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Leicester City 2-1 Huddersfield Town

James Vaughan

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.

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.

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Post-match: Leicester boss Pearson

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."

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 3Konchesky
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 5Morgan
  • 18Moore
  • 24KnockaertSubstituted forJamesat 70'minutes
  • 10KingSubstituted forHammondat 71'minutes
  • 9VardyBooked at 90mins
  • 35Nugent
  • 11DyerSubstituted forSchluppat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hammond
  • 8James
  • 15Schlupp
  • 22Taylor-Fletcher
  • 23Miquel
  • 25Logan
  • 39Wood

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 2Woods
  • 3DixonSubstituted forHolmesat 61'minutes
  • 33Lynch
  • 39Gerrard
  • 5Clarke
  • 10GobernSubstituted forClaytonat 68'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 6Hogg
  • 9VaughanBooked at 83mins
  • 12HammillSubstituted forScannellat 61'minutes
  • 11Ward

Substitutes

  • 4Norwood
  • 7Scannell
  • 8Clayton
  • 13Bennett
  • 14Stead
  • 17Paterson
  • 38Holmes
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
22,297

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home21
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Leicester City 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Calum Woods.

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

Booking

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

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

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

Hand ball by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Lloyd Dyer.

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.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Wes Morgan.

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

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

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dean Hammond.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

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

Dismissal

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

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

Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

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.

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

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

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

Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

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

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Dean Hammond replaces Andy King.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Matthew James replaces Anthony Knockaert.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton replaces Oscar Gobern.

Goal!

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

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

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

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

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley129212271529
2QPR118301441027
3Leicester128221912726
4Nottm Forest126512012823
5Blackpool12651149523
6Reading126421911822
7Watford1263324141021
8Derby125342420418
9Bournemouth125251925-617
10Blackburn124351714315
11Ipswich124351816215
12Wigan104241411314
13Huddersfield123541412214
14Brighton123541112-114
15Leeds114251013-314
16Middlesbrough122641921-212
17Doncaster113351116-512
18Millwall123361425-1112
19Birmingham113171315-210
20Charlton11245914-510
21Bolton121651019-99
22Barnsley122281429-158
23Sheff Wed110741117-67
24Yeovil12138618-126
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