Everyone was wondering if Leicester City would struggle against Swansea without the suspended Jamie Vardy, but they did anything but struggle as they cruised past the Swans managing a 4-0 victory.
The Foxes got off to a great start when the usually reliable Ashley Williams gifted Riyad Mahrez a chance, with a poor clearance struck straight at the Algerian’s arm from close range. The Leicester winger fooled Lukasz Fabianski and sent him the wrong way, before slotting it in at the near post.
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Leonardo Ulloa had the task of replacing Jamie Vardy, a tall order considering the Englishman’s form this season. He more than replaced the in-form forward though, getting two goals against the struggling Swans.
His first goal was a great headed effort, holding off Ashley Williams and rising high to power it into the back of the net. Fabianksi once again had no chance, and was left cursing his defenders.
Ulloa’s second came through a bit of good fortune, with Jeffrey Schlupp’s powerful run looking likely to come to an end when his cross was blocked. The ball fell straight back to Schlupp though, and he was able to prod it across goal for a Ulloa tap in.
The fourth goal came with three Leicester substitutes combining, all starting with Demarai Gray leaving several players in his dust as he raced forward. His cross found Andy King, whose header across goal was poor in truth. Gray somehow got on the end of it though, turning it goalwards and into the hands of Fabianski. The Pole could only parry it though, and when it bounced Marc Albrighton’s way he smashed it into the roof of the net.
Leicester were deserved winners on the day, with Swansea really poor in the end. Tottenham play on Monday but it really is starting to look like it’s all over. If Tottenham slip up then it’s all but over, and even without any mistakes from Mauricio Pochettino’s side Leicester still have a commanding lead.