A thunderbolt from substitute Harvey Barnes was enough to earn Leicester City a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Sheffield United.

City’s winner came moments after one of Sheffield’s own substitutes had levelled the scoring when Oliver McBurnie rose above the Leicester defence to head home his first goal of the season.

McBurnie’s goal had cancelled out the lead Leicester had taken in the first half after James Maddison skilfully played through Jamie Vardy who finished well to open the scoring.

It was a game of two halves at Bramall lane. In the first the home side played a much more passive game, allowing the Foxes a lot of the ball before springing on a counter attack, which rarely trouble the Leicester defence.

The second half saw the Blades take a much more aggressive approach, playing a far higher line, leaving Leicester uncomfortable in possession.

Brendan Rodgers took more caution after his side took the lead for the second time, bringing on an extra defender in Wes Morgan to help combat the flurry of balls getting sent into his side’s box in the dying stages.

Leicester were able to survive a couple of scares late on to claim their first win of the new season and move temporarily into third place as they continue their undefeated start.

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