Goal ruled out against Chipolopolo striker, Daka, as Leicester City succumb to 3-1 defeat


Chipolopolo striker, Patson Daka, was at the centre of controversy as his side Leicester City side succumbed to 3-1 defeat at the hands of Leeds United in the English Championship.

Daka last night made an assist but the talking point was when he had a goal unfairly disallowed as second placed Leeds United reduced the deficit with leaders
Leicester City to just six points.

The Zambian striker could have made the score 2-nil had the match officials made the right decision.

Daka put the ball in the net after Leicester defender Jannik Vestergaard’s thumping header came back off the woodwork, but referee Craig Pawson ruled the strike out for offside.

It was a seemingly incorrect call, with the officials having judged that Hamza Choudhury had moved the ball onto the Zambia striker, even though, on closer inspection, Leeds’ Georginio Rutter had attempted to clear the ball and thus Daka was not in an offside position.

Daka should have doubled the lead shortly afterwards, but inexplicably struck wide first time after Ricardo Pereira’s breathless run and square ball into his feet.

He was soon left to rue that missed chance.

Roberts levelled proceedings after Rutter’s cut-back was deflected into his path and, within three minutes, 17-year-old Gray had turned the game in Leeds’ favour for the first time, again with the help of two deflections.

The points were wrapped up in the 95th minute when James’ free-kick went under the wall, before being turned over the line by Bamford to complete the most gripping of finales.

Earlier in the match, Daka made a diagonal run to the near post to salvage Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s outswinging corner, looping a header to the far post, where Wout Faes was waiting to head down and over the line.

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