Harvey Barnes seals victory against Leeds to move Leicester off the bottom

Towards the end of a chastening evening Jesse Marsch had to stomach a swell of Leeds United supporters clamouring for Marcelo Bielsa, questioning his substitutions and booing his players’ pale performance as his side extended their winless run to seven matches. At the final whistle Marsch headed straight down the tunnel, much to the ire of those in the away end, and it is fair to say nobody of a Leeds persuasion departed happy. “Everybody’s pissed off,” Marsch said, putting it bluntly. “We’re all feeling like we’re letting ourselves down in little ways and we have to find a solution.”Finally for Brendan Rodgers, the spotlight is elsewhere. Rodgers has long been preaching that things will click for Leicester and this was one of those nights when everything came together. By the time Jamie Vardy walked out for the start of the second half slurping a can of Red Bull, the damage was already done; an own goal by Robin Koch and a Harvey Barnes strike paving the way towards only a second league victory of the season, one that lifts them off the bottom of the table. Barnes celebrated capping a slick team move by pretending to putt a golf ball into the corner flag but the relief of this victory was more akin to leathering a drive down the middle of the fairway.

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