Leicester earned a 3-1 win against Legia Warsaw in the Europa League thanks to goals from Patson Daka, James Maddison, and Wilfried Ndidi. Leicester leapfrogged all three of their Europa League rivals to the top of Group C after a comfortable 3-1 match score win against Legia Warsaw at the King Power Stadium.
The Foxes started Thursday’s game bottom of a tight group, but with Spartak Moscow beating Napoli 2-1 on Wednesday, Brendan Rodgers’ side now sits top thanks to first-half goals from Patson Daka, James Maddison, and Wilfried Ndidi. The only negative for Rodgers on the night aside from Filip Mladenovic’s consolation strike was losing Jonny Evans to a muscle injury in the warm-up, with Daniel Amartey replacing him in defence.
For the final game of the group stage, the Premier League outfit will travel to Napoli knowing that a draw will be enough to see them qualify for the knockout stage. From the first whistle of the football match, Leicester put the pressure on the visitors taking the lead in the 11th minute when good work from Harvey Barnes forced a deflection that fell kindly for Daka, who calmly slid in his fifth Europa League goal of the campaign.
In the 21st minute, the lead was doubled as Maddison worked the ball onto his left foot after a one-two with Ademola Lookman before firing into the top corner of the net. The Polish side had a penalty just five minutes later after Caglar Soyuncu’s clearance struck Wilfried Ndidi on the arm. Kasper Schmeichel saved Mahir Emreli’s spot-kick but Mladenovic was quickest to follow up and slot in the rebound.
In the 33rd minute, Ndidi made amends for his penalty concession though, as the unmarked Nigerian headed in Leicester’s third from a Maddison corner. Both teams could have added to the scoring in the second half but the hosts were happy to see out the win, only their second in this year’s Europa League group stage.