Leicester moved up to second in the Championship with a victory over Bournemouth at the King Power stadium.

David Nugent put the home side ahead when he gathered Lloyd Dyer's pass and produced a clinical finish.

A powerful 20-yard Marc Pugh effort hauled Bournemouth level but Jamie Vardy rounded keeper Ryan Allsop and slotted in to restore the home lead.

The visitors' cause was not helped when Elliott Ward fouled Danny Drinkwater and was sent off for two yellow cards.

The result helped Leicester continue their impressive start to the season and the three points provided them with their sixth successive home league win.

Nugent's finishing prowess gave the Foxes the lead when he collected Lloyd Dyer's pass and scored his eighth goal of the season.

Pugh gave Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel little chance as he equalised before the Foxes suffered a blow when Nugent limped off early in the second half.

However, Vardy - after having a penalty appeal turned down - raced on to a pass by Chris Wood to score the eventual winner.

Ward's dismissal made matters worse for the visitors and Leicester went on to secure their ninth win of the season.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"I think we deserved to win. It was a decent performance against a good side who didn't surprise us. They set themselves up in a similar fashion as they played against Forest.

"They are a very decent side so for us to come out on top shows that we continue to progress. I thought they came with a positive intent and started the game well.

"I don't think it was a case of them sitting back because they are comfortable in possession and when they have the ball they use it pretty well.

"But I was really pleased with how we went about the game as well. We always looked dangerous in wide areas and have strikers who have good energy levels."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"I thought in the first half we were well in the game and had some really nice passages of play and a couple of good opportunities where we didn't really work the goalkeeper.

"We conceded a goal and showed good character to not let that affect us and scored a great goal ourselves.

"At half-time you think it could go either way, but in the second half I don't think we quite hit the level we did in the first half and it was backs to the wall.

"We were coping okay but conceded a poor goal and the sending off changes the game from our perspective. It was very difficult to build any pressure."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 18 Moore
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 27 Wasilewski
  • 05 Morgan
  • 24 Knockaert
  • 10 King (Hammond - 87' )
  • 09 Vardy Booked (Schlupp - 86' )
  • 35 Nugent (Wood - 52' )
  • 11 Dyer

Substitutes

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

AFC Bournemouth

  • 01 Allsop
  • 02 Francis
  • 11 Daniels Booked (Thomas - 80' )
  • 31 Collison
  • 22 Ward Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 03 Cook
  • 20 Fraser (Pitman - 58' )
  • 08 Arter
  • 09 Grabban (Elphick - 68' )
  • 28 Rantie
  • 07 Pugh

Substitutes

  • 04 Surman
  • 05 Elphick
  • 10 Pitman
  • 13 Jalal
  • 14 Harte
  • 15 Thomas
  • 32 O'Kane
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 23,357

Match Stats

Shots

20 11

On target

5 1

Corners

9 3

Fouls

17 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leicester City 2, Bournemouth 1.

90:00 +5:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leicester City 2, Bournemouth 1.

90:00 +4:08

Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp.

90:00 +1:33

Attempt missed. Jack Collison (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Brett Pitman with a headed pass.

90:00 +0:51

Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Wood.

90:00 +0:06

Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

90:00 +0:06

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:23

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

89:23

Foul by Wes Thomas (Bournemouth).

88:35

Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.

87:52

Foul by Chris Wood (Leicester City).

87:52

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:53

Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

86:53

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:35 Substitution

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

85:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Jamie Vardy.

84:07

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

84:07

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:19

Foul by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City).

83:19

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:43

Attempt missed. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Wes Thomas.

79:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Wes Thomas replaces Charlie Daniels.

79:32

Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

79:32

Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:01

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Brett Pitman.

78:22

Chris Wood (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:22

Foul by Steve Cook (Bournemouth).

77:22

Attempt missed. Liam Moore (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marcin Wasilewski.

76:46

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

76:15

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Steve Cook.

75:31

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

74:51

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

74:45

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

72:09

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

72:09

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:26

Offside, Leicester City. Liam Moore tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

68:20

Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Collison.

67:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Tommy Elphick replaces Lewis Grabban.

66:42

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

65:10 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) for a bad foul.

65:02

Foul by Elliott Ward (Bournemouth).

65:02

Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 2, Bournemouth 1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Wood.

62:24 Booking

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

62:03

Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:03

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

61:06

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater.

60:00

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Steve Cook.

57:50

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

57:50

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

57:26

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Konchesky with a cross.

57:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Brett Pitman replaces Ryan Fraser.

55:34

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Simon Francis.

55:15

Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

53:01

Simon Francis (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:01

Foul by Chris Wood (Leicester City).

52:41

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Harry Arter.

52:37

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

52:33

Attempt blocked. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

52:30

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

51:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Chris Wood replaces David Nugent.

51:17

Attempt blocked. Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:22

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:22

Foul by Andy King (Leicester City).

49:52

Offside, Leicester City. Lloyd Dyer tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

48:19

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:19

Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

45:55

Jack Collison (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:55

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

45:00

Second Half begins Leicester City 1, Bournemouth 1.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leicester City 1, Bournemouth 1.

45:00 +0:26

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

44:46 Booking

Booking Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44:36

Foul by Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth).

44:36

Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:26

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

38:55

Jack Collison (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:55

Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

37:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 1, Bournemouth 1. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

37:26

Hand ball by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

31:27

Offside, Bournemouth. Marc Pugh tries a through ball, but Tokelo Rantie is caught offside.

31:07

Hand ball by Jack Collison (Bournemouth).

28:08

Hand ball by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

27:15

Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

27:15

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:29

Offside, Bournemouth. Harry Arter tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

26:28

Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:23

Attempt blocked. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

26:04

Foul by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).

26:03

Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:44

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Steve Cook.

17:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 1, Bournemouth 0. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

15:33

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

13:28

Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

12:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

11:49

Delay in match Liam Moore (Leicester City) because of an injury.

11:35

Attempt blocked. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11:07

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Andy King.

11:03

Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:53

Ryan Allsop (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:53

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

9:06

Attempt blocked. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.

8:35 Booking

Booking Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

8:09

Foul by Elliott Ward (Bournemouth).

8:09

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:00

Attempt missed. Andy King (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

6:58

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.

6:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

6:07

Delay in match Ryan Allsop (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

5:45

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

5:42

Attempt saved. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

4:43

Offside, Leicester City. Liam Moore tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

2:27

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Marcin Wasilewski.

2:03

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Liam Moore.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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