Devastating duo destroys Leeds
03 Nov 2020 09:12 am, by Ellandback1
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Cunning foxes clinical finishing costs Leeds
The devastating duo of Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes, left Leeds defense chasing shadows for long periods of yesterdays crunch league game at Elland Road that saw the Foxes sour to second place in the Premiership table, a point from the summit. Things could have taken a completely different turn had Patrick Bamford headed past Schmeichel from three yards. Unfortunately, his header was directly at the former Leeds shot stopper.
The thankful Dane bowled the ball out quickly to Wesley Fofana. With Ayling missing in no mans land, the U21 French International wing back found Koch. Pressure from an on rushing Vardy forced a mistake from the German, whose under hit pass back to his keeper was poor and sat invitingly on the drenched Elland Road pitch for Vardy to intervene. The England hit man unselfishly squared pick out his strike partner who struck the ball into an empty net.
Youri Tielemans doubled the Foxes advantage half way through the first half. Albrightons cross was too deep for Cooper. Vardy and Koch both dived disparagingly to get their head on the ball first. Unfortunately for the Whites, Koch was second best. Vardys slight contact forced a diving save from Meslier. The rebound landed nicely for the Belgium international who stabbed the ball home.
If the first half belonged to Leicester, then the second very much belonged to Leeds, well at least for the first 30 minutes anyway. Dallas reduced the deficit three minutes into the second half when the Northern Ireland internationals cross came shot found the corner of the net. For the next 30 minutes, Leeds were dominant, laying Siege, after siege on Schmeichel's goal mouth, though lacking a finishing touch.
The Whites were made to pay for their lack of clinical finishing fifteen minutes from time. Maddison's through ball carved the Leeds defence in two finding Turkish winger Cengiz Under. He squared the ball back to enable Vardy to get on the score sheet. Leeds miserable night was capped off when Tielemans grabbed his second of the night, this time from 12 yards after Klich bought down maddison in extra time.
Post Match reaction from both Managers
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa...
In the first 30 minutes, we defended poorly and after that we didn't create enough danger. That is one of the main responsibilities of the manager. "I am not taking the blame, just stating the players were not correctly distributed. The players are disappointed. Every game is an opportunity to recover, especially after a defeat.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers...
I thought my players were brilliant. We had to be tactically disciplined and then play when we had the ball.
If we get to March, April and we are in that position [second], then it will be nice, but there is a long way to go.