Championship favourites Leicester City were booed off after two goals from Nicky Maynard consigned them to their second successive shock defeat at home.

Maynard gave the Robins the lead after five minutes, drilling home a free kick, before missing a penalty.

David Nugent equalised with a spectacular 25-yard right-foot strike.

Maynard scored the winner on 66 minutes, stealing the ball from Sean St Ledger on the halfway line and racing clear to beat keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

The striker has been one of Sven-Goran Eriksson's main transfer targets this summer, with the Foxes having three bids for him rejected.

We have to lift the players and ourselves because we can't go on losing games

Sven-Goran Eriksson

Leicester's manager now concedes that Maynard is unlikely to move to the King Power Stadium.

"I am not sure that the player wants to come or the club wants to sell so it is very difficult," he said.

The Swede also insisted he could take positives from the defeat. "It was very bad to lose the second time in a few days at home," Eriksson added.

"But at least we played better football today. I think we played well enough and created chances to not lose.

"If we give them a gift then it becomes very difficult so I can't say that I am happy but I felt, quality-wise, we were at least better than Saturday.

"We have to lift the players and ourselves because we can't go on losing games. We all know the ambitions we have."

Leicester could have been three down before half time. In the 25th minute Albert Adomah's low drive across goal was deflected past the post.

Then in first-half added time Gelson Fernandes bundled over Jamal Campbell-Ryce, but Maynard hit the resulting penalty against the woodwork.

The Foxes came back out with a renewed purpose and, after Dean Gerken did well to claw away Andy King's header, their pressure was rewarded with an equaliser.

Paul Gallagher won the ball back for the Foxes, prodding to Nugent. The former Portsmouth striker scored his first goal for the club with a 25-yard strike that went through the hands of City keeper Gerken and into the bottom corner.

They should have been ahead with their next attack but Gallagher dragged his effort wide. Despite being on top, Leicester caused their own downfall when St Ledger hesitated in possession.

Maynard pounced before speeding away to restore Bristol City's lead with an assured finish from the edge of the area, and the shellshocked hosts had little in the way of a response.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 Peltier
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 06 Bamba Booked
  • 12 St. Ledger
  • 10 King
  • 11 Dyer (Waghorn - 74' )
  • 19 Wellens
  • 26 Fernandes Booked (Danns - 74' )
  • 07 Gallagher Booked
  • 35 Nugent

Substitutes

  • 21 Weale
  • 05 Mills
  • 22 Abe
  • 23 Danns
  • 14 Waghorn

Bristol City

  • 22 Gerken
  • 02 Spence
  • 03 McAllister (Woolford - 77' )
  • 05 Nyatanga Booked
  • 18 Wilson Booked
  • 07 Elliott
  • 08 Kilkenny (Cisse - 80' )
  • 14 Skuse Booked
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 27 Adomah (Taylor - 90' )
  • 10 Maynard

Substitutes

  • 01 James
  • 11 Woolford
  • 21 Cisse
  • 12 Taylor
  • 34 Pitman
Ref: Miller
Att: 20,794

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

5 4

Corners

4 3

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:47 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:05

Souleymane Bamba produces a mishit right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

90:00 +3:44

A cross is delivered by Sean St. Ledger, save made by Dean Gerken.

90:00 +3:27

Paul Konchesky sends in a cross, Kalifa Cisse makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:16

Effort on goal by Ryan Taylor from just inside the area clears the bar.

90:00 +1:37

Effort on goal by Nicky Maynard from 18 yards.

90:00 +1:25

Centre by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:44

Neil Danns challenges Marvin Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Maynard.

88:47

Dean Gerken takes the direct free kick.

88:47 Substitution

Substitution (Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Ryan Taylor coming on for Albert Adomah.

88:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kalifa Cisse by Andy King.

88:16

A cross is delivered by Paul Gallagher, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.

87:07

Neil Danns fouled by Marvin Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.

85:52

Effort on goal by Kalifa Cisse from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

84:20

Richie Wellens challenges James Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewin Nyatanga restarts play with the free kick.

83:34

Martyn Waghorn produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

83:10

Unfair challenge on Martyn Waghorn by Lewin Nyatanga results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Martyn Waghorn, Martyn Woolford gets a block in.

82:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Marvin Elliott. Paul Gallagher restarts play with the free kick.

80:47

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher, Sean St. Ledger produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

79:57 Substitution

Substitution Neil Kilkenny leaves the field to be replaced by Kalifa Cisse.

78:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Maynard on Souleymane Bamba. Paul Gallagher restarts play with the free kick.

76:22 Substitution

Substitution Martyn Woolford replaces Jamie McAllister.

76:05

Paul Gallagher concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie McAllister. Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

75:29 Booking

Booking Paul Gallagher receives a yellow card.

75:14 Booking

Booking Lewin Nyatanga receives a yellow card.

74:17

A cross is delivered by Andy King, clearance made by Jamie McAllister.

73:27 Substitution

Substitution Neil Danns replaces Gelson Fernandes.

73:08 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd Dyer goes off and Martyn Waghorn comes on.

72:43

Jamal Campbell-Ryce has a drilled shot. Souleymane Bamba gets a block in.

72:05

Unfair challenge on Jordan Spence by Paul Gallagher results in a free kick. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

71:22

Paul Gallagher is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dean Gerken takes the indirect free kick.

70:04

Souleymane Bamba concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Maynard. James Wilson takes the direct free kick.

68:04

Lloyd Dyer crosses the ball.

65:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicky Maynard - Leicester 1 - 2 Bristol C Nicky Maynard fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 1-2 Bristol City.

64:14

Lee Peltier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott. Free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.

61:08

Shot by David Nugent from 20 yards. Save made by Dean Gerken.

59:59

Centre by Lee Peltier, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.

58:57

Jamie McAllister delivers the ball.

56:56

Paul Gallagher produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

55:34 Goal scored

Goal! - David Nugent - Leicester 1 - 1 Bristol C Goal scored by David Nugent from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 1-1 Bristol City.

54:30

David Nugent has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

54:11

Lewin Nyatanga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.

52:43

Short corner taken by David Nugent.

49:43

Shot by Nicky Maynard. Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save.

49:28

Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.

49:01

Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny.

48:38

The official flags Lloyd Dyer offside. Jordan Spence takes the free kick.

48:17

The ball is delivered by Lloyd Dyer, Andy King takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.

45:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Maynard by Richie Wellens. Free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:46 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:45

Paul Gallagher has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Dean Gerken.

45:00 +1:45 Booking

Booking James Wilson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +1:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Nugent by James Wilson.

45:00 +0:06 Booking

Booking The referee books Souleymane Bamba for dissent.

44:27

Gelson Fernandes concedes a Penalty for a foul on Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

42:14

Richie Wellens crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Lewin Nyatanga makes a clearance.

42:14 Booking

Booking Cole Skuse receives a yellow card.

42:02

Foul by Cole Skuse on Andy King, free kick awarded.

40:18

Marvin Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens. Paul Gallagher crosses the ball in from the free kick.

38:13

Centre by Gelson Fernandes, clearance made by Lewin Nyatanga.

35:38

Jamal Campbell-Ryce is adjudged to have handled the ball. Paul Gallagher produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Andy King misses to the right of the target.

35:25

The offside flag is raised against Nicky Maynard. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

34:39

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Souleymane Bamba misses to the left of the goal.

33:40

Lewin Nyatanga concedes a free kick for a foul on David Nugent. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Gallagher from right wing, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.

32:29

Unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Richie Wellens results in a free kick. James Wilson takes the free kick.

30:58

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

30:14

Paul Konchesky concedes a free kick for a foul on Albert Adomah. Jamie McAllister delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

28:38

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister, Marvin Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Souleymane Bamba. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

28:17

The ball is swung over by Albert Adomah, Sean St. Ledger gets a block in.

26:41

Effort from inside the area by David Nugent misses to the left of the goal.

25:04

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Neil Kilkenny.

24:39

Shot from 18 yards from Albert Adomah. Paul Konchesky gets a block in.

23:25

Lee Peltier sends in a cross, Lewin Nyatanga manages to make a clearance.

23:05

The ball is swung over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

22:15

Neil Kilkenny takes the direct free kick.

22:15 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Gelson Fernandes for unsporting behaviour.

21:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gelson Fernandes on Nicky Maynard.

20:39

Paul Gallagher sends in a cross, save by Dean Gerken.

18:15

Foul by David Nugent on Lewin Nyatanga, free kick awarded. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

15:32

Effort from outside the penalty box by Marvin Elliott goes wide left of the goal.

12:17

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line.

10:35

The referee blows for offside against David Nugent. Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.

7:02

Lewin Nyatanga challenges David Nugent unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.

4:59

Neil Kilkenny provided the assist for the goal.

4:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicky Maynard - Leicester 0 - 1 Bristol C Goal scored by Nicky Maynard from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Bristol City.

3:43

Gelson Fernandes concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamal Campbell-Ryce. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

2:56

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line, Sean St. Ledger has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

2:26

Souleymane Bamba takes a shot. Marvin Elliott gets a block in.

2:01

Effort on goal by Lloyd Dyer from 20 yards.

0:00

The game gets underway.

45:00 +0:06 Penalty

Penalty missed by Nicky Maynard.

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