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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The King Power Stadium
  • Attendance:25,487
  • Nugent (10) Beckford (59)

Live Commentary

91:28 +1.28

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Carl Baker.


Oliver Norwood sends in a cross, Close range header by Clive Platt goes over the crossbar.


Paul Konchesky challenges Alex Nimely unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee red cards Paul Konchesky for serious foul play. Sammy Clingan shoots direct from the free kick.


Steve Howard replaces Jermaine Beckford.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer by Cyrus Christie. Cody McDonald is brought on as a substitute for Gary McSheffrey. Direct free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.


Lloyd Dyer has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.


Jeffery Schlupp comes on in place of David Nugent.


Penalty awarded for a foul by Wes Morgan on Alex Nimely. Power penalty taken by Sammy Clingan saved by Kasper Schmeichel. Leicester 2-0 Coventry.Unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Alex Nimely results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.


Daniel Drinkwater on for Ben Marshall. Sammy Clingan comes on in place of Gary Deegan.


Carl Baker is brought on as a substitute for David Bell.


Neil Danns takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie. Short corner taken by Ben Marshall. Ben Marshall crosses the ball, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.


Neil Danns challenges Oliver Norwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Oliver Norwood crosses the ball in from the free kick. Alex Nimely produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.


The ball is swung over by David Nugent, Jermaine Beckford finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 2-0 Coventry.Assist by David Nugent.


Unfair challenge on Cyrus Christie by Jermaine Beckford results in a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Nimely by Wes Morgan. Free kick taken by Oliver Norwood.


The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie.


Neil Danns produces a cross, clearance by Richard Keogh.


Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, Richie Wellens makes a clearance.


David Bell takes the outswinging corner, Ben Marshall makes a clearance.


Unfair challenge on Oliver Norwood by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.


Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.


Wes Morgan challenges Alex Nimely unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wes Morgan goes into the referee's book. Oliver Norwood restarts play with the free kick.

45:11 +0.11

Foul by Jordan Clarke on Neil Danns, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Marshall.


Inswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall from the left by-line, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.


Paul Konchesky concedes a free kick for a foul on Cyrus Christie. Richard Keogh restarts play with the free kick.


Alex Nimely challenges Wes Morgan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Nimely is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.


Foul by Jermaine Beckford on Joe Murphy, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.


Outswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall from the right by-line.


A cross is delivered by Richie Wellens, Jermaine Beckford has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Richie Wellens fouled by Gary Deegan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.


Ben Marshall takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post. Effort from deep inside the area by Sean St. Ledger clears the bar.


Sean St. Ledger concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Nimely. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.


Alex Nimely takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.


Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. David Nugent fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Leicester 1-0 Coventry.The assist for the goal came from Jermaine Beckford.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Jermaine Beckford. Jordan Clarke takes the direct free kick.


Penalty awarded for a foul by Martin Cranie on Richie Wellens. Penalty taken by Neil Danns is saved by Joe Murphy. Leicester 0-0 Coventry.Outswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall from the right by-line.


David Bell takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel. Corner taken right-footed by David Bell, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.

Match Preview

Schlupp in line for return Jeff Schlupp could return to the Leicester squad for the visit of midlands rivals Coventry. Schlupp has been sidelined for almost two months after suffering a knee injury at Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. The teenage striker made a successful comeback in the reserves in midweek and might force his way on to the bench on Saturday with Nathan Delfouneso back at Aston Villa and Martyn Waghorn and Darius Vassell still out injured. Midfielder Neil Danns is expected to be available, despite suffering from a bout of conjunctivitis. Defender Lee Peltier is also likely to recover from the knock he sustained during the victory at Derby eight days ago. Forward Paul Gallacher has an outside chance of being involved after missing the last two matches with a hamstring injury. Cody McDonald is fit for Coventry's short trip. The striker has only recently returned from a knee injury, taking his place on the bench for last weekend's 1-0 win over Barnsley, but turned his ankle in training at the start of this week and was unable to get crucial game time for the reserves. Skipper Sammy Clingan joined McDonald among the substitutes against the Tykes upon his comeback from a groin problem and, having featured for Northern Ireland in midweek, is pushing to start. Unlike McDonald, fellow returning trio Chris Hussey, Nathan Cameron and Conor Thomas were able to get vital match practice in Tuesday's reserve defeat at Birmingham, although forward Freddy Eastwood was left nursing a tight hamstring and will be assessed. Defenders Richard Wood (knee) and Hermann Hreidarsson (shoulder) remain sidelined.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Pearson


Formation: 442Manager: Andy Thorn


  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Lee Peltier
  • Wes Morgan
  • Sean St. Ledger
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Richie Wellens
  • Ben Marshall
  • Neil Danns
  • Lloyd Dyer
  • David Nugent
  • Jermaine Beckford
  • SUBS
  • Souleymane Bamba
  • Steve Howard
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • Jeffery Schlupp
  • Tom Kennedy



Match Report

Foxes stay in play-off hunt Leicester earned the midlands bragging rights for the second week running as with a 2-0 triumph over Coventry as successive npower Championship victories for the first time this season kept alive their hopes of gatecrashing the play-offs. Neil Danns, who scored the winner against Derby at Pride Park nine days ago, saw a seventh-minute penalty brilliantly saved by Joe Murphy before David Nugent put the hosts ahead shortly afterwards. Nugent then turned provider for his strike partner Jermaine Beckford to extend the lead after an hour. Coventry could have got back into the game when they were awarded a 72nd-minute penalty but Sammy Clingan, like Danns, saw his spot-kick saved. The hosts finished the game with 10 men after Paul Konchesky was shown a straight red card for a foul on Alex Nimely in the 83rd minute. The three points saw Leicester climb a place to 11th in the table and narrow the gap on the teams in the top six to seven points. A 10th straight away defeat means Coventry stay in the relegation zone and are three points adrift of safety. Leicester manager Nigel Pearson named the same side that started the victory at Derby. The only change to the Foxes squad saw Jeff Schlupp return from the knee injury he suffered at the start of the year. The teenage striker replaced Nathan Delfouneso, who has gone back to Aston Villa after his loan spell expired last week, on the bench. Coventry's squad was unchanged but boss Andy Thorn made one alteration to his starting line up with David Bell replacing Carl Baker in midfield. Bell almost immediately justified his inclusion with a first-minute goal but Kasper Schmeichel tipped his 12-yard effort wide. Martin Cranie handed Leicester the chance to take the lead when he brought down Richie Wellens inside the area but Murphy got a strong hand to Danns' powerfully-taken penalty to divert the ball wide. However, the Foxes were in front after 11 minutes. Murphy parried a shot from Beckford but could only push the ball into the path of Nugent who blasted it home from six yards out, hurting himself in the process and requiring treatment. Coventry responded well and Alex Nimely shaved the crossbar with a rising shot following a weaving run. Leicester looked to have made sure of the points when Nugent played a neat one-two with Wellens before crossing for Beckford to tap home from virtually on the goalline. However, Thorn's team rallied again and won a penalty of their own when Wes Morgan fouled Nimely. But Schmeichel matched Murphy's save earlier in the game to deny Clingan. That took the wind out of Coventry's sails and the visitors even struggled to muster a chance following Konchesky's dismissal for what was deemed as a high challenge on Nimely. endM

Form Guide

  • Leicester
  • VS
  • Coventry

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 0 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 06/08/2011
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 26/02/2011
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 11/09/2010
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 2
  • Coventry
  • 21/03/2010
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 03/10/2009
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 23/02/2008

Top Scorers


  • D Nugent 12
  • A King 4
  • P Gallagher 4
  • N Danns 3
  • J Beckford 3
  • P Konchesky 2
  • D Vassell 2
  • L Dyer 2
  • R Wellens 1
  • M Mills 1
  • L Peltier 1
  • S Bamba 1
  • J Schlupp 1


  • C Platt 3
  • G McSheffrey 3
  • G Deegan 3
  • C Baker 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • R Wood 1
  • A Nimely 1
  • C McDonald 1
  • C Thomas 1



    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 43
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 29
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins