Leicester’s James Maddison believes that his side “dominated” Leeds in yesterday’s relegation clash at Elland Road – a game which ended with honours even at 1-1.
Leeds opened the scoring after a well-worked header from Luis Sinisterra in the match’s 20th minute, after Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans had a thumping long-range strike denied for offside.
Yet it was in the game’s second half where the Whites’ attacking threat notably dissipated, and the Foxes took full advantage through dictating most of the play in that period.
The pressure from Dean Smith’s side told in the 80th minute, when Jamie Vardy slotted home an equaliser for the visitors.
What followed was a frantic final ten minutes in which both sides sought a crucial winning goal. It was Leeds who came closest, with Marc Roca’s header forcing Daniel Iversen into a fine save and Whites striker Patrick Bamford inexplicably putting the ball wide from a few yards out at the back post.
The result sees Leeds remain 16th in the Premier League table, just two points above the bottom three. As for Leicester, they move into 17th, one point above the relegation zone.
Maddison was convinced that his side deserved more from the game despite Leeds’ wasted chances as the match drew to a close.
“Probably not [a fair result],” Maddison told BT Sport.
“Well if you had two Leeds players in here they’d probably say the same.
“I felt like we dominated. We started the game really well, they scored probably when we were on top. They had the chance from the set play, Bamford probably should score at the back post.
“We dominated the second half, especially when we made the changes with Daka and Vardy coming on. We created a lot of chances and probably could win the game.
“I just said to the gaffer, it’s important in games like that, when your pushing and your really trying to get that winner. It’s important you don’t lose, and concede a chance on the counter-attack.”
Leeds now face another season-defining game when they travel to the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth this Sunday.