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  • Date:29 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The King Power Stadium
  • Attendance:21,578
  • King (34) Danns (81)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:59 +1.59

Effort from outside the box by Andy King goes wide right of the target.

90:23 +0.23

Centre by Neil Danns.

89:05

Corner taken short by Richie Wellens.

87:42

Gelson Fernandes on for Lloyd Dyer.

87:01

Richie Wellens takes a short corner.

82:59

David Nugent produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

81:34

Neil Danns finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 2-0 Blackpool.

80:25

David Nugent produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

78:02

Foul by Souleymane Bamba on Gary Taylor-Fletcher, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Jonjo Shelvey from the free kick, Matthew Gilks makes a save.

75:57

The ball is delivered by Neil Danns.

74:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Ian Evatt. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

73:58

Andy King challenges Kevin Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Callum McManaman restarts play with the free kick.

73:45

The ball is delivered by Lloyd Dyer, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by David Nugent misses to the left of the goal.

73:21

Shot from 18 yards from Lloyd Dyer. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

72:48

The official flags Kevin Phillips offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

72:03

Steve Howard takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

71:21

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

71:16

Gary Taylor-Fletcher crosses the ball, Matt Mills makes a clearance.

70:39

Ian Evatt produces a cross, Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.

69:37

Outswinging corner taken by Jonjo Shelvey, Shot from 12 yards by Callum McManaman. Clearance made by Paul Konchesky.

68:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Howard on Ian Evatt. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

68:26

Kevin Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Wellens. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.

68:05

Shot from 20 yards from David Nugent. Ian Evatt gets a block in.

66:02

Richie Wellens challenges Kevin Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey. Neil Danns replaces Paul Gallagher. Jermaine Beckford goes off and Steve Howard comes on.

64:17

Kevin Phillips on for Lomana Tresor LuaLua.

64:08

Paul Konchesky sends in a cross.

63:05

Gary Taylor-Fletcher is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

62:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Wellens on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Jonjo Shelvey restarts play with the free kick.

61:32

The ball is sent over by Matt Phillips.

59:54

Handball decision goes against Callum McManaman. Lee Peltier restarts play with the free kick.

58:44

Shot from 12 yards from Jermaine Beckford. Save by Matthew Gilks.

57:29

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Callum McManaman from the right by-line, clearance made by Lee Peltier.

57:24

Matt Phillips sends in a cross, clearance by Matt Mills.

56:08

Callum McManaman is brought on as a substitute for Ludovic Sylvestre.

53:43

Paul Gallagher crosses the ball, Lee Peltier has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

53:01

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Neal Eardley.

50:18

Gary Taylor-Fletcher fouled by Souleymane Bamba, the ref awards a free kick. Jonjo Shelvey crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.

48:48

Ian Evatt concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Dyer. Ian Evatt is shown a yellow card. Centre by Paul Gallagher, Matt Mills has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

48:20

Jermaine Beckford has a drilled shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

47:16

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ludovic Sylvestre, clearance made by Matt Mills.

46:46 +1.46

Jermaine Beckford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Evatt. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

45:54

Stephen Crainey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher. The ball is sent over by Paul Gallagher, Header by Matt Mills from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

43:53

The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.

43:44

The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips, clearance by Andy King.

42:26

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ludovic Sylvestre, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.

42:11

Jonjo Shelvey has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Lee Peltier gets a block in.

41:53

The referee gives a free kick against Andy King for handball. Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

41:38

David Nugent crosses the ball, Chris Basham manages to make a clearance.

40:20

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by David Nugent goes wide of the right-hand upright.

37:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Konchesky by Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.

37:13

Lomana Tresor LuaLua produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

36:50

Paul Konchesky sends in a cross, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.

34:31

Andy King scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 1-0 Blackpool.Assist by Richie Wellens.

33:18

Alex Baptiste goes off and Chris Basham comes on.

32:00

Richie Wellens delivers the ball, Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

31:12

Shot from 18 yards by David Nugent. Blocked by Alex Baptiste.

30:39

Neal Eardley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher. Paul Konchesky takes the free kick.

29:21

The ball is crossed by Neal Eardley, Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

28:34

Gary Taylor-Fletcher fouled by Lee Peltier, the ref awards a free kick. Jonjo Shelvey takes the direct free kick.

28:01

Unfair challenge on Lomana Tresor LuaLua by Matt Mills results in a free kick. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.

27:12

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Neal Eardley.

26:29

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher, Lee Peltier takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

25:26

Effort from long distance by Barry Ferguson goes wide right of the goal.

21:38

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line.

21:26

Shot by David Nugent from 20 yards. Blocked by Neal Eardley.

19:18

The ball is crossed by Ludovic Sylvestre.

18:47

Souleymane Bamba concedes a free kick for a foul on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Direct free kick taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

18:17

Stephen Crainey takes a shot from 25 yards.

14:41

Jermaine Beckford produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

12:00

Effort on goal by Matt Phillips from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

11:26

Outswinging corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

11:10

Matt Phillips has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Blocked by Paul Konchesky.

9:54

Jonjo Shelvey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.

7:47

Paul Gallagher takes the inswinging corner, Header from close range by Souleymane Bamba misses to the right of the target.

6:49

Effort from just outside the area by Jonjo Shelvey goes over the target.

3:25

The referee blows for offside against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

2:38

Jermaine Beckford is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ludovic Sylvestre restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Same again for Pearson Leicester boss Nigel Pearson will pick from an unchanged squad for the visit of Blackpool. Pearson named an unchanged side against Portsmouth on Saturday after getting his return to the club off to a winning 3-0 start at home to Crystal Palace the previous weekend. He must decide whether changes are necessary following the 1-1 draw at Fratton Park. Sol Bamba, named on the bench against Pompey on his return from suspension, is an option in defence along with John Pantsil. Neil Danns, Gelson Fernandes, Yuki Abe and Michael Johnson provide alternatives in midfield, while strikers Steve Howard and Jeffrey Schlupp will be hoping for recalls. Striker Darius Vassell (knee) and defender Aleksandar Tunchev (groin) are the only players unavailable to Pearson. Kevin Phillips is poised for a return to the Blackpool squad. A minor knock ruled top-scorer Phillips out of the 2-2 draw with former club Birmingham at the weekend, but the veteran striker played a full part in training on Monday. Holloway has no new injury worries, but the game comes too soon for defender Craig Cathcart and midfielder Keith Southern, who miss out with a thigh injury and illness respectively. The Seasiders have not tasted defeat for four games and, even though he was disappointed to concede a late equaliser against Birmingham, Holloway is enjoying his side`s encouraging form. "I really can't ask for anything more from the lads," he told the Blackpool Gazette. "I am very proud and enthused about what they are doing, and I thoroughly enjoyed another match (against Birmingham) with my team playing so well. "I can't be disappointed with the effort or the skill level - some of the football is as good as we've managed to produce before, if not better."

Formation:4132Manager: Nigel Pearson

Leicester

Formation: 433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Lee Peltier
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Matt Mills
  • Souleymane Bamba
  • Paul Gallagher
  • Richie Wellens
  • Andy King
  • Lloyd Dyer
  • Jermaine Beckford
  • David Nugent
  • SUBS
  • Chris Weale
  • Steve Howard
  • Yuki Abe
  • Neil Danns
  • Gelson Fernandes

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Match Report

Dyer shines for Foxes Lloyd Dyer was the star of the show as Leicester maintained their unbeaten record since Nigel Pearson's return and moved above promotion rivals Blackpool in the npower Championship table with a deserved 2-0 victory at the King Power Stadium. Andy King opened the scoring in the 35th minute, the midfielder prodding a low shot under Matt Gilks after Dyer had supplied a neat through-ball. Dyer then had a hand in the second late on, breaking clear and slipping the ball around the onrushing Gilks to provide substitute Neil Danns with a simple chance that he gleefully converted. Blackpool may have considered themselves somewhat unfortunate to be behind at the break, but they barely threatened in the second half and could have few complaints at the final score. Leicester, who improved as the match went on and could have scored more were it not for the impressive efforts of Gilks, have now won two and drawn one in Pearson's second spell at the helm to climb into the top six. The Seasiders are two points behind them in eighth, having failed to fire on Ian Holloway's return to his former club. Sol Bamba replaced Sean St Ledger at the heart of Leicester's defence in the only change to either starting XI, while Kevin Phillips returned to Blackpool's squad and was named among the substitutes. After a minute's applause in honour of the late Gary Speed, both sides struggled to carve out chances in the early stages, although Lomana LuaLua represented a lively presence in attack for the visitors. Both goalkeepers remained untroubled until the 27th minute, when, from a Leicester corner, Gilks had to react well to tip Lee Peltier's header around his right-hand post. Blackpool responded immediately and Kasper Schmeichel was forced to parry away a header from Gary Taylor-Fletcher after the striker had been picked out by Neal Eardley's cross. It wasn't long before the Foxes were back on the attack, however, and Jermaine Beckford drew a fine save from Gilks with an acrobatic half-volley from eight yards. Moments after Chris Basham had come on for Blackpool in place of the injured Alex Baptiste, Leicester then took the lead through King's fourth goal of the season. The tricky LuaLua curled an effort wide from the edge of the area as the Seasiders tried in vain to hit back before the interval. Yet it was all Leicester at the start of the second half and skipper Matt Mills twice went close with headers from Paul Gallagher free-kicks either side of Beckford drawing another stop from Gilks. Blackpool's keeper denied Beckford for a third time in the 59th minute after the former Leeds and Everton forward had struck a powerful left-footed shot on the turn. Beckford was then replaced by Steve Howard, who curled a 20-yard shot narrowly over following good work from fellow substitute Danns. Gilks was called upon once again in the 74th minute when Dyer cut in from the left and fired towards goal, while David Nugent also drilled an effort inches wide. Yet a second goal soon arrived and Nugent could even have added a third late on, only to miss the target when one on one with Gilks.

Form Guide

    LLWLWD
  • Leicester
  • VS
  • Blackpool
  • LLWWDD

Last Meetings

  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 2
  • Leicester
  • 06/02/2010
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 12/09/2009
  • Blackpool
  • 2 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 02/02/2008
  • Leicester
  • 0 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 11/08/2007
  • Leicester
  • 0 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 31/03/1970
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 08/11/1969

Top Scorers

Leicester

  • D Nugent 6
  • A King 3
  • D Vassell 2
  • P Gallagher 2
  • J Beckford 2
  • P Konchesky 1
  • R Wellens 1
  • L Dyer 1
  • L Peltier 1
  • G Fernandes 1
  • J Schlupp 1
  • Y Abe 1

Blackpool

  • K Phillips 7
  • J Shelvey 5
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 4
  • L LuaLua 2
  • D Bogdanovic 2
  • T Ince 2
  • B Ferguson 1
  • B Ormerod 1
  • S Crainey 1
  • K Southern 1
  • A Baptiste 1
  • N Eardley 1
  • L Sylvestre 1

Goals

Leicester

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 24
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackpool

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

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