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2021-22 English Premier League
  • Mathias Jorgensen (60')
  • Youri Tielemans (14')
  • James Maddison (74')

Clinical Leicester punish Brentford to seal 2-1 victory

Leicester City secured a 2-1 win at Brentford in a pulsating Premier League game on Sunday thanks to goals from Youri Tielemans and James Maddison.

Brentford were kept at bay by a combination of poor finishing and a string of saves by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel before being caught out on the counter-attack for Maddison's 73rd-minute winner.

Defender Mathias Jorgensen flicked a header past Schmeichel at the hour mark to cancel out Tielemans' unstoppable first-half strike from 25 yards, but Maddison restored Leicester's advantage by tapping the ball into an empty net.

The result lifted Leicester up to ninth in the standings with 14 points, while Brentford dropped to 12th on 12 points from nine games.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Chelsea 12 +26 29
2 Manchester City 13 +20 29
3 Liverpool 13 +28 28
4 West Ham United 13 +8 23
5 Arsenal 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
9 Leicester City 13 -3 18
10 Manchester United 12 -1 17
11 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
12 Brentford 13 0 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton 13 -4 15
15 Southampton 13 -7 14
16 Watford 13 -6 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 13 -20 9
20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6