MX23RW : Wednesday, December 12 22:24:10
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
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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