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  • Date:01 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The King Power Stadium
  • Attendance:20,512
  • Nugent (6) Beckford (85)
  • McDonald (16)
    McDonald (16) McMahon (78)
Goal!

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91mins

Neil Danns receives a yellow card.

89mins

Shot on goal by Neil Danns from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

86mins

Jermaine Beckford finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 2-2 Middlesbrough.

85mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Halliday by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

84mins

Steve Howard comes on in place of Richie Wellens.

83mins

The ball is swung over by Kevin Thomson.

78mins

Unfair challenge on Rhys Williams by Sean St. Ledger results in a free kick. Sean St. Ledger is given a yellow card. Tony McMahon finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Leicester 1-2 Middlesbrough.Assist by Rhys Williams.

74mins

Scott McDonald leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Halliday.

74mins

Shot from just outside the box by Malaury Martin misses to the left of the goal.

73mins

Jermaine Beckford has an effort at goal.

72mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott McDonald on Richie Wellens. Daniel Drinkwater takes the free kick.

69mins

Kevin Thomson on for Marvin Emnes.

69mins

Malaury Martin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Barry Robson.

66mins

Foul by Faris Haroun on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded. Richie Wellens takes the indirect free kick.

65mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Neil Danns, clearance made by Seb Hines.

64mins

Tony McMahon challenges Paul Konchesky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Konchesky from left channel.

62mins

Nathan Delfouneso on for Lloyd Dyer. Paul Gallagher goes off and Daniel Drinkwater comes on.

59mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Faris Haroun by Paul Gallagher. Free kick taken by Matthew Bates.

58mins

Foul by Neil Danns on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Bates.

57mins

Barry Robson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

52mins

The referee gives a free kick against David Nugent for handball. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

The ball is delivered by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

51mins

Rhys Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on David Nugent. Free kick crossed by Paul Gallagher, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.

49mins

Foul by Paul Konchesky on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Barry Robson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Lloyd Dyer results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

47mins

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

46mins

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

46mins

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

44mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz challenges Sean St. Ledger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Konchesky takes the indirect free kick.

43mins

Lee Peltier fouled by Lukas Jutkiewicz, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

43mins

Effort on goal by Jermaine Beckford from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

42mins

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher by Faris Haroun. Shot on goal comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick.

35mins

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.

33mins

David Nugent is given a yellow card.

33mins

Shot on goal by David Nugent from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

32mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Jermaine Beckford. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

30mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Richie Wellens. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul Gallagher from right channel, clearance made by Justin Hoyte.

28mins

Tony McMahon has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

27mins

Shot by Paul Gallagher from outside the box goes over the net.

22mins

Shot on goal by Marvin Emnes from just inside the area goes over the target.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Wellens on Rhys Williams. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

18mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

16mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Seb Hines, clearance by Matt Mills.

14mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Seb Hines, Scott McDonald fires in a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Leicester 1-1 Middlesbrough.The assist for the goal came from Seb Hines.

14mins

Unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Jermaine Beckford results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

13mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Lukas Jutkiewicz. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

12mins

Marvin Emnes has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

12mins

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, Richie Wellens manages to make a clearance.

10mins

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line, Justin Hoyte fouled by Paul Gallagher, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

8mins

Shot from 35 yards by Tony McMahon went harmlessly over the target.

7mins

Richie Wellens sends in a cross, David Nugent finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Leicester 1-0 Middlesbrough.Assist by Richie Wellens.

5mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Barry Robson goes wide of the right-hand upright.

3mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean St. Ledger. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

2mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Faris Haroun on Paul Gallagher. Paul Gallagher takes the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher.

1mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Foxes wait on Beckford Leicester will check on in-form striker Jermaine Beckford ahead of their return to npower Championship action against Middlesbrough. Beckford, whose five goals in the last three matches have coincided with a three-game winning run for the Foxes, limped out of the FA Cup fourth-round victory against Swindon on Saturday with a tight hamstring. On-loan striker Nathan Delfouneso, ineligible at the weekend, is a like-for-like replacement for Beckford should manager Nigel Pearson not wish to take any chances on his fitness. Lee Peltier is nursing a minor ankle knock following the game against Swindon and he will also be assessed. Liam Moore is available again after being cup-tied and the teenager is a contender to fill in for Peltier at full-back should he not recover. Midfielder Danny Drinkwater and goalkeeper Conrad Logan also come back into the reckoning after being cup-tied while new signing Wes Morgan is expected to be included in the squad after arriving from Nottingham Forest. Middlesbrough face a goalkeeping crisis. The Teessiders were without Jason Steele (thigh) in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Sunderland in the FA Cup and fellow stopper Danny Coyne (calf) came off injured in the second half. Coyne has definitely been ruled out while Steele faces a late fitness test after participating in some light independent training on Tuesday. Teenager Connor Ripley would start should Steele miss out once more. Manager Tony Mowbray has Kevin Thomson back after he completed a one-match suspension against the Black Cats but fellow midfielder Julio Arca serves the second game of his own three-match ban. Striker Bart Ogbeche (hamstring) and midfield pair Nicky Bailey (medial ligament damage) and Merouane Zemmama (groin) are all long-term absentees. Middlesbrough turned down a bid from Bolton for Australia international Rhys Williams early on Tuesday and it remains to be seen if he will be involved.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Pearson

Leicester

Formation: 4132Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Lee Peltier
  • Matt Mills
  • Sean St. Ledger
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Lloyd Dyer
  • Paul Gallagher
  • Richie Wellens
  • Neil Danns
  • Jermaine Beckford
  • David Nugent
  • SUBS
  • Conrad Logan
  • Steve Howard
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • Nathan Delfouneso
  • Wes Morgan

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Match Report

Beckford rescues Foxes Jermaine Beckford continued his rich vein of scoring form to earn Leicester a deserved point with a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough. Beckford had done everything but score before popping up with his sixth goal in his last four matches with four minutes remaining. It had looked like a rare Tom McMahon goal would give Middlesbrough victory when he struck in the 79th minute. Scott McDonald had earlier cancelled out David Nugent's opener for Leicester to send the teams into half-time level. The draw still saw Boro climb back into the npower Championship play-off places. In-form striker Beckford recovered from a tight hamstring to enable Leicester manager Nigel Pearson to name an unchanged starting line-up. New signing Wes Morgan was on the bench following his arrival from east midlands rivals Nottingham Forest. Middlesbrough were forced into one change with Jason Steele replacing the injured Danny Coyne in goal. The visitors were the first to threaten after five minutes with Barry Robson sending a shot narrowly wide from just outside the area. Two minutes later, Leicester took the lead. The ball was hooked into the box from the right and Nugent headed home at the far post from three yards out. Boro were almost level in the 14th minute when Foxes captain Matt Mills sliced a clearance that had Kasper Schmeichel scrambling across his goal. Fortunately for the hosts the ball bounced wide. Soon afterwards Marvin Emnes hit a half-volley from the edge of the area that had to be pushed away by the Leicester goalkeeper diving to his right. Boro equalised after 16 minutes. McMahon's corner was flicked on at the front post by Seb Hines and McDonald applied the finish from a yard out. Leicester produced the move of the match just before half-time. Beckford collected the ball out on the right and cut inside before playing it into Nugent on the edge of the box and continuing his run. Nugent laid a first-time pass off to Lloyd Dyer, who dinked the ball over the top for Beckford but his shot just cleared the crossbar. Steele then had to produce a fingertip save in first half stoppage time to thwart the former Leeds and Everton striker once more. Beckford threatened again on the hour when a mazy run into the box had to be halted by Steele smothering the ball at his feet. Pearson made two changes immediately afterwards, handing home debuts to Danny Drinkwater and Nathan Delfouneso. Paul Gallacher and Dyer were the men to make way. Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray responded with a double substitution of his own in the 69th minute. Kevin Thomson, available again after suspension, and Malaury Martin replaced Robson and Emnes. Beckford seemed the man most likely to come up with a winner and he almost conjured something magical again midway through the second half but his hooked, left-foot volley from the left side of the area struck the crossbar. McMahon may have thought he had sealed Boro's first league win since Boxing Day with a superbly-taken free-kick 11 minutes from time. It was the first time the 25-year-old had bothered the scoresheet since netting in a 3-2 win at Millwall on February 19, 2011. But Beckford had other ideas and the lively striker got the goal he deserved in the 86th minute. McMahon's back pass always lacked pace and Steele was forced out of his goal to try to clear. But his kick struck the onrushing Beckford and bounced goalwards, enabling the Leicester striker to level things up with a simple tap-in.

Form Guide

    LDDWLW
  • Leicester
  • VS
  • Middlesbrough
  • WWDLLL

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 28/09/2011
  • Middlesbrough
  • 3 - 3
  • Leicester
  • 02/04/2011
  • Leicester
  • 0 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 14/08/2010
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 02/05/2010
  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 29/09/2009
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 12/03/1994

Top Scorers

Leicester

  • D Nugent 9
  • A King 4
  • P Gallagher 3
  • P Konchesky 2
  • D Vassell 2
  • N Danns 2
  • L Dyer 2
  • J Beckford 2
  • R Wellens 1
  • M Mills 1
  • L Peltier 1
  • S Bamba 1
  • J Schlupp 1
  • Y Abe 1

Middlesbrough

  • S McDonald 8
  • M Emnes 7
  • B Robson 5
  • F Haroun 2
  • R Williams 2
  • M Martin 2
  • B Ogbeche 1
  • N Bailey 1
  • M Bates 1
  • J Bennett 1

Goals

Leicester

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 36
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Middlesbrough

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

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