Saturday 9 March 2019, 3:00pm at King Power Stadium, Leicester
Premier League
Leicester City
3
Tielemans 21'; Vardy 78', 86'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Ayité 51'

21' Goal

Youri Tielemans
Assist by Jamie Vardy

78' Goal

Jamie Vardy
Assist by James Maddison

86' Goal

Jamie Vardy
Assist by Harvey Barnes

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rachid Ghezzal
Off:Youri Tielemans

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Shinji Okazaki
Off:Demarai Gray

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nampalys Mendy
Off:James Maddison

51' Goal

Floyd Ayité
Assist by Håvard Nordtveit

55' Yellow Card

Ryan Babel Card was given for a foul

60' Yellow Card

Joe Bryan Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Ryan Sessegnon

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jean Michael Seri
Off:Ryan Babel

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luciano Vietto
Off:Kevin McDonald

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Fulham were defeated 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon despite a gutsy second-half performance.

Fulham were defeated 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon despite a gutsy second-half performance.

The hosts lead at the break thanks to a Youri Tielemans strike but substitute Floyd Ayité sliced open their defence in the 51st minute to level the scores.

A Jamie Vardy brace late on secured all three points for the home side, even though the Whites fought valiantly to find a second goal.

Scott Parker went with an unchanged team to take on the Foxes, with Tom Cairney captaining the team from midfield.   

Brendan Rodgers fielded an attacking starting XI with a back four supporting the likes of Vardy, Tielemans and James Maddison further forward.

It took five minutes for Leicester to conjure up the first chance of the game as Tielemans tried to slip in James Maddison but a great block from Håvard Nordtveit intercepted the pass and the Belgian blazed over the free ball.

Six minutes later, Maddison came knocking again but Sergio Rico had great anticipation to get off his line and gather the ball.

With Fulham struggling to get to grips with the game, Jamie Vardy was charging through on goal in the 18th minute but the Whites Norwegian defender came to the rescue again with a sublime block to deny him a shot on goal.

The home side was relentless and Tielemans tapped in from close range in the 21st minute after some nice play from Vardy.

Leicester were banging on the door for a second before the break but Joe Bryan was forced to make a block on Vardy’s effort before Rico denied a shot from distance from Tielemans.   

Fulham were trying to keep the ball on the deck and play through Leicester but struggled with the final pass to unlock the Foxes’ defence.

At the break, Scott Parker decided to replace Ryan Sessegnon with Floyd Ayité and it didn’t take long for the tricky winger to make a difference. 

The Togolese international cut in from the right, dribbled around Ben Chillwell and Harry Maguire to unleash a shot past Kasper Schmeichel in the 50th minute.

Babel was booked five minutes later for a mistimed challenge and Bryan also found himself in the book on the hour mark for a similar challenge.

The frustration was building as equally cynical fouls by the home side weren’t getting players a booking by the referee.

In the 63rd minute, Rico pulled off a fantastic save after Harvey Barnes aimed to curl his shot into the bottom left-hand corner of the Fulham goal, but the Spaniard used every inch of his outstretched hand to tip it wide.

Parker made his second change of the afternoon, as Jean Michaël Seri came on for Babel in the 67th minute.

Fulham were looking to capitalise on some great play and Aleksandar Mitrović came agonisingly close to adding a second one minute later, but his header was tipped wide by Schmeichel after a great cross from Bryan. In an attempt to rediscover some long lost dominance, Rodgers swapped Demari Gray and Tielemans for Rachid Ghezzal and Shinji Okazaki in the 72nd minute.

Leicester regained the lead six minutes later following a quick break. Maddison played Vardy through on goal and the former England international took full advantage to slot past Rico. Shortly after, Leicester took off Maddison and brought on Nampalys Mendy while, Fulham swapped Kevin McDonald with Luciano Vietto.

The home side had found their way again and Vardy added their third goal in the 86th minute, assisted by Barnes, netting his 100th Leicester goal in the process.

Despite five minutes of added time, the Whites were unable to break down the Foxes’ defence and the game ended in a 3-1 defeat, which didn’t truly reflect the performance on the pitch.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Saturday 9 March 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester
Attendance: 32,017

Referee: David Coote

Leicester City

Line-up: Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Tielemans (Ghezzal 72'), Wilfred Ndidi, Maddison (Mendy 81'); Gray (Okazaki 72'), Vardy, Barnes

Unused substitutes: Ward, Morgan, Fuchs, Iheanacho

Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Odoi, Nordtveit, Ream, Bryan; Chambers, McDonald (Vietto 82'), Cairney; Babel (Seri 67'), Mitrovic, Ryan Sessegnon (Ayité 45')

Unused substitutes: Fabri, Le Marchand, Christie, Zambo Anguissa

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester City 29 71
2 Liverpool 29 70
3 Tottenham Hotspur 30 61
4 Manchester United 29 58
5 Arsenal 29 57
6 Chelsea 28 56
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 43
8 Watford 29 43
9 West Ham United 30 39
10 Leicester City 30 38
11 Everton 30 37
12 A.F.C. Bournemouth 30 37
13 Newcastle United 30 34
14 Crystal Palace 30 33
15 Brighton and Hove Albion 29 33
16 Southampton 30 30
17 Burnley 29 30
18 Cardiff City 30 28
19 Fulham 30 17
20 Huddersfield Town 30 14
Goals
3
1
Total Shots
18
6
Shots On Target
8
3
Passing Accuracy
85%
81%
Fouls
9
13
Corners
6
5
Offsides
1
1
Bookings
0
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Leicester City (4-3-3)
  • 1Kasper Schmeichel
  • 14Ricardo Pereira
  • 6Jonny Evans
  • 15Harry Maguire
  • 3Ben Chilwell
  • 21Youri Tielemans
  • 25Wilfred Ndidi
  • 10James Maddison
  • 7Demarai Gray
  • 9Jamie Vardy
  • 19Harvey Barnes
Substitutes
  • 12Danny Ward
  • 5Wes Morgan
  • 28Christian Fuchs
  • 24Nampalys Mendy
  • 31Rachid Ghezzal
  • 8Kelechi Iheanacho
  • 20Shinji Okazaki
Manager
  • Brendan Rodgers
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 16Håvard Nordtveit
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 12Ryan Babel
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
Substitutes
  • 31Fabri
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 29André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 19Luciano Vietto
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Leicester City 3, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Leicester City 3, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luciano Vietto.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Jonny Evans (Leicester City).
  • 90'+1' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 88' Attempt blocked. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Chilwell.
  • 87' Offside, Fulham. Håvard Nordtveit tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 86' Goal! Leicester City 3, Fulham 1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harvey Barnes.
  • 84' Attempt missed. Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Chilwell.
  • 83' Attempt saved. Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.
  • 82' Substitution, Fulham. Luciano Vietto replaces Kevin McDonald.
  • 81' Substitution, Leicester City. Nampalys Mendy replaces James Maddison.
  • 80' Foul by Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City).
  • 80' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 78' Goal! Leicester City 2, Fulham 1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Maddison with a through ball following a fast break.
  • 76' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jonny Evans.
  • 74' Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 73' Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 73' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 72' Substitution, Leicester City. Rachid Ghezzal replaces Youri Tielemans.
  • 72' Substitution, Leicester City. Shinji Okazaki replaces Demarai Gray.
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 68' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 68' Foul by Harry Maguire (Leicester City).
  • 68' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67' Substitution, Fulham. Jean Michael Seri replaces Ryan Babel.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Ryan Babel (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 64' Foul by Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City).
  • 64' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 63' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Sergio Rico.
  • 63' Attempt saved. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Chilwell.
  • 62' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 60' Foul by Demarai Gray (Leicester City).
  • 60' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Joe Bryan (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 59' Demarai Gray (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 59' Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 58' Foul by Youri Tielemans (Leicester City).
  • 58' Håvard Nordtveit (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 56' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Håvard Nordtveit.
  • 55' Ryan Babel (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 55' Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Foul by Ryan Babel (Fulham).
  • 54' James Maddison (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 54' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 53' Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Foul by Håvard Nordtveit (Fulham).
  • 51' Goal! Leicester City 1, Fulham 1. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Håvard Nordtveit.
  • 49' Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Youri Tielemans with a cross.
  • 48' Jonny Evans (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • Second Half begins Leicester City 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Leicester City 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 45' Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 38' Attempt saved. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Maddison.
  • 36' Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 36' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 36' Attempt saved. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Demarai Gray.
  • 34' Foul by Jonny Evans (Leicester City).
  • 34' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 33' Attempt saved. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 32' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 32' Attempt blocked. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Maddison.
  • 32' Attempt missed. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.
  • 30' Attempt missed. James Maddison (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.
  • 23' Attempt missed. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jamie Vardy with a headed pass.
  • 22' Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).
  • 22' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Goal! Leicester City 1, Fulham 0. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.
  • 20' Attempt missed. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
  • 19' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Håvard Nordtveit.
  • 18' James Maddison (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 17' Foul by Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City).
  • 17' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 16' Offside, Leicester City. James Maddison tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.
  • 15' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jonny Evans.
  • 14' Attempt missed. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Demarai Gray.
  • 12' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 7' Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 7' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 6' Attempt missed. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Harvey Barnes.
  • 5' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Wilfred Ndidi.
  • 3' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 3' Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harry Maguire.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.