Leicester's recent struggles continued as they were held to a draw by Portsmouth at King Power Stadium.

Marko Futacs marked his first start for Portsmouth by putting them ahead with a firm finish from a David Norris cross.

The hosts were quick to level when former Pompey striker David Nugent headed in Paul's Gallagher's free-kick.

Greg Halford headed against a post for the visitors and Pompey keeper Stephen Henderson made a late double-save but Leicester are without a win in five.

There was barely a sight of goal in the opening 20 minutes as both sides worked hard to keep it tight at the back.

But any such plans unravelled when Leicester failed to clear a Norris centre and Futacs controlled with his chest before firing past Kasper Schmeichel.

Three minutes later it was Portsmouth who could not deal with a ball from wide and Nugent rose highest to powerfully convert Gallagher's set-piece against his former club.

The visitors almost restored their advantage when Schmeichel misjudged Joel Ward's cross and Halford nodded against the woodwork.

At the other end, Yuki Abi saw a drive well saved by Henderson shortly before half-time.

Chances continued to arrive after the break - Liam Lawrence and Norris went close for Portsmouth while Leicester's Andy King was denied by Henderson.

Halford headed narrowly wide from a corner while Beckford came off the bench to spark life into his side.

But the forward was thwarted by Henderson and then had a spot-kick appeal rejected by referee Colin Webster.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (3)

Leicester

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 Peltier
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 05 Mills
  • 06 Bamba
  • 10 King
  • 19 Wellens (Danns - 71' Booked )
  • 22 Abe
  • 27 Schlupp (Dyer - 86' )
  • 07 Gallagher
  • 35 Nugent (Beckford - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Weale
  • 11 Dyer
  • 23 Danns
  • 09 Howard
  • 20 Beckford

Portsmouth

  • 13 Henderson
  • 02 Ward Booked
  • 05 Pearce
  • 15 Halford Booked
  • 16 Mattock
  • 04 Mokoena Booked
  • 07 Lawrence Booked
  • 08 Mullins
  • 19 Norris
  • 09 Futacs
  • 18 Kitson

Substitutes

  • 01 Ashdown
  • 06 Hreidarsson
  • 10 Huseklepp
  • 17 Williams
  • 25 Mwaruwari
Ref: Webster
Att: 25,356

Match Stats

Shots

15 14

On target

12 7

Corners

6 8

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:26 Full time

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

90:00 +2:50

Andy King fouled by Dave Kitson, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:48

Neil Danns takes a shot. Stephen Henderson makes a save.

90:00 +0:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yuki Abe on Dave Kitson. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

89:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Peltier by Liam Lawrence. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul Gallagher from right channel, clearance by Joel Ward.

87:49

Andy King takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson.

86:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marko Futacs. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

86:16

Liam Lawrence takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.

85:54

Neil Danns takes a shot. Blocked by Greg Halford.

85:07 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd Dyer is brought on as a substitute for Jeffery Schlupp.

84:14

Corner taken by Liam Lawrence, Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Konchesky.

82:12

Paul Gallagher crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Jermaine Beckford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Henderson. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

82:12 Booking

Booking Booking for Joel Ward.

82:08

Foul by Joel Ward on Jermaine Beckford, free kick awarded.

81:09

Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Lawrence from left channel, clearance made by Paul Gallagher.

81:09 Booking

Booking Neil Danns booked for unsporting behaviour.

81:00

Neil Danns concedes a free kick for a foul on Dave Kitson.

79:31

Jermaine Beckford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Pearce. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

78:19

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher, save by Stephen Henderson.

78:14

Paul Gallagher produces a cross, Greg Halford makes a clearance.

77:15

The ball is crossed by Paul Gallagher.

75:54

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Lawrence, Greg Halford has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.

74:59

Joe Mattock delivers the ball, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.

74:01

The ball is crossed by Joe Mattock, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Dave Kitson goes wide of the right-hand upright.

69:13

Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

69:13 Substitution

Substitution Richie Wellens leaves the field to be replaced by Neil Danns.

69:13 Substitution

Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Jermaine Beckford coming on for David Nugent.

69:13

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Lawrence, Foul by Greg Halford on Matt Mills, free kick awarded.

69:05

The ball is crossed by Aaron Mokoena, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

68:29

Richie Wellens takes a shot. Stephen Henderson makes a comfortable save.

66:40

Jeffery Schlupp challenges Joe Mattock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Hayden Mullins.

64:40

Centre by Liam Lawrence, Paul Konchesky makes a clearance.

62:58

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher.

61:51

Lee Peltier sends in a cross, Richie Wellens takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Pearce.

61:51 Booking

Booking The referee books Greg Halford for unsporting behaviour.

61:45

Greg Halford challenges David Nugent unfairly and gives away a free kick.

61:23

Unfair challenge on Aaron Mokoena by David Nugent results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

60:34

Free kick taken by Yuki Abe.

60:34 Booking

Booking Liam Lawrence is booked.

60:24

Hayden Mullins challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick.

59:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Yuki Abe. Free kick taken by Aaron Mokoena.

54:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Ward on Paul Konchesky. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

53:49

Centre by Richie Wellens.

52:37

Paul Konchesky takes a shot. Stephen Henderson makes a comfortable save.

48:18

Joe Mattock sends in a cross, Shot on goal by David Norris from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

47:46

The offside flag is raised against Souleymane Bamba. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

47:02

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Joel Ward makes a clearance.

46:28

Shot on goal by David Norris from just inside the area goes over the target.

45:47

Andy King produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Stephen Henderson.

45:15

Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

44:55

Yuki Abe takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.

44:43

Lee Peltier crosses the ball, clearance made by Joe Mattock.

42:43

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, Hayden Mullins produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

42:33

Marko Futacs takes a shot. Souleymane Bamba gets a block in.

39:56

The ball is crossed by Paul Konchesky, Andy King takes a shot. Stephen Henderson makes a comfortable save.

39:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Halford on Andy King. Paul Konchesky takes the indirect free kick.

37:13

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by David Nugent.

37:00

Joel Ward takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

35:09

Foul by Hayden Mullins on Andy King, free kick awarded. Paul Gallagher crosses the ball in from the free kick.

32:21

The ball is sent over by Paul Gallagher, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Jeffery Schlupp goes wide of the right-hand upright.

32:21 Booking

Booking Aaron Mokoena receives a yellow card.

32:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mokoena on Paul Gallagher.

29:49

The ball is delivered by Joe Mattock, clearance by Matt Mills.

29:20

Richie Wellens sends in a cross, clearance made by Greg Halford.

28:36

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Lawrence, Yuki Abe makes a clearance.

28:28

Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Matt Mills makes a clearance.

27:57

Paul Gallagher crosses the ball, comfortable save by Stephen Henderson.

27:32

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Dave Kitson.

27:24

David Nugent takes a shot. Blocked by Greg Halford.

26:44

Effort from just outside the area by David Nugent goes over the target.

24:59

Joel Ward produces a cross, Greg Halford has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that strikes the post.

24:17

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence, Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Peltier.

23:14

Paul Gallagher provided the assist for the goal.

23:14 Goal scored

Goal! - David Nugent - Leicester 1 - 1 Portsmouth David Nugent finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Leicester 1-1 Portsmouth.

22:37

Joe Mattock challenges Lee Peltier unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Gallagher crosses the ball,

22:17

The ball is sent over by Paul Konchesky, Joe Mattock makes a clearance.

21:01

The ball is swung over by Lee Peltier.

19:45

The assist for the goal came from David Norris.

19:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Marko Futacs - Leicester 0 - 1 Portsmouth Marko Futacs scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Portsmouth.

19:43

David Norris sends in a cross,

18:36

Effort from outside the penalty box by Joel Ward goes wide right of the target.

17:20

The referee blows for offside against David Nugent. Stephen Henderson takes the indirect free kick.

17:02

Joe Mattock crosses the ball, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.

16:24

Richie Wellens takes a shot. Jason Pearce gets a block in.

15:52

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher, clearance by Jason Pearce.

15:30

The ball is delivered by Lee Peltier, Aaron Mokoena manages to make a clearance.

15:16

The ball is sent over by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Jason Pearce.

13:42

Foul by Souleymane Bamba on Marko Futacs, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Lawrence from right channel, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.

13:18

The ball is swung over by Marko Futacs, clearance made by Matt Mills.

9:52

The ball is swung over by Richie Wellens.

9:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe by Liam Lawrence. Lee Peltier takes the free kick.

6:49

Dave Kitson is penalised for a handball. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

4:31

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, Souleymane Bamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Halford. Stephen Henderson takes the indirect free kick.

2:33

Jeffery Schlupp has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

1:33

Richie Wellens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Mokoena. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

0:00

The game begins.

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