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  • Date:19 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The King Power Stadium
  • Attendance:20,304
  • Nugent (18) Beckford (35)
Goal!

Live Commentary

89:13

Handball decision goes against John Eustace. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

88:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg by Darius Vassell. Jonathan Hogg takes the direct free kick.

87:25

Lloyd Dyer is brought on as a substitute for David Nugent.

86:08 +3.08

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Marvin Sordell coming on for Troy Deeney.

85:31

Corner taken right-footed by John Eustace from the right by-line, clearance made by Lee Peltier.

84:45

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Yeates, Jonathan Hogg takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

83:16

Andy King has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

81:32

Mark Yeates replaces Chris Iwelumo.

81:06

The ball is sent over by Richie Wellens, Troy Deeney manages to make a clearance.

80:23

Joe Garner produces a cross, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

79:52

David Nugent sends in a cross, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.

78:26

David Mirfin takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Peltier.

77:31

Inswinging corner taken by Darius Vassell from the right by-line, Header on goal by Souleymane Bamba from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

77:08

Darius Vassell takes a shot. Blocked by Lloyd Doyley.

75:00

Darius Vassell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

74:19

Darius Vassell comes on in place of Jermaine Beckford.

72:09

Richie Wellens fouled by Jonathan Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Peltier.

70:53

Shot by Chris Iwelumo from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

69:10

Unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Troy Deeney results in a free kick. Lee Peltier restarts play with the free kick.

65:10

Gelson Fernandes is brought on as a substitute for Yuki Abe.

64:51

Joe Garner challenges Jermaine Beckford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.

64:44

Corner from right by-line taken by Prince Buaben.

63:52

Prince Buaben takes the inswinging corner, Lee Peltier makes a clearance.

62:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Prince Buaben by Andy King. Booking for Andy King for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Prince Buaben.

59:00

Lee Peltier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Chris Iwelumo, save made by Kasper Schmeichel. John Eustace has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

58:05

Centre by Paul Konchesky, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.

56:09

John Eustace takes a shot. Blocked by Andy King.

54:26

Foul by Joe Garner on Michael Johnson, free kick awarded. Yuki Abe has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Scott Loach.

48:12 +3.12

The referee books Adrian Mariappa for unsporting behaviour.

44:37

Foul by Richie Wellens on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

42:20

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Wellens, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.

39:23

Richie Wellens takes a short corner.

38:34

John Eustace challenges Andy King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy King takes the direct free kick.

35:21

Jermaine Beckford grabs a headed goal from close range. Leicester 2-0 Watford.Yuki Abe provided the assist for the goal.

29:56

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Richie Wellens, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Loach by Souleymane Bamba. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

29:05

Adrian Mariappa challenges Michael Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Nugent.

26:36

Corner taken right-footed by Prince Buaben.

25:54

Troy Deeney fouled by Lee Peltier, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jonathan Hogg.

24:58

Andy King takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

23:29

Andy King takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

22:21

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Wellens from the left by-line, David Mirfin manages to make a clearance.

19:22

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Prince Buaben coming on for Michael Kightly.

18:08

David Nugent grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 1-0 Watford.Assist by Sean St. Ledger.

17:44

Carl Dickinson delivers the ball, clearance made by Lee Peltier.

15:24

The offside flag is raised against Joe Garner. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

14:51

John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

13:09

Jermaine Beckford produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

11:44

Corner taken right-footed by Troy Deeney, Chris Iwelumo takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

11:24

Chris Iwelumo takes a shot. Lee Peltier gets a block in.

9:36

Troy Deeney produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

8:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy King. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

7:31

Lloyd Doyley concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Wellens. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

4:50

The ball is sent over by Michael Kightly.

2:25

Lloyd Doyley concedes a free kick for a foul on Yuki Abe. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

Match Preview

Mills out for Foxes Leicester captain Matt Mills will miss the visit of Watford through suspension. The centre-half begins a three-match ban after he was shown a straight red card for a two-footed lunge on Birmingham`s Morgaro Gomis during the 2-0 defeat at St Andrews on Sunday. His absence means manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has to break up a back four that had previously kept four successive clean sheets. "It is a big blow to lose Matt because, as we know, for four-and-a-half games the goalkeeper and the defence have been absolutely fantastic," said Eriksson, who has no new injury worries to contend with. Lee Peltier could partner Sol Bamba in the centre of defence with John Pantsil coming in at right-back - as at St Andrews following Mills` dismissal. However, a more likely scenario is Sean St Ledger, who was not on the bench on Sunday following his exploits with the Republic of Ireland, getting a chance to impress in a like-for-like switch for the City skipper. Watford boss Sean Dyche can pick from virtually a full contingent of players. Carl Dickinson completed 90 minutes of Saturday's 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace after recovering from illness. Fellow defender Lee Hodson is available for selection after shaking off a knee injury, and after failing to make the squad against the Eagles he could earn a place in a bid to shore up Dyche's leaky defence. Midfielder Stephen McGinn (knee) is the only absentee as the Hornets search for their second away win of the season at the expense of Eriksson's Foxes. On-loan Wolves winger Michael Kightly is set to make his second appearance for the club, and Dyche told the Watford Observer: "He is a good player to have because he does have a few different options in his locker. "He is predominantly a wideman but can play behind the striker, in the hole or at the top of a diamond."

Formation:442Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Leicester

Formation: 442Manager: Sean Dyche

Watford

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Lee Peltier
  • Souleymane Bamba
  • Sean St. Ledger
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Michael Johnson
  • Andy King
  • Yuki Abe
  • Richie Wellens
  • Jermaine Beckford
  • David Nugent
  • SUBS
  • Chris Weale
  • John Pantsil
  • Lloyd Dyer
  • Darius Vassell
  • Gelson Fernandes

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Match Report

Beckford fires Foxes Jermaine Beckford marked his return to the Leicester starting line-up with his first goal for the club as Sven-Goran Eriksson's side returned to winning ways with a 2-0 triumph over Watford and moved to within touching distance of the npower Championship play-off places. The club-record signing from Everton had a goal chalked off before finally breaking his duck in his sixth appearance since his deadline-day switch to the King Power Stadium with a well-placed header nine minutes before half-time. Beckford's strike partner David Nugent opened the scoring after 19 minutes. Watford were disappointing and rarely threatened, with Sean Dyche's side only looking dangerous on a handful of occasions from set-pieces. Jonathan Hogg came closest for the Hertfordshire club when his thunderous volley from the edge of the area was pushed over the crossbar by Kasper Schmeichel with four minutes remaining. A fourth straight home win lifted Leicester to within a point of a top-six spot, while the same margin is all that separates Watford from the relegation zone after a third successive defeat. Eriksson made four changes following the defeat to Birmingham on Sunday. One was enforced with Matt Mills beginning a three-match suspension for the red card he received at St Andrews. As expected, Sean St Ledger replaced the City captain at the heart of the defence. Richie Wellens returned and took the armband and he was partnered by Michael Johnson in midfield as Neil Danns and Gelson Fernandes dropped out of the starting line-up. Beckford came in for Darius Vassell. Like Leicester, Watford were beaten 2-0 at the weekend and Dyche made three changes. David Mirfin replaced Martin Taylor after the big defender suffered a collarbone injury against Crystal Palace, while Troy Deeney and Chris Iwelumo were recalled at the expense of Craig Forsyth and Marvin Sordell. Leicester thought they had been rewarded for their bright start in the ninth-minute when Beckford's volley looped over goalkeeper Scott Loach, but the ball was adjudged to have gone over the left byline before Sol Bamba had dug out a cross. Beckford was almost presented with another opportunity to score five minutes later when Loach came sliding out to collect Paul Konchesky's through ball. The one-time England squad member spilled the ball but Beckford was at too acute an angle to fully capitalise. Konchesky was involved again when Leicester opened the scoring. A delightful first touch from Nugent when collecting Konchesky's pass took him past two defenders and into the Watford penalty area, where he sent a left-foot shot across Loach and into the far bottom corner for his fourth goal of the season. Only a fingertip save from Loach on the half-hour denied Nugent a similar goal - this time from the right-hand side. Leicester deservedly extended their lead in the 36th minute when Yuki Abe's right-wing cross was glanced home by the head of Beckford. Adrian Mariappa came close to halving the deficit early in the second half. His header from 15 yards looped over Schmeichel but dropped on the roof of the net. Eriksson's side were less of a threat after the break and did not really threaten again until the 78th minute. Substitute Vassell, on as a replacement for Beckford, had a curling effort from inside the area deflected just wide. Bamba headed over from the resulting corner. Andy King then had Loach scrambling across his goal with a curler from 18 yards, but again the ball went narrowly wide. Hogg worked Schmeichel for the first time in the 86th minute but the Leicester goalkeeper showed good agility to keep him out.

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