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The Round-Up: Two From Two For City’s Sides

This weekend saw Leicester City’s first team and Development Squad record 2-0 triumphs as they both continued their fine start to the 2019/20 season.
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While the Club’s Under-18s side and Leicester City Women were not in action, Brendan Rodgers’ outfit, and the Under-23s, each contested away fixtures.

Attempting to build on six victories from nine fixtures, the first team headed to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Two days earlier, meanwhile, the Development Squad contested a Premier League 2 Division 1 match at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium.

First Team

Goals: Crystal Palace 0 Leicester City 2

The Foxes have won back to back away games courtesy of goals from Çağlar Söyüncü and Jamie Vardy at Selhurst Park.

Çağlar Söyüncü scored his first Leicester City goal and Jamie Vardy took his 2019/20 Premier League tally to 10 for the season during a hard-earned 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

A goalless first period saw Vardy go closest for the Foxes, as he nearly rounded off a fine move that involved Harvey Barnes and James Maddison, but couldn’t beat Vicente Guaita at the near post.

After the interval, City found their clinical edge and it was Söyüncü who headed in Maddison’s corner on 57 minutes before a well-worked second arrived through Vardy with two minutes to play.

The victory saw Leicester move back into third in the table, having accumulated 23 points from 11 games – their best-ever start to a Premier League campaign.

First team league standing: 3rd
Next up: Arsenal (H)
Top scorer: Jamie Vardy (10 goals)

Development Squad

Goals: Manchester City U23s 0 Leicester City U23s 2

Watch back both goals from Leicester City's Development Squad's impressive 2-0 victory at Manchester City on Friday evening.

Mirroring the success of the Club’s first team, City’s Development Squad also recorded their fourth-consecutive win in all competitions with a 2-0 success in Premier League 2 at Manchester City.

Building on their midweek triumph against Grimsby Town in the Leasing.com Trophy, which came courtesy of a late stunner from Josh Eppiah, City headed to the Manchester outfit’s Academy Stadium on Friday night.

After 76 goalless minutes, it was Wales international George Thomas who finally broke the deadlock, converting substitute Eppiah’s cross to put his side in front.

The Belgian attacker then set up striker George Hirst, whose close-range finish sealed the three Premier League 2 points in the fourth minute of injury time.

Development Squad league standing: 4th
Next up: Sunderland (A)
Top scorer: George Hirst (five goals)

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