• Date: Sat 27 February 2010
  • Venue: The Walkers Stadium
  • Ref: Probert, L
  • Attendance: 31,759
Leicester City

Leicester City

Berner (68)

Gallagher (79)

King (81)

3 - 0

Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest

Team Lineups

Leicester City

Chris Weale
Michael Morrison, M
Wayne Brown
Bruno Berner
Jack Hobbs
Matty Oakley
Andy King
Lloyd Dyer
Richie Wellens (Yann Kermorgant, 86)
Martyn Waghorn (Steven Howard, 90)
Paul Gallagher (Nicky Adams, 90)

Nottingham Forest

Lee Camp
James Perch
Wes Morgan
Kelvin Wilson
Chris Gunter
Paul Anderson (Nathan Tyson, 46)
Chris Cohen
Paul McKenna
Radoslaw Majewski (David McGoldrick, 74)
Robert Earnshaw
Dexter Blackstock

Match Report
Leicester City conjured up a brilliant second-half performance to blow away East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest 3-0 at the Walkers Stadium. After both sides had hit the woodwork in an evenly-contested first 45 minutes, the Foxes struck three times without reply after the restart to strengthen their grip on a play-off place. The visitors, who began the match with 15 clean sheets so far this season, had not conceded more than a single goal since their 3-2 win over Derby County in August. Lee Camp needed lengthy treatment after he was hurt defending Martyn Waghorn's early corner. Waghorn then accelerated beyond four Forest players before firing wide. Forest's first threat arrived on ten minutes when Radoslaw Majewski hit a 20-yard drive which was comfortably saved by Chris Weale. There was an opening for the home side when a Paul Gallagher cross fell to Bruno Berner at the far post but the full-back was unable to pick out a blue shirt. Forest went close on 31 minutes when Majewski swung in a free-kick from the left and an unmarked Robert Earnshaw ghosted in to thud a header against the bar. The visitors continued to probe while City too often resorted to the long ball forward. The visitors were quickly on the offensive after the restart with Majewski testing Chris Weale from 20 yards. City almost breached Forest's defensive on 54 minutes when Michael Morrison crashed a header against the bar from a Waghorn free-kick. Matty Oakley then teed up Gallagher whose angled shot flew over. But Leicester's growing momentum was rewarded when they took the lead on 67 minutes. Forest struggled to clear a Gallagher free-kick which was turned in to the six-yard area by Richie Wellens where Berner was waiting to smash the ball into the roof of net. Berner was then in the thick of the action at the other end when he blocked a goalbound shot by James Perch. Confidence flowed through the home side who went two up on 79 minutes when Gallagher curled in a superb 19-yard free-kick over the defensive wall and into the top far corner of the net. By now Leicester were lording it over their near neighbours and their superiority was rewarded with a third on 81 minutes when Lloyd Dyer fed Berner whose low shot was side-footed into the net by Andy King from 12 yards.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

90
Substitution
 

Martyn Waghorn is being taken off, Steven Howard has come on in his place.

90
Substitution
 

Leicester are replacing Paul Gallagher with Nicky Adams.

86
Substitution
 

Leicester are replacing Richie Wellens with Yann Kermorgant.

86
Yellow Card
 

Wes Morgan is booked for unsporting behaviour.

81
Goal
 

Goal!! Leicester have scored with Andy King putting it in the back of the net.

79
Goal
 

Goal!! Paul Gallagher scores for Leicester.

77
Yellow Card
 

James Perch is booked for unsporting behaviour.

74
Substitution
 

Nottm Forest are replacing Radoslaw Majewski with David McGoldrick.

70
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Chris Gunter.

70
Yellow Card
 

Martyn Waghorn goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

68
Goal
 

Goal!! Leicester have scored with Bruno Berner putting it in the back of the net.

52
Yellow Card
 

Jack Hobbs is booked for unsporting behaviour.

46
Substitution
 

Nottm Forest are replacing Paul Anderson with Nathan Tyson.

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

38
Yellow Card
 

Radoslaw Majewski goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

36
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Robert Earnshaw.

9
Yellow Card
 

Richie Wellens goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Leicester face Nottm Forest at 3pm on Saturday, February 27th.