Leicester 1, Leeds 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Jamie Vardy in from start and a bit strange, but again glad to see the talisman back in the team. James Maddison was not involved at all and we could see that he was badly missed as Leeds were giving Leicester a tall challenge from start.

Leeds of course with new manager Jesse Marsch setting his stamp on the line up and style of play as we could see a bit of change from Bielsa football.

First half was a bit of an even affair, but still Leeds had some massive chances and thanks to Kasper Schmeichel for being the man stopping those massive attempts.

We do talk much about Jamie Vardy and his importance but believe me Leicester fans do have to cherish Kasper Schmeichel as well being as pivotal as ever.

Leicester were lucky to have a draw at half time just producing a few half chances in front of the Leeds goal, and also seeing Soyuncu and Amartey having a struggle to keep Leeds from scoring.

Leicester did not convince anyone at the start of 2nd half either and again Kasper Schmeichel had to show his class early on. Leicester fought well and managed to keep their clean sheet.

We had to wait until the 67th minute to get the ultimate celebration, and by that time Kelechi Iheanacho had been given the chance replacing Jamie Vardy and he assisted Harvey Barnes with a beautiful one two and a fantastic and well placed stirke from Barnes send Leicester into a 1-0 lead.

From this point on it was a number of chances for both teams but a calm Kasper Schmeichel stopped every attempt. Leicester could have made more goals but was also stopped early on. Ademola Lookman came alone in front of goal but was stopped.

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We did also get a pleasent return for Papy Mendy playing in Premier League for the first time since last season. He was also influential towards the end replacing Wilfred Ndidi, hopefully no problems for our steady central midfield anchor.

Leeds and Jesse Marsch had to see more struggle as their sub Tylor Roberts did look injured just minutes after coming on and was placed up front, they were by that time in real down to 10 men.

Leicester did manage to keep Leeds silent for the latter minutes and again a clean sheet and three fantastic points in the bag.

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Leicester do have a great week in front with games coming up against Rennes and Arsenal. Massive both of them as Leicester again are in a break or take situation.

A new good result away to Arsenal and also against Rennes will certainly boost moral. This home win vs. Leeds was massive and very important.

  • Positives
    • Kasper Schmeichel being World Class
    • Good to see Vardy back in the starting eleven
    • Barnes showing how his presence is worth gold
    • Amartey and Soyuncu looking more and more solid together
  • Negatives:
    • Ndidi subbed and getting a yellow
    • Not able to dominate more at home
    • Maddison absent as his presence is heavily needed

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 9, Choudhury 5, Amartey 7, Soyuncu 7, Thomas 6, Ndidi 6, Tielemans 6, Dewsbury-Hall 5, Vardy 6, Barnes 8, Albrighton 7 Subs: Lookman, Mendy, Iheanacho

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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Kasper Schmeichel

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 51 / 49
  • Corners: 5 / 10
  • Shots on target: 4 / 4
  • Fouls: 9 / 12

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