Leicester vs Leeds final score: Foxes spoil Marsch’s debut


Leicester City beat Leeds United 1-0 at the King Power Stadium, as American coach Jesse Marsch got off to a losing start as a Premier League manager.

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However, his Leeds side played very well and forced Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel into a man of the match display. Harvey Barnes scored the winner for Leicester in the second half, as a moment of quality won it for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Leicester sit in 10th place after back-to-back wins, while Leeds have lost six of their last seven games and have played more games than the teams around them as they look likely to slip into the relegation zone in the coming weeks.


Leicester vs Leeds final score, stats

Leicester 1-0 Leeds

Goals scored: Barnes 67′

Shots: Leicester 7, Leeds 19

Shots on target: Leicester 5, Leeds 4

Possession: Leicester 51, Leeds 49

Three things we learned from Leicester vs Leeds

1. Jesse Marsch brings solidity, organization to high-press: This was much better from Leeds as they looked balanced in Marsch’s first game in charge. They had defensive solidity and were better organized and they were hardly opened up on the counter. They still pressed Leicester high but it was as a group instead of individually. The tweaks made by Marsch to the team Marcelo Bielsa built were instantly recognizable and the American coach will be pleased with pretty much everything he saw from his side. However, they have to be more clinical when they do get chances as they won’t get as many as they did under Bielsa. With 11 games to go, Leeds need points and not positive performances.

2. Battling Leicester impacted by defensive injuries: Look, it’s easy to say that injuries are to blame for Leicester’s sloppy season so far, but they have been hammered defensively. Evans, Fofana, Castagne and Bertrand have missed most of the season and Rodgers’ played Hamza Choudhury out of position at right back. It didn’t really work and they looked much better with Marc Albrighton there. If Leicester go far in the Europa Conference League and end up finishing in the top 10 of the Premier League, given all of their injuries, this will still be a very decent season for Leicester.

3. Barnes has Leeds’ number: In his four Premier League game against Leeds he’s scored four goals and Barnes seems to thrive on making the most of the space they give him. The young English winger is finally getting back to his best after his serious injury at the end of last season and at the age of 24 he could still push to be in the England squad at the 2022 World Cup. His moment of quality won Leicester the game.

Man of the Match: Kasper Schmeichel – Made two fantastic saves in quick succession at 0-0 and that seemed to spur Leicester on and deflate Leeds.

Marsch gets solid start

Leeds started brightly as Daniel James and Jack Harrison were both denied by Kasper Schmeichel as Marsch’s side looked dangerous on the break.

Rodrigo flashed a shot over as Leeds continued to look sharp on the break but Leicester were having more of the ball.

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Caglar Soyuncu blocked efforts from Junior Firpo and Raphinha at one end, while Wilfred Ndidi sent a header straight at at Illan Meslier from a corner.

Schmeichel stands tall

In the second half James’ shot hit Raphinha and flew behind, as Leeds continued to press Leicester high.

Rodrigo’s header was pushed away superbly by Schmeichel, with Leicester almost undone at another corner.

Firpo then crossed for Raphinha who looked destined to score but Schmeichel once again pulled off a miraculous save from close range.

Foxes show their bite

Leicester then made Leeds pay for those missed chances, as Barnes linked up with Kelechi Iheanacho and slotted home into the far bottom corner.

Buoyed by that goal, Leicester were much better late on and secured the victory with ease.

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: How to watch Der Klassiker, state of play


Can Borussia Dortmund keep its position in the catbird seat with a Klassiker win over reigning champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Saturday?

Or will they former manager land a major blow for his new side, as Thomas Tuchel takes the reins of wounded Bayern. The 10-time defending champions fell out of first with a 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen that sent Julian Nagelsmann packing (for North London?).

BVB is in pursuit of its first Meisterschale since the 2011-12 season, its eighth in history. It’s been all Bayern since then, as the Bavarians have claimed 10-consecutive league crowns.

Here’s the thing: If Bayern really had problems between its players and Nagelsmann, they weren’t totally manifesting themselves on the pitch. Bayern’s 72 goals are 17 more than anyone else in the Bundesliga and its 27 conceded are one better than second-place Union Berlin.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund.

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How to watch Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 12:30pm ET, Saturday
TV Channel/Online: Stream via ESPN+
Updates: Scoreboard, stats, more at Scoreboard.nbcsports.com

Key storylines & star players

Bayern’s all about controlling the game, and it does so with aplomb thanks to Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka. The side has pace for days and has also gotten monstrous amounts of creativity from Alphonso Davies and Jamal Musiala. There’s no Robert Lewandowski, but Bayern spreads the goals around through Musiala (11), Choupo-Moting (10), and Serge Gnabry (9). Manuel Neuer’s out, but the club’s quickly filled his space with Yann Sommer.

Dortmund slipped itself a couple of matches ago, a 2-2 draw in the Revierderby, but it bounded back with a 6-1 demolition of Koln. Bundesliga assist hero Raphael Guerreiro scored in that game while Sebastien Haller and Marco Reus both posted braces. Reus remains the heart of the club and has been a boon for Edin Terzic. A wild card is USMNT star Giovanni Reyna, who has posted terrific advanced stats in Bundesliga play but is still mainly just getting 15-20 minute cameos if he plays at all for BVB.

Bayern Munich team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (back), Paul Wanner (adductor), Jamal Musiala (hamstring), Mathys Tel (muscular), Arijon Ibrahimovic (virus). OUT: Lucas Hernandez (ACL), Manuel Neuer (leg)

Borussia Dortmund team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Mateu Morey (fitness), Thomas Meunier (back), Youssoufa Moukoko (ligaments), Karim Adeyemi (muscular), Giovanni Reyna (illness).

Newcastle vs Manchester United: How to watch live, stream link, team news


No, you didn’t turn back the hands of time; We’ve got a proper top-four battle between Manchester United and Newcastle United at the latter’s St. James’ Park on Sunday (watch live, 11am ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).

There are significant injury or absence concerns for both teams as Casemiro and Joelinton are both suspended, Miguel Almiron out, and Raphael Varane, Marcus Rashford, and Christian Eriksen in question.


Man United will enter the match in third place, three points clear of fifth-place Newcastle. Both have played 26 matches this Premier League season, two fewer than fourth-place Tottenham.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Newcastle vs Manchester United.

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How to watch Newcastle vs Manchester United live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11am ET, Sunday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com

Newcastle vs Manchester United video preview, predictions

Key storylines & star players

So we know the stars: Bruno Fernandes, Bruno Guimaraes, Antony, Alekander Isak. But who’s going to step up if Botman or Pope can’t go for Newcastle? Will Fred and Scott McTominay be able to pull off a top performance should Sabitzer join Casemiro on the shelf? Is Harry Maguire going to deliver the goods if Varane cannot go?

Injuries, man. They cause so many questions!

Newcastle team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Sven Botman (other), Nick Pope (thigh), Allan Saint-Maximin (thigh), Joelinton (suspension) Anthony Gordon (ankle). OUT: Emil Krafth (knee), Ryan Fraser (other), Miguel Almiron (thigh).

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Christian Eriksen (ankle), Marcel Sabitzer (knee), Anthony Martial (groin), Raphael Varane (other), Marcus Rashford (ankle). OUT: Donny van de Beek (knee), Casemiro (suspension), Alejandro Garnacho (ankle), Mason Greenwood (other).

Everton vs Tottenham: How to watch live, stream link, team news


Everton could be in the relegation zone and Tottenham outside the top four by the time they meet Monday at Goodison Park (watch live, 3pm ET Monday on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).

It’ll be Spurs’ first match since Antonio Conte’s explosive post-draw rant led to his departure from North London, leaving assistant Cristian Stellini in charge of the club for the moment.


Tottenham has played two more matches than top-four rivals Newcastle and Manchester United, but currently sits fourth with 49 points. They’ll drop out of the top four if Newcastle beats Manchester United at home on Sunday.

Everton’s gone through changes of its own, hiring Sean Dyche to take hold of the club. The ex-Burnley boss has stabilized the club’s midfield and performances but still sees the club just two points clear of the bottom three.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Everton vs Tottenham.

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How to watch Everton vs Tottenham live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 3pm ET, Monday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com

Key storylines & star players

Everton’s midfield has been driving the bus this season, from Alex Iwobi’s strong start to the season to Amadou Onana’s growth from new signing to pivotal piece of the puzzle. Idrissa Gana Gueye remains a star, too, while Dwight McNeil and James Tarkowski have looked quite good since their former Burnley boss became their new Toffees leader.

Tottenham has other pieces, don’t get us wrong, but it’s all about Harry Kane. The Spurs star is having an all-timer of a season and would be getting Ballon d’Or talk if Spurs were a stable side (and Erling Haaland weren’t running the Golden Boot race at a healthy lead). Spurs fans and the soccer world will be watching to see how their players, especially Richarlison, respond to the change in manager. Conte, after all, tore into them with vigor in his now-infamous rant.

Everton team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Andros Townsend (knee), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh)

Tottenham team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Ivan Perisic (calf), Hugo Lloris (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (thigh), Richarlison (muscular). OUT: Emerson Royal (knee), Ben Davies (thigh), Yves Bissouma (ankle), Rodrigo Betancur (knee).

Premier League assist leaders: Who will win Playmaker of the Season?


Kevin De Bruyne’s gaudy assist numbers give rise to any number of considerations, and we have to wonder if the Manchester City star has ever wondered if the Premier League record would be his in a world in which Jose Mourinho found better use for him at Chelsea.

De Bruyne’s 12 assists this Premier League season are two more than his nearest competitors — Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka — and give him 98 for his career. That’s fifth all-time, two more than Dennis Bergkamp and 64 (?!) behind record holder Ryan Giggs.

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The Belgian star, 31, arrived at Chelsea from Werder Bremen at the age of 22 and managed only 425 in a half-season before being offloaded to Wolfsburg. Back in the Bundesliga, De Bruyne got six assists the rest of the way before setting up 21 goals the next season to set up a move to Man City.

He’s since won the nascent Premier League Playmaker of the Season Award twice, including a 20-assist 2019-20 season, and he’s on pace to make it three of six. Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, and Eden Hazard have also won the award, which is only five years old.

De Bruyne also led the Premier League in assists in 2016-17, the year before the league but a name on the honor.

His stats hint that there’s more to come, as ‘KDB’ is creating a gaudy 3.61 chances per 90 minutes. After a season in which he scored 15 times with eight assists, De Bruyne is back taunting those who’d dare chase him in terms of setting up goals (Some guy named Erling Haaland is helping…).

Premier League 2022-23 assist leaders

  1. Kevin De Bruyne, Man City — 12
  2. Bukayo Saka, Arsenal — 10
  3. Leandro Trossard, Arsenal/Brighton — 8
  4. Christian Eriksen, Manchester United — 7
  5. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool — 7
  6. Andreas Pereira, Fulham — 6
  7. Alex Iwobi, Everton — 6
  8. Martin Odegaard, Arsenal — 6
  9. Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United — 6
  10. Andy Robertson, Liverpool — 6
  11. Jack Harrison, Leeds — 6
  12. Bernardo Silva, Man City — 5
  13. Dejan Kulusevski, Tottenham Hotspur — 6
  14. James Maddison, Leicester City — 6
  15. Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal — 5
  16. Morgan Gibbs-White, Nottingham Forest — 5
  17. Ivan Perisic, Tottenham Hotspur — 5
  18. Granit Xhaka, Arsenal — 5
  19. Michael Olise, Crystal Palace — 5
  20. Douglas Luiz, Aston Villa — 5
  21. Erling Haaland, Man City — 5
  22. Rodri, Manchester City — 5
  23. Kieran Trippier, Newcastle United — 5
  24. Ollie Watkins, Aston Villa — 5