Jamie Vardy

Foxes Held By Swansea City

Despite taking the lead through Jamie Vardy early on, Leicester City had to settle for a 1-1 Premier League draw with Swansea City at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
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Manager Claude Puel made five changes to the side that were beaten at Everton in midweek, as forward Fousseni Diabaté made his first Premier League start for the Club.

City were dominant from the off and deservedly went ahead through England international Vardy. Quick feet from Kelechi Iheanacho saw him tee up his strike partner, who slotted into the bottom corner on 17 minutes.

It should have been 2-0 shortly after. Diabaté forced Lukasz Fabianski into an excellent stop at the front post before Iheanacho saw his rebound cleared off the line by Swans centre back Alfie Mawson.

Then, following a fine move, Wilfred Ndidi found the back of the net, but his goal was disallowed after Diabaté was flagged offside in the build-up.

After the break, Swansea pressed much higher up the pitch and found a leveller on 53 minutes, as skipper Federico Fernandez headed home Ki Sung-yeung’s pin-point corner.

Chances for City followed as Harry Maguire headed wide, before Iheanacho fired straight at Fabianski, who collected with ease.

Just moments later, Diabaté had the best opportunity of the second half. Vardy, who a minute earlier nearly lobbed Fabianski, burst down the right and pulled it back for the 22-year-old, who side-footed just inches wide.

Maguire then nodded into the side-netting and Marc Albrighton had a shot blocked in injury time, but City could not find a winner against the Swans.

Major moment

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Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho

The striker brings the ball under control against Swansea.

Carlos Carvalhal’s outfit registered one effort on target throughout the entire game, but they made it count.

Captain Federico Fernandez, just eight minutes into the second half, found space in the area to nod in and seal a point for Swansea.

Who impressed?

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

The striker wheels away in celebration after netting his 12th Premier League goal of the season.

“That was Jamie Vardy as his best – he just doesn’t miss from there.” – Gerry Taggart, LCFC Radio

Jamie Vardy’s opener against Swansea City proved to be his 12th Premier League strike of the season, but it is not just goals that he adds to the City line-up.

From the opening minute, he chased down every ball and constantly put Swansea’s back line under pressure.

He has now scored in three consecutive Premier League games and his strikes have been thoroughly deserved.

Where do we stand?

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Christian Fuchs
Christian Fuchs

The Austrian chases down ex-City winger Nathan Dyer.

Following Saturday’s draw with Swansea, City remain eighth in the Premier League table – one point behind Burnley and four points clear of ninth-placed Bournemouth.

Coming up…

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Wilfred Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi has won a total of 81 aerial battles this term.

Next up for the Foxes is a challenging trip to Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday 10 February (5:30pm kick-off).

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