World News – GB – AEK Athens 1-2 Leicester: Jamie Vardy and Hamza Choudhury give Foxes third consecutive victory



The goals of Jamie Vardy and Hamza Choudhury in the first half prove decisive despite the fear in the second half in the Greek capital; Leicester have three wins in eight days, take control of their Europa League Group G alongside Braga

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First-half goals from Jamie Vardy and Hamza Choudhury saw Leicester win 2-1 away at AEK Athens to maintain their winning start in Group G of the Europa League

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Vardy’s penalty, won by the striker himself, put Leicester (18) ahead before Choudhury’s low half volley from a corner put the Foxes in control in Athens (39)

Under Muamer Tankovic halved AEK’s deficit with a low finish under Kasper Schmeichel (49) after the break, and missed a great opportunity to equalize minutes later as Leicester threatened to s ‘collapse

But the Foxes tightened and held their own to win their third game in eight days after disappointing losses to Aston Villa and West Ham

Brendan Rodgers chose a strong side in Athens – but confirmed ahead of kick-off that Timothy Castagne and Jonny Evans had suffered beatings during the week as Foxes’ injury issues persisted

But in the field, everything was going as planned; after resisting early pressure from AEK, Leicester took the lead as Rodgers called from the sideline to « get behind! » have been answered

James Maddison played Vardy, and the forward invited goalkeeper Panagiotis Tsintotas, going down to win a penalty Vardy duly crushed the home kick, despite Tsintotas putting both hands on the ball

The goal means Vardy has now scored in every competition he’s played with Leicester, alongside the Premier League, the Championship, the League Cup, the FA Cup, the Community Shield and the Champions League

Cengiz Under, starting their debut at Leicester, saw a low shot blocked by Tsintotas soon after, but AEK missed two good chances to equalize as Marko Livaja’s header swung wonderfully to Schmeichel , before Livaja departs again after capitalizing on the confusion between Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs

But Leicester doubled their lead before the break as Maddison’s corner was fired by Vardy for the anonymous Choudhury at the far post, and his eye-catching half volley beat Tsintotas at his near 10-yard post

Tankovic came on at half-time and made an instant impact for the hosts, meeting Pedros Matalos’ ball to crush under Schmeichel at a slight angle to the left of the box

And he should have gone 2-2 just a minute later, turning the bar 12 yards away from another Mantalos ball as Leicester had just held on

James Maddison and Jamie Vardy started in surprisingly strong Leicester XI in Athens

Schmeichel, Fofana, Fuchs, Justin and Tielemans also kept their spot from the 1-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday Wes Morgan came to command the side

Brendan Rodgers confirmed ahead of the game that Timothy Castagne and Jonny Evans came out with punches

Leicester then settled in and nearly extended their lead in a wonderful way as Under curled a beauty for the upper right corner of the box, only to see the ball crash outside the post

Rodgers’ side ended up going down the clock and walked away with another win, and going their chosen side in the Greek capital, progress in this competition seems to be a priority for Leicester

Leicester now go to Leeds on Monday Night Football, live on Sky Sports Premier League at 8 p.m., before hosting Braga in the Europa League on Thursday at 8 p.m.

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