Result: Leicester put three goals past Zorya Luhansk to triumph in Europa League opener

Result: Leicester put three goals past Zorya Luhansk to triumph in Europa League opener

James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho scored as Leicester beat Zorya Luhansk.

Leicester made the ideal start to their Europa League campaign after a comfy 3-0 win over Zorya Luhansk.

James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho struck to offer the Foxes success in their Group G opener.

Kasper Schmeichel rejected Vladyslav Kabayev however the hosts ultimately rejected the visitors from Ukraine without the hurt Jamie Vardy

They take a trip to AEK Athens next week, after dealing with Arsenal on Sunday, having actually made their European return following a three- year lack.

Brendan Rodgers’ side also made a morale-boosting win after damaging home beats to West Ham and Aston Vacation Home.

However the Foxes– also without the hurt Caglar Soyuncu and Wilfred Ndidi— were still required to sweat in the first half.

Zorya, who have actually received Europe in the last 7 seasons, made a strong start and Vladlen Yurchenko shot over.

Leicester were at first careless and practically paid the price against minimal Zorya in the 22nd minute.

Maksym Lunov moved the ball throughout the box for the onrushing Kabayev however, with the forward extending, Schmeichel conserved well at the far post.

The hosts had actually produced little however opened the scoring with their first opportunity of the game after 29 minutes.

Barnes, their brightest stimulate, cut in from the left and his curling shot came back off the post.

It succumbed to Iheanacho however, crowded out by protectors, all he might do was shield the ball for Maddison to tap and show up in.

Leicester’s self-confidence grew and Mykyta Shevchenko conserved Barnes’ low effort soon after however they endured a scare after Schmeichel’s error 4 minutes prior to the break.

The goalkeeper rattled a regular clearance into Yurchenko and the ball broke to Dmytro Ivanisenia however the midfielder lobbed his shot broad of an empty net.

Yet the Foxes ended any sticking around worries by doubling their lead in first-half stoppage time.

Christian Fuchs’ fine pass discovered Iheanacho and he held the ball up for Barnes to race though and produce an impudent finish past Shevchenko.

A second enabled Leicester to unwind and they pushed for another with Wesley Fofana flashing a header broad 10 minutes after the break.

Zorya’s roughhouse strategies did little to distress the Foxes and, after Maddison drilled over, Iheanacho got his goal after 67 minutes.

It was a present from Zorya as Ivanisenia’s loose pass went directly to the striker who turned Lovro Cvek to find the bottom corner.

He then struck the side netting with 20 minutes left as Leicester travelled to success.


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