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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Kelechi Iheanacho (19')
  • James Maddison (66')
  • Jamie Vardy (75')
  • Mathias Jørgensen (5')

Leicester ease pressure on Claude Puel with win vs. Huddersfield

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Leicester 3-1 Huddersfield: Vardy seals win for Foxes (2:49)

James Maddison curled in a free-kick to give Leicester the lead before Jamie Vardy's chip sealed all three points for the home side at the King Power Stadium. (2:49)

Leicester City eased the pressure on manager Claude Puel by beating Huddersfield Town 3-1 on Saturday to leave the visitors rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.

Leicester had lost eight of their last 12 league games but Puel finally had something to smile about as his side ran out comfortable winners at the King Power Stadium.

Huddersfield must have thought their luck was changing when Mathias Jorgensen fired them in front after five minutes. But the lead was short-lived as Kelechi Iheanacho brought the home side level on 19 minutes.

James Maddison put Leicester ahead on 65 minutes with a well-taken free kick before Jamie Vardy sealed all three points with a clever finish 15 minutes from time.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 16 +28 42
2 Manchester City 16 +36 41
3 Tottenham Hotspur 16 +14 36
4 Chelsea 16 +20 34
5 Arsenal 16 +15 34
6 Manchester United 16 +2 26
7 Everton 16 +4 24
8 AFC Bournemouth 16 -1 23
9 Leicester City 16 +1 22
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 -2 22
11 West Ham United 16 -2 21
12 Watford 16 -3 21
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -3 21
14 Cardiff City 16 -15 14
15 Newcastle United 16 -9 13
16 Crystal Palace 16 -10 12
17 Burnley 16 -17 12
18 Huddersfield Town 16 -17 10
19 Southampton 16 -17 9
20 Fulham 16 -24 9