Leicester returned to winnings ways in an action-packed clash with Huddersfield, who slipped to a sixth consecutive defeat.

After James Vaughan's point-blank effort was saved, Leicester went ahead via James Vardy's low strike.

An own goal by Anthony Gerrard made it 2-0, but Huddersfield hit back with an own goal from Paul Konchesky.

Vaughan saw red for pushing Marcin Wasilewski, as Leicester moved a point away from the Championship's top two.

Ton up for Konchesky

  • Paul Konchesky's own goal came on his 100th Leicester appearance and meant that Huddersfield have now scored 100 league goals against the Foxes

The Foxes had gone six games without defeat before last weekend's 1-0 loss at Doncaster where goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was at fault for the goal.

But he made up for that error from the start by denying Vaughan with a super stop after a low cross from Paul Dixon.

The Foxes then compounded the missed chance by netting in the 10th minute. David Nugent broke clear from the halfway line and set up Vardy, who hammered home a great shot from the right channel.

Nugent could have doubled the lead before Vaughan drove in a fierce shot from inside the penalty area that again brought the best out of Schmeichel.

With Leicester holding firm, the Foxes increased their lead in the 38th minute. Anthony Knockaert put over an in-swinging corner and, under pressure from Wes Morgan, Terriers defender Gerrard headed into his own net.

Leicester grew in confidence and created several more chances, with Huddersfield's Alex Smithies the busier of the two goalkeepers.

But in the 67th minute Huddersfield, substitute Sean Scannell, brought on six minutes earlier, went round Wes Morgan and his low shot was deflected into the net by Konchesky on his 100th Leicester appearance.

The Foxes had a penalty appeal turned down, but Huddersfield's chances of an equaliser were diminished when Vaughan was sent off for flattening Wasilewski with a two handed push in the back.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"I wouldn't expect anything less than Kasper bouncing back [after his error at Doncaster] and playing like that.

"Since I have been at the club, he has won us an awful lot of points.

"I was delighted with our performance and felt we deserved to win. I would back us to go out and outplay our opponents."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"There should have been two red cards because there was a definite elbow thrown by Wasilewski.

"Vaughan felt aggrieved about that and, although his reaction was not great, if there were red cards, there should have been two.

"We have been good value for a point and were unfortunate not to come away with anything."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 27 Wasilewski
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 05 Morgan
  • 18 Moore
  • 24 Knockaert (James - 70' )
  • 10 King (Hammond - 71' )
  • 09 Vardy Booked
  • 35 Nugent
  • 11 Dyer (Schlupp - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Hammond
  • 08 James
  • 15 Schlupp
  • 22 Taylor-Fletcher
  • 23 Miquel
  • 25 Logan
  • 39 Wood

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 02 Woods
  • 03 Dixon (Holmes - 61' )
  • 33 Lynch
  • 39 Gerrard
  • 05 Clarke
  • 10 Gobern (Clayton - 68' Booked )
  • 06 Hogg
  • 09 Vaughan Dismissed
  • 12 Hammill (Scannell - 61' )
  • 11 Ward

Substitutes

  • 04 Norwood
  • 07 Scannell
  • 08 Clayton
  • 13 Bennett
  • 14 Stead
  • 17 Paterson
  • 38 Holmes
Ref: James Adcock
Att: 22,297

Match Stats

Shots

21 15

On target

7 6

Corners

10 7

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leicester City 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leicester City 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

90:00 +3:03

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Calum Woods.

90:00 +2:02

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Anthony Gerrard tries a through ball, but Daniel Ward is caught offside.

90:00 +0:48 Booking

Booking Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:42

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

90:00 +0:42

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:18

Hand ball by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

87:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Lloyd Dyer.

87:01

Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew James with a through ball.

86:02

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Wes Morgan.

85:40

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

85:40

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:05

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dean Hammond.

84:42

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

84:40

Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

82:32 Dismissal

Dismissal James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

81:25

Liam Moore (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:25

Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

80:57

Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by David Nugent.

78:29

Attempt blocked. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer with a cross.

77:40

Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

74:24

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

74:05

Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

74:05

Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:54 Booking

Booking Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72:50

David Nugent (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:50

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

72:30

Dean Hammond (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:30

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

70:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Dean Hammond replaces Andy King.

69:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Matthew James replaces Anthony Knockaert.

68:38

Attempt saved. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

67:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton replaces Oscar Gobern.

66:18 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Paul Konchesky, Leicester City. Leicester City 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

66:14

Attempt missed. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

65:02

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Duane Holmes.

64:27

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:27

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

63:18

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

62:34

Delay in match Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) because of an injury.

61:23

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

61:23

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Adam Hammill.

60:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Paul Dixon because of an injury.

59:10

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

58:40

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

57:40

Delay in match Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

55:08

Attempt saved. Andy King (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Morgan.

54:28

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

54:25

Attempt saved. David Nugent (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

54:20

Attempt blocked. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

53:44

Attempt saved. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

51:58

Attempt missed. Liam Moore (Leicester City) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.

51:37

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

51:35

Attempt blocked. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Nugent.

50:03

Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:03

Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

47:45

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

46:44

Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

46:44

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:46

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

45:46

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:21

Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Leicester City 2, Huddersfield Town 0.

45:00 +1:48 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leicester City 2, Huddersfield Town 0.

45:00 +1:11

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

45:00 +1:07

Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

45:00 +1:05

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

45:00 +0:09

Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

44:35

Attempt saved. Liam Moore (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

42:36

Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

42:36

Wes Morgan (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:48

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jonathan Hogg tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

39:41

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

39:29

Attempt blocked. Liam Moore (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

39:06

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

37:37 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Anthony Gerrard, Huddersfield Town. Leicester City 2, Huddersfield Town 0.

37:09

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Adam Hammill.

35:54

Andy King (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:54

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

35:27

Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

35:06

Foul by Liam Moore (Leicester City).

35:06

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:13

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

34:03

Attempt saved. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

33:11

Offside, Leicester City. Daniel Drinkwater tries a through ball, but Lloyd Dyer is caught offside.

32:09

Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town).

32:09

Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:41

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

28:00

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar Gobern.

26:16

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:16

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town).

24:51

Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Ward.

24:30

Attempt saved. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:00

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Hammill tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

22:03

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Liam Moore.

20:21

Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy King.

20:07

Attempt saved. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

20:01

Attempt blocked. Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar Gobern.

19:12

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Anthony Knockaert.

18:36

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:36

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town).

17:39

Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

17:39

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:56

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

14:56

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13:51

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Wes Morgan.

12:13

Foul by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City).

12:13

Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Nugent.

8:00

Attempt missed. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.

7:24

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Calum Woods.

6:26

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

6:25

Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Dixon with a cross.

2:15

Attempt blocked. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:11

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers