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Barnes ensures Marsch loses first EPL game as Leeds manager

Jesse Marsch’s first game in charge of Leeds United ended in a 1-0 defeat away to Leicester City to remain two points off the relegation zone.

It was a typical fast and furious start from the visitors with Kasper Schmeichel saving efforts from Dan James and Jack Harrison with his feet.

And defensively Leeds looked more organised compared to the recent Manchester United and Liverpool defeats under Marcelo Bielsa.

The Foxes were restricted to few opportunities in the first half with their best effort falling to Wilfried Ndidi whose header from a corner was straight at the goalkeeper.

Marsch’s side continued to dominate in the second half with Schmeichel keeping out Rodrigo’s glancing header from a corner.

Brendan Rodgers made a double change, bringing on Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho, and the latter set up Harvey Barnes who curled a low shot into the bottom corner to break the deadlock.

Marsch brought on Tyler Roberts and youngster Joe Gelhardt but they were unable to find an equaliser despite having more of the possession.

The result leaves them two points ahead of 18th-placed Burnley who have two games in hand on them while the Foxes are up to tenth position.

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