Leicester 2-0 Leeds: player ratings as Foxes climb off bottom

Harvey Barnes of Leicester City with teammates (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Harvey Barnes of Leicester City with teammates (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /
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Harvey Barnes of Leicester City (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images) /

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall: 7.5

Another man who more than likely had his best, most impactful game of the season. As he always does, he lead the press wonderfully. But it was his influence with the ball the showed glimpses of his form from last season, something that fans have been desperate to see. His perfect weight of pass to set up the second goal was a casing point of this. It was extremely pleasing to see this kind of performance from the 24-year-old.

Dennis Praet: 7.5

An individual who fans have been crying out for him to get an opportunity in the side and he took that opportunity extremely well. Was instrumental in both goals as it was his cross that was turned in by Koch. It was also his intelligent run and first-time sliding pass to Jamie Vardy which started the sequence for the exquisite second Leicester City goal. Fabulous performance.

Harvey Barnes: 7.5

Took his goal very well, showed great composure on the ball. Driving at players with real intent and making some great runs in behind and if not for a Robin Koch own goal he would have bagged himself a brace.

Jamie Vardy: 6.5

A significantly more effective outing for the Foxes’ number nine. His runs in behind gave the opposition centre-backs trouble throughout the duration of his time on the pitch. As well as his link up play being really sharp and crisp, a perfect example of this being the intricate little back-hell to Dewsbury-Hall to set up the second goal.

Leicester City substitutes

Nampalys Mendy: 6

Didn’t really put a foot wrong and simply carried on where Soumare left off. Maintained the tempo in midfield. A good cameo.

Patson Daka: 5.5

Not particularly involved due to nature of the tie. His hold up play was solid but with City trying to see the game out the majority of the final half an hour meant his impact was limited.

Ayoze Perez: 4.5

Somewhat erratic in his end product but once more due to state of the game his influence was limited.

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Kelechi Iheanacho: 5

Not enough time to have any impact on the game, therefore a default five is given.