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Leicester City off bottom of Premier League table with win over Leeds United

Leicester City off bottom of Premier League table with win over Leeds United

Leicester have moved off the bottom of the Premier League table courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Leeds United at the King Power Stadium this evening.

An own goal from Robin Koch and a Harvey Barnes strike saw the Foxes gain full control of the contest before half time, and Leeds offered little sign of troubling their rock-bottom hosts in the second half.

The result takes Brendan Rodgers‘s side back above Nottingham Forest into 19th in the standings, now only one point adrift of safety.

Leeds are one of a clutch of three teams now just one point clear of the Foxes, with their fears of being dragged into another relegation battle exacerbated by a third successive Premier League defeat.

Jesse Marsch‘s side remain winless since August, a run which now stretches back seven matches and has seen them pick up just two points from the last 21 on offer.

Goals are also a growing problem for Leeds, who rarely looked like improving their tally this evening as they made it just one goal in their last four games and only four during their seven-game winless streak.

Luis Sinisterra came closest for the visitors when he sent a fine curling effort crashing against the crossbar after a quick counter-attack, but that was all the visiting fans had to shout about and there was a smattering of boos at both half time and full time as the discontent over their start to the season grew.

More to follow.

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