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  • Date:02 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:14,468
  • Parr (40)
  • Danns (18) Bamba (36)
    Bamba (36)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Neil Danns concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Ramage. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Darren Ambrose from left channel, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

91mins

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Parr, Close range header by Jermaine Easter goes over the bar.

89mins

Liam Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Darren Ambrose takes the free kick.

89mins

Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

88mins

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

87mins

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Parr by Steve Howard results in a free kick. Red card for Steve Howard. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Price.

86mins

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line, Owen Garvan takes a shot. Blocked by Yuki Abe.

86mins

Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Mills.

85mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.

85mins

Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

83mins

Souleymane Bamba is shown a yellow card for dissent. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.

83mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Andy King.

81mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jermaine Beckford. Indirect free kick taken by Lewis Price.

81mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe by Owen Garvan. Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Kennedy played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Martin.

80mins

Steve Howard takes a shot. Mile Jedinak gets a block in.

78mins

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Parr, clearance made by Matt Mills.

77mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Jermaine Beckford goes wide of the right-hand post.

76mins

(Leicester) makes a substitution, with Jermaine Beckford coming on for Jeffery Schlupp.

75mins

Steve Howard is brought on as a substitute for David Nugent.

74mins

Chris Martin takes a shot. Lloyd Dyer gets a block in.

74mins

Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Souleymane Bamba gets a block in.

72mins

Chris Martin replaces Sean Scannell. Glenn Murray leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Easter.

69mins

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

66mins

Lloyd Dyer crosses the ball, Jeffery Schlupp produces a volleyed left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

65mins

Tom Kennedy takes the inswinging corner, Owen Garvan manages to make a clearance.

64mins

Andy King produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

61mins

Yuki Abe has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

59mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Darren Ambrose, clearance by David Nugent.

57mins

Owen Garvan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. Free kick crossed left-footed by Tom Kennedy, clearance made by Peter Ramage.

56mins

Shot from just outside the box by Owen Garvan misses to the right of the target.

56mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Glenn Murray goes wide of the left-hand upright.

54mins

Darren Ambrose is brought on as a substitute for Stuart O'Keefe.

52mins

Peter Ramage gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy King. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

51mins

The ball is delivered by Sean Scannell, clearance by Andy King.

50mins

Owen Garvan concedes a free kick for a foul on Yuki Abe. Direct free kick taken by Matt Mills.

47mins

Corner taken by Owen Garvan from the left by-line.

47mins

Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

46mins

Tom Kennedy produces a cross.

46mins

Lloyd Dyer comes on in place of Aleksandar Tunchev.

45mins

Foul by Peter Ramage on Jeffery Schlupp, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Matt Mills, Nathaniel Clyne makes a clearance.

44mins

Foul by Neil Danns on Mile Jedinak, free kick awarded. Sean Scannell restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

A goal is scored by Jonathan Parr from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-2 Leicester.The assist for the goal came from Owen Garvan.

40mins

Liam Moore produces a cross.

36mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dekel Keinan on Jeffery Schlupp. Neil Danns crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing. Souleymane Bamba scores a headed goal from close range. Crystal Palace 0-2 Leicester.Assist by David Nugent.

32mins

Tom Kennedy fouled by Glenn Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Aleksandar Tunchev restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

Foul by Glenn Murray on Aleksandar Tunchev, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aleksandar Tunchev.

31mins

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Parr, clearance by Tom Kennedy.

31mins

The ball is crossed by Wilfried Zaha.

29mins

Unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak by David Nugent results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.

28mins

The official flags Jeffery Schlupp offside. Lewis Price takes the free kick.

26mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aleksandar Tunchev on Wilfried Zaha. Free kick crossed left-footed by Owen Garvan, Tom Kennedy makes a clearance.

24mins

Wilfried Zaha produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

23mins

Tom Kennedy delivers the ball, clearance by Peter Ramage.

21mins

Mile Jedinak concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Danns. Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

A goal is scored by Neil Danns from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-1 Leicester.

18mins

Corner taken right-footed by Neil Danns, Dekel Keinan manages to make a clearance. Yuki Abe takes a shot. Save by Lewis Price.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeffery Schlupp on Jonathan Parr. Free kick taken by Lewis Price.

13mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Neil Danns, Souleymane Bamba produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

13mins

The ball is crossed by Tom Kennedy.

12mins

The referee blows for offside against Wilfried Zaha. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

11mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Danns played to the near post, Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

11mins

Tom Kennedy produces a cross, clearance by Mile Jedinak.

9mins

Wilfried Zaha sends in a cross.

9mins

Nathaniel Clyne sends in a cross, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.

6mins

David Nugent is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lewis Price.

5mins

Owen Garvan produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

2mins

The offside flag is raised against Andy King. Lewis Price restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Palace sweating on Speroni Crystal Palace will check on goalkeeper Julian Speroni ahead of the visit of Leicester. Speroni missed Saturday's 1-0 south London derby win at Millwall after coming down with a virus the night before, with Lewis Price stepping in. Centre-half Dekel Keinan is back in training after a twisted ankle and could be added to the squad but full-back Dean Moxey remains a doubt with the knee injury he suffered at Manchester United in the Carling Cup last month. Defender Lee Hills (knee) and midfield duo Jonathan Williams (broken leg) and Alex Marrow (ankle) are long-term absentees. Paddy McCarthy will captain the Eagles against his former club while striker Chris Martin plays the final game of his loan spell from Norwich. Leicester have no new problems ahead of the trip. Manager Nigel Pearson could make changes for a second game in the space of three days. He brought Wales international midfielder Andy King back into the side against Portsmouth and also recalled teenage striker Jeffrey Schlupp on New Year's Eve. Lloyd Dyer and Jermaine Beckford were the players to make way and they, along with midfielder Neil Danns and striker Steve Howard, could come into Pearson's thinking at Selhurst Park. Beckford particularly impressed from the bench against Pompey, forcing a save from the visiting goalkeeper and having what Pearson called a "stonewall" penalty appeal turned down after he drew a challenge from a defender inside the box. The 1-1 draw against Portsmouth meant Leicester finished 2011 without a win in five npower Championship matches.

Formation:451Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

Formation: 352Manager: Nigel Pearson

Leicester

  • Lewis Price
  • Jonathan Parr
  • Dekel Keinan
  • Peter Ramage
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Stuart O'Keefe
  • Mile Jedinak
  • Owen Garvan
  • Sean Scannell
  • Glenn Murray
  • SUBS
  • Ross Fitzsimons
  • Darren Ambrose
  • Kagisho Dikgacoi
  • Jermaine Easter
  • Chris Martin

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Match Report

Danns the man for Leicester Leicester finally got back to winning ways as Neil Danns returned to haunt his former club Crystal Palace to inspire a 2-1 win. Danns, who left Selhurst Park on a free transfer in the summer, was recalled to the starting line-up with the Foxes without a victory in their last five outings. And the midfielder opened the scoring with his third goal of the season before setting up Sol Bamba for the second. Palace pulled one back through Jonathan Parr but could not find an equaliser as Leicester held on, despite a late red card for Steve Howard, to register only their third away win of the season and inflict Palace's second home defeat. As well as bringing in Danns, City manager Nigel Pearson reacted to their recent slump by handing a full debut to 18-year-old Liam Moore, a first run-out in 16 months for Tom Kennedy and a return for Aleksandar Tunchev, whose last appearance was for Palace on loan in October. Palace were also much changed due to a sickness bug which claimed captain Paddy McCarthy an hour before kick-off as well as regular goalkeeper Julian Speroni. And it was Speroni's replacement, Lewis Price, who was at fault for the opening goal after 19 minutes. Price thumped what should have been a routine clearance into the back of one of his own defenders and the ball fell to Danns, who was able to curl his shot back past the red-faced keeper and into the net. The goal stunned Palace, who had been the better side in the early stages and almost opened the scoring when Owen Garvan fired narrowly wide. They attempted to hit straight back and Wilfried Zaha drove over the crossbar, but instead they found themselves two down after 36 minutes with Danns the architect again. The former Colchester and Birmingham midfielder swung in a free-kick which was helped on by David Nugent and nodded in at the far post by centre-half Bamba. But Palace did manage to pull one back before half-time when Norwegian full-back Parr's curling effort deceived Foxes keeper Kasper Schmeichel and flew into the back of the net. And they almost went in level at the interval after Garvan played in Glenn Murray but Schmeichel spread himself well to keep out the striker's effort. Murray went close again at the start of the second half, running on to a clever angled pass from Nathaniel Clyne but pulling his shot across goal and just wide of the far post. Schmeichel also denied Zaha and Jermaine Easter and Chris Martin's shot was deflected wide before Leicester substitute Howard said something which the assistant referee did not take kindly to and was shown a straight red card. But the 10 men saw out the final few minutes to propel big-spending City back towards the play-off places.

Form Guide

    DLWWLW
  • Crystal Palace
  • VS
  • Leicester
  • WLDLDD

Last Meetings

  • Leicester
  • 3 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 20/11/2011
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 12/04/2011
  • Crystal Palace
  • 3 - 2
  • Leicester
  • 07/08/2010
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 16/03/2010
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 20/10/2009
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 28/01/2008

Top Scorers

Crystal Palace

  • J Easter 4
  • G Murray 4
  • S Scannell 3
  • D Ambrose 2
  • P McCarthy 2
  • W Zaha 2
  • C Martin 1
  • KE Dikgacoi 1
  • J Parr 1

Leicester

  • D Nugent 8
  • A King 4
  • P Gallagher 3
  • P Konchesky 2
  • D Vassell 2
  • J Beckford 2
  • R Wellens 1
  • N Danns 1
  • L Dyer 1
  • L Peltier 1
  • G Fernandes 1
  • J Schlupp 1
  • Y Abe 1

Goals

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 23
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leicester

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 31
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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