The warm-down: AEK Athens 1-2 Leicester City 
ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 29: Hamza Choudhury of Leicester City celebrates his own goal, second for his team, during the UEFA Europa League Group G stage match between AEK Athens and Leicester City at Athens Olympic Stadium on October 29, 2020 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Leicester City moved to the top of the UEFA Europa League Group G on Thursday night after a penalty from Jamie Vardy and a strike Hamza Choudhury helped the Foxes to a win over AEK Athens.

The 33-year-old converted from the spot after being brought down by the home team's keeper Panagiotis Tsintotas in the box and by scoring, became Leicester's oldest European goalscorer.

One goal became two six minutes before the break after James Maddison's corner evaded everyone before falling to the feet of academy graduate Choudhury, who found time to unleash a well-struck side-footed finish to double the Foxes' advantage.

The Greek side did pull one back through substitute Muamer Tankovic shortly after the start of the second-half and tested Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel throughout the game- however he was equal to their efforts.

Brendan Rodgers' side also had good chances in either half with Maddison going close twice whilst Cengiz Under was denied a first goal for the club after his curling effort clipped the crossbar, but the two first-half goals were enough to maintain the East Midlanders 100% start in the Europa League this season.

Foxes continue winning away form

This season has been an impressive start on all fronts for Leicester but their away record has been particularly eye-catching.

On paper, the Foxes had a difficult start on the road with trips to West Bromwich Albion, Manchester City and Arsenal all coming before the visit to Greece, however Leicester have won every game so far, scoring 11 goals in five away trips in all competitions.

Compare that to last season, when the Foxes only won one of their first five away fixtures - a significant improvement that could lay the foundations for Leicester to have another strong campaign.

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Choudhury stars in the middle

It's been a difficult start for the 23-year-old this season, but Choudhury and Brendan Rodgers will take some much-needed confidence from his display in Athens.

With Nampalys Mendy on the bench, Choudhury was tasked with being the shield in front of the Leicester defence and lived up to the task.

His energetic running across the pitch and ability to win back the ball proved vital as the East Midlanders were succumbing to pressure after the interval in particular, but the Loughborough-born midfielder put in an assured display which was rewarded with a well-composed finish to secure the points for Leicester.

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Cengiz Under excites

Making his first start since his loan move from AS Roma and fresh off the back of providing the assist for the winner away at Arsenal last Sunday, Cengiz Under was hugely impressive once again.

The Turkish winger has bags of talent with his close-control dribbling and every time he is on the ball, looks to go forward and create a chance.

Under came very close to capping off another strong performance with his first goal. Cutting in onto his left-foot off the right-hand side of the pitch before unleashing a curling effort which beat everyone but the crossbar.

Replaced after 66 minutes, Thursday provided Under with his first real chance to show his talents and as time goes on, could become an integral part of the Leicester squad.

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