This had the makings of a good game between Leicester who were 3rd in the league coming into this with a chance of going 2nd above Man United, and Leeds who were 12th coming into this.
In the reverse fixture at Elland Road, Leicester tore Leeds apart, but they maybe wouldnâ€™t this time without their main man Jamie Vardy , so how would this pan out?
It was played at the King Power Stadium.
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First goal of the game
There had been a couple of Leicester chances, but after 12 minutes came the first goal as Barnes ran and ran and did a 1-2 with Maddison and Barnes coolly slotted into the bottom corner to give Leicester the lead.
However just three minutes later, Leeds had a great response as Ayling ran and ran, passed to Bamford who played a nice pass into Dallas who finished calmly, it was a frantic start to this game.
Five minutes later, Leicester thought theyâ€™d gone back in front as Maddisonâ€™s shot deflected and Perez was following in to score, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
After half an hour another Leeds chance as Harrison had a left footed shot from the left side of the box which was saved by Schmeichel for a Leeds corner, which came to nothing.
After 33 minutes, there was a nice move by Leeds which ended with a right footed shot from Raphinha from the centre of the box which was saved by Schmeichel for a corner which came to nothing.
There were a few more Leicester chances before half-time but none were goal scoring chances.
Halftime score: Â Leicester City 1-1 Leeds United
It was an end to end first half with both teams creating chances, Schmeichel was the busier of the 2 goalkeepers, would there be at least a couple more goals in the 2nd half?
After 49 minutes Fofana was bundled to the floor by Cooper, VAR checked and no penalty awarded.
After 58 minutes Pereira had a right footed shot from outside the box which was saved.
2nd goal for Leeds which was stunning
After 70 minutes there was a stunning 2nd Leeds goal. Evans cleared the ball for Leicester, it fell to Struijk who passed to Raphinha who in turn passed to Bamford with a 1st time defence splitting pass, and running on Bamford crafted a little space and curled his shot sublimely into the top right corner.
After 74 minutes, Fofanaâ€™s right footed shot from the centre of the box was blocked.
A couple of minutes later, another Leicester chance as Mendyâ€™s shot was saved by Meslier.
There were more Leicester chances but they were either blocked or saved.
With 10 minutes left, from a Leeds corner , Struijk had an air shot.
Third Leeds goal
With six minutes remaining, incredibly Leeds had a 3rd as on the counter attack Dallas passed to Klich who passed to Bamford who ran from his own half , he was in on goal he would surely shoot wouldnâ€™t he, no is the answer as he unselfishly squared to Harrison who scored.
The match drifted to a conclusion.
Fulltime score: Leicester City 1-3 Leeds United
A brilliant away performance from Leeds United at a title challenger as well, three goals including 1 stunner. It was an all-round brilliant performance from Leeds.
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Leeds remain in 12th place but on 29 points now, 15 points clear of bottom 3 but only 6 points off 5th.
Next up for Leeds is a home game against Everton on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 with a 7:30pm kickoff and that will be a very interesting game as itâ€™s the first game with a hybrid pitch which means itâ€™ll be a pitch made of both natural grass and synthetic fibres. The reason theyâ€™re using a hybrid pitch is itâ€™s a short-term solution for the pitch until it gets relayered in the summer.