Zambian striker Patson Daka made a spectacular return to the Leicester City team, contributing to a goal just three minutes into the game as Leicester secured a 3-1 victory over Swansea City on Tuesday night. Daka, who had a stellar December with four goals and two assists, resumed his impressive form immediately after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.
Daka, named December’s Fans’ Player of the Month, rejoined the team on Monday, trained with them, and earned a spot in the starting lineup for the league leaders. His swift impact was evident as he set up Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall for the opening goal in the third minute of the game.
In the second half, Daka won a penalty in the 69th minute, expertly converted by Stephy Mavididi, further solidifying Leicester’s lead. Yunus Akgun’s strike in the 72nd minute put the result beyond doubt. Daka was substituted with ten minutes remaining, making way for Thomas Cannon. While Swansea managed a late consolation goal, it didn’t overshadow Leicester’s dominant performance.
This victory extends Leicester’s lead at the top of the Championship table to a commanding 10 points. As they aim for a swift return to the Premier League, Daka’s resurgence is a significant boost. With the transfer window closing soon, speculation about Daka‘s future will likely be clarified in the coming days. For now, he remains a crucial player in Enzo Maresca’s plans, and his performance is a positive sign for Leicester’s promotion aspirations.