The Leicester City footballers winning against Aston Villa in the 25th round stood out in second place in the English Championship standings with a 2-1 (2-0) away.
In the middle of the first half, the guests from Leicester gained a key advantage when they took a 2-0 lead with goals from Maddison in the 19th and Barnes in the 23rd minute.
First, Maddison, assisted by Barnes, hit with a precise shot from 20 meters, and then Barnes cleared the ball into the goal after the home goalkeeper Martinez only managed to deflect a strong shot by Vardy.
When Traore defeated Schmeichel from close range in the 48th minute the home team returned to the game at the beginning of the second half, but the result did not change until the end of the match.
The second Leicester now has 49 points, seven less than the leading Manchester City, which is visiting Arsenal from 5.30 pm, and three more than the third Manchester United, which will host Newcastle United from 8 pm. Aston Villa is eighth with 36 points and two games less.
Aston Villa 1 – 2 Leicester City
Goals: 0-1 Maddison 19, 0-2 Barnes 23, 1-2 Traore 48
Bookings: Luiz, Elmohamady; Ndidi
Aston Villa: Martinez, Targett, Mings, Konsa, Elmohamady, McGinn, Luiz, El-Ghazi, Barkley, Traore, Watkins
Substituions: Ramsey, Trezeguet, Sanson
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas, Tielemans, Ndidi, Castagne, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy
Substtituions: Mendy, Amartey, Choudhury