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Leicester 1-3 Leeds: Bamford's stunning display seals victory

The forward struck a brilliant left-footed shot into the top corner to clinch a hugely competitive match between two good teams

Patrick Bamford's stunning strike earned Leeds an excellent 3-1 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

The forward struck with the score tied at 1-1 and even had time to lay on a clinching third for Jack Harrison in the closing stages in what was a superb away performance.

Leicester 1-3 Leeds Player Ratings: Bamford Man of the Match after goal and two assists

In what was a hugely open contest, both sides had a series of chances but it was Leicester who went ahead.

Harvey Barnes combined to good effect with James Maddison, and steadied himself to sweep a low shot into the far corner of the net.

But Leeds responded immediately. A quick break down the right-hand side found Bamford on the edge of the area, and he slipped in Stuart Dallas to fire across Kasper Schmeichel.

Leeds peppered the Leicester goal afterwards, with Harrison and Raphinha drawing good saves from Schmeichel, while Mateusz Klich had a goal disallowed for offside.

And then at the beginning of the second half it was the Foxes who had their own spell, with Jonny Evans inches away from connecting with a Wesley Fofana header.

But then Leeds regained control. Raphinha's first-time through ball found Bamford on the edge of the area, and without even lifting his head rocketed a wonderful left-footed hit across Schmeichel, kissing the crossbar on the way in.

And with Leicester pushing forward Bamford sealed the deal, running clear of the defence to unselfishly slide in Harrison, who had a straightforward task to roll into the empty net.

The result is a blow to Brendan Rodgers' side and their ambition of challenging for the title, while Leeds, when they are on it, remain one of the most exciting teams in the division.

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Leicester 1-3 Leeds Player Ratings: Bamford Man of the Match after goal and two assists

Leeds Utd has won the match.

  • Assist given by Patrick Bamford.
    GOAL!!! 1-3

  • Goal by Jack Harrison.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Hélder Costa.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Raphinha.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Cengiz Ünder.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Wesley Fofana.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Mateusz Klich.

  • Assist given by Raphinha.
    GOAL!!! 1-2

  • Goal by Patrick Bamford.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Stuart Dallas.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Çağlar Söyüncü.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Marc Albrighton.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Luke Ayling.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Ricardo Pereira.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Timothy Castagne.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Mateusz Klich.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Rodrigo.

  • Assist given by Patrick Bamford.
    GOAL!!! 1-1

  • Goal by Stuart Dallas.
  • Assist
    Assist given by James Maddison.
  • GOAL!!! 1-0
    Goal by Harvey Barnes.