James Maddison ended an eight-month scoring drought to earn Leicester back-to-back league wins with a 2-1 victory at Brentford.
The midfielder, whose last goal came against Aston Villa on February 21, tapped in Patson Daka’s square ball in what was something of a smash-and-grab victory for Brendan Rodgers’ men.
They held a half-time lead in west London despite posting an xG of just 0.05 courtesy of a goal of the season contender from Youri Tielemans, whose first-time piledriver from 25 yards beat a helpless David Raya 14 minutes in.
Zanka, starting only his third league game for Brentford, glanced in a deserved equaliser from Mathias Jensen’s corner on the hour before the Bees stepped up their search for a winner.
But a counter-attack of quality saw Youri Tielemans slip half-time substitute Daka to tee up Maddison’s simple finish to claim victory for the visitors, as Leicester jumped above their hosts and into ninth.
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Brentford travel to Stoke in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night; kick-off at 7.45pm.
On the same evening Leicester host Brighton in their fourth-round tie at the King Power Stadium; kick-off at 7.45pm.