Leicester get back on track with victory but Legia Warsaw fans clash with police

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Leicester rose to the top of their Europa League group after goals from Patson Daka, James Maddison and Wilfred Ndidi delivered a 3-1 win over Legia Warsaw, whose fans clashed with police
Leicester City's progression to the knockout stages of the Europa League is within sight but a victory secured through goals from Patson Daka, James Maddison and Wilfred Ndidi was blighted by crowd trouble between Legia Warsaw fans and police.

Brendan Rodgers' team need one point away to Napoli next month to be sure of progressing through to the next round in February, while winning in Italy would ensure Leicester finish top of Group C and go directly into the last 16.

This victory over a Legia Warsaw side who have lost every league and European game since beating Leicester in September was overshadowed, however, as travelling fans fought with more than 100 police during the second half. "It's not something you want to see at a football match," Rodgers said. "I haven't heard too many of the details. Hopefully no one's been injured."

In scenes reminiscent of Hungary's World Cup qualifier at Wembley, the passion of the travelling supporters spilled over after the 65th minute when many of the 1,134 in the away corner of the stadium lit red flares.

A strong police and stewarding presence appeared to restrict the trouble to that vicinity as home fans prioritised cheering their team on to a first win in six games.

Maddison was at the forefront of Leicester's front-foot first-half display and he is eager that the foundations of last season's FA Cup win are built upon. Injuries have undermined Leicester's fluency this season and Jonny Evans was lost…
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