The signs of a tough evening came early for Leeds United tonight as Leicester City passed their way around Elland Road like they were the home team, effortlessly carving out no less than three goal-scoring chances in the first 13 minutes.

Things didn’t get any better for Leeds United either and despite a vast array of missed chances, Leicester kept their tails in the air and wondered around the Leeds United players like they were nothing more than traffic cones. There was even show-boating displays at one point as Leicester’s effortless stroll in the Elland Road park continued.

Such was the inadequacy of the Leeds United team, Simon Grayson took the unusual decision of making a substitution midway through the first half. It was decided that Sanchez Watt’s services were surplus to requirements this evening, as it quickly became apparent that Leeds would have little opportunity to attack. In his place came Bradley Johnson to add some much needed strength and power to the Leeds United midfield – it seemed unlikely that we’d be able to outclass Leicester, so Simon Grayson’s decision to try and out-muscle them wasn’t without reason.

Unfortunately, the change did little to halt Leicester’s progress and despite a goalless scoreline at half-time, it was only a matter of time before they took the lead. The problem was that Leeds quickly surrendered home advantage and allowed Leicester to control the game. Eriksson’s side were so dominant, that at the interval the possession must have been around 70-30 in their favour.

Taking my rose-tinted spectacles off for a second, it really was impressive to see the impact Sven Goren Eriksson had made in only a few days in charge. The team that started the game 22nd in the Championship and with the worst away defensive record in the league had clearly been replaced by Brazil!

It took 64 minutes for Leicester to make their dominance count when a long-range strike deflected off Neill Collins to leave the on-loan Brown stranded. Whilst the goal was certainly fortuitous, it was nothing less than Leicester deserved – in truth, they could have (should have) been at least four up by that point and Leeds had been lucky to hang on.

The second goal followed on 80 minutes when King capitalised on a Leeds United defensive error (no shocks there, I know) to play in Howard who made it 2-0.

The second goal was the cue to evacuate the stadium for the home fans, but just as they did Luciano Becchio gave us a brief moment of hope. Substitute Max Gradel had brought a little spark into the Leeds team and it was his cross that set Becchio up for a headed finish. 2-1

There was a few attacks from Leeds as the minutes dwindled away, but in truth we got exactly what we deserved. Leicester’s passing was dizzying at times and Leeds United had no response.

Not a single player can be singled out for praise tonight, as every one of them was outclassed by the opposition. The most disappointing player was Amdy Faye – not because he was any worse than the rest, but because his display was nothing compared to the one he gave at Middlesbrough. I’m left questioning whether he was fully fit following his absence from training Monday and the knock he picked up at the Riverside?

Overall, we can have no complaints because the best team definitely won. The transformation to Leicester may have caught us a little off-guard, but that can be no excuse for a truly woeful performance on home soil. Back to the drawing board for Larry then. On and on…