Leeds United suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat to Leicester City at Elland Road on Monday evening as Youri Tielemans scored an excellent brace for the Foxes – and Chris Sutton has spoken about Patrick Bamford and relegation.
The game could have been so different for the Whites from moment one. Bamford had a glorious chance, but his header from six yards was straight at Kasper Schmeichel. Leicester dominated, with Harvey Barnes netting.
A poor back pass from Robin Koch allowed Jamie Vardy in, who squared for Barnes. Tielemans made it two after a good save from Illan Meslier fell to the Belgian for a tap in. Stuart Dallas got one back, but it was 3-1 soon after.
A lovely pass from James Maddison found Cengiz Under who gave Vardy a tap in, before Tielemans made it four from the penalty spot after a foul by Mateusz Klich. It saw Leicester ease to victory.
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Leeds had come into the game having previously won three of their six league games against Sheffield United, Fulham and Aston Villa. Impressive performances against Liverpool and Manchester City also gained plaudits.
But the defeat to Leicester was not the Leeds we have been so accustomed to seeing. Sutton discussed Bamford’s performance after previously netting six league goals in six, and whether Leeds will avoid relegation.
“It’s not been Patrick Bamford’s night or Leeds’ night,” Sutton told BBC Live. “They’ve given it a go, though, as they always do. They’ve played front-foot football
“But in the end they have been out-thought and out-smarted. Leeds will ultimately be alright this season, they are too good to go down. But it was a really good game of football.”