Leicester City are second in the Championship after a confident performance against Bristol City earned them their fifth straight league win.

David Nugent opened the scoring after being put through by Jamie Vardy, slotting past Tom Heaton.

Bristol City went in search of an equaliser with Liam Fontaine missing a good opportunity to draw level.

Robins defender Richard Foster then inadvertently headed Andy King's cross into the back of his own net.

Half-century

Leicester City have now scored 50 home goals against Bristol City in league meetings

Nigel Pearson's men maintained their winning streak in the Championship and have now triumphed in all five games at the King Power Stadium.

Defeat for Derek McInnes' Bristol City means they are now winless in four games.

They could have been ahead, though. In the first minute, Jody Morris met Sam Baldock's cross, but the former Chelsea man's header was straight at Kasper Schmeichel.

Nugent headed over from six yards on 28 minutes, but made amends 60 seconds later, racing onto Vardy's through ball before slotting past Heaton for his fifth goal of the season.

Morris was involved again after the break, providing for Fontaine, but the defender was unable to get his header on target.

And Leicester sealed the win with an own goal from Foster, banishing last season's memory of a double league loss against their opponents.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"Obviously it is very pleasing to be in the position we are in but we have to keep things in perspective.

"When the season started we knew we had a very tough first 10 games, and we have had to work very hard to get into this situation. Our staff and players can take great credit for that.

"It was not one of our most sparkling displays but we had some good spells and created chances. We have had a tough run of games and a few of the players ran out of steam. I'd say it was an efficient performance as much as anything."

Bristol City manager Derek McInnes:

"We lost to a better team and a team that will be in the shake-up for promotion at the end of the season. They look to me to be a team with the pedigree to be a Premier League side.

"They have got good pace, good invention, goals, good legs and strength at the back as well. It was always going to be a big ask for us to come here and get something.

"For that to happen we needed to defend better than we did for the two goals. And we had to have more of the game in the last third."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Leicester

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 03 Konchesky (De Laet - 46' )
  • 05 Morgan
  • 12 St Ledger (Whitbread - 63' )
  • 22 Moore
  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 10 King
  • 11 Dyer
  • 24 Knockaert
  • 09 Vardy (Marshall - 51' )
  • 35 Nugent

Substitutes

  • 13 Logan
  • 02 De Laet
  • 06 Whitbread
  • 07 Marshall
  • 16 James
  • 14 Waghorn
  • 29 Futacs

Bristol City

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Foster
  • 04 Fontaine
  • 05 Nyatanga
  • 06 Carey Booked (Wilson - 70' )
  • 14 Skuse
  • 15 Pearson
  • 20 Morris Booked (Anderson - 82' )
  • 27 Adomah
  • 07 Baldock (Davies - 59' )
  • 18 Taylor

Substitutes

  • 22 Gerken
  • 03 Wilson
  • 12 Wilson
  • 11 Woolford
  • 21 Anderson
  • 09 Stead
  • 16 Davies
Ref: Kettle
Att: 22,529

Match Stats

Shots

7 4

On target

6 1

Corners

5 4

Fouls

2 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:12 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:25

Anthony Knockaert takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.

90:00 +2:21

Stephen Pearson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

82:49

Paul Anderson is ruled offside. Wes Morgan restarts play with the free kick.

80:05 Substitution

Substitution Paul Anderson comes on in place of Jody Morris.

80:05 Booking

Booking The referee shows Jody Morris a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

73:15

Assist on the goal came from Andy King.

73:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Foster - Leicester 2 - 0 Bristol C Headed own goal by Richard Foster. Leicester 2-0 Bristol City.

72:47

The ball is sent over by Andy King, Richard Foster makes a clearance.

70:27

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jody Morris, Liam Fontaine has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

69:10 Substitution

Substitution Mark Wilson comes on in place of Louis Carey.

69:10

Wes Morgan is ruled offside. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.

68:26

Corner taken by Ben Marshall from the left by-line.

62:23 Substitution

Substitution Zak Whitbread on for Sean St. Ledger.

59:44

Stephen Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Drinkwater. Wes Morgan restarts play with the free kick.

58:33 Substitution

Substitution Steven Davies joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sam Baldock.

58:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Baldock on Ritchie De Laet. Ben Marshall takes the free kick.

57:27

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall, clearance by Tom Heaton.

51:40

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Marshall, Ryan Taylor makes a clearance.

50:08 Substitution

Substitution Ben Marshall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Vardy.

49:19

Unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer by Louis Carey results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Anthony Knockaert, Richard Foster makes a clearance.

48:52 Booking

Booking Louis Carey receives a yellow card.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Paul Konchesky leaves the field to be replaced by Ritchie De Laet.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

43:43

Corner taken by Albert Adomah, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

41:18

Sam Baldock concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean St. Ledger. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

40:59

David Nugent is caught offside. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.

39:33

Jamie Vardy challenges Lewin Nyatanga unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.

36:42

Corner taken by Albert Adomah from the left by-line, Liam Fontaine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

35:58

David Nugent takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.

35:12

Anthony Knockaert takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.

28:48

Ryan Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Drinkwater. Free kick taken by Danny Drinkwater.

18:59

Jamie Vardy provided the assist for the goal.

18:59 Goal scored

Goal! - David Nugent - Leicester 1 - 0 Bristol C David Nugent finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 1-0 Bristol City.

18:13

David Nugent produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

17:17

Effort from outside the box by Albert Adomah goes wide right of the target.

16:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Pearson on Sean St. Ledger. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.

14:47

Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Knockaert, Liam Fontaine fouled by Sean St. Ledger, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.

13:24

Anthony Knockaert fouled by Stephen Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Anthony Knockaert produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Lewin Nyatanga gets a block in.

12:21

Liam Fontaine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy King. Direct free kick taken by Danny Drinkwater.

10:03

Corner taken by Jody Morris, Effort on goal by Liam Fontaine from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

7:53

Anthony Knockaert takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

7:25

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.

0:21

Sam Baldock crosses the ball, Jody Morris takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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