Leicester City 0-1 Hull City: Foxes dealt first defeat of 2023/24 EFL Championship campaign

Unbeaten in the league ahead of Saturday’s clash at the King Power Stadium, Enzo Maresca’s Foxes welcomed Hull City to the banks of the River Soar. With Yunus Akgün named in the preferred starting front three, Abdul Fatawu would have to settle for a spot on the bench.

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

HCI: Ingram; Vinagre, Greaves, Jones, Coyle; Seri, Slater; Twine, Traoré, Delap; Connolly

Despite a bright start to the game for the Foxes that saw Ricardo Pereira send a shot whistling wide of the woodwork from close range, it was Hull City that took the lead in the fifteenth minute at the King Power Stadium. Bringing down Jean Michael Seri’s cross, Liam Delap danced past Callum Doyle and poked a low strike past Mads Hermansen to seize the advantage.

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A triple change at half-time looked to bolster the hosts’ attacking presence, but it was the visiting side that came closest to finding the back of the net once more as Liam Delap played Aaron Connolly through on goal – though the Irishman planted his strike over the bar.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s bid to restore parity came to nothing with the midfielder striking straight into the arms of Matt Ingram, with Abdul Fatawu thumping an effort against the base of the left post with a curling strike from the right flank as chances failed to bear fruit for the Foxes.

With club football taking a brief hiatus for the first international break of the season, Leicester City will return to action on 15 September as they travel to Southampton. Hull City are also in action on the same day, welcoming Coventry City to the MKM Stadium.