Rotherham United 1-2 Leicester City: McAteer brace sends Leicester two points clear at the top

With Leicester City still unbeaten in the EFL Championship thus far, Enzo Maresca’s Foxes travelled to the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday. Rotherham United’s season has been far from smooth sailing, with the Millers recording just one point in a 2-2 draw against Blackburn Rovers.

ROT: Johansson; Bramall, Blackett, Humphreys, Lembikisa; Cafu, Tiéhi, Rathbone; Onyedinma, Hugill, Green

LEI: Hermansen; Doyle, Vestergaard, Faes, Pereira; Dewsbury-Hall, Winks, Ndidi; Mavididi, Iheanacho, McAteer

The Foxes were handed an early advantage in their quest to win four games on the bounce, with McAteer arriving in the box to plant a headed effort past Johansson from Iheanacho’s cross – netting his first league goal for Leicester City in the process.

But Enzo Maresca’s side found themselves under pressure soon after, relying on a fine save from Hermansen to keep their lead intact as Rathbone’s strike seemed destined to creep over the line.

And Rotherham’s positive momentum from the latter stages of the first half looked to continue into the second period, with Onyedinma restoring parity at the AESSEAL New York Stadium just eight minutes into the half with a powerful header.

Yet there is an air of inevitability that follows this Leicester side everywhere they go so far this season, and another late winner proved to be on the cards as McAteer curled another strike past Johansson to steal the points for the Foxes.

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