Sky Bet Championship Matchday Nine: Leicester City v Barnsley

27 September 2013 05:26
Match Preview. Team News

Jack Butland and David Fox are in line to make their debuts after arriving on loan. England international keeper Butland is a certainty with Luke Steele ruled out with a back injury.

Striker Marcus Pedersen is still not fully recovered from his ankle injury suffered playing for Norway just over three weeks ago.

Last time out - Barnsley Team:

Luke Steele

Peter Ramage

Tom Kennedy

Martin Cranie

Scott Wiseman

Stephen Dawson

David Perkins

Jacob Mellis

Kelvin Etutu

Jason Scotland

Chris O’Grady

Head To Head Last Six Leicester v Barnsley results:

1/4/13 Barnsley 2-0 Leicester (Championship)

8/12/12 Leicester 2-2 Barnsley (Championship)

14/1/12 Leicester 1-2 Barnsley (Championship)

10/9/11 Barnsley 1-1 Leicester (championship)

5/2/11 Leicester 4-1 Barnsley (Championship)

6/11/10 Barnsley 0-2 Leicester (Championship)


Overall Record:

Leicester Wins: 47

Barnsley Wins: 25

Draws: 31

Leicester Goals: 157

Barnsley Goals: 108

At Leicester (6 at King Power Stadium, 46 at Filbert Street):

Leicester Wins: 29

Barnsley Wins: 9

Draws: 14

Leicester Goals: 94

Barnsley Goals: 42

First Met In League: Barnsley 3-4 Leicester Saturday 24th September 1898.

Biggest Win: Barnsley 3-0 Leicester Saturday 17th December 1988 and Saturday 6th December 1913.

Biggest Defeat: Leicester 6-0 Barnsley Saturday 16th November 1946 and Saturday 28th February 1925.

Last Home Win: Barnsley (Michael Keane og 4, Chris O’Grady 40) 2-0 Leicester Monday 1st April 2013.

Last Away Win: Leicester (Lloyd Dyer 15) 1-2 Barnsley (Andy Gray 12, 34) Saturday 14th January 2012.

Last Home Draw: Barnsley (Jacob Butterfield 38) 1-1 Leicester (Andy King 46) Saturday 10th September 2011.

Last Away Draw: Leicester (Anthony Knockaert 9, Jamie Vardy 90) 2-2 Barnsley (Stephen Dawson 27, Reuben Noble-Lazarus 39) Saturday 8th December 2012.

Last Home Defeat: Barnsley 0-2 Leicester (Leonardo Vitor 18, Andy King 85) Saturday 6th November 2010.

Last Away Defeat: Leicester (Paul Gallagher 15, Andy King 43, 58, Kyle Naughton 89) 4-1 Barnsley (Jacob Mellis 45) Saturday 5th February 2011.

Last Away Meeting:

Saturday 8th December 2012.

Leicester 2                    2 Barnsley

Knockaert 9                      Dawson 27

Vardy 90                          Noble-Lazarus 39


Kasper Schmeichel, Ritchie De Laet, Wes Morgan, Zak Whitbread, Paul Konchesky, Anthony Knockaert (Ben Marshall 59), Andy King, Danny Drinkwater, Lloyd Dyer (Marko Futacs 75), David Nugent, Martyn Waghorn (Jamie Vardy 67).

Unused Subs: Conrad Logan, Matty James, Liam Moore, Jesse Lingard.


Luke Steele, John Stones (David Perkins 79), Martin Cranie, Scott Wiseman, Scott Golbourne, Stephen Dawson, Akos Buzsaky, Jonathan Greening, Jim O’Brien, Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Kelvin Etuhu 79), Craig Davies.

Unused Subs: Ben Alnwick, Bobby Hassell, Stephen Foster, Emile Sinclair, Marcus Tudgay.

Still at respective clubs:

Leicester: 17 (Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Whitbread, Konchesky, Knockaert, Marshall, King, Drinkwater, Dyer, Futacs, Nugent, Waghorn, Vardy, Logan, James, Moore).

Barnsley: 9 (Steele, Perkins, Cranie, Wiseman, Dawson, O’Brien, Noble-Lazarus, Etuhu, Hassell).


This Season

Last six 2013-2014 results:


21/9/13 Blackpool 2-2 Leicester (Championship)

17/9/13 Leicester 2-1 Blackburn (Championship)

14/9/13 Leicester 2-0 Wigan (Championship)

31/8/13 Charlton 2-1 Leicester (Championship)

27/8/13 Carlisle 2-5 Leicester (League Cup)

24/8/13 Leicester 3-2 Birmingham (Championship)

W: 4 D: 1 L: 1 F: 15 A: 9 GD: +6 Points: 10 (one win in League Cup)


21/9/13 Barnsley 1-5 Watford (Championship)

17/9/13 Bournemouth 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)

14/9/13 Nottingham Forest 3-2 Barnsley (Championship)

31/8/13 Barnsley 2–1 Huddersfield (Championship)

27/8/13 Barnsley 1-5 Southampton (League Cup)

24/8/13 Blackburn 5–2 Barnsley (Championship)

W: 1 D: 0 L: 5 F: 8 A: 20 GD: -12 Points: 3


Interesting Stats

Barnsley are undefeated in their last three meetings with Leicester and on each of their last two trips to the King Power Stadium.

The Reds have though won just nine of their 52 trips to Leicester, over 114 years and have won just one of the last eight, losing five.



Leicester could go top with victory tomorrow and their record of 17 points from their opening eight games is their best start to a season for five years when they went on to win promotion as League One champions.

It is the Foxes best start to a second tier season for 11 years. Back in 2002-2003 they picked up 19 points from their first eight matches and finished the season in second place.

Nigel Pearson’s men are still unbeaten at home in 2013-2014, winning four and drawing one in all competitions.

Their last home defeat came back in April, which is their only reverse in the last nine games at the King Power.



This is Barnsley’s worst start for 27 years.

They also took just four points from the opening eight games of the 1986-87 campaign.

The Reds have lost each of their last three matches for the first time since New Year’s Day and the first time under David Flitcroft.

The last time they lost four on the bounce was October/November 2012.

Barnsley have now won just two of their last 17 matches in all competitions, one of the last 11 and have lost seven of the ten they have played in 2013-2014.

Barnsley have failed to keep a clean sheet so far this season, the longest run without a shutout from the start of a season for 23 years. Back in 1990-1991, it took until the ninth league outing to secure a clean sheet.

The Reds have now conceded more goals than ANYBODY in the entire Premier or Football League. Out of the top five division, only Hyde United, who are bottom of the Skrill Conference have conceded more (26).

Only Hyde have a worse goal difference too than Barnsley’s –13 with –18.

The Reds are the only side in the Championship to have lost every away game this season (four out of four). It is the first time they have lost their first four away games of a season in 13 years. They have NEVER before lost their five league games on the road.


On This Day:


Played: 19 Won: 7 Drawn: 3 Lost: 9 Scored: 25 Conceded: 34.

Last match on the 28th September: 2011. Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester. ATT: 16,883.

Last win: 2004 Last draw: 2011

Last defeat: 2010

STAT! – Leicester have won one, drawn one and lost one of their last three games on this date.



Played: 18 Won: 7 Drawn: 3 Lost: 8 Scored: 24 Conceded: 24.

Last match on the 28th September: 2010. Scunthorpe 0-0 Barnsley. Att: 5,421.

Last win: 1974

Last draw: 2010

Last defeat: 2004

STAT! – Barnsley have failed to win on this date since 1974 and have lost five of the last six.


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Other Fixtures:

Friday 27th September 2013:


Huddersfield v Blackpool

Saturday 28th September 2013:


Nottingham Forest v Derby


Bolton v Yeovil

Bournemouth v Blackburn

Burnley v Charlton

Ipswich v Brighton

Millwall v Leeds

QPR v Middlesbrough

Reading v Birmingham

Sheffield Wednesday v Doncaster

Watford v Wigan

Source: TykesMAD