EFL Cup - Second Round
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Leicester City 0-1 Shrewsbury Town

Andy Mangan (left) pulled up injured while celebrating
Shrewsbury Town top scorer Andy Mangan (left) pulled up injured while celebrating

Andy Mangan's first-half effort for Shrewsbury Town proved decisive as the League Two side stunned Leicester to reach the Capital One Cup third round.

He curled a brilliant 38th-minute free-kick low into the bottom corner, but injured his hamstring in the process and limped off just two minutes later.

Mickey Demetriou should have made it 2-0 but made a mess of his effort, while Scott Vernon's shot hit the bar.

Chris Wood headed against the post for Leicester, then nodded wide late on.

Shrewsbury entertain Championship Norwich in the third round.

The three-times League Cup winners appeared to lack urgency against the lower league opposition, whose goal only came under threat on a handful of occasions.

Riyad Mahrez, who was excellent for the Foxes towards the end of their promotion run last season, produced a fine save from Jayson Leutwiler, before the Swiss goalkeeper kept out Marcin Wesilewski's hooked volley.

Match facts
Leicester City had lost just one of their previous 17 League Cup ties against sides from a lower division - before the defeat by League Two side Shrewsbury TownThe Foxes are now winless in their last five meetings with Shrewsbury, who made it into round three for only the second time since re-entering the Football League in 2004

Shrewsbury scored the only goal seven minutes before half-time, when Mangan struck a free-kick into the bottom corner.

But, even without Mangan, the League Two side also went close through James Collins, who forced a good save from Ben Hamer.

The former Charlton keeper also pushed an effort from left-back Demetriou over the bar.

Vernon's strike from 10 yards then came back off the woodwork before Demetriou scuffed his shot wide after being teed up by Collins. But the Town hung on to claim their first win on a Premier League ground.

Foxes manager Nigel Pearson told BBC Radio Leicester:

"They created chances and good luck to them, but my focus is on our performance and I expected better.

"We take cup competitions seriously and I'm annoyed with the fashion of our exit. We didn't show enough aggression and we need to strengthen.

"When you get disappointing results, you've got to look at how you go about using it as a learning experience. The players should understand by now exactly what is expected, and clearly tonight it wasn't enough."

Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"These are the nights that are special and you've really got to savour them. When you take a League Two club to a Premier League club and knock them out, it's got to be right up there.

"It wasn't just the victory. It was the way we got the victory. The way we passed, the way we defended. We were fantastic, and fully deserved it. And it was some goal to win it. A terrific strike. But, if I'm honest, I think we could have had a few more.

"Whatever anyone says, however many changes Leicester made, they had guys out there who play in the Premier League, and I want to make sure my players get the pat on the back they deserve."

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 12Hamer
  • 30Pearson
  • 18Moore
  • 3Konchesky
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 26MahrezBooked at 25minsSubstituted forSchluppat 70'minutes
  • 33CainSubstituted forKingat 58'minutes
  • 44WatsonSubstituted forNugentat 58'minutes
  • 24Knockaert
  • 22Taylor-Fletcher
  • 39Wood

Substitutes

  • 5Morgan
  • 10King
  • 15Schlupp
  • 20Hopper
  • 29Barmby
  • 31Smith
  • 35Nugent

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 6Goldson
  • 4WoodsBooked at 31mins
  • 3Demetriou
  • 2Grandison
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 85'minutes
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 12GayleBooked at 89mins
  • 19ManganSubstituted forVernonat 40'minutes
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forRobinsonat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Vernon
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Caton
  • 18Robinson
  • 21Halstead
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
8,017

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Leicester City 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leicester City 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam Moore (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Leicester City).

Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Robinson replaces James Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Jordan Clark.

Attempt missed. Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City).

Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

David Nugent (Leicester City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Riyad Mahrez.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by James Pearson.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jermaine Grandison.

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

Foul by James Pearson (Leicester City).

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Liam Moore (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Leicester City).

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Andy King replaces Michael Cain.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. David Nugent replaces Ryan Watson.

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

Hand ball by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

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