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Ndidi, Maddison, Daka Push Leicester To Top Of Group C With 3-1 Legia Warsaw Win

Leicester
November 26, (THEWILL) – With a comfortable 3-1 win against Legia Warsaw in the UEFA Europa League at home in the King Power Stadium, Leicester moved to the top of Group C ahead of a confrontation with Napoli in December.

Patson Daka and James Maddison put the hosts ahead before Filip Mladenovic hammered home a rebound after Mahir Emeli’s penalty was missed.
However, Wilfred Ndidi’s header from a corner restored Leicester’s two-goal lead, and Brendan Rodgers’ side never looked back, ending their four-game winless run in all competitions.
Daka’s sixth Europa League goal gave Leicester the lead in the 11th minute of an entertaining first half. The Zambian attacker scored after latching on to a threaded feed from Harvey Barnes.
Leicester’s lead was doubled ten minutes later when Maddison scored his first home goal since February. The Foxes playmaker jinked inside the Legia box before cutting onto his left foot and curling a shot beyond goalkeeper Cezary Miszta.
Leicester deserved their two-goal lead after dominating possession, but Legia pulled a goal back in the 25th minute. Mahir Emeli’s penalty was saved after Ndidi handled the ball inside the area, but Mladenovic smashed home the rebound to give the visitors hope of a comeback.
Ndidi would make amends for his error by restoring Leicester’s two-goal lead with a powerful header from a corner beyond the helpless Miszta, who was stranded in no man’s land.
The second half was dull, with Leicester comfortably neutralising Legia’s attacking threat, allowing the Premier League side to focus on their next European adventure against Napoli in two weeks.
Brendan Rodgers will have plenty of reasons to be pleased with the game’s outcome. It was time to put a halt to the slide and reshape his side into winning games again. He will be happy with how they handled this game, despite the fact that they were playing against lesser competition.
Leicester now lead the group with eight points, ahead of their final Europa League match on December 9 against Napoli, who are in third place with seven points.
With Spartak Moscow in second place on seven points, Leicester will qualify for the knockout stages with a draw in Naples. Legia now is in fourth place with six points.