Leicester City 1-0 Reading
Leicester City moved top of the Championship table as David Nugent's first-half penalty saw off Reading in a game affected by floodlight failure.
A number of first-half power failures threatened the game before an emergency generator was utilised.
Nugent then struck home a penalty after Anthony Knockaert was fouled.
Alex Pearce had a header cleared off the line by Ritchie De Laet for Reading in the second half, but Leicester deserved the win.
With Burnley losing at Middlesbrough, Leicester leapfrogged the Clarets to go two points clear at the top of the standings.
Following a run of two defeats and no wins from three league games, the Foxes have now won back-to-back matches after edging automatic promotion rivals QPR last time out.
They were the better side against Reading and Lloyd Dyer had already forced a good save out of Reading keeper Alex McCarthy before the floodlights went off intermittently as power failures affected the King Power Stadium and surrounding area.
But light was restored in time for Leicester to take the lead midway through the first half as Knockaert weaved his way into the area and was brought down by Shaun Cummings, giving referee Michael Naylor no option but to award a penalty, which Nugent despatched for his 12th goal of the season.
The floodlights again went off but following discussions with the Leicester and Reading captains, the referee opted to let play continue with emergency power eventually sorting the issue out.
Nugent clipped the outside of the post and Danny Drinkwater forced a low save from McCarthy as Leicester pushed for a second before half-time.
Reading had offered little in attack but should have done better early in the second half when Royston Drenthe whipped in a free-kick and Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel denied Kaspars Gorkss from close range.
From the resulting corner, Pearce had a header cleared off the line.
Dyer ended a 60-yard run with a shot into the side netting as Leicester finished strongly, but a second goal was not needed as the hosts took the three points.
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson:
"The last two results have been very good for us. When you look at the last three league games - including Burnley, where we drew and were unlucky not to win - we have done very well.
"The information I got about the power problem was that, although it had tripped before, if we isolated the floodlights and powered those through the generator it wouldn't trip again. I thought the referee handled it very well.
"We have done OK so far this season and it will be tight all the way through."
Reading manager Nigel Adkins:
"It was a poor first half hour of the game but in the second half I thought we were the better side.
"It was disappointing because we came away with nothing.
"There was always going to be a possibility of the game being abandoned because of the power failures, but well done to Leicester for what they did. People want to see a full game of football."
- 2de Laet
- 3KoncheskyBooked at 68mins
- 9VardySubstituted forTaylor-Fletcherat 88'minutes
- 35NugentSubstituted forWaghornat 75'minutes
- 11DyerSubstituted forHammondat 86'minutes
- 20GuthrieBooked at 36mins
- 10DrentheSubstituted forSharpat 71'minutes
- 11McAnuffBooked at 80minsSubstituted forLe Fondreat 83'minutes
- 9Le Fondre
- Michael Naylor
- Shots on Target