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Huddersfield Town 0-2 Leicester City

Gary Taylor-Fletcher (right) celebrates scoring for Leicester at Huddersfield

Leicester moved to within a point of the 100 mark in the Championship after a win at Huddersfield.

Former Huddersfield forward Gary Taylor-Fletcher gave the champions the lead when he curled in a shot off the left-hand post.

The home side went close when an Adam Hammill effort was cleared off the line but Leicester had the better chances of a low-key game.

Wes Morgan tapped in a Matty James cross to wrap up the win for the Foxes.

There was little riding on the match as Leicester had won the title at Bolton in midweek, while Huddersfield had secured Championship survival with a win at Yeovil last week.

James had been denied by the woodwork before he helped set up the opener.

He broke from deep and found Lloyd Dyer, who set up Taylor-Fletcher to finish the move with a stylish finish.

The home side should have levelled when Sean Scannell cut the ball back for the unmarked Hammill, whose tame shot was cleared off the line.

Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies saved from Dyer, Chris Wood and Dean Hammond before Morgan's goal secured a Foxes win.

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins:

"We were all right box to box but in the final third we didn't do enough.

"Having said that we were playing the champions who look like a Premier League outfit now.

"They have done unbelievably well."

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"The 100-point total has given the players something to focus on.

"All we can do is keep playing well and hopefully reach the 100 or 102-point mark.

"We have illustrated we have a really strong squad and are capable of still performing at this stage of the season."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 2Woods
  • 3Dixon
  • 6HoggSubstituted forBillingat 76'minutes
  • 5P Clarke
  • 39Gerrard
  • 7Scannell
  • 8Clayton
  • 21Wells
  • 38HolmesSubstituted forNorwoodat 63'minutes
  • 12HammillSubstituted forLolleyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Norwood
  • 11D Ward
  • 13Bennett
  • 15Wallace
  • 18Lolley
  • 27Smith
  • 29Billing

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 18Moore
  • 3Konchesky
  • 8JamesSubstituted forDrinkwaterat 82'minutes
  • 23Miquel
  • 5Morgan
  • 22Taylor-FletcherSubstituted forMahrezat 64'minutes
  • 7Hammond
  • 39WoodSubstituted forNugentat 82'minutes
  • 10King
  • 11Dyer

Substitutes

  • 2de Laet
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 25Logan
  • 26Mahrez
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 28Phillips
  • 35Nugent
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
16,481

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Leicester City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Leicester City 2.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Liam Moore.

Foul by Ignasi Miquel (Leicester City).

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Daniel Drinkwater replaces Matthew James.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. David Nugent replaces Chris Wood.

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

Ignasi Miquel (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Philip Billing replaces Jonathan Hogg.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joe Lolley replaces Adam Hammill.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Leicester City 2. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew James with a cross following a set piece situation.

Andy King (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

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

Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Riyad Mahrez replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Oliver Norwood replaces Duane Holmes.

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

Attempt missed. Dean Hammond (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Wood.

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

Attempt missed. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Gerrard.

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

Attempt saved. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew James.

Offside, Leicester City. Matthew James tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Chris Wood (Leicester City).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Leicester City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Leicester City 1.

Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Hammill following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Liam Moore.

Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Leicester City).

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Scannell with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester4530963999
2Burnley45261453592
3Derby45259113284
4QPR452211121577
5Reading451913131470
6Wigan442010141370
7Brighton451815121469
8Blackburn45171612767
9Bournemouth45181215266
10Ipswich45171414565
11Nottm Forest45161712465
12Middlesbrough45151614961
13Watford441515141560
14Bolton45141615-158
15Leeds4516821-856
16Sheff Wed45131418-153
17Huddersfield45131121-1050
18Blackpool45111321-2546
19Charlton44111221-2545
20Millwall45101520-2945
21Doncaster45111123-3044
22Birmingham44111023-1543
23Barnsley4591224-3239
24Yeovil4581324-2837
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