Leicester beat Sheff Wed to go 12 points clear

Leicester City

The sixth goal Jamie Vardy made in the Foxes' match against Sheffield Wednesday means he has scored in six of the past seven games he has played in.

Leicester's strong push towards the Championship title persists as Jamie Vardy found the back of the net against the team he supported in his youth, Sheffield Wednesday.

The experienced 37-year-old player's contract is ending this summer. He scored his very first goal against the Owl's team and it was his 11th goal this season. This happened after Abdul Fatawu took advantage of a terrible defensive mistake and scored the first goal of the match.

The leaders have now won five games in a row in all competitions and have increased their lead at the top of the table to 12 points. Despite Wednesday being at risk of relegation, they put up a fight in the second half.

Danny Rohl's team put up a fight in the second half, but they were still defeated for the 13th time in their away league matches this season. Unfortunately, they are still five points away from being in a safe position, as they currently sit in 23rd place.

Vardy initiated the match as his first league match since the draw between the teams at Hillsborough in November. Along with Vestergaard's return from his injury and Mavididi's comeback to create disruption down the left, Leicester is gaining more strength as they approach the end of the season.

In just four minutes, their opponent's defence, who had allowed four goals in each of their previous three away games, made a nervous mistake and provided a significant advantage to the team. Despite their poor form, the defence still chose to start their play from the back.

In a high-pressure situation, goalkeeper James Beadle passed the ball to Will Vaulks. However, Dennis Praet was putting him under considerable stress, and as a result, Vaulks lost control of the ball. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall saw this and quickly seized the opportunity to take possession of the ball. Dewsbury-Hall then made a cross, which was expertly dummied by Vardy, leaving Fatawu with a clear and easy chance to score.

The situation was not looking good for the Owls as Mavididi's impressive footwork caused problems for the defence. Both Harry Winks and Wout Faes had opportunities to increase the lead, but were unsuccessful. On the other hand, Wednesday fans were cheering ironically for Marvin Johnson's weak attempt at a goal, which was their first shot of the game.

Leicester scored another goal that was simply beautiful. Faes made a sweeping pass to Dewsbury-Hall, who then made a sumptuous cushioned volley to pass the ball to Vardy. Vardy finished the move with his usual lethal touch.

It's unclear what will happen with Vardy in the future, but he's making the Leicester executives think with his recent performance. He scored his sixth goal in the last seven games which has made him the team's leading scorer this season.

On Wednesday, with the help of Barry Bannan who was always ready to assist, the team responded positively. Ike Ugbo made a close attempt at scoring with Johnson's pass, while Djeidi Gassama made Mads Hermansen make a quick save.

Rohl's crew continued to perform well in the second half following an enhanced end to the previous half. They dominated for a good portion of the 45 minute period, but their victory was nearly sealed when Dewsbury-Hall missed a great opportunity and Faes hit the crossbar with a well-aimed pass.

Bannan excited the away supporters with his enthusiastic cheering as the match progressed. However, Michael Smith, who replaced a player on the field, was unable to successfully hit the ball with his head as he attempted to connect with a risky cross by Pol Valentin. Additionally, Anthony Musaba threatened the goalkeeper once again and Hermansen had to make a significant save.

Mallik Wilks and Bannan made attempts as Wednesday showed their true fighting spirit. However, Valentin missed their top opportunity by misplaying a volley wide.

In the latter half of the game, Leicester chose to slow down their pace. However, their victory has provided them with an extensive advantage of fourteen points over Southampton, who are in the third position.

During an interview with BBC Radio Leicester, Enzo Maresca, the coach of the Foxes expressed his thoughts.

We had a great performance during the first half of the game, both when we had possession of the ball and when we didn't. However, during the second half, we encountered some difficulty in maintaining possession during the first 10 to 15 minutes due to changes made by our opponents. Despite this, I am still pleased with our overall performance in the game.

During the first friendly match against Liverpool, the team began to play according to my preferences and I am optimistic that we will continue to develop and progress.

"Patson (Daka) is performing admirably and consistently on the field, however, Jamie (Vardy) is also putting in great efforts. We're attempting to balance their playing time effectively."

During an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield, Danny Rohl, the manager of Sheffield Wednesday, stated:

Leicester consistently applies a tactic of pressing with one-on-one defense, and if you manage to overcome that defense, the area is vulnerable. Although we had some chances, it's crucial to identify the correct timing and make sound judgments.

We could discuss the error that led to the first goal. However, if we managed to make it past the initial pressing and scored, the conversation would shift. I reminisce about the match against Birmingham, where we scored twice by starting from the goalkeeper and proceeding with the play. Everyone was jubilant, but now, our focus is on the mistake made.

My priority for today was to demonstrate our team's response, and we managed to do so. Despite allowing two goals, we didn't become disheartened. If we reflect on our previous match against Birmingham, we had given up several goals in a brief period. However, today's performance was much improved.

The game is over and Leicester City won with a score of 2 to 0 against Sheffield Wednesday.

The latter part of the game concludes with Leicester City triumphing over Sheffield Wednesday by a score of 2 to 0.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (from Leicester City) committed a hand ball.

James Justin (Leicester City) committed a foul.

In the defensive half of the field, Anthony Musaba from Sheffield Wednesday has earned a free kick.

The shot taken by Pol Valentín from Sheffield Wednesday using his right foot did not land accurately on the target. The ball went to the opposite direction, towards the left side of the box. Marvin Johnson provided an assist for the shot, by crossing the ball towards Pol Valentín.

Leicester City has been flagged for an offside position. Thomas Cannon was found in an offside position.

In the defensive half, there has been a free kick awarded to Hamza Choudhury of Leicester City.

Michael Smith (Sheffield Wednesday) commits a violation.

Kasey McAteer (Leicester City) committed a foul.

Mallik Wilks, who plays for Sheffield Wednesday, earns a free kick on the wing located on the left side of the field.

Leicester City has been flagged for an offside infraction as Thomas Cannon was found to be offside.

Sheffield Wednesday commits an offside violation as Anthony Musaba is flagged for being in an offside position.

Mallik Wilks from Sheffield Wednesday attempted to score a goal with his left foot from the center of the box, but unfortunately, he missed to the right. This attempt was supported by Bambo Diaby who made a headed pass after a corner kick.

Sheffield Wednesday's corner kick was defended by Wout Faes.

The effort made by Anthony Musaba from Sheffield Wednesday was stopped before it could reach its destination. Musaba tried a right-footed shot from the right side of the box, but someone blocked it. Pol Valentín provided assistance to Musaba during the play.

The team Sheffield Wednesday makes a substitution as they replace Di'Shon Bernard with Bambo Diaby.

Leicester City's James Justin managed to earn a free kick on the left side of the field.

Pol Valentín committed a foul while playing for Sheffield Wednesday.

Leicester City makes a substitution by bringing Thomas Cannon onto the field in place of Jamie Vardy.

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