Leeds 1-1 Leicester City Highlights
Watch Leeds 1-1 Leicester city Highlights as Leeds missed a chance for victory in the Premier league meetings with Leicester at Elland Road.
As Leicester city is in the 17th position of the points table, Leeds united are placed in the 16th position in the league table.
Asked if his side should have won the game, Leeds manager Javi Gracia said: “To be honest I don’t know. You have one more point but after competing the game – starting and winning and managing and as we did – it is hard to get only one point.
“Even after conceding the goal we had the clearest chance. We have to keep going and prepare the next game as best as possible.”
Leicester controlled the opening 10 minutes of the game, forcing Leeds’ defence and midfield into casual errors – with the visitors thinking they took the lead at half-time.
The returning James Maddison’s corner was cleared as far as Tielemans, who unleashed a rocket past the motionless Illan Meslier into the top corner.
However, VAR intervened after it spotted a clear offside on Boubacar Soumare in the build-up, much to the delight of the roaring Elland Road crowd.
The Foxes continued their domination as Harvey Barnes saw a clear chance well blocked by Liam Cooper, before Maddison poked wide from Tete’s cross at the far post.
But a similar move would see Leeds take the lead – Jack Harrison cutting inside from the right and delivering a superb post for Sinisterra to head past Daniel Iversen at the back post.
Leeds came out in the second period trying to kill the game as Bamford’s effort was well blocked by Wout Faes, while Rodrigo waited and waited before shooting from close range in the box – the same Leicester centre-back denying that attack as well.
The Foxes then had their best chance of the game when Faes’ shot from inside the area was retrieved on the byline by Kelechi Iheanacho. The Leicester forward squared to Barnes who curled over from a good position.
This relegation six-pointer turned on the 70th minute, when Dean Smith brought on Patson Daka and Jamie Vardy to try and change the tide. Both players had immediate and essential impacts on the game as Leicester clawed back a point.
Leeds and Javi Gracia, meanwhile, stuck with what they had. Wilfried Gnonto remained on the bench – not even the injury of Luis Sinisterra could force him on and the hosts stuck with Bamford who was offering little.
And the 10 minutes where it became a tale of two strikers could have huge consequences come the end of May. Leeds dropped two, failed to get them back with Bamford’s miss. Leicester took a point when, for three quarters of the game, they barely troubled their hosts.
You just feel that Leicester are using everything they have to try and get out of this miss.
Javi Gracia about the Equaliser goal
Javi Gracia said, “little bit soft” in conceding their late equaliser after the match. “The goal came from a challenge, from going to play with one player alone after one pass,” said Gracia. “In that play, we were a little bit soft.”
“I spoke to the players at half-time about getting control back on our build, on the ball and we did in that in the second half,” said the Foxes boss.
“I thought the first 20 minutes of the second half, they ended up in a low block and we didn’t penetrate like we needed to, hence the substitutions. They then made a difference and we did penetrate.
“I feel disappointed that we didn’t come away with all three points but also know that we could have lost it with the two set piece efforts that Leeds had.”