Leeds 1-1 Leicester: 3 things FoL learned

Dean Smith, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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At a raucous Elland Road, Leicester City secured a hard-fought point against fellow strugglers Leeds United, taking them one point clear of the drop zone. After securing victory late against Wolves, the Foxes travelled to Elland Road optimistic of another positive result. Despite controlling the early stages, LCFC found themselves behind after 20 minutes and then struggled to create clear-cut chances.

It was not until the introduction of Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka that Leicester began to take a strong grip on the tie, and heavy pressure eventually told as Vardy equalised with ten minutes to go. Whilst LCFC finished the stronger, having another goal disallowed for offside, both sides had to settle for a less-than-ideal point. Ultimately, an away point suits Leicester more, with Leeds facing a more difficult run-in, despite the Foxes arguably deserving to win on the basis of the chances.

Here are three things that FOL learned from Tuesday’s draw:

Jamie Vardy’s magic

Many Leicester City fans could have been forgiven for thinking Jamie Vardy was finished at the top level. Indeed, it appeared this way with the striker only scoring one league goal prior to Tuesday’s game. Nevertheless, his introduction against Leeds reminded us that perhaps there’s more life left in the 36-year-old. Vardy put in a positive cameo performance, scoring in trademark fashion and having another disallowed for offside. Despite only having seven touches, he displayed great efficiency which has been sorely missing this season.

With Kelechi Iheanacho likely to be out after suffering a groin injury, Vardy may well return to the starting line-up and with fellow strugglers Everton up next, a return to prolonged form would be most opportune.