. Maddison and Under stand over it but it looks like it will be the former to take it.
82' OFF THE LINE! Phillips sends in another inswinging corner towards the near post, which beats the Foxes' first man and finds Cooper. The Leeds' captain climbs the highest, heading towards the back post but somehow Pereira then recovers on the line to clear it before it can trickle over past Schmeichel.
81' Bamford, who has returned to form in this game, manages to win a corner on the left for his side, despite Pereira seemingly having every thing under control.
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W. Fofana
80' Rodgers, who perhaps has no choice as the game approaches its final ten minutes, signals his attacking intent by sending on forward Under in place of centre-back Fofana.
Hélder Costa
80' Costa comes on out wide for the Whites and replaces Raphinha, who limps off and heads straight down the tunnel.
79' Raphinha, who assisted Bamford's goal around 10 minutes ago, is down on the floor and requires medical treatment. It looks like this could be the end of the Brazilian's game in fact, as Costa appears ready to come on.
77' Another corner for the hosts comes and another clearing header is produced by the visitors. This time, however, the loose ball falls to Mendy, who volleys tamely into the hands of Meslier from the edge of the area.
76' CLOSE! From the resulting corner, Rodgers' side win the first header and find Evans at the back post. The centre-back somehow stays onside and all he has to do is tap past Meslier but he manages to go at the ball with his wrong foot, poking wide of the target from inside the six-yard area.
75' WIDE! The hosts take a set-piece quickly, chipping towards Perez near the byline. The forward then redirects the ball towards Fofana, who takes a touch to set himself up before his right-footed volley gets deflected behind for a corner to the Foxes.
M. Klich
Yellow Card
74' Mendy nips in before Klich and the Leeds midfielder catches his opposite man late with a rash sliding tackle. Rightfully Kavanagh dishes out the third booking of the game for the Pole's tackle.
72' Only Jamie Vardy (9) has scored more away goals in the Premier League this season than Bamford (8).
70' Raphinha profits from Evans' carelessness in possession and slides in Bamford, who does the rest with a great finish into the top right corner from the left of the area.
P. Bamford
70' GOALLL! 2-1 LEEDS! Evans loses the ball wide on the right, allowing Raphinha to intercept and slide in Bamford to the left of goal. The English striker takes one touch and then unleashes a magnificent left-footed finish across goal and into the top right corner. Schmeichel, who has been excellent all game, does his best to scurry across but even the Dane cannot pick that one out!
69' Alioski first throws himself to the floor rather theatrically and then follows that up by throwing his arms in the air, gesturing to Kavanagh that he was fouled by Fofana on the right-hand touchline. Despite the left-back's best appeals, play goes on with a Foxes' throw-in.
68' Raphinha covers a lot of ground to press the Foxes' defence high up the pitch, eventually forcing Schmeichel and Justin to miscommunicate and give away possession inside their own half. Bielsa's side then work possession from side to side as they methodically attempt to create an opportunity.
66' In comparison to the entertaining first half, this second half has been a fairly quiet affair as of yet. How long will Bielsa leave it to make some tactical changes of his own to counter Rodgers' half-time alterations?
65' Raphinha has the chance to cross from a set-piece wide on the right but his inswinging delivery is wasteful as it travels over the head of all of his colleagues and into the hands of Schmeichel.
64' The last two minutes or so have seen the Foxes press high but they keep removing the pressure with a series of needless fouls, which are allowing the Whites the chance to go down and force Kavanagh into awarding cheap free-kicks inside their own half.
63' Rodgers’ side have won their last two Premier League home games, as many as they had in their previous seven (W2 D1 L4). The Foxes last had a longer league winning run at the King Power Stadium between August-December 2019 (7).
S. Dallas
Yellow Card
62' Another tactical foul earns the second booking of the game. This time it is Dallas who clips Pereira's ankles, after the right-back had coasted past the Leeds man on the right-hand touchline.
61' Tielemans rather selfishly ignores Barnes' smart run down the left-hand channel, instead favouring to shoot from distance. The Belgian's long-range effort is in fact struck well but doesn't test Meslier, who dives low to his left and saves with ease.
60' As the game reaches the 60th minute, Rodgers' half-time change has changed the course of this fixture. Unlike the first 45, Leeds are now struggling to take control of this game, with Leicester counter-attacking every move that Bielsa's men attempt to make.
58' Pereira manages to unleash an unlikely shot, almost slide tackling his effort to Meslier's left. However, due to the right-back's lack of balance and power in the shot, the French goalkeeper easily saves, diving to his right and catching the ball.
56' Harrison floats the resulting free-kick towards the back post and the head of Cooper. The visitors' captain wins the first header but then Schmeichel takes control of the situation, claiming the ball high above the head of every one else in the area.
55' Klich gets his body in between Mendy and the ball, forcing the hosts' midfielder to foul Leeds' substitute in the middle of the park. Rodgers seems to be discussing with the fourth official whether Justin was initially fouled. Nevertheless, Bielsa's men get the set-piece, which Harrison stands over.
53' Ayling has been waving his arms on the touchline for the last minute, desperately trying to get the attention of the referee so he can return to the pitch. Finally, after some more frantic gestures on the near side, the right-back returns to his position with his cut now treated and bandaged up.
52' Ayling has a cut down the middle of his forehead and referee Kavanagh stops play to allow the right-back some medical attention. Play resumes while he is off the pitch so, for the moment, the hosts have the numerical advantage over their visitors.
51' The Whites are the only side yet to have had an away draw in the Premier League this season, with the Whites winning five and losing five of their 10 games on the road. Indeed, none of their last 16 Premier League away games has ended level (W6 L10) since a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in February 2004.
49' Kavanagh stops play while VAR checks Cooper's handling of Fofana from Leicester's previous set-piece. After 30 seconds or so of reviewing, VAR deems Cooper's treatment of Fofana to have been fair and allows play to resume with a Foxes' throw-in.
48' Cooper executes the perfect block to stop Justin from testing Meslier to the right of goal. For the wing-back's efforts, however, the Foxes win a corner which is swiftly dealt with by Raphinha.
47' With Soyuncu's introduction it looks like Rodgers has changed to a three-man defence, flanked by Justin and Pereira acting as wing-backs. Whether Albrighton's removal was enforced or tactical remains unclear but Rodgers, perhaps aware of Leeds' dominance in the first 45, has switched formation to counter Bielsa's 4-1-4-1 formation.
46' Both sets of players have made their way back onto the King Power Stadium pitch and referee Kavanagh starts the second half of this Premier League fixture!
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M. Albrighton
46' Albrighton is replaced at half-time by Soyuncu, which will perhaps indicate a reshuffle of personnel for the Foxes in the second half.
Neither manager will be too unhappy with what they have just seen from their respective sides. Leeds shaded the first 45, with a barrage of chances falling to the likes of Bamford and Raphinha, which will have pleased Bielsa as he wandered down the tunnel at half-time. Rodgers will also be happy with the Foxes' performance but could look to Under or Iheanacho for some extra attacking impetus in the second half.
In what was a hectic opening to this game, Barnes initially gave the Foxes the lead with a low, right-footed finish past Meslier. The hosts' one-goal advantage lasted all of two minutes, with Dallas immediately responding with a right-footed, drilled finish of his own. Both sides then had goals ruled out for offside, namely through Bamford and Perez, meaning these two teams go in at the break all square at 1-1.
45' + 2' Ayling takes an age over a throw-in and, when the right-back finally gets it back in play, Leeds look to break down the left but Harrison's touch is too heavy and goes out for a goal-kick to the hosts.
45' There will be three minutes of added time as Tielemans is caught late by Alioski but referee Kavanagh disagrees and suggests play can go on.
43' CLOSE! Barnes initially cannot sort his feet in the area and Cooper prods clear. The ball then falls to Albrighton, who whips a curling delivery towards the front post. Maddison misses it entirely, however, Barnes is behind him and manages to get the slightest of touches to divert it towards goal. Meslier then somehow adjusts quickly to save with his chest and grab the rebound before Perez can pounce.
41' Ayling goes to take a quick throw-in and Justin's frustrations are audible, as he needlessly concedes a corner on the left-hand side. Phillips fires in an outswinging corner but the Foxes stand firm to deal with the set-piece, clearing long towards Perez.
40' Fofana has a little glance at Cooper before jumping up in the air and that is enough to convince referee Kavanagh to award a free-kick to the visitors. Maddison then smashes the loose ball into the crossbar but none of that would have counted, as the referee had already blown his whistle well before the strike.
39' Fofana gets in the face of the assistant on the near side and his appeals pay off, as the Foxes are awarded the corner on the right. Maddison takes the outswinging set-piece but Phillips towers above every one else to head clear.
L. Ayling
Yellow Card
38' Ayling becomes the first name in Kavanagh's book for cynically dragging down Justin after Leicester's left-back had raced past him near the halfway line.
Ricardo Pereira
T. Castagne
36' Another injury in this fixture means Rodgers is now forced into making a change. Castange limps off and Pereira takes his place at right-back.
35' CHANCE! The Foxes go down their other end and now create a chance in response to Leeds' last five minutes of dominance. Albrighton races inwards, reaching the left of goal, where he spins and shoots along the floor with his left foot. Meslier is quicky off his line to close down the shot before saving with his feet and Cooper hooks a subsequent clearance away to the left.
33' CLOSE! Raphinha plays a one-two with Bamford, eventually progressing into the area, where he smashes a right-footed volley towards the near post. Schmeichel is once again quick to react, diving to his left to tip the Brazilian's effort around the post and out for a corner to the Whites.
32' DISALLOWED GOAL! Phillips takes the resulting corner and Bamford heads the ball into the back of the net, however, after Leicester's protestations, the goal does not stand as the assistant has his flag up on the far side. A quick VAR check then confirms that Klich was obstructing Schmeichel's view and the goal does not stand, meaning the score remains 1-1.
31' SAVE! Klich plays a long diagonal pass out to the left, where Harrison is isolated against Castagne. Harrison wastes no time, striking it first time with his left foot but Schmeichel dives to his right and parries away for a corner.
30' Meslier's clearance is wayward, which allows Albrighton to regain possession high up on the right. The winger heads down for Perez, who then looks to play through Maddison into the area but the pass is slightly too strong and Meslier sweeps up.
29' Despite Harrison's best efforts, Albrighton evades the loanee with relative ease, speeding down the right towards the area. Cooper then comes across to cover his colleague, knocking Albrighton off balance before Harrison intervenes and clears down the left-hand channel.
27' CHANCE! Harrison has space on the left and looks to cross towards the back post, however, his cross gets blocked and loops towards goal. Bamford then comes flying across the front post in an attempt to head past Schmeichel but just misses the vital contact, which allows the Dane to recover and collect the loose ball inside his own six-yard area.
26' Harrison and Dallas look to exchange passes down the left but the latter's flick is weak, allowing Fofana to intervene. Klich is now, as expected, operating alongside Dallas in midfield due to Rodrigo's early injury-enforced substitution.
24' Bamford may have only scored four goals in his last 13 Premier League appearances but in this game he already looks like more of a nuisance than in previous weeks. On this occasion he gets tight to Fofana, bumping him off the ball and forcing him to concede a throw-in on the left.
22' A frantic start to this game does not seem to be showing any signs of slowing down. Bielsa's men are intent on pressing high and playing out from the back, while the Foxes are similarly as keen to press their visitors and force them into conceding possession high up the pitch.
M. Klich
21' Rodrigo, who had just gone down with a groin injury, lasts a couple more minutes before he has to come off and Klich takes his place in midfield.
20' DISALLOWED GOAL! Mendy intercepts high up the pitch, which gives Maddison the chance to shoot from range. He obliges, however, his shot gets blocked and finds Perez, who slots in past Meslier with his left foot from close range. The goal initially stands before VAR quickly gets involved to highlight Perez was in an offside position.
19' Meslier gets play back underway and, after some quick treatment, Rodrigo returns to the pitch but he is still seemingly struggling, holding his groin every time he moves too quickly.
18' Rodrigo is down holding his groin and Barnes does the sporting thing by putting the ball out of play, which allows Leeds' medical team to rush on and tend to the Spaniard.
17' Barnes has scored seven goals in 20 Premier League games this season - more than he managed in 36 appearances last term (six).
P. Bamford
15' Bamford draws Evans out of position and then plays through the incoming Dallas, who coolly finishes past Schmeichel to his right.
S. Dallas
15' GOALLL! 1-1! The Whites immediately peg the hosts back with a goal of their own. Ayling drives down the right and plays to Bamford. The striker then pokes through to Dallas, who strikes it first time with his right foot into the bottom left corner from the right of the area.
J. Maddison
13' Maddison receives possession off Barnes and then returns the pass, playing a one-two with his English colleague, before Barnes finds the back of the net with a low finish to open the scoring.
H. Barnes
13' GOALLL!! 1-0 LEICESTER! Barnes carries the ball through the middle before playing to Maddison to the right of the area. The latter then returns the favour to Barnes, who takes one touch into the area before drilling a right footed finish into the bottom left corner past Meslier.
11' Rodgers' men are looking to win four consecutive games against Leeds in all competitions for only the second time, also doing so between September 1997 and November 1998, although their last three wins have all been in different seasons: 2013/14, 2017/18 and 2020/21.
10' Bamford is perhaps lucky to escape the first booking of the game after cynically dragging down Mendy in the heart of midfield. The hosts then appear content to work possession from side to side as they look to carve out an opening against the Whites.
9' Dallas has acres of space to the left of goal and gets his head up before eventually trying to slot Bamford through in the area. Unfortunately for Bielsa's men, Dallas' final ball lacked quality and speeds out of play for a goal-kick to the Foxes.
8' Castagne may have been slightly worried after his header back towards Schmeichel looked to have rolled in Harrison, however, the Danish goalkeeper is then quick off his line to avert the danger before the Leeds' loanee can capitalise.
6' Mendy is careless in possession but his mistake near the halfway line goes unpunished as his colleagues, namely Evans and Tielemans, regroup quickly to crowd out Bamford before he can progress towards goal.
5' Space opens up for Bamford to drive through the middle but the English striker and Dallas are on different wavelengths, with the latter sending a pass the wrong way, allowing Evans to intervene before Schmeichel can be tested.
4' Maddison rather selfishly opts to shoot rather than cross from the wide set-piece and, unsurprisingly, the effort does not trouble Meslier and instead sails out for a goal-kick.
3' Albrighton dances one way then the other, throwing himself on the floor to convince Kavanagh to give a free-kick against Alioski. The referee duly obliges and it looks like it will be Maddison to cross in from wide.
2' Rodrigo's touch lets him down in midfield, which allows Perez to intercept and counter-attack. However, the move eventually breaks down on the right-hand side, with Alioski getting the better of Albrighton.
1' Referee Chris Kavanagh blows his whistle to get this Premier League fixture underway!
The players are making their way out onto the King Power Stadium pitch and shortly it will be time for kick-off.
The Foxes are looking to record a league double over Leeds for the first time since the 2004/05 campaign when the sides were in the Championship.
Marcelo Bielsa is also forced into making one change. Despite only returning last week, Diego Llorente is back on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and will be replaced by Struijk at the back.
Mendy partners Tielemans in midfield instead of Wilfred Ndidi, who sustained an injury in midweek. That is the only change Rodgers makes from the Everton game, which means Perez will once again lead the Foxes line, as Jamie Vardy remains out following his hernia operation.
SUBS: Leif Davis, Tyler Roberts, Charlie Cresswell, Helder Costa, Mateusz Klich, Pablo Hernandez, Ian Poveda-Ocampo, Kiko Casilla, Jamie Shackleton.
LEEDS UNITED (4-1-4-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Pascal Struijk, Ezgjan Alioski; Kalvin Phillips; Jack Harrison, Rodrigo Moreno, Stuart Dallas, Raphinha; Patrick Bamford.
SUBS: Christian Fuchs, Luke Thomas, Cengiz Under, Hamza Chowdhury, Daniel Amartey, Caglar Soyuncu, Danny Ward, Ricardo Pereira, Kelechi Iheanacho.
LEICESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Kasper Schmeichel; Timothy Castagne, Jonny Evans, Wesley Fofana, James Justin; Youri Tielemans, Nampalys Mendy; Marc Albrighton, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Ayoze Perez.
After returning to form in midweek with an away win at Newcastle United, the visitors will be looking to trouble Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side, who sit third in the division and are unbeaten in seven games.
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