MX23RW : Tuesday, February 19 09:47:30
Sep 22, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
Attendance: 31,676
LeicesterLeicester City
3-1
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town
Iheanacho (19'), Maddison (66'), Vardy (75')
FT(HT: 1-1)

Result: Leicester City fight back to see off Huddersfield Town

Leicester City overturn an early deficit to earn a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town in Saturday's Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City have returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town in Saturday's clash at the King Power Stadium.

Mathias Jorgensen had given the Terriers an early lead, but goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy secured the Foxes' third triumph of the campaign.

Leicester now sit in eighth place in the top-flight standings, while Huddersfield are now bottom as their wait for a league win this season is extended for another week.

Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring Leicester City's third goal in the win over Huddersfield Town on September 22, 2018© Reuters

Huddersfield have so far failed to hit the heights of their strong end to last season, but the visitors needed just five minutes to go ahead, with Jorgensen being well-placed to convert from close range after a flick on from Laurent Depoitre.

The goal heaped the pressure on Leicester boss Claude Puel - who had not guided his side to a win in the top flight since August 25 - but the home side were soon level when Iheanacho was on hand to provide the finishing touch after a counter-attack.

The East Midlands outfit dominated possession either side of half time without being able to apply a clinical touch in the final third, but a second goal finally arrived midway through the second period.

A free kick was awarded on the edge of the area, and Maddison stepped up to curl the set piece into the net for his third goal since joining from Norwich City.

Puel's team made sure of the points with 15 minutes remaining when Vardy got clear of the Huddersfield defence before lifting the ball over Huddersfield stopper Jonas Lossl.

LEICESTER CITY (4-3-3) Schmeichel; Amartey, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Ndidi, Mendy, Maddison (Okazaki 85'); Ghezzal (Gray 46'), Iheanacho (Albrighton 77'), Vardy

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN (5-4-1) Lossl; Durm, Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo (Pritchard 72'), Lowe; Kachunga (Diakhaby 57'), Mooy, Billing, Van La Parra; Depoitre

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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