Report: Leicester City 0-1 Leeds United

Report: Leicester City 0-1 Leeds United

Whites defeat league leaders.

Sky Bet Championship

Leicester City 0

Leeds United 1 (Georginio 58)

Leicester: Hermansen, Justin, Vestergaard, Faes, Pereira, Casadei (Choudhury 67), Winks, Dewsbury-Hall, Mavididi, Fatawu, Vardy (Iheanacho 59). Subs not used: Stolarczyk, Souttar, Coady, McAteer, Albrighton, Marcal, Daka.

Leeds: Meslier, Gray (Ayling 90+4), Rodon, Struijk, Byram, Ampadu, Kamara, James (Anthony 90+4), Summerville (Gnonto 90), Piroe (Gruev 84), Rutter (Bamford 84). Subs not used: Firpo, Cooper, Poveda, Darlow.

Booked: Byram (Leeds),

Referee: Dean Whitestone

Venue: King Power Stadium

Leeds United inflicted just a second defeat on Sky Bet Championship leaders Leicester City, producing a fine performance to record a one-nil victory at the King Power Stadium.

Leeds had a great chance to make the perfect start, inside two minutes. Whites pressure forced the Leicester defence into a mistake and Georginio slid Joel Piroe into the Foxes box and he did really well to make room for a shot, but fired wide.

Glen Kamara did brilliantly to win the ball from Jamie Vardy, before sending Crysencio Summerville up the right wing, he tried to make room for a shot, but couldn’t before he passed to Georginio who did get a strike away, but his tame effort was saved by Mads Hermansen.

Georginio went down under a challenge by Cesare Casadei in the Leicester box, but the referee waved away his protests, before Abdul Fatawu rattled the crossbar with a curling strike from 25 yards.

Leeds saw another penalty appeal turned away, this time on Summerville and Whites boss Daniel Farke was later shown a yellow card for his protest.

Fatawu struck over from range for the hosts, before Ethan Ampadu was next to go close for the Whites, firing narrowly wide from 25 yards, as the two sides went in level at the break.

Half time: Leicester City 0-0 Leeds United

Like at the start of the first half, seven minutes into the second half, Dan James teed up Piroe to strike and Leicester had Hermansen to thank for keeping the score level.

Georginio then saw an attempt saved by the Foxes stopper, before James saw a deflected strike go wide for a corner.

From the resulting set-piece Leeds took the lead. Byram saw a bullet header saved by Hermansen at the near post, but there was no stopping Georginio who tapped in the rebound, to send the travelling support into ecstasy.

Leicester almost hit back in the 72nd minute, Stephy Mavididi delivered a dangerous cross from the left and Fatawu struck a volley over the bar.

A minute later, Leeds almost doubled the lead. After countering from a Leicester corner, James raced forwards and got a good effort away, but once more Hermansen made another good stop.

Leicester continued to push for an equaliser in the closing stages and nearly found one in stoppage time through Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, but Illan Meslier made a world-class save, to claw the ball away and secure Leeds United a big three points on the road.

Full time: Leicester City 0-1 Leeds United