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Ben Mee challenges Jonathan Hogg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
Dave Kitson fouled by Martyn Waghorn, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hayden Mullins.
The ball is swung over by Kyle Naughton, Andy King produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Effort on goal by Martyn Waghorn from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line, The ball is swung over by Jeffrey Bruma.
Short corner worked by Ayegbeni Yakubu.
Corner from right by-line taken by Paul Gallagher.
Shot by Kyle Naughton. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Shot on goal by Ayegbeni Yakubu from just inside the area goes over the target.
Joel Ward has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
Carl Dickinson is shown a yellow card. Foul by Carl Dickinson on Kyle Naughton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.
Joel Ward challenges Souleymane Bamba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ricardo Pereira.
The referee blows for offside against Dave Kitson. Ricardo Pereira takes the indirect free kick.
Joel Ward fouled by Richie Wellens, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Halford takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Ritchie De Laet, Dave Kitson produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Ben Mee concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Lawrence. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
Carl Dickinson is brought on as a substitute for David Nugent.
Corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Hayden Mullins. Strike on goal comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick.
Martyn Waghorn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darius Vassell. Darius Vassell concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Halford. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
Jonathan Hogg fouled by Paul Gallagher, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Halford takes the free kick.
Corner from left by-line taken by Paul Gallagher.
Unfair challenge on Jeffrey Bruma by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.
Joel Ward joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Cotterill. Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Lloyd Dyer replaces Yuki Abe.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Dave Kitson. Ricardo Pereira takes the free kick.
Liam Lawrence gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe. Kyle Naughton takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy King by Ritchie De Laet. Shot on goal comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Darius Vassell. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy King. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Ayegbeni Yakubu concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Rocha. Free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Kitson on Souleymane Bamba. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.
Yuki Abe concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Lawrence. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Paul Gallagher.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, David Nugent manages to make a clearance.
Jonathan Hogg is shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Ben Mee by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick. Paul Gallagher delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by David Nugent.
The referee gives a free kick against Hermann Hreidarsson for handball. Direct free kick taken by Ricardo Pereira.
Paul Gallagher sends in a cross, Andy King produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
David Nugent receives a yellow card.
The offside flag is raised against Liam Lawrence. Free kick taken by Jeffrey Bruma.
Hayden Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Shot comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
Effort on goal by Ayegbeni Yakubu from just inside the area clears the bar.
Jonathan Hogg challenges Paul Gallagher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Mee restarts play with the free kick.
Ben Mee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. Liam Lawrence takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Andy King by Greg Halford results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Hayden Mullins.
Unfair challenge on Yuki Abe by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Jeffrey Bruma restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Gallagher produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by Andy King.
Inswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence.
Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Jeffrey Bruma results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Liam Lawrence.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line, Darius Vassell takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the right by-line, save by Ricardo Pereira.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by David Nugent.
Goal scored by David Nugent from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Portsmouth.
Ritchie De Laet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba. Ricardo Pereira takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Paul Gallagher, Headed effort from inside the area by Ayegbeni Yakubu misses to the left of the target.
Paul Gallagher takes a short corner.
Greg Halford challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Gallagher restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jeffrey Bruma on Liam Lawrence, free kick awarded. Liam Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.
Bruma set for Foxes return
Jeffrey Bruma could return to the Leicester squad for the visit of Portsmouth.
The on-loan Chelsea defender has missed the last two matches with a groin strain but he has trained this week and Sven-Goran Eriksson is confident he will be available.
Otherwise, the Foxes are as they were with Bruma`s Chelsea team-mate Patrick van Aanholt and veteran striker Steve Howard still sidelined with thigh and ankle problems respectively.
Eriksson has options should he wish to make changes, with defenders Julio Moreno and Bruno Berner, midfielders Matt Oakley and Lloyd Dyer and striker Martyn Waghorn all available for recalls.
Yakubu could be in line to face his former club. The Nigerian played for Pompey between January 2003 and July 2005.
Portsmouth midfielder Liam Lawrence is expected to be fit enough to make the squad.
Lawrence returned from three weeks out with a calf problem by coming on as a 59th-minute substitute in last Saturday's 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough.
He suffered no recurrence of the injury during the match but picked up a niggle in training this week which he should overcome.
Boss Steve Cotterill has no other new injury or suspension problems and has a rejuvenated squad to choose from as this was the first time in three weeks they did not have a midweek game.
Defender Aaron Mokoena, who has been dropped by South Africa for their 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt on March 26, is set to continue on the bench.
Forward Danny Webber has stepped up his recovery from a year on the sidelines with anterior cruciate ligament damage but is nowhere near ready to return.
Pompey edge out Foxes
David Nugent's first-half strike gave Portsmouth a 1-0 victory at the Walkers Stadium and seriously dented Leicester's push for a top-six finish in the npower Championship.
Nugent's 11th league goal of the season provided Portsmouth with a welcome away win which moves them to a point behind Leicester in mid-table. With eight games remaining, Leicester stand five points outside the play-offs.
Sven-Goran Eriksson's home side dominated for large periods of the game but could not find an equaliser as a dogged defensive performance from Portsmouth saw Steve Cotterill's troops claim their eighth clean sheet in nine matches.
Leicester started the brighter of the two teams as Hermann Hreidarsson almost turned Richie Wellens' cross into his own net inside the first five minutes.
Former Portsmouth striker Ayegbeni Yakubu should have put the Foxes ahead after 10 minutes but he headed Paul Gallagher's teasing cross wide from six yards.
The visitors opened the scoring against the run of play after 13 minutes when Souleymane Bamba's poor defensive header landed at the feet of Nugent and the striker made no mistake, firing into the bottom corner from 12 yards.
Bamba then almost redeemed himself but the Ivorian's header was parried away by Jamie Ashdown while Gallagher went close, shooting wide from 25 yards, as the home side looked for an equaliser.
Liam Lawrence, restored to Cotterill's starting line-up after recovering from injury, cracked a 25-yard free-kick just wide of Ricardo's goal before Gallagher failed to direct another shot on target after smart work from Yakubu.
Leicester had an appeal for a penalty waved away by referee Paul Tierney on the stroke of half-time as Yakubu went over easily, while Bamba sent a header off target.
Eriksson's side were infuriated after 55 minutes when Gallagher's free-kick looked to have hit a visiting player's hand but again Tierney waved away the protests.
The dangerous Yakubu shot wide from long distance as Leicester took the game to the visitors and Gallagher wasted another opportunity when one-on-one with Ashdown, with the goalkeeper keeping his side ahead with a smart save.
Eriksson threw on Lloyd Dyer and Martyn Waghorn to try to find an equaliser but it was Portsmouth who had a great chance 10 minutes from time. Joel Ward fluffed his finish from close range after Bamba looked for an offside flag.
Ashdown denied Leicester an equaliser after 82 minutes when he superbly parried away a long-range Kyle Naughton strike, and a superb cross from on-loan defender Jeffrey Bruma fizzed across the face of the goal without a home player managing to get anything on it.
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