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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 Manchester City 17 +38 44
2 Liverpool 16 +28 42
3 Tottenham Hotspur 17 +15 39
4 Chelsea 16 +20 34
5 Arsenal 16 +15 34
6 Manchester United 16 +2 26
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 0 25
8 Everton 17 +2 24
9 West Ham United 17 0 24
10 Watford 17 -2 24
11 AFC Bournemouth 17 -3 23
12 Leicester City 17 0 22
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -3 21
14 Newcastle United 17 -8 16
15 Crystal Palace 17 -9 15
16 Cardiff City 17 -16 14
17 Burnley 17 -18 12
18 Huddersfield Town 17 -18 10
19 Southampton 16 -17 9
20 Fulham 17 -26 9