Leicester City winger Ben Marshall scored one and set up another as the visitors piled more misery on struggling Sheffield Wednesday.

The 21-year-old combined in a one-two to send Danny Drinkwater clear for the opener five minutes before half-time.

Marshall then doubled the lead on 76 minutes with a cool left-footed finish into the far corner.

Defeat leaves the Owls winless in their last four league games and languishing in the relegation zone.

Wednesday's recent form

  • 0-2 v Leicester
  • 0-1 v Nottingham Forest
  • 1-3 v Middlesbrough
  • 0-2 v Blackpool
  • 2-1 v Peterborough

Leicester's win means the Foxes climb to third in the division and they dominated large portions of the game at Hillsborough.

In good form after overcoming Ipswich 6-0 a week ago, Nigel Pearson's side enjoyed plenty of possession but only took the lead four minutes before half-time.

Wednesday felt they should have had a free-kick when striker Jay Bothroyd went down on the halfway line but the referee allowed play to continue.

Drinkwater combined well with Marshall before the former Manchester United youngster fired into the far corner in clinical fashion.

In the second half Marshall continued to influence proceedings, forcing Owls keeper Chris Kirkland to smartly palm a shot around the near post.

But the ex-Stoke man, who played for Wednesday on loan last season, sealed all three points with 15 minutes remaining, curling a measured left-footed finish into the far left corner of the net.

It was no more than the Foxes deserved and at full-time the boos echoed around Hillsborough.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones:

"That is the first time we've been outplayed and outfought. When things aren't going so well you have to stick together and dig in but we didn't do that.

"We made so many basic errors.

"We are a little bit naive in some of the things that we do and we haven't got many talkers. But it's no good getting too downhearted.

"We've got to stick together, we always knew it was going to be difficult at this level. But I thought the fans stuck with the team and they've got to do that."

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson:

"We took a bit of time to get our game going today but I thought the players were very professional with the way they went about it and for the large part I felt we controlled the game.

"I think when you play against sides who have had a bit of a difficult time the first goal is always very important and for us to go in at half-time with a lead was very, very important today.

"I don't think Wednesday have recovered too many times from a losing position this season.

"Dave is a very experienced manager and I'm sure they'll pull it round. For this season for them I think it's about trying to consolidate after last year's promotion."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Wed

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 02 Buxton
  • 04 Gardner
  • 05 Taylor
  • 06 Semedo
  • 07 Antonio
  • 11 J Johnson
  • 16 McCabe (Lines - 66' Booked )
  • 24 Helan
  • 22 Sidibe Booked (Rodri - 75' )
  • 23 Bothroyd (Madine - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 43 Bywater
  • 26 Jones
  • 08 Lines
  • 18 Mayor
  • 09 Madine
  • 15 Rodri
  • 17 Pecnik

Leicester

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 De Laet
  • 05 Morgan
  • 06 Whitbread Booked
  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 07 Marshall (Knockaert - 81' )
  • 10 King
  • 11 Dyer
  • 09 Vardy (Futacs - 77' )
  • 14 Waghorn (Lingard - 85' )
  • 18 Schlupp Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Logan
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 22 Moore
  • 16 James
  • 23 Lingard
  • 24 Knockaert
  • 29 Futacs
Ref: Tierney
Att: 24,664

Match Stats

Shots

6 14

On target

5 10

Corners

3 7

Fouls

7 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:42

Lewis Buxton concedes a free kick for a foul on Marko Futacs. Lloyd Dyer takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +3:23

Anthony Knockaert crosses the ball.

90:00 +1:59

Jermaine Johnson has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Ritchie De Laet gets a block in.

90:00 +0:42

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marko Futacs. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

89:58

The referee blows for offside against Lozano Rodri. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

88:15

Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Ritchie De Laet. Corner taken by Chris Lines from the left by-line.

87:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Taylor by Marko Futacs. Chris Kirkland takes the direct free kick.

86:02

Danny Drinkwater takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Taylor. Short corner taken by Lloyd Dyer.

84:49 Substitution

Substitution Jesse Lingard is brought on as a substitute for Martyn Waghorn.

84:21

A cross is delivered by Michail Antonio, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

82:20

Free kick taken by Zak Whitbread.

82:20 Booking

Booking Chris Lines goes into the referee's book.

82:03

Foul by Chris Lines on Andy King, free kick awarded.

80:54 Substitution

Substitution Ben Marshall goes off and Anthony Knockaert comes on.

79:20

Martyn Waghorn takes a shot.

76:35 Substitution

Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Marko Futacs coming on for Jamie Vardy.

75:35

Martyn Waghorn provided the assist for the goal.

75:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Marshall - Sheff Wed 0 - 2 Leicester A goal is scored by Ben Marshall from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 0-2 Leicester.

74:29

Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

74:29 Substitution

Substitution Mamady Sidibe goes off and Lozano Rodri comes on.

74:29

The offside flag is raised against Martyn Waghorn.

70:53

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Lewis Buxton gets a block in. Martyn Waghorn takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Anthony Gardner gets a block in. Unfair challenge on Mamady Sidibe by Wes Morgan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

69:20

Centre by Michail Antonio, clearance by Wes Morgan. Corner taken by Chris Lines from the left by-line.

68:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lloyd Dyer on Mamady Sidibe. Chris Lines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

67:45 Substitution

Substitution Gary Madine replaces Jay Bothroyd.

65:40 Substitution

Substitution (Sheff Wed) makes a substitution, with Chris Lines coming on for Rhys McCabe.

65:06

Centre by Lloyd Dyer, clearance made by Jeremy Helan.

63:34

Martyn Waghorn takes a shot. Save made by Chris Kirkland.

59:52

Martyn Waghorn takes a shot. Save made by Chris Kirkland. Martyn Waghorn takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jay Bothroyd.

59:31

Lloyd Dyer sends in a cross.

56:38

Ben Marshall sends in a cross, clearance by Anthony Gardner. Corner taken left-footed by Martyn Waghorn, Close range headed effort by Ben Marshall clears the crossbar.

55:24

Martyn Waghorn takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.

54:49

Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Marshall.

50:54

Centre by Lloyd Dyer, clearance made by Anthony Gardner. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall played to the near post.

49:13

Unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Ritchie De Laet results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Buxton.

47:30

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Lewis Buxton gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall from the left by-line, Zak Whitbread challenges Chris Kirkland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Kirkland takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +4:11 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +3:25 Booking

Booking Jeff Schlupp receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +1:09

Free kick taken by Lewis Buxton.

45:00 +1:09 Booking

Booking The referee shows Zak Whitbread a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:55

Zak Whitbread concedes a free kick for a foul on Mamady Sidibe.

42:16

Ben Marshall fouled by Michail Antonio, the ref awards a free kick. Martyn Waghorn takes the direct free kick.

41:35

Zak Whitbread restarts play with the free kick.

41:35 Booking

Booking Mamady Sidibe is cautioned.

41:18

Mamady Sidibe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy King.

40:08

Assist by Ben Marshall.

40:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Drinkwater - Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Leicester Goal scored by Danny Drinkwater from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 0-1 Leicester.

37:55

Foul by Jermaine Johnson on Lloyd Dyer, free kick awarded. Martyn Waghorn crosses the ball, Jamie Vardy produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

37:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mamady Sidibe on Wes Morgan. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

36:49

Danny Drinkwater challenges Jose Semedo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

35:59

Martyn Waghorn produces a cross, Chris Kirkland makes a save.

33:49

A cross is delivered by Martyn Waghorn, save made by Chris Kirkland.

33:18

Corner taken by Martyn Waghorn from the right by-line, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.

32:35

The ball is crossed by Martyn Waghorn.

30:14

Danny Drinkwater challenges Jose Semedo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Kirkland takes the free kick.

28:51

Michail Antonio fouled by Lloyd Dyer, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Semedo.

27:04

Corner taken by Martyn Waghorn from the right by-line.

24:56

Jeremy Helan challenges Martyn Waghorn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Martyn Waghorn.

18:45

Effort from long distance by Jay Bothroyd goes wide right of the target.

17:03

Foul by Danny Drinkwater on Jay Bothroyd, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Buxton.

15:03

Unfair challenge on Jeremy Helan by Ritchie De Laet results in a free kick. Anthony Gardner takes the free kick.

8:48

Corner taken by Jay Bothroyd from the right by-line.

8:17

Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Zak Whitbread gets a block in. Ben Marshall takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland. Unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Ritchie De Laet results in a free kick. Jay Bothroyd takes the free kick. Michail Antonio takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

6:32

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Vardy. Chris Kirkland takes the free kick.

5:51

Effort from outside the penalty area by Danny Drinkwater goes wide left of the target.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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