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Outswinging corner taken by Martyn Waghorn from the left by-line, Richard Wood makes a clearance.
Nathan Cameron fouled by Patrick Van Aanholt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Wood.
Martin Cranie shown a red card for second bookable offence. Martyn Waghorn fouled by Martin Cranie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.
Patrick Van Aanholt takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Matt Oakley is brought on as a substitute for Yuki Abe.
Effort on goal by Patrick Van Aanholt from long distance goes harmlessly over the target.
Corner taken by Martyn Waghorn, clearance made by David Bell.
The official flags Lukas Jutkiewicz offside. Ricardo Pereira restarts play with the free kick.
Booking for Souleymane Bamba for unsporting behaviour. Souleymane Bamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan. Free kick taken by Richard Keogh.
Corner taken by Martyn Waghorn from the right by-line.
Richie Wellens fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Keiren Westwood by Ayegbeni Yakubu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
Martyn Waghorn on for Darius Vassell. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeffrey Bruma on Aron Gunnarsson. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Richie Wellens results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Bell, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Bell, clearance by Kyle Naughton.
Floated corner taken right-footed by David Bell.
Freddy Eastwood joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carl Baker.
Lloyd Dyer on for Paul Gallagher.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Souleymane Bamba challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
Kyle Naughton takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Sammy Clingan replaces Stephen O'Halloran.
Ayegbeni Yakubu produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood. Close range shot by Souleymane Bamba strikes the post.
The referee shows Martin Cranie a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Cranie on Darius Vassell. Paul Gallagher delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Richard Wood.
The referee blows for offside against Darius Vassell. Free kick taken by Stephen O'Halloran.
Effort on goal by Paul Gallagher from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Bell from the right by-line to the near post. David Bell takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Patrick Van Aanholt.
Shot by Carl Baker from outside the box goes over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Patrick Van Aanholt. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
Corner from left by-line taken by Paul Gallagher.
Carl Baker fouled by Darius Vassell, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
Aron Gunnarsson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton by Aron Gunnarsson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Ricardo Pereira takes the free kick.
Darius Vassell fouled by Carl Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton by Aron Gunnarsson. Free kick taken by Ricardo Pereira.
Stephen O'Halloran receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Nathan Cameron challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Richie Wellens. Souleymane Bamba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
Kyle Naughton scores a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Leicester 1-1 Coventry.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Marlon King. Indirect free kick taken by Ricardo Pereira.
Effort on goal by Marlon King from just inside the area clears the bar.
Corner taken right-footed by David Bell from the right by-line, Jeffrey Bruma makes a clearance.
Floated corner taken by Paul Gallagher, Souleymane Bamba concedes a free kick for a foul on Keiren Westwood. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
Patrick Van Aanholt decides to take a short corner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Kyle Naughton. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.
Aron Gunnarsson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
Effort from the edge of the area by Yuki Abe goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Richie Wellens fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Souleymane Bamba takes the direct free kick.
Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Ricardo Pereira. Outswinging corner taken by David Bell. Richard Keogh takes a shot.
Shot from deep inside the area by Paul Gallagher goes over the bar.
Marlon King produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Floated corner taken right-footed by David Bell from the right by-line.
Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Wellens. Jeffrey Bruma takes the free kick.
Goal scored by Marlon King from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Coventry.The assist for the goal came from Lukas Jutkiewicz.
Shot by Martin Cranie. Save by Ricardo Pereira.
Souleymane Bamba challenges Lukas Jutkiewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Bell takes the direct free kick.
Carl Baker crosses the ball, David Bell produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Kyle Naughton, Ayegbeni Yakubu has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher. Souleymane Bamba concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Baker. Richard Keogh takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Yuki Abe, free kick awarded. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.
Darius Vassell is ruled offside. Stephen O'Halloran restarts play with the free kick.
Vassell set to face Sky Blues
Darius Vassell is expected to be fully fit in time for Leicester`s clash with Midlands rivals Coventry.
The former Aston Villa and Manchester City striker, who was only fit enough for a place on the bench against Cardiff on Tuesday night due to a tight hamstring, has been ill this week.
Fellow forward Steve Howard is manager Sven-Goran Eriksson`s only other injury problem. Howard has missed the last three matches with an ankle knock and will remain on the sidelines.
Eriksson has options should he wish to make changes with defenders Bruno Berner and Miguel Vitor, midfielders Matt Oakley and Yuki Abe and striker Martyn Waghorn available for recalls.
Leicester have yet to lose a league game at the Walkers Stadium since Eriksson took charge in October.
Clive Platt is set to return for Coventry.
The striker picked up a knock which ruled him out of Tuesday`s 1-0 defeat to Swansea, although he is likely to make a speedy recovery to stake his claims for a starting berth at the Walkers Stadium.
Midfielder Sammy Clingan made his comeback as an unused substitute against the Swans and will be involved again.
Manager Aidy Boothroyd will continue to assess skipper Lee Carsley (Achilles and hernia surgery) and influential centre-back Ben Turner (knee).
The Sky Blues sustained no new injury or suspension problems in midweek, with the likes of winger Gary McSheffrey and striker Freddy Eastwood pushing to start against the Foxes having been relegated to the bench in recent games.
Foxes are frustrated
Leicester missed the chance to move level on points with sixth-placed Leeds in the final npower Championship play-off spot as Coventry halted a four-match losing run at the Walkers Stadium with a 1-1 draw.
A mistake from Leicester keeper Ricardo saw Marlon King put Coventry ahead but Kyle Naughton equalised on the stroke of half-time with a spectacular strike.
Martin Cranie was sent off after receiving a second yellow card in the 90th minute but Coventry held on.
The last four M69 derby matches have now ended all-square and this one leaves Leicester in seventh spot two points behind Leeds, who lost 3-0 at promotion rivals Swansea in the early kick-off.
Darius Vassell was restored to the Leicester attack in one of two changes made by manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.
The former Aston Villa and Manchester City striker replaced Lloyd Dyer while Yuki Abe was brought back into the midfield. That meant Jeffrey Bruma dropped back into defence in place of Ben Mee, who was on the bench.
Coventry were unchanged from the home defeat to Swansea on Tuesday night.
Leicester dominated the early stages and twice went close through Ayegbeni Yakubu.
First the Nigerian seized on a lose ball following a defensive mix-up and was closed down by Coventry keeper Keiren Westwood. He then scuffed a shot wide from a Kyle Naughton cross.
It was against the run of play when Coventry went ahead after 14 minutes with their first real attack.
Lukas Jutkiewicz advanced down the right and pulled a cross back behind the retreating Leicester defenders. King adjusted well but his shot was straight at Ricardo. However, the ball went through the hands of the Portuguese and into the corner of the net.
King could have scored his and Coventry's second goal when he skipped round Ricardo. But with Sol Bamba and Richie Wellens covering on the line King missed the target.
Ricardo then made an excellent one-handed save at his near post to keep out a Jutkiewicz effort. From the resulting corner, Richard Keogh's header clipped the top of the crossbar.
Leicester felt they should have had a penalty in the 34th minute when Yakubu went to ground after nudging the ball past Westwood but referee Graham Scott ignored the appeals.
It would surely have resulted in a red card for Westwood had the spot-kick been given and the Republic of Ireland international rubbed salt into Leicester wounds by making a superb close-range save to thwart Yakubu a minute later.
It looked like Coventry would hold on until half-time but Naughton equalised in spectacular fashion in the final minute of the half.
The on-loan Tottenham full-back burst into the penalty area and smashed an unstoppable shot into the top left-hand corner with his supposedly weaker left foot.
Naughton continued to pose a threat after the break and another of his surging runs created a chance just after the hour mark.
He was fouled by Cranie and Yakubu's header from the resulting free-kick brought a parrying save from Westwood before Bamba blasted the rebound against the outside of the post from a tight angle.
King failed to make the most of a free header when David Bell found him unmarked in a crowded penalty area midway through the second half.
Chances were at a premium in the second half and when Patrick Van Aanholt blazed a shot over the crossbar from close range with two minutes remaining it was clear the game was destined to end in a draw.
Leicester`s hopes of snatching more than a point received a boost when Cranie fouled Martyn Waghorn and was sent off, but Eriksson's side were unable to muster one final chance.
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