EPL: Timothy Castagne, James Maddison strikes earn Leicester win over Brentford | Football News

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LEICESTER (England): Leicester City beat Brentford 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday to move 10th in the standings thanks to long-range efforts from Timothy Castagne and James Maddison in the first half.

Castagne celebrated his return to the team after a thigh operation with a 20th-minute goal when the full back unleashed a venomous shot from outside the box that arrowed into the top corner and gave keeper David Raya no chance.
Raya had been rewarded with a maiden call-up to the Spanish national team this week after fine performances in goal, but he could do nothing about the second when Maddison curled a free kick over the wall and into the net.

Raya’s opposite number Kasper Schmeichel denied Brentford twice with quick reflex saves early in the second half, palming away a bullet header from Pontus Jansson before stopping a Bryan Mbeumo header from point-blank range.
But Yoane Wissa gave Leicester reason to sweat towards the end when he halved the lead in the 85th minute, firing a shot past Schmeichel for the third long-range goal of the game.
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester held on for three points while Brentford remained 15th in the standings, eight points above the relegation zone but having played more games than the bottom four teams.



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