Leicester beat Legia to leap into top spot


James Maddison scored his second goal of the season for Leicester

Leicester City saw off Legia Warsaw to leap to the top of Group C and put themselves in pole position to reach the Europa League knockout stage with one game remaining.

The Foxes, who began the day bottom of the group, had the job done by the break at King Power Stadium, leading 3-1 after an open and entertaining first half.

Patson Daka and James Maddison put the hosts in charge before Filip Mladenovic responded after Kasper Schmeichel saved Mahir Emreli’s penalty.

Wilfred Ndidi then headed in from a corner to re-establish the home side’s advantage before a goalless second half.

Leicester lead the group on eight points, one above Spartak Moscow and Napoli after the Russian side won their meeting 2-1 on Wednesday.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Leicester

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 27Castagne
  • 18Amartey
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 33ThomasBooked at 61mins
  • 42SoumaréSubstituted forDewsbury-Hallat 62′minutes
  • 25Ndidi
  • 10MaddisonSubstituted forPérezat 63′minutes
  • 37LookmanSubstituted forAlbrightonat 84′minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 29DakaSubstituted forIheanachoat 85′minutes
  • 7Barnes

Substitutes

  • 5Bertrand
  • 9Vardy
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Ward
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 17Pérez
  • 20Choudhury
  • 22Dewsbury-Hall
  • 23Vestergaard
  • 41Stolarczyk
  • 54Marcal-Madivadua

Legia Warsaw

Formation 3-4-3

  • 31Miszta
  • 6JohanssonSubstituted forHolowniaat 45′minutes
  • 4WieteskaBooked at 48mins
  • 55JedrzejczykBooked at 87mins
  • 5Ribeiro
  • 8Soares MartinsSubstituted forCelhakaat 71′minutes
  • 99Slisz
  • 25MladenovicBooked at 39minsSubstituted forSkibickiat 71′minutes
  • 20Muci
  • 11EmreliSubstituted forWlodarczykat 78′minutes
  • 82Lima LinharesSubstituted forPekhartat 78′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Holownia
  • 9Pekhart
  • 16Celhaka
  • 22Skibicki
  • 28Wlodarczyk
  • 29Rose
  • 59Tobiasz
  • 92Ciepiela

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