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  • Date:22 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The King Power Stadium
  • Attendance:25,055
Goal!

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93:21 +3.21

Paul Konchesky gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway. Free kick taken by Aron Gunnarsson.

92:46 +2.46

Foul by Paul Konchesky on Craig Conway, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Aron Gunnarsson.

91:04 +1.04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hudson by Wes Morgan. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.

90:38 +0.38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Martyn Waghorn, clearance by Rudy Gestede.

90:23 +0.23

The ball is crossed by Andy King, Ben Turner makes a clearance.

89:09

The ball is delivered by Martyn Waghorn, Ben Turner makes a clearance.

88:33

Paul Konchesky produces a cross, Craig Conway gets a block in.

85:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zak Whitbread by Rudy Gestede. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.

84:30

The ball is sent over by Paul Konchesky, clearance by Mark Hudson.

84:05

Unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Rudy Gestede results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Drinkwater.

82:13

Craig Conway challenges Danny Drinkwater unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Drinkwater takes the free kick.

81:02

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Taylor.

77:57

A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy, Rudy Gestede takes a shot. Blocked by Zak Whitbread. Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Whittingham on David Nugent. Indirect free kick taken by Wes Morgan. Peter Whittingham shown a yellow card.

75:07

Jordon Mutch goes off and Aron Gunnarsson comes on.

74:06

The ball is sent over by Jesse Lingard, Matthew Connolly makes a clearance.

73:53

A cross is delivered by Jesse Lingard, clearance by Mark Hudson.

72:19

Ritchie De Laet sends in a cross, clearance by Matthew Connolly. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall from the left by-line, David Nugent takes a shot. Clearance by Andrew Taylor.

71:40

The ball is delivered by Andrew Taylor.

68:57

Andy King takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson.

67:28

(Leicester) makes a substitution, with Ben Marshall coming on for Anthony Knockaert. Jesse Lingard comes on in place of Lloyd Dyer.

66:49

The official flags Craig Bellamy offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

63:23

The ball is delivered by Rudy Gestede, Ritchie De Laet gets a block in. Short corner worked by Craig Bellamy. The ball is delivered by Craig Conway, Mark Hudson takes a shot. Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham to the near post, clearance by Danny Drinkwater. The official flags Rudy Gestede offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

60:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martyn Waghorn by Matthew Connolly. Martyn Waghorn takes the indirect free kick. Matthew Connolly goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

59:24

Peter Whittingham takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Danny Drinkwater.

57:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer by Don Cowie. Martyn Waghorn takes the free kick.

56:40

Shot from 25 yards from David Nugent. Save by David Marshall.

55:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordon Mutch on Andy King. Danny Drinkwater takes the free kick.

54:12

Left-footed shot by Martyn Waghorn went wide of the left-hand upright. Don Cowie is brought on as a substitute for Bo-Kyung Kim.

53:45

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Andrew Taylor gets a block in.

52:29

Ritchie De Laet crosses the ball, Martyn Waghorn takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save.

50:45

Inswinging corner taken by Martyn Waghorn, Rudy Gestede joins the action as a substitute, replacing Heidar Helguson. Clearance made by David Marshall.

49:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Knockaert by Bo-Kyung Kim. Indirect free kick taken by Martyn Waghorn. Martyn Waghorn on for Jamie Vardy.

49:06

The ball is sent over by Lloyd Dyer, clearance by Peter Whittingham.

46:23

Centre by Bo-Kyung Kim, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

45:50

Foul by Jamie Vardy on Peter Whittingham, free kick awarded. David Marshall takes the free kick.

45:49 +0.49

Centre by Paul Konchesky, Close range header by Jamie Vardy goes over the crossbar.

44:42

Peter Whittingham fouled by Anthony Knockaert, the ref awards a free kick. David Marshall takes the indirect free kick.

41:06

The referee penalises Andrew Taylor for handball. Ritchie De Laet takes the indirect free kick.

40:09

Andy King has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

38:42

A cross is delivered by Paul Konchesky, save by David Marshall.

36:46

Centre by Lloyd Dyer, Matthew Connolly gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Anthony Knockaert, clearance made by Heidar Helguson. Wes Morgan fouled by Ben Turner, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony Knockaert. Caution for Ben Turner.

36:13

Andrew Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan.

35:55

Jamie Vardy takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.

33:22

Anthony Knockaert sends in a cross, Andrew Taylor gets a block in. The ball is delivered by Ritchie De Laet, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Anthony Knockaert from the right by-line. Craig Conway produces a cross, Andrew Taylor makes a clearance. David Nugent fouled by Matthew Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Drinkwater.

32:31

A cross is delivered by Lloyd Dyer, clearance by Bo-Kyung Kim.

30:02

Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Jamie Vardy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

27:08

The ball is delivered by Andrew Taylor.

25:50

Paul Konchesky gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway. Peter Whittingham delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Ritchie De Laet manages to make a clearance.

24:27

Craig Conway sends in a cross, clearance by Ritchie De Laet. Craig Bellamy scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Cardiff.Craig Conway provided the assist for the goal.

22:29

Anthony Knockaert takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

21:32

Craig Bellamy delivers the ball, Andy King makes a clearance.

19:05

A cross is delivered by Craig Conway.

17:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Drinkwater by Peter Whittingham. Danny Drinkwater restarts play with the free kick.

17:24

A cross is delivered by Jamie Vardy.

15:46

Anthony Knockaert takes a shot. Save by David Marshall. Ritchie De Laet crosses the ball, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

14:33

David Nugent is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

12:54

Andy King takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Whittingham. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Anthony Knockaert, Wes Morgan takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save. Andy King has an effort at goal from the edge of the area striking the post.

11:58

David Nugent takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

8:40

Craig Bellamy challenges Danny Drinkwater unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Drinkwater takes the free kick.

7:56

Centre by Andrew Taylor, Ritchie De Laet gets a block in.

6:19

Danny Drinkwater produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.

3:34

Centre by Craig Bellamy, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

1:04

David Nugent fouled by Jordon Mutch, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Drinkwater takes the direct free kick.

0:30

Foul by Matthew Connolly on Lloyd Dyer, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lloyd Dyer.

Match Preview

Hudson hands Bluebirds a boost Martyn Waghorn is expected to return to the Leicester squad for the visit of Championship leaders Cardiff - just 10 days after an operation to remove his appendix. Waghorn played through the pain barrier against Barnsley a fortnight ago and was sent for surgery shortly after the 2-2 home draw against the Tykes. The striker missed last weekend's defeat at Millwall but has resumed full training to put himself back in contention to face the table-topping Bluebirds. Defenders Sean St Ledger and Michael Keane remain out with hamstring injuries, with St Ledger currently in Germany seeing a specialist about the problem that has kept him out for two-and-a-half months. Ahead of Saturday's game, Leicester boss Nigel Pearson told the media: "After last week's defeat, it's important to bounce back. We have two games coming up against teams above us and it's important we take points from both games. "They (Cardiff) are a side that has done exceptionally well this season, but it will be a tough game for both sides. "They're similar to us in many ways and we've got to make sure our performance warrants us getting the three points." Cardiff captain Mark Hudson is set to return to their starting line-up after missing the shock defeat to Peterborough. The 30-year-old centre-back has served his one-match ban for his fifth yellow card of the season and looks likely to partner Ben Turner at the heart of the Bluebirds' defence. That would leave Kevin McNaughton and Matt Connolly to battle it out for the right-back slot. Manager Malky Mackay also has midfielders Jordon Mutch and Aron Gunnarsson pushing for recalls. Former Watford attacker Tommy Smith is edging closer to a return to action with Mackay wary of rushing him back into action. Meanwhile Nicky Maynard remains out for the rest of the campaign with his knee ligament injury while Kadeem Harris is almost fit after an ankle problem.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Pearson

Leicester

Formation: 442Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Wes Morgan
  • Zak Whitbread
  • Ritchie De Laet
  • Lloyd Dyer
  • Andy King
  • Danny Drinkwater
  • Anthony Knockaert
  • David Nugent
  • Jamie Vardy
  • SUBS
  • Conrad Logan
  • Ben Marshall
  • Martyn Waghorn
  • Matty James
  • Liam Moore
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Marko Futacs

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWLWDL
  • Leicester
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • WWDWWL

Last Meetings

  • Leicester
  • 2 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 11/02/2012
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 25/09/2011
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 22/02/2011
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 14/09/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 30/03/2010
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 13/03/2010

Top Scorers

Leicester

  • D Nugent 10
  • A King 4
  • J Vardy 4
  • A Knockaert 4
  • L Dyer 2
  • M Waghorn 2
  • B Marshall 2
  • P Konchesky 1
  • W Morgan 1
  • Z Whitbread 1
  • D Drinkwater 1
  • M Futacs 1

Cardiff

  • H Helguson 7
  • AE Gunnarsson 5
  • M Hudson 4
  • P Whittingham 4
  • M Connolly 4
  • C Noone 4
  • J Mason 4
  • C Bellamy 3
  • D Cowie 1
  • C Conway 1
  • R Gestede 1
  • B Kim 1
  • B Nugent 1

Goals

Leicester

    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 37
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 43
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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