England Leeds United stage comeback to beat Leicester City and close gap

Leeds United claimed a big three points with a victory against top of the league Leicester City on Friday, coming from behind at half-time to win the game late in the second half under the lights at Elland Road.

Wout Faes had put the visitors ahead, before three goals in the final 10 minutes of the clash from Daniel Farke’s side saw them make it nine wins in a row in the EFL Championship.

The Whites had the first big chance of the game. Joe Rodon released Archie Gray on the wing who played it inside for Willy Gnonto, who flicked it on one more for Joel Piroe, but the striker powered his effort over the bar. Illan Meslier was then tested for the first time following a quick Leicester break.

Patson Daka picked up the ball outside the area and looked up before striking at goal, only to see the ‘keeper fingertip the ball over the bar. From the resulting corner though, the Foxes did find the net.

After the initial set-play was flicked on inside the box, Faes arrived at the back post and had the simple task of turning the ball home at close range. Leeds looked to respond quickly and had chances. Both Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville burst into the box on more than one occasion and just as the moment to shoot came, they were crowded out.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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