A competitive start between the two teams preceded the opening goal for The Foxes as Harvey Barnes plays a one-two with Maddison on the counter-attack, before slipping the ball past the keeper with a low strike into the bottom left corner.
It took just two minutes for Leeds to respond as Ayling drove forward on the right before finding Patrick Bamford just ahead of him. Leeds’ number nine turned well and poked a beautifully weighted pass through to Dallas who broke away from his man before firing an excellent finish across the keeper with his right foot.
Leicester had a goal ruled-out soon after as Maddison’s deflected shot from outside the box arrived into the path of Ayoze Perez on the left side of the box, finishing well but offside. The Whites then had a disallowed goal of their own as Patrick Bamford’s header from Raphinha’s corner-kick was met with a top-class save from Schmeichel who tipped the ball onto the bar. Mateusz Klich tapped the rebound home but was in an offside position.
Raphinha was also denied by the former Leeds keeper as the ball was put through to him on the right channel, with his first touch propping-up a good volley to the keeper’s near post, with the Danish international parrying well. Meslier was called into action toward the end of the half, with an excellent cross sneaking between defenders and meeting the stretching Perez at close range, with Meslier pulling-off a great save to keep Leeds level at the break.
Leicester came out of the dressing room firing as they held onto the ball well and were keeping a tight grip on the game. It was going to take a bit of magic for Leeds to break through, and Patrick Bamford provided. Raphinha put him through on the left side of the box before Bamford lashing an unbelievable strike across goal and in off the underside of the crossbar.
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Both teams kept pushing and fighting in a dynamic and physical battle, but The Whites managed to finish things off on the counter-attack from a Leicester free-kick. Struijk headed away, Dallas picked up the pieces and found Klich who launched the ball over the top to Bamford who ran straight past the defence and onto the loose ball. Harrison joined him and was given an easy tap-in to win the game.
A brilliant performance as Leeds get their first win against a top-four team this season and now look ahead to a return to Elland Road where Leeds will take-on Everton.