Barnes fires Leicester within a point of safety
Leicester City beat Leeds United 2-0 to climb off the bottom of the table, while Fulham ended Steven Gerrard's tenure at Aston Villa.
Leicester sit one point behind 16th-placed Leeds and 17th-placed Aston Villa, who lost 3-0 at Fulham on Thursday.
Barnes scored Leicester's second win in four matches after Robin Koch's own goal.
Harrison Reed scored a right-footed shot past Emiliano Martinez on 36 minutes at Craven Cottage.
Six minutes later, Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a penalty after Matty Cash's handball.
Villa's woes were worsened when Tyrone Mings scored an own goal, putting them one spot above the drop zone on the strength of their goals for tally.
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