• Date: Sat 13 March 2010
  • Venue: The Walkers Stadium
  • Ref: Evans, K
  • Attendance: 22,767

Leicester City vs Cardiff City

Team Lineups

Leicester City

Chris Weale
Michael Morrison, M
Bruno Berner
Jack Hobbs
Alex Bruce (Nolberto Solano, 35)
Matty Oakley (James Vaughan, 63)
Andy King
Lloyd Dyer
Richie Wellens
Martyn Waghorn (Steven Howard, 77)
Paul Gallagher

Cardiff City

David Marshall
Kevin McNaughton
Anthony Gerrard
Mark Kennedy
Peter Whittingham
Stephen McPhail
Chris Burke
Darcy Blake
Adam Matthews (Gavin Rae, 71)
Jay Bothroyd
Ross McCormack

Match Report
Martyn Waghorn's first-half strike allowed Leicester City to steal a significant march on play-off rivals Cardiff City as the Foxes held on to win a tight game 1-0. The result opens a five-point gap between fifth-placed Leicester and their opponents who have now lost their last five away games. Leicester started brightly with Lloyd Dyer's long ball letting in Waghorn for a run on goal but Kevin McNaughton got back to snuff out the danger. Anthony Gerrard then cut out Bruno Berner's dangerous cross before Adam Matthews cleared a Jack Hobbs header off the line. At the other end Hobbs blocked Ross McCormack's 12-yard drive before Peter Whittingham flashed a shot just wide. But it was Leicester who continued to press and they had a penalty appeal waved aside when Michael Morrison's shot appeared to strike McNaughton's arm. But Leicester's persistence paid dividends on 29 minutes when Andy King's header from Berner's cross found Waghorn who reacted sharply to squeeze home an angled shot from six yards. Cardiff, far more robust than in the lame midweek loss at Ipswich, almost levelled just before the break when Mark Kennedy drove narrowly wide. And after the restart Chris Burke looked menacing as he bore down on goal but disappointingly shot weakly at the keeper. James Vaughan was thrown into the action on 63 minutes, just 48 hours after arriving at the Walkers Stadium on loan from Everton. But it was former Blackburn star Paul Gallagher who next caught the eye for the Foxes with a 35-yard thunderbolt which was a whisker away from doubling his side's lead. Cardiff continued to threaten with McCormack seeing a fierce drive beaten away by Weale and then weighing in with another shot which flew just over. Weale kept the home side's lead intact ten minutes from the end when he dived at his near post to smother Jay Bothroyd's shot on the turn. Leicester were denied what seemed a legitimate penalty late on when Anthony Gerrard hauled down Vaughan inside the 18-yard area and, right at the death, Stephen McPhail had a half-chance to level for the visitors but hooked a 16-yard shot over the bar.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90
Yellow Card
 

Anthony Gerrard is booked for unsporting behaviour.

77
Substitution
 

Martyn Waghorn is replaced by Steven Howard.

71
Substitution
 

Cardiff are replacing Adam Matthews with Gavin Rae.

63
Substitution
 

Matty Oakley is replaced by James Vaughan.

61
Yellow Card
 

Bruno Berner goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by K Evans

35
Substitution
 

Alex Bruce is replaced by Nolberto Solano.

29
Goal
 

Goal!! Martyn Waghorn scores for Leicester.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, March 13th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Leicester face Cardiff at 3pm on Saturday, March 13th.