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Ipswich Town 1-2 Leicester City

David Nugent scored twice on his 100th appearance for Leicester City as they came from behind to beat Ipswich Town and stay second in the Championship.

Nugent finished crisply to cancel out David McGoldrick's early long-range strike for the home side.

And his second, six minutes later, his 13th in 12 appearances against Ipswich, proved enough to take all three points.

Leicester are level on points with leaders Burnley, who drew at Nottingham Forest, and third-placed QPR.

After beating Blackpool in their last game, Ipswich took an early lead against another high-flying team as McGoldrick's 25-yard strike, his seventh goal of the season, broke the deadlock.

Nugent fizzed an effort wide at the other end, before McGoldrick was denied a second by a smart Kasper Schmeichel save.

Leicester went close to levelling late in the half when Andy King met Danny Drinkwater's corner, forcing Dean Gerken to tip over.

But the Ipswich goalkeeper could do little to thwart Nugent after the restart.

Lloyd Dyer's run and cross was met by Jamie Vardy, who teed up Nugent for the leveller, before good work by Drinkwater provided the former England international with an open goal for his second.

Ipswich have the best points haul from losing positions in the Championship this season and threatened when Luke Chambers headed wide, but they could not create a clear chance late on.

Nugent missed an opportunity to complete a hat-trick when heading wide at the far post, but Leicester held on to secure a 14th win in 19 matches.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"There are not many players in this league who would have struck that equaliser like David Nugent did.

"But the goal came after we closed down their keeper and the ball ended up in our net. And for the second goal, we were attacking them and it ended up in our net.

"We made error after error and we were punished. That's the difference in this league when you play one of the best."

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson:

"Like any striker, there are going to be spells when goals are a little scarce. David has to keep getting in the right areas, and he scored two good goals.

"He also needs a manager to back him, which he has.

"David will get all the headlines but Lloyd Dyer and Danny Drinkwater did exceptionally well. The most important thing is that we got all three points."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 22Gerken
  • 4ChambersBooked at 50mins
  • 15MingsSubstituted forHuntat 76'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 6Berra
  • 5Smith
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forTaylorat 64'minutes
  • 16Tunnicliffe
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 9Murphy
  • 18TabbSubstituted forNoubleat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 7Edwards
  • 12Hunt
  • 14Wordsworth
  • 19Hyam
  • 26Taylor
  • 35Nouble

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 18MooreSubstituted forMiquelat 45'minutes
  • 3Konchesky
  • 7Hammond
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 5Morgan
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 10KingSubstituted forJamesat 45'minutes
  • 9VardySubstituted forWoodat 75'minutes
  • 35Nugent
  • 11Dyer

Substitutes

  • 8James
  • 15Schlupp
  • 21Bakayogo
  • 22Taylor-Fletcher
  • 23Miquel
  • 25Logan
  • 39Wood
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
18,227

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Leicester City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Leicester City 2.
Offside, Ipswich Town. Stephen Hunt tries a through ball, but Frank Nouble is caught offside.
Foul by Dean Hammond (Leicester City).
Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.
Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Stephen Hunt.
Dean Hammond (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Luke Chambers.
Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater.
Foul by Chris Wood (Leicester City).
Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Stephen Hunt replaces Tyrone Mings.
Offside, Ipswich Town. Ryan Tunnicliffe tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.
Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).
Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Chris Wood replaces Jamie Vardy.
Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jamie Vardy with a cross following a fast break.
Attempt missed. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Taylor.
Attempt blocked. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tyrone Mings with a headed pass.
Offside, Leicester City. Lloyd Dyer tries a through ball, but David Nugent is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Jay Tabb.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Taylor replaces Paul Anderson.
Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).
Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Ipswich Town. Tyrone Mings tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Leicester City 2. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.
Attempt saved. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer with a cross.
Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Chambers.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Leicester City 1. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

Booking

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).
Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).
Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Tyrone Mings.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Christophe Berra.
Attempt saved. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jay Tabb.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ipswich Town 1, Leicester City 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Ignasi Miquel replaces Liam Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Matthew James replaces Andy King.

Half Time

First Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Leicester City 0.
Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer with a cross.
Offside, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.
Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cole Skuse following a set piece situation.
Foul by Paul Konchesky (Leicester City).
Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Moore with a cross.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Dean Gerken.
Attempt saved. Andy King (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater with a cross.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Tyrone Mings.
Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).
Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Leicester City. Andy King tries a through ball, but Lloyd Dyer is caught offside.
Offside, Leicester City. Paul Konchesky tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.
Wes Morgan (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burnley1610511735
2Leicester1611231035
3QPR1610511035
4Blackpool16772528
5Nottm Forest16763727
6Leeds16826526
7Derby16745725
8Reading16673525
9Brighton16664524
10Watford16655623
11Wigan15645422
12Ipswich16556220
13Huddersfield16556120
14Blackburn16556120
15Bolton16475-419
16Bournemouth16538-1018
17Millwall16457-1217
18Middlesbrough16376016
19Doncaster15447-1016
20Birmingham16439-515
21Charlton15357-714
22Sheff Wed15186-711
23Barnsley16259-1611
24Yeovil162311-149
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