Leicester secured 12th place in the Championship with victory over Ipswich.

The hosts were 3-0 up at half-time courtesy of Andy King's 16th goal of the season, a strike from Yakubu and a fine 20-yard effort from Yuki Abe.

But two goals in three second-half minutes allowed Ipswich to hit back with a Grant Leadbitter penalty and a Connor Wickham strike.

But Foxes substitute Diomansy Kamara calmed home supporters' nerves with an 82nd-minute strike.

The victory was only Leicester's second in six matches, ensuring Foxes boss Sven-Goran and his men finished three places above a resurgent Ipswich team in the final standings.

The hosts began confidently and took the lead in the 26th minute when Paul Gallagher's cross found the head of King to nod past Marton Fulop.

King was involved in the second when his 41st-minute header hit the post, but the rebound fell into the path of Yakubu, who finished from close range.

And Japan international Abe scored his first goal for City with a superb finish from outside the box after receiving a superb defence-splitting pass from the ebullient King.

However, manager Paul Jewell saw his Ipswich side respond admirably in the 69th minute when Jeffrey Bruma handled inside the box, with Leadbitter stepping up to score from the penalty spot.

And, two minutes later, Wickham took advantage of a poor pass from Patrick van Aanholt before slotting the ball past Chris Weale.

But the Dutchman made amends for his mistake eight minutes from time when he provided the cross for Kamara to finish.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Leicester

  • 01 Weale
  • 04 Van Aanholt
  • 05 Miguel Vitor (Tunchev - 30' )
  • 12 Bruma Booked
  • 16 Naughton
  • 10 King
  • 19 Wellens (Oakley - 77' )
  • 22 Abe
  • 07 Gallagher Booked
  • 24 Yakubu
  • 37 Vassell (Kamara - 27' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 40 Smith
  • 03 Tunchev
  • 06 Moreno
  • 08 Oakley
  • 11 Dyer
  • 09 Howard
  • 39 Kamara

Ipswich

  • 21 Fulop
  • 04 McAuley
  • 05 Delaney Booked
  • 06 Leadbitter Booked
  • 07 Edwards
  • 08 Norris
  • 11 Martin Booked (Peters - 74' )
  • 24 Healy
  • 39 Kennedy
  • 09 Wickham
  • 10 Scotland (Carson - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Lee-Barrett
  • 02 Peters
  • 22 Brown
  • 42 Carson
  • 17 Drury
  • 26 Civelli
  • 28 Murray
Ref: Boyeson
Att: 24,859

Match Stats

Shots

15 18

On target

8 13

Corners

2 13

Fouls

6 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:48

Connor Wickham is ruled offside. Kyle Naughton takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +3:37

The ball is swung over by Paul Gallagher, save by Marton Fulop.

90:00 +1:43

Connor Wickham produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

84:22

Free kick taken by Yuki Abe.

84:22 Booking

Booking The referee shows Damien Delaney a yellow card.

84:17

Damien Delaney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Diomansy Kamara.

83:21

Yuki Abe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Norris. Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.

78:52

Corner from the left by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter, Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Aleksandar Tunchev.

78:39

David Norris takes a shot. Aleksandar Tunchev gets a block in.

76:57 Substitution

Substitution Matt Oakley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richie Wellens.

75:23

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Paul Gallagher.

75:23 Booking

Booking Booking for Diomansy Kamara for unsporting behaviour.

74:59 Booking

Booking Caution for Grant Leadbitter.

73:52

Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu.

73:13 Substitution

Substitution Jaime Peters is brought on as a substitute for Lee Martin.

71:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Diomansy Kamara - Leicester 4 - 2 Ipswich Diomansy Kamara fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 4-2 Ipswich.

71:37

Andy King takes a shot. Marton Fulop makes a save.

69:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Connor Wickham - Leicester 3 - 2 Ipswich Connor Wickham finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 3-2 Ipswich.

69:02

A cross is delivered by Paul Gallagher, Effort from inside the area by Ayegbeni Yakubu misses to the left of the target.

69:02 Booking

Booking Lee Martin goes into the book for dissent.

68:52

Diomansy Kamara fouled by Lee Martin, the ref awards a free kick.

68:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Grant Leadbitter - Leicester 3 - 1 Ipswich Power penalty scored by Grant Leadbitter. Leicester 3-1 Ipswich.

67:04

Jeffrey Bruma is penalised for a handball.

66:46

Outswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter.

65:34

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant Leadbitter, Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Chris Weale makes a save. Grant Leadbitter decides to take a short corner.

65:12

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Grant Leadbitter.

63:30 Booking

Booking Jeffrey Bruma receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

63:29

Strike comes in from Grant Leadbitter from the free kick, blocked by Yuki Abe.

63:29 Substitution

Substitution Josh Carson comes on in place of Jason Scotland.

63:29

Jason Scotland fouled by Jeffrey Bruma, the ref awards a free kick.

59:43

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, Headed from the edge of the area by Gareth McAuley goes wide of the left-hand upright.

58:09

Diomansy Kamara takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

57:43

Outswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, clearance made by Jeffrey Bruma.

57:25

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, Aleksandar Tunchev manages to make a clearance.

47:15

Ayegbeni Yakubu is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Marton Fulop.

46:34

Unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher by Lee Martin results in a free kick. Patrick Van Aanholt takes the direct free kick.

45:44

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Weale.

45:31

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:14 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:43

The assist for the goal came from Andy King.

45:00 +1:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Yuki Abe - Leicester 3 - 0 Ipswich Yuki Abe scores a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 3-0 Ipswich.

45:00 +1:01

Carlos Edwards delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Damien Delaney misses to the right of the goal.

45:00 +0:17

Jason Scotland takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

43:26

Unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton by Connor Wickham results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

41:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Ayegbeni Yakubu - Leicester 2 - 0 Ipswich Ayegbeni Yakubu finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Leicester 2-0 Ipswich.

41:09

Effort from deep inside the box by Andy King hits the post.

40:07

Corner taken right-footed by Diomansy Kamara from the left by-line to the near post, Carlos Edwards makes a clearance.

39:35

Centre by Paul Gallagher, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.

38:43

Foul by Yuki Abe on Lee Martin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marton Fulop.

37:51

Diomansy Kamara fouled by Damien Delaney, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Gallagher delivers the ball, Aleksandar Tunchev takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Marton Fulop.

35:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Scotland on Diomansy Kamara. Direct free kick taken by Jeffrey Bruma.

33:45

Free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.

33:45 Booking

Booking Paul Gallagher is shown a yellow card.

33:40

Paul Gallagher challenges Carlos Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick.

28:12

Corner from the left by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter, clearance made by Andy King.

28:12 Substitution

Substitution Aleksandar Tunchev on for Angelo Miguel Vitor.

28:12

David Norris takes a shot. Blocked by Angelo Miguel Vitor.

26:43

Andy King fouled by Colin Healy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.

26:09 Substitution

Substitution Diomansy Kamara replaces Darius Vassell.

25:29

The assist for the goal came from Paul Gallagher.

25:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy King - Leicester 1 - 0 Ipswich Andy King finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Leicester 1-0 Ipswich.

25:19

A cross is delivered by Paul Gallagher,

23:42

Grant Leadbitter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

22:42

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale.

20:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Martin by Patrick Van Aanholt. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

19:18

The offside flag is raised against Lee Martin. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Van Aanholt.

14:07

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line.

13:35

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale. Jason Scotland takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

12:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Vassell by Damien Delaney. Andy King takes the free kick.

11:03

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, Damien Delaney takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

10:41

Grant Leadbitter decides to take the corner short.

10:31

Lee Martin takes a shot. Angelo Miguel Vitor gets a block in.

9:27

Ayegbeni Yakubu produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

7:27

Effort on goal by Ayegbeni Yakubu from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

6:23

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Leadbitter.

5:20

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jeffrey Bruma.

4:23

Effort from outside the area by Patrick Van Aanholt goes wide right of the goal.

3:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Connor Wickham. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

2:11

Effort from the edge of the area by David Norris goes wide of the right-hand upright.

1:18

Patrick Van Aanholt delivers the ball, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

0:42

Unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley by Ayegbeni Yakubu results in a free kick. Gareth McAuley takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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