Neil Danns's 16th-minute goal gave Leicester the points and extended Derby's winless streak to seven games.

Lloyd Dyer produced a sweeping cross from the left wing that was met by Danns's perfect volley at the far post.

Leicester dominated the first half and could have been further ahead at the interval, but Derby improved in the second half.

However, they were unable to find a way through as Leicester's win lifts them to 12th in the table.

Dyer also hit the woodwork twice on a night of one-way traffic after Derby's Nathan Tyson had brought a save from Kaspar Schmeichel after 15 seconds.

Goalkeeper Frankie Fielding was Derby's best player and kept the hosts in the game. After Danns opened the scoring, Fielding twice produced saves to rob him of a hat-trick.

The former Blackburn keeper also thwarted David Nugent in the second half, pushing the former England striker's header on to the bar.

His efforts were in vain, however, as his team-mates failed to take advantage of a close finish and are now without a goal in their last four games.

Leicester have now won six of their last nine games in all competitions and are only eight points adrift of the Championship play-off positions.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Derby

  • 01 Fielding
  • 03 Roberts
  • 05 Barker
  • 06 Shackell
  • 04 Bryson (Robinson - 81' )
  • 19 Carroll
  • 23 Hendrick
  • 32 Green
  • 09 Tyson
  • 10 Ward Booked
  • 25 Ball (S Davies - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Legzdins
  • 17 Buxton
  • 31 Naylor
  • 07 S Davies
  • 21 Robinson

Leicester

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 Peltier (Bamba - 72' )
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 12 St Ledger
  • 26 Morgan Booked
  • 11 Dyer
  • 19 Wellens
  • 23 Danns Booked
  • 20 Beckford (Delfouneso - 72' )
  • 22 Marshall (Drinkwater - 79' )
  • 35 Nugent

Substitutes

  • 06 Bamba
  • 30 Kennedy
  • 16 Drinkwater
  • 09 Howard
  • 24 Delfouneso
Ref: Hooper
Att: 28,205

Match Stats

Shots

8 16

On target

6 10

Corners

8 6

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:16 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

89:11

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding. Lloyd Dyer takes a shot.

88:12

Wes Morgan fouled by Nathan Tyson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

87:48

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lloyd Dyer. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

87:29

Paul Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer. Lloyd Dyer takes the free kick.

84:45

Nathan Tyson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

83:27

Jamie Ward produces a cross.

81:47

Centre by Theo Robinson.

80:41 Substitution

Substitution (Derby) makes a substitution, with Theo Robinson coming on for Craig Bryson.

80:25

Neil Danns challenges Paul Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Green.

78:39 Substitution

Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Daniel Drinkwater coming on for Ben Marshall.

77:55

Jamie Ward takes a shot from 20 yards. Sean St. Ledger gets a block in.

77:08

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Ward.

76:52

Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by David Nugent.

76:43

The ball is swung over by Gareth Roberts, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.

75:52

Foul by Sean St. Ledger on Steve Davies, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Tom Carroll from right channel, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.

75:13

Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

75:13 Substitution

Substitution Callum Ball leaves the field to be replaced by Steve Davies.

75:13

The referee blows for offside.

74:29

Jamie Ward delivers the ball, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.

74:15

Jamie Ward delivers the ball.

71:13 Substitution

Substitution Souleymane Bamba joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Peltier.

71:13 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Delfouneso comes on in place of Jermaine Beckford.

69:16

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall to the near post, David Nugent takes a shot. Fantastic save by Frank Fielding.

69:05

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save.

68:43

Corner taken by Jamie Ward, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

67:29

Shot comes in from Jamie Ward from the free kick.

67:29 Booking

Booking Wes Morgan receives a yellow card.

67:21

Unfair challenge on Nathan Tyson by Wes Morgan results in a free kick.

65:57

Nathan Tyson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

65:45

Tom Carroll crosses the ball, clearance by Wes Morgan.

64:21

Free kick taken by Tom Carroll.

64:21 Booking

Booking Neil Danns is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

64:10

Craig Bryson fouled by Neil Danns, the ref awards a free kick.

62:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Ward on Lee Peltier. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

61:21

The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, Lee Peltier manages to make a clearance.

60:50

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Carroll from the right by-line, clearance by Ben Marshall.

60:40

Jason Shackell crosses the ball, blocked by Paul Konchesky.

60:33

Jamie Ward produces a cross, clearance made by Wes Morgan.

60:00

Centre by Paul Green, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.

59:55

Nathan Tyson crosses the ball, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.

58:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Green on Richie Wellens. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

57:34

Tom Carroll takes the inswinging corner, Neil Danns manages to make a clearance.

57:06

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Ward, Jason Shackell takes a shot. Wes Morgan gets a block in.

56:56

Paul Green takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan.

56:44

Jamie Ward takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan.

52:25

Neil Danns produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

50:53

Lloyd Dyer crosses the ball. Centre by Ben Marshall, Paul Green manages to make a clearance.

49:37

A cross is delivered by Ben Marshall, Shot from close range by David Nugent misses to the left of the target.

47:58

Jason Shackell fouled by David Nugent, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

46:33

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Carroll from the right by-line, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.

46:29

Centre by Gareth Roberts, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:25

Nathan Tyson crosses the ball, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.

43:49

Ben Marshall sends in a cross, Frank Fielding makes a comfortable save.

42:32

The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward, comfortable save by Kasper Schmeichel.

39:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Shackell on Jermaine Beckford. Paul Konchesky has an effort direct from the free kick.

38:58

Jamie Ward crosses the ball, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.

38:41

The ball is sent over by Jason Shackell.

37:27

The ball is delivered by Jeff Hendrick, clearance by Wes Morgan.

34:53

Ben Marshall is caught offside. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.

32:08

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall to the near post, save by Frank Fielding.

30:57

Foul by Jermaine Beckford on Gareth Roberts, free kick awarded. Gareth Roberts delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing. The assistant referee signals for offside against Callum Ball. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

29:48

Neil Danns takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.

28:50

The ball is crossed by Nathan Tyson.

27:34

Corner taken left-footed by Paul Konchesky from the right by-line, Close range header by Lee Peltier goes over the bar.

26:42

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Marshall, save made by Frank Fielding.

26:27

Shot by Neil Danns. Brilliant save by Frank Fielding.

26:12

Lloyd Dyer crosses the ball, David Nugent takes a shot. Jason Shackell gets a block in.

25:05

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall from the left by-line, Frank Fielding fouled by Sean St. Ledger, the ref awards a free kick. Frank Fielding takes the direct free kick.

24:53

Neil Danns takes a shot. Jeff Hendrick gets a block in.

23:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Roberts on Ben Marshall. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Marshall, Paul Green makes a clearance.

18:49

The ball is crossed by Paul Konchesky, save by Frank Fielding.

17:51

Tom Carroll takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Header from close in by Jeff Hendrick misses to the right of the goal.

16:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Wellens on Callum Ball. Paul Green crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Ben Marshall manages to make a clearance.

15:52

Lloyd Dyer provided the assist for the goal.

15:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Neil Danns - Derby 0 - 1 Leicester A goal is scored by Neil Danns from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 0-1 Leicester.

15:46

Lloyd Dyer sends in a cross,

14:40

Jermaine Beckford handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Jason Shackell restarts play with the free kick.

13:02

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Marshall, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

13:02 Booking

Booking Jamie Ward receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

12:24

Jamie Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Danns.

11:07

David Nugent challenges Shaun Barker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Green delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Wes Morgan.

8:04

Foul by Jason Shackell on Jermaine Beckford, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Paul Konchesky from the free kick.

7:42

Jamie Ward sends in a cross, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

6:26

Gareth Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Peltier. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Marshall from right wing, clearance by Paul Green.

5:21

Ben Marshall decides to take a short corner, Neil Danns takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save.

2:32

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.

0:07

Callum Ball takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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