FOXES-MAD VERDICT: A Fair Point At Plymouth Keeps The Foxes In The Hunt
20 February 2010 06:16
Leicester failed to capitalise on a host of chances at Home Park and could only take a point from the struggling Pilgrims. The playing surface at Home Park was atrocious and both sides struggled to produce attractive, flowing football, with the home side in particular opting for the long ball option for large parts of the match. A freak own goal gave the Foxes the lead after half an hour when Kari Arnason played a blind back pass to his out of position 'keeper who could only watch on as the ball found the back of the net. Leicester couldn't hold onto the lead going into the break however and just six minutes later Noone jumped above a packed City defence to get on the end of an inch perfect cross to head the ball into the far right hand corner with Weale left helpless. Plymouth upped their game in the second period and began to dominate in the middle of the field but it was Leicester who looked to take the lead with Jack Hobbs heading narrowly wide from just six yards out. Martyn Waghorn and Michael Morrison also went agonishingly close for the visitors but Plymouth stood firm. With just minutes left, the home side sensed a winning goal and they almost got just that but for the crossbar coming to Weales rescue. The draw leaves City in sixth place, but they could easily have jumped to fifth with a win after Cardiff lost 2-0 at home to Barnsley.