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  • Date:03 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Walkers Stadium
  • Attendance:21,656
  • Berner (5) Vassell (42)
  • Sinclair (11)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:28 +2.28

Effort on goal by Ashley Williams from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

88:39

Foul by Craig Beattie on Jack Hobbs, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jack Hobbs.

88:23

Richie Wellens takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

86:10

Nathan Dyer challenges Bruno Berner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

85:22

Richie Wellens challenges Darren Pratley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Richards takes the direct free kick.

83:21

Matt Oakley comes on in place of Lloyd Dyer.

83:07

Martyn Waghorn on for Darius Vassell.

82:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Bruno Berner. Direct free kick taken by Darren Pratley.

81:01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the right by-line, clearance made by Michael Morrison.

80:11

Richie Wellens receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Wellens on David Cotterill. David Cotterill restarts play with the free kick.

79:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darius Vassell on Ashley Williams. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.

77:10

Shot by Scott Sinclair from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

76:07

Unfair challenge on Bruno Berner by Nathan Dyer results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul Gallagher from left wing.

74:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe by Mark Gower. Nathan Dyer comes on in place of Mark Gower. Kyle Naughton takes the direct free kick.

74:25

The referee blows for offside against Darius Vassell. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick.

73:05

Unfair challenge on Joe Allen by Yuki Abe results in a free kick. Mark Gower restarts play with the free kick.

71:02

Joe Allen replaces Kemy Agustien.

69:58

David Cotterill fouled by Paul Gallagher, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Gower restarts play with the free kick.

68:26

Darius Vassell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Dorus De Vries.

66:49

(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Craig Beattie coming on for Jermaine Easter.

65:13

The offside flag is raised against Darius Vassell. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.

60:35

Bruno Berner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Richards. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.

59:33

The official flags David Cotterill offside. Chris Weale takes the free kick.

57:42

The offside flag is raised against Darren Pratley. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

56:17

Michael Morrison receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Michael Morrison results in a free kick. Mark Gower takes the direct free kick.

54:50

Bruno Berner produces a cross.

53:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Sinclair on Andy King. Free kick crossed by Paul Gallagher.

51:42

Andy King produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

49:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Cotterill by Paul Gallagher. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Gower.

48:22

Yuki Abe challenges Ashley Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Gower shoots direct from the free kick.

46:18

Garry Monk challenges Darius Vassell unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Paul Gallagher, Close range header by Andy King goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:56 +0.56

Corner taken short by Paul Gallagher.

44:58

Long distance shot from Kemy Agustien misses to the left of the goal.

42:16

Darius Vassell gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Leicester 2-1 Swansea.

41:40

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Gallagher, save made by Dorus De Vries.

38:50

Mark Gower concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy King. Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.

36:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garry Monk by Darius Vassell. Free kick taken by Garry Monk.

34:50

The official flags Jermaine Easter offside. Jack Hobbs takes the indirect free kick.

33:47

Unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer by Angel Rangel results in a free kick. Michael Morrison restarts play with the free kick.

29:39

Darren Pratley has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

24:34

Effort on goal by Darren Pratley from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

22:52

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Ashley Williams.

22:13

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermaine Easter. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

20:43

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower, Shot by Ashley Williams from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

18:45

Darius Vassell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

17:40

Scott Sinclair is ruled offside. Chris Weale takes the free kick.

13:16

Foul by Jack Hobbs on Jermaine Easter, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kemy Agustien.

11:06

Scott Sinclair finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 1-1 Swansea.

8:37

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Michael Morrison results in a free kick. Mark Gower restarts play with the free kick.

7:50

Foul by Darren Pratley on Andy King, free kick awarded. Chris Weale takes the direct free kick.

5:28

Bruno Berner finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Leicester 1-0 Swansea.

4:32

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Gallagher. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher.

4:01

Paul Gallagher produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Garry Monk.

3:20

Jermaine Easter challenges Michael Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Naughton takes the direct free kick.

1:34

Ashley Williams fouled by Darius Vassell, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Williams takes the free kick.

The referee gets the match started.

It is the end of the first-half.

The game restarts for the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Mee set for Foxes bow New loan signing Ben Mee will be included in the Leicester squad for the visit of Swansea. The Manchester City defender joined the Foxes on New Year`s Day and will remain at the Walkers Stadium until the end of the season. His Eastlands team-mate Greg Cunningham is ruled out after suffering a broken leg during the victory against Hull. Chris Kirkland missed the trip to Humberside with a back injury and the keeper`s loan spell from Wigan has now ended. Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson made three changes at the KC Stadium and is likely to tinker once again. Fit-again defender Bruno Berner, midfielders Matt Oakley and Franck Moussa and forwards Steve Howard, Roman Bednar and Martyn Waghorn are all options for the Swede. Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers looks set to be without Andrea Orlandi and Neil Taylor. Winger Orlandi came off during the 1-0 win over Reading on Saturday with a slight thigh problem and defender Taylor suffered a twisted ankle. Mark Gower and Albert Serran are likely to replace the pair in the starting line-up, but defender Alan Tate will miss out again through suspension as his team go in search of their third successive victory. Rodgers said: "Perhaps people can see now why we have to rotate the team with so many games in such a short period of time."

Formation:433Manager: Paulo Sousa

Leicester

Formation: 451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

  • Chris Weale
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Michael Morrison
  • Jack Hobbs
  • Bruno Berner
  • Yuki Abe
  • Richie Wellens
  • Andy King
  • Lloyd Dyer
  • Darius Vassell
  • Paul Gallagher
  • SUBS
  • Conrad Logan
  • Joao Teixeira
  • Matt Oakley
  • Steve Howard
  • Martyn Waghorn
  • Franck Moussa
  • Ben Mee

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Match Report

Foxes keep up play-off chase Leicester moved to within four points of the play-off places in the npower Championship after seeing off high-flying Swansea 2-1. Sven-Goran Eriksson took charge at the start of October with the Foxes in the bottom three but this victory was the clearest indication that, with money to spend this month, they will have a strong say in the promotion shake-up. Recalled left-back Bruno Berner opened the scoring in the sixth minute with his first goal of the season, although the lead did not last long as Scott Sinclair`s stunner - his first goal in nine games - levelled matters. The hosts had failed to score from a corner all season going into this game but their 43rd-minute winner was almost a carbon copy of the first from Paul Gallagher`s set-piece, Darius Vassell appearing to get the final touch with Andy King in close proximity. The winner rounded off a thoroughly-entertaining first half played between two good footballing sides at a high tempo, although the second failed to live up to the same billing. Nevertheless, victory leaves Leicester still unbeaten at the Walkers Stadium in the league since Eriksson took the reins. The hosts, who failed to get international clearance in time for new boy Sol Bamba to feature but did include loan signing Ben Mee on the bench, made a rapid start to proceedings and had already twice gone close prior to Berner`s early opener. Gallagher saw his 15-yard volley deflected wide by Swans skipper Garry Monk, with the resulting corner also going close as it was again sent behind for another Foxes set-piece. And from that Berner struck, following up to convert from close range after his initial header had been parried by Dorus de Vries. Yet the lead lasted all of six minutes, as Sinclair levelled with a memorable strike. Neat approach play involving Angel Rangel, Darren Pratley and Sinclair led to the latter curling a delightful right-footed effort inside the far post from over 20 yards. The goal gave Swansea confidence after a shaky start and they grabbed a foothold, but it was end-to-end stuff with Leicester giving as good as they got, despite not many clear-cut openings being created. And with the direction of the next goal anyone`s guess, it was the Foxes who edged back in front two minutes before the interval via a near replica of their first. De Vries could only parry Jack Hobbs` header from Gallagher`s corner and Vassell was on hand to convert, with King lurking close by. King could well have got his goal within two minutes of the restart, glancing Gallagher`s free-kick narrowly wide. And it was Leicester who held the upper hand over a large part of the second half, although the overall tempo of the game had certainly slowed from the opening 45 minutes. De Vries made a great stop to deny Vassell with 69 minutes gone. And Swansea`s chance to snatch a point came with 12 minutes remaining, but Sinclair could only fire wide when well placed, extending the visitors` 61-year wait for victory on Leicester soil.

Form Guide

    LWLDLW
  • Leicester
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • WDLLWW

Last Meetings

  • Swansea
  • 2 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 23/10/2010
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 16/01/2010
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 08/08/2009
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 20/02/1980
  • Swansea
  • 0 - 2
  • Leicester
  • 29/09/1979
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 3
  • Leicester
  • 16/03/1957

Top Scorers

Leicester

  • A King 9
  • P Gallagher 3
  • M Waghorn 3
  • S Howard 2
  • D Vassell 2
  • L Dyer 2
  • M Fryatt 2
  • K Naughton 2
  • R Wellens 1
  • F Moussa 1
  • AL Miguel Vitor 1

Swansea

  • S Sinclair 8
  • S Dobbie 4
  • D Pratley 4
  • C Beattie 3
  • J Allen 2
  • A Rangel 2
  • C Van der Gun 1
  • J Easter 1
  • N Dyer 1

Goals

Leicester

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 34
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 72
    • Goals per game 30
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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