Swansea City fought hard against Championship leaders Leicester City but ultimately suffered a defeat at the Swansea.com Stadium.
The Swans took the lead with a deflected strike from captain Matt Grimes in the 20th minute. They defended well and attacked energetically against the strong Leicester side.
However, Leicester managed to equalize just before halftime when Jannik Vestergaard turned the ball in after a fortunate bounce. Abdul Fatawu then put Leicester ahead just after the hour mark, and Kelechi Iheanacho sealed the victory for Leicester with a goal four minutes from time.
Although Swansea had their chances, hitting the bar and creating opportunities through Jamal Lowe, Jerry Yates, and Jamie Paterson, Leicester’s quality prevailed. Despite the loss, the Swans performance showcased their hard work without the ball and their dynamic play, especially considering Leicester’s Premier League quality.
Swansea City maintained their line-up from the previous win at Plymouth, aiming for a fifth consecutive victory. Leicester made several changes, bringing in key players like Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi.
Despite their recent good form, Swansea faced a tough challenge against Leicester, who had won 10 of their 11 league games this season.
Michael Duff reacts to Leicester defeat
The Swans now travel turn their attention to Tuesday night, when Watford are the visitors to the Swansea.com stadium.
Swansea City: Carl Rushworth, Josh Key, Harry Darling, Matt Grimes (captain), Jerry Yates (Mykola Kuharevich 90), Jamal Lowe (Liam Walsh 80), Jamie Paterson (Ollie Cooper 80), Josh Tymon, Charlie Patino (Ollie Cooper 69), Liam Cullen (Jay Fulton 69), Bashir Humphreys.
Unused Substitutes: Andy Fisher, Kyle Naughton, Harrison Ashby, Cameron Congreve.
Leicester City: Mads Hermansen, James Justin, Wout Faes, Harry Winks, Jamie Vardy (captain) (Kelechi Iheanacho 84), Stephy Mavididi, Abdul Fatawu (Yunus Akgun 64) (Hamza Choudhury 90), Ricardo Pereira (Conor Coady 90), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Jannik Vestergaard, Wilfred Ndidi.
Unused Substitutes: Jakub Stolarczyk, Cesare Casadei, Marc Albrighton, Harry Souttar, Patson Daka.
Referee: Anthony Backhouse
Watch highlights of the Swans defeat against league leaders Leicester City at the Swansea.com stadium.
Feature Image Credit: Swansea City Football Club