- Vardy nets first of the season
- Leicester secure first win
- 2 defeats in 3 for Swansea
- Mahrez misses PK
Reigning champs Leicester City beat Swansea City in torrential rain at the King Power Stadium on Saturday as Claudio Ranieri‘s side survived a late scare.
Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead in trademark fashion and Wes Morgan made it 2-0. Leroy Fer‘s header made things interesting but Swansea couldn’t find an equalizer late on.
With the win Leicester has four points on the season, will Swansea has three points after two-straight defeats.
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Riyad Mahrez whipped a free kick just over from a promising position and it was then down to Leicester’s other star to put them ahead.
Leicester took the lead through a classic counter attack as Danny Drinkwater‘s perfect long ball found Vardy who finished emphatically to grab his first goal of the season, and his 50th in the league for Leicester, to put the Foxes 1-0 up.
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With thunder and lightning in the skies over the King Power Stadium, Swansea responded well to falling behind as Gylfi Sigurdsson curled an effort just over from 25-yards out.
The game was effectively early in the second as Morgan knocked him after a corner fell to the Leicester captain inside the box and he hooked home. 2-0.
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Leicester then had a great chance to go 3-0 up after Shinji Okazaki was fouled in the box but Mahrez’s penalty kick was saved by Lukasz Fabianski as he tipped it onto the post and then saved Okazaki’s shot with the rebound.
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A worrying moment then arrived for the Foxes as goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was forced off after making a brave save. That meant a debut for Ron-Robert Zieler.
One of his first acts was to pick the ball out of the net as Fer headed home to make it 2-1. Game on.
Despite being ahead Leicester continue to pour forward and search for a third goal but left gaps at the back which Swansea couldn’t exploit. The Foxes were relieved to bag their first win of the new season.