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Football Scores: Leicester 1-0 Leeds

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Jesse Marsch started his stint as Leeds manager in defeat as Leicester produced one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Harvey Barnes scored the only goal of the game in the 67th minute to condemn the visitors to their fifth successive defeat. Leeds had conceded 20 goals in the last six games of Marcelo Bielsa’s stint in charge.

Player ratings

Leicester: Schmeichel (8), Albrighton (6), Amartey (7), Soyuncu (8), Thomas (7), Ndidi (6), Choudhury (6), Dewsbury-Hall (7), Tielemans (7), Barnes (8), Vardy (6).
Subs: Iheanacho (7), Lookman (6), Mendy (n/a).

Leeds: Meslier (6), Ayling (6), Koch (7), Struijk (7), Firpo (6), Dallas (7), Klich (6), Raphinha (6), James (7), Harrison (7), Rodrigo (6).
Subs: Gelhardt (6), Forshaw (5), Roberts (n/a).

Man of the match: Kasper Schmeichel

Managers Reaction

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: “It tells you everything about the spirit of the team. We will play better this season, but we have shown real resilience and a tough mentality, and that’s important in the Premier League. The players have been quite good but not had the performances they deserved. But I feel we are getting to that spirit and cohesion we have had during most of my time here.”

Leeds boss Jesse Marsch: “I have a fresh perspective. I look at the faces on the team and obviously, they are disappointed because they know they have played well and deserved a result. After four days together and to have changed a lot of the tactics, I am really proud of the group to have stayed so stable at the back, not to have given much away, and to have controlled so much of the match.”

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