Foxes emerge 2-1 winners at Elland Road...
LEEDS 1 (Becchio 83) LEICESTER 2 (Naughton 64, Howard 80)
United: Brown, Connolly, Naylor, Collins, McCartney, Snodgrass (Gradel 70), Faye (Kilkenny 70), Howson, Watt (Johnson 30), Somma, Becchio. Subs: Alnwick, Bruce, Hughes, Nunez.
Leicester: Weale, Berner, Davies, Hobbs, Naughton, King, Oakley, Wellens, Gallagher (Abe 60), Moussa (Howard 77), Waghorn. Subs: Kennedy, Logan, Teixera, Neilson, Morrison.
Referee: D Whitestone
Booked: Gradel (United)
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United manager Simon Grayson named an unchanged team after the weekend win at Middlesbrough as his Leeds side took on a Leicester outfit managed by former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson.
Leeds had suffered a 6-4 defeat last time out at Elland Road, and it was Leicester who had the first real opportunity of the game when Jason Brown spread himself well to deny an advancing Andy King after some good play by the visitors.
Leicester certainly started on the front foot, and Martyn Waghorn should have done better when he fired over after good play by Paul Gallagher and King.
Franck Moussa also headed over for the visitors and Brown made a terrific effort to push a Berner drive onto the bar after the shot took a deflection.
It took Leeds a while to get to grips with the game, but Grayson's men did fashion out a first opportunity shortly before the half-hour when Neill Collins headed over the bar.
Bradley Johnson replaced Sanchez Watt, who had taken a knock at Boro on Saturday, on the half-hour, and the sub headed just wide of the mark following a pin-point cross from George McCartney.
United were ending the half the stronger of the two sides, and Johnson went close again when he sent a shot wide following some decent build-up play.
But Leeds had some defending to do at the start of the second period, Brown having to reach for one cross and Amdy Faye making one important block.
United responded immediately by playing some decent football, and the crowd also lifted on what was on a cold night at Elland Road.
Skipper Richard Naylor headed wide from a corner after some good pressure from United as Grayson's men looked to impose themselves on a contest that was in the balance.
It was Leicester who got their noses in front, though, after more decent pressure. The visitors twice went close before a Kyle Naughton strike from distance took a big deflection off Collins and looped over Brown into the goal.
With 20 minutes remaining, Grayson made a double change, Neil Kilkenny replacing Faye and former Leicester winger Max Gradel coming on for Rob Snodgrass.
Leicester also made a change, Steve Howard coming on, and the striker made an immediate impact when King capitalised on a defensive mistake to play the Foxes substitute in to fire past Brown to make it 2-0.
But the game was thrown open within moments when United responded, Luciano Becchio heading home a Gradel cross to lift the spirits once again.
That was the cue for United to look for an equaliser in the game, but Leicester were determined to hang on to the lead and got bodies behind the ball when it mattered.
Jonny Howson had a shot blocked in the first minute of stoppage time as did Gradel, but Brown also had to save from Waghorn as the visitors looked to finish the game.
Johnson also had a shot blocked before the clock ran out on United hopes, and Leicester celebrated a first win under the stewardship of Eriksson.