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Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding. Lloyd Dyer takes a shot.
Nathan Tyson concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Morgan. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Lloyd Dyer. Frank Fielding takes the indirect free kick.
Paul Green challenges Lloyd Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lloyd Dyer.
Unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Nathan Tyson results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward.
The ball is swung over by Theo Robinson.
Theo Robinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Bryson.
Neil Danns challenges Paul Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Green.
Daniel Drinkwater joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Marshall.
Jamie Ward has a drilled shot. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.
Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward.
Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by David Nugent.
A cross is delivered by Gareth Roberts, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.
Sean St. Ledger challenges Steve Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Carroll crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
The referee blows for offside against Nathan Delfouneso. Steve Davies is brought on as a substitute for Callum Ball. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
Jamie Ward crosses the ball.
Jermaine Beckford goes off and Nathan Delfouneso comes on. Souleymane Bamba comes on in place of Lee Peltier.
Ben Marshall takes the outswinging corner, David Nugent takes a shot. Fantastic save by Frank Fielding.
Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Tyson by Wes Morgan. The referee books Wes Morgan for unsporting behaviour. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jamie Ward.
Nathan Tyson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Tom Carroll produces a cross, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Danns on Craig Bryson. The referee shows Neil Danns a yellow card. Tom Carroll takes the free kick.
Jamie Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Peltier. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jamie Ward, clearance by Lee Peltier.
Corner taken by Tom Carroll, Ben Marshall manages to make a clearance.
Jason Shackell produces a cross, Paul Konchesky gets a block in.
Jamie Ward delivers the ball, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Paul Green, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.
The ball is delivered by Nathan Tyson, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.
Paul Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Tom Carroll from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Neil Danns.
Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Ward, Jason Shackell takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan.
Paul Green takes a shot. Wes Morgan gets a block in.
Jamie Ward takes a shot. Wes Morgan gets a block in.
Effort on goal by Neil Danns from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Lloyd Dyer delivers the ball. Ben Marshall sends in a cross, Paul Green manages to make a clearance.
Ben Marshall sends in a cross, Close range shot by David Nugent goes wide of the left-hand post.
David Nugent challenges Jason Shackell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Corner taken left-footed by Tom Carroll from the right by-line, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Gareth Roberts, clearance by Wes Morgan.
Nathan Tyson sends in a cross, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.
The ball is crossed by Ben Marshall, comfortable save by Frank Fielding.
Centre by Jamie Ward, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
Jason Shackell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford. Paul Konchesky has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jamie Ward, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
Jason Shackell delivers the ball.
Jeff Hendrick delivers the ball, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
Ben Marshall is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Frank Fielding.
Jermaine Beckford concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Roberts. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gareth Roberts from left wing. The offside flag is raised against Callum Ball. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
Neil Danns takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
Nathan Tyson delivers the ball.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Konchesky, Lee Peltier has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall from the right by-line, save made by Frank Fielding.
Effort on goal by Neil Danns from 25 yards. Frank Fielding makes a fantastic save.
Lloyd Dyer crosses the ball, David Nugent takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Shackell.
Ben Marshall takes the inswinging corner, Frank Fielding fouled by Sean St. Ledger, the ref awards a free kick. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.
Neil Danns takes a shot. Blocked by Jeff Hendrick.
Gareth Roberts challenges Ben Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Marshall from right wing, Paul Green manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Paul Konchesky, save by Frank Fielding.
Tom Carroll takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Close range headed effort by Jeff Hendrick misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by Richie Wellens on Callum Ball, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Paul Green, clearance by Ben Marshall.
Lloyd Dyer produces a cross, Neil Danns scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 0-1 Leicester.Assist by Lloyd Dyer.
Jermaine Beckford is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Jason Shackell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Jamie Ward. Caution for Jamie Ward. Ben Marshall crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Jason Shackell.
David Nugent concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Barker. Free kick crossed by Paul Green, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford by Jason Shackell results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Paul Konchesky from the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Peltier by Gareth Roberts. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Marshall, clearance made by Paul Green.
Ben Marshall takes a short corner, Neil Danns takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
Callum Ball takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
Green to drop into defence
Midfielder Paul Green will fill in at right-back once again when Derby host midlands rivals Leicester.
John Brayford returned to the position against Southampton at the weekend but had to be withdrawn after 58 minutes after suffering another thigh injury.
Scans have since revealed the severity of the tear to Brayford's thigh muscle and he could miss the remainder of the season.
Green's absence in midfield means Jamie Ward will probably play wide on the left against the Foxes after partnering Nathan Tyson in attack at St Mary's.
Steve Davies, Theo Robinson and Callum Ball will compete with Tyson to fill the two striker roles for the televised clash on Thursday evening.
Danny Drinkwater could be included in the Leicester squad for the short trip.
The foot injury that Drinkwater suffered against Watford eight days ago has not proved to be serious and the former Manchester United midfielder has resumed training.
Manager Nigel Pearson left captain Matt Mills and fellow defender Paul Konchesky out of the starting XI against Norwich last weekend and saw his side beat the Premier League club 2-1 to reach the FA Cup sixth round. They will be hoping for recalls.
Centre-half Sol Bamba will be in contention for the televised clash following his return from the African Nations Cup but full-back John Pantsil has been given extended leave because of a family bereavement.
Forward Paul Gallagher will remain sidelined with the hamstring injury that ruled him out against Norwich.
The game signals the end of striker Nathan Delfouneso's loan spell from Aston Villa.
Foxes see off Rams
Neil Danns' first-half strike helped Leicester to a 1-0 win as they inflicted a third successive npower Championship defeat on east midlands rivals Derby.
The Foxes, who reached the last eight of the FA Cup with victory at Norwich last weekend, were well worth the three points and only Derby goalkeeper Frankie Fielding stopped the visitors from running riot at Pride Park.
He was beaten by Danns' first-half side-footed volley but the influential midfielder was thwarted twice thereafter by Fielding.
The former Blackburn keeper also produced an excellent save from David Nugent's header after the interval to set up a tense finale.
Try as Derby might however, they lacked a cutting edge up front and only Nathan Tyson looked threatening as they drew a blank for the fourth successive match.
Lloyd Dyer nearly doubled his side's lead as he struck the woodwork twice in a matter of seconds in the closing stages but the Foxes comfortably held on to complete the double over their opponents.
The visitors looked like they would be in for a tough game as Tyson's strike from just outside the area forced Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to make a save after just 15 seconds.
It was all Leicester for the remainder of the half, however.
Jason Shackell's block denied Jermaine Beckford after the striker had twisted and turned his way into the area.
Fielding then did well to parry away an effort from Danns and soon after the Leicester midfielder was hacked down by Jamie Ward, who may have been fortunate to escape with just a yellow card following a studs-up, over the ball challenge.
Danns would have his revenge as he broke the deadlock and gave the Foxes a deserved 16th-minute lead.
Dyer outstripped full-back Paul Green on the left and his cross to the back post produced a controlled volley from Danns that went across Fielding, who could only paw the ball into the net.
Danns continued to make a menace of himself and after being given plenty of room by Derby's defenders, he unleashed a 25-yard strike that was superbly tipped onto the post by Fielding.
The 29-year-old was once again given too much space and his left-footed strike from a similar distance forced Fielding to make the save.
Leicester could not make their dominance count with a goal and they were nearly made to pay in the early stages of the second half.
The ball ricocheted to Green in acres of space in the box but by the time he had it under control, Leicester's defenders were able to charge him down and block the shot.
Tyson's left-footed strike from the edge of the area only narrowly missed Schmeichel's left-hand post as the hosts continued to search for a goal.
They were nearly caught out, however, as David Nugent's header at the front post from Ben Marshall's corner was magnificently palmed onto the crossbar by Fielding.
Dyer might have ensured victory in the the final minute but after hitting a post from a narrow angle, his rebound effort came back off the upright.
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