Perez and Gray keep Leicester's hold on fourth

16 Jul 2020
Leicester City v Sheffield United - Premier League

Teenager Luke Thomas sets up first goal on full debut as Foxes beat top-six chasers Sheffield United

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Ayoze Perez and Demarai Gray scored as Leicester City strengthened their place in the top four by beating Sheffield United 2-0.

Perez fired the Foxes ahead on 29 minutes after a pass by 19-year-old left-back Luke Thomas, who impressed on his senior debut.

Jamie Vardy hit a post and Harvey Barnes twice went close to a second for Leicester after half-time.

Substitute Gray doubled their lead in the 79th minute when he shot low into the far corner after being set up by Vardy.

Sheffield United’s best chance to respond came when John Egan’s deflected header was turned away by Kasper Schmeichel.

The win keeps Leicester fourth on 62 points, above Manchester United on goal difference following their win at Crystal Palace later in the evening.

Sheff Utd stay eighth on 54.

See: Leicester report | Sheffield United report

Race for top four

Position Pos Club Played Pl GD Points Pts
3 Manchester United MUN 38 +30 66
4 Chelsea CHE 38 +15 66
5 Leicester City LEI 38 +26 62
6 Tottenham Hotspur TOT 38 +14 59
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers WOL 38 +11 59
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Next fixtures

Leicester: 19 Jul v Spurs (A)
Sheff Utd: 20 Jul v Everton (H)

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