• Date: Sat 10 April 2010
  • Venue: London Road Ground
  • Ref: Scott, G
  • Attendance: 9,651
1 - 2
Leicester City

Leicester City

Howard (40)

King (66)

Peterborough United vs Leicester City

Team Lineups

Peterborough United

Joe Lewis
Craig Morgan
Ryan Bennett
Scott Griffiths
Exodus Geohaghon
Charlie Lee
Tommy Rowe
Sergio Raul Torres (Ben Wright, 57)
Dominic Green
Josh Simpson
Craig Mackail-Smith

Leicester City

Chris Weale
Michael Morrison, M
Wayne Brown
Bruno Berner
Jack Hobbs
Andy King
Richie Wellens
Jay Spearing (Matty Oakley, 86)
Steven Howard
Martyn Waghorn (James Vaughan, 62)
Paul Gallagher (Nicky Adams, 86)

Match Report
Leicester City had to work hard to edge out already relegated Peterborough 2-1 and maintain a challenge for a second successive promotion. Posh and City gained automatic advancement from League One last season, but while Posh are going straight back, Nigel Pearson's men are still in the hunt to maintain progress this time via the Championship play-offs. Bidding to impress Gary Johnson, just appointed their fourth manager of the season, Posh produced the greater early threat with Tommy Rowe doing well cutting in from the right before spoiling the effort with a tame shot that City's Chris Weale gathered easily, Sergio Torres also created problems before being blocked out, the Argentine winger then swinging over a corner with a strong header from defender Craig Morgan, back after injury, cleared from the line by Bruno Berner. Swiss international Berner was involved at the other end as City grabbed a 41st minute lead. Despite appearing to foul Dominic Green, referee Graham Scott allowed the former Blackburn man to go on and release veteran striker Steve Howard, who whipped in a low right footed shot that flashed through Ryan Bennett's legs to go into the net off the inside of the far post. Howard was close to adding a second on the stroke of half-time, blasting a 25-yard drive just over the bar, yet Posh found some second period spirit with Rowe steering in a 63rd minute leveller after fine work by young substitute Ben Wright. And goalkeeper Weale had to be at his best to go down at the feet of he ever energetic Craig Mackail-Smith as Posh stormed back on to the attack. City quickly bounced back and were in front again three minutes later, Andy King nodding into an empty net after sub James Vaughan, on loan from Everton, headed down following a Paul Gallagher cross.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

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

86
Substitution
 

Jay Spearing is replaced by Matty Oakley.

86
Substitution
 

Leicester are replacing Paul Gallagher with Nicky Adams.

66
Goal
 

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

63
Goal
 

Goal!! Peterborough have scored with Tommy Rowe putting it in the back of the net.

62
Substitution
 

Martyn Waghorn is being taken off, James Vaughan has come on in his place.

57
Substitution
 

Peterborough are replacing Sergio Raul Torres with Ben Wright.

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

40
Goal
 

Goal!! Leicester have scored with Steven Howard putting it in the back of the net.

8
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Tommy Rowe.

Kickoff
 

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

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Peterborough face Leicester at 3pm on Saturday, April 10th.