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  • Date:26 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The King Power Stadium
  • Attendance:27,091
  • Gallagher - pen (68)
  • Bowyer (3)

Live Commentary

93:48 +3.48

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallagher.


Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right. Lee Bowyer is adjudged to have handled the ball. Strike comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick, Paul Konchesky gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, Matt Mills takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.


Foul by Matt Mills on Nathan Ellington, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from left channel, clearance by Andy King.


Damien Delaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Howard. Paul Gallagher takes the direct free kick. (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Jeffery Schlupp coming on for Richie Wellens.


Corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Nathan Ellington coming on for Jason Scotland. Steve Howard on for Jermaine Beckford. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.


Daryl Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Konchesky. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.


Corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard.


Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy King on Lee Bowyer. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Michael Chopra. Damien Delaney takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher by Damien Delaney. Paul Gallagher takes the free kick.


The referee gives a against Jason Scotland for handball. Penalty taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher and scored. Leicester 1-1 Ipswich.


Outswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Delaney on David Nugent. Paul Gallagher has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.


Corner taken by Paul Gallagher, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.


Shot by David Nugent went wide of the right-hand post.


Jimmy Bullard takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.


The offside flag is raised against David Nugent. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.


The ball is swung over by Paul Konchesky, David Nugent takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.


David Nugent challenges Damien Delaney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Bowyer takes the direct free kick.

47:34 +2.34

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, Souleymane Bamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ibrahima Sonko. Arran Lee-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.


Andy King replaces Lloyd Dyer.


Jimmy Bullard replaces Keith Andrews.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Peltier by Michael Chopra. Matt Mills takes the direct free kick.


Lee Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Gallagher. Caution for Lee Martin. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.


Michael Chopra takes a shot. Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Martin, Matt Mills makes a clearance. Short corner taken by Lee Martin. Blocked by Paul Konchesky.


Souleymane Bamba sends in a cross, Arran Lee-Barrett makes a save.


Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.


Foul by David Nugent on Carlos Edwards, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.


Richie Wellens fouled by Lee Bowyer, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.


Lloyd Dyer challenges Keith Andrews unfairly and gives away a free kick. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.


Corner taken by Paul Gallagher.


Jason Scotland is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.


Unfair challenge on Aaron Cresswell by David Nugent results in a free kick. Aaron Cresswell takes the direct free kick.


Corner taken short by Paul Gallagher, Yuki Abe crosses the ball, clearance by Damien Delaney.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Gallagher, Souleymane Bamba has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.


Richie Wellens fouled by Keith Andrews, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.


Jason Scotland takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.


Ibrahima Sonko challenges Jermaine Beckford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ibrahima Sonko receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Paul Gallagher fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.


The ball is swung over by Paul Gallagher. Richie Wellens challenges Carlos Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.


A goal is scored by Lee Bowyer from close range low into the middle of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Ipswich.Jason Scotland provided the assist for the goal.


Richie Wellens concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Andrews. Keith Andrews crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Corner taken right-footed by Daryl Murphy, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.


Foul by Souleymane Bamba on Michael Chopra, Penalty awarded. A save by Kasper Schmeichel from penalty by Michael Chopra. Leicester 0-0 Ipswich.

Match Preview

Mills back for Foxes Captain Matt Mills comes back into the reckoning for Leicester ahead of the visit of Ipswich. Mills has completed a two-match suspension after he was sent off during the defeat to Hull at the start of December. Manager Nigel Pearson must decide whether to restore Mills to the heart of his defence or stick with Sean St Ledger, who has been playing during the 25-year-old`s absence. That will not be the only selection dilemma facing Pearson following another defeat to Doncaster last weekend. Fit-again Aleksandar Tunchev is an alternative option at the back, while midfielders Yuki Abe, Gelson Fernandes and Neil Danns could also come into the manager`s thinking. Steve Howard started his first game since Pearson returned to the club at the Keepmoat Stadium, but the veteran striker`s place in the team will come under threat from Jermaine Beckford over the Christmas period. Highly-rated teenager Jeffrey Schlupp could also get a chance. Damien Delaney is in line to make his long-awaited return for Ipswich. Delaney has not featured since mid-October due to a stress fracture of his foot but has been training this week and he will now compete with fit-again Ivar Ingimarsson (broken nose) and Tommy Smith to replace Danny Collins alongside Ibrahima Sonko at the heart of defence. Collins made the final appearance of his loan spell in last Saturday`s 1-0 victory over Derby and has since returned to parent club Stoke. Otherwise, manager Paul Jewell is unlikely to make any other changes with Town having clinched back-to-back wins to end a seven-match losing run. Captain Grant Leadbitter was fit to face the Rams last weekend after a groin injury but was not selected in Jewell`s matchday 16 and will hope to be involved at the Walkers Stadium. Goalkeeper Richard Wright returned from his shoulder/chest injury but Arran Lee-Barrett got the nod between the sticks and, having kept a clean sheet, is likely to start again.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Pearson


Formation: 442Manager: Paul Jewell


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



Match Report

Gallagher rescues Foxes Leicester came from behind to claim a share of the spoils against Ipswich in a keenly-contested npower Championship encounter which ended 1-1. There was just 24 seconds on the clock when Lee Martin was upended in the penalty area by Paul Konchesky, who was lucky to avoid an early bath as last man, but Michael Chopra saw Town's first penalty of the season turned away by Kasper Schmeichel. The visitors, however, had to wait just four minutes for some early festive joy thanks to Lee Bowyer's second goal of the season, which started to look like clinching Ipswich's first away win at Leicester since Boxing Day 2002. That was until Paul Gallagher's second-half penalty after Jason Scotland's handball, preserving manager Nigel Pearson's unbeaten home record since taking charge although his side are now winless in four. Town may have missed out on what would have been a third successive victory for the first time this season, but they will be much the happier with a point and have now taken seven from a possible nine after ending a seven-match losing streak. The 27,091 present had to wait little time for some action as a flowing Ipswich move was brought to an abrupt halt as Martin was brought down in the area by Konchesky, who, as last man, escaped with nothing more than a warning from referee Darren Drysdale. And Leicester were soon completely off the hook as Chopra's penalty was parried around the post by Schmeichel. But the hosts had not even got out of their own half when Bowyer lobbed a ball into the box which City failed to clear and the midfielder, who continued the path of his own pass, smashed home the loose ball from six yards. Match official Drysdale was again at the centre of matters after just eight minutes as Ipswich centre-half Ibrahima Sonko, who like Konchesky was the last man when he fouled Jermaine Beckford, was shown a yellow card. Gallagher fired the resulting free-kick narrowly wide before Town somehow wasted a great chance to make it 2-0 at the other end, Scotland and Daryl Murphy failing to convert. The tempo slowed midway through the half, raised only by handbags between Damien Delaney and David Nugent. Town lost on-loan skipper Keith Andrews to injury just before half-time, with question marks now hanging over the midfielder's fitness before his scheduled January return to Blackburn. Ipswich kicked off the second half on the front foot but it was Nugent who had the first real chance 10 minutes after the restart, his six-yard volley well saved by Arran Lee-Barrett. Substitute Jimmy Bullard fired straight at Foxes stopper Schmeichel soon after before the game went into another scrappy lull. But the King Power Stadium was awoken in the 69th minute when Scotland was penalised for handball in the penalty area and Gallagher fired under the body of Lee-Barrett. Foxes centre-back Matt Mills missed a wonderful late chance by firing off target from close range in the 89th minute as both sides kick-started the festive period with a point.

Form Guide

  • Leicester
  • VS
  • Ipswich

Last Meetings

  • Leicester
  • 4 - 2
  • Ipswich
  • 07/05/2011
  • Ipswich
  • 3 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 18/12/2010
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 10/01/2010
  • Ipswich
  • 0 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 15/08/2009
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 0
  • Ipswich
  • 26/12/2007
  • Ipswich
  • 3 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 11/12/2007

Top Scorers


  • D Nugent 7
  • A King 4
  • P Gallagher 3
  • P Konchesky 2
  • D Vassell 2
  • J Beckford 2
  • R Wellens 1
  • N Danns 1
  • L Dyer 1
  • L Peltier 1
  • G Fernandes 1
  • J Schlupp 1
  • Y Abe 1


  • K Andrews 9
  • M Chopra 7
  • J Scotland 4
  • D Collins 3
  • J Carson 2
  • L Bowyer 1
  • J Bullard 1
  • D Murphy 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • L Martin 1
  • J Emmanuel-Thomas 1



    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 29
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 32
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins