King seals late victory for Foxes

21 November 2009 05:41
The Foxes looked destined to be denied by a dogged Plymouth side who frustrated them all afternoon.[LNB]But deep into injury time King pounced after Kari Arnason had blocked substitute Dany N'Guessan's shot.[LNB]Leicester made two changes with Yann Kermorgant and Paul Gallagher coming in for the suspended Matt Oakley and N'Guessan, who dropped to the bench.[LNB]The international break had afforded King time to recover from an arm injury.[LNB]Plymouth were boosted by the return of skipper Carl Fletcher in central midfield while Alan Judge overcame a knee injury to start and Craig Noone's foot problem had recovered sufficiently for him to figure on the bench.[LNB]Leicester took the early initiative with Kermorgant and Matt Fryatt firing wide.[LNB]Plymouth had to wait 20 minutes for their first attempt on goal as Alan Gow's free-kick was blocked by Martyn Waghorn.[LNB]Leicester's Richie Wellens let fly with a shot from 20 yards but Romain Larrieu fended it away from danger.[LNB]The Plymouth goalkeeper was again forced into action a few minutes later, this time denying Bruno Berner a goal on his 32nd birthday.[LNB]Kermorgant was determined to take his chance but again fired over the bar when the chance came.[LNB]Waghorn also shot over the bar before heading straight at Larrieu from Berner's corner following the restart.[LNB]The striker continued to take the fight to the visitors but again failed to find the target with a 25-yard effort.[LNB]Despite a number of long-range efforts, Leicester were lacking the incisive football to create clear-cut chances.[LNB]Waghorn's strike partner Fryatt was suffering similar frustrations and when his shot did appear to be on target, Shane Lowry was there to block for Plymouth.[LNB]With less than 20 minutes remaining, Leicester manager Nigel Pearson looked to his bench with N'Guessan replacing Kermorgant.[LNB]N'Guessan was presented an immediate chance from Gallagher's corner but headed wide.[LNB]Gow had a rare 25-yard effort for Plymouth but it was little more than a warning shot to Leicester over committing.[LNB]The Foxes increasingly ran short on ideas to break down their compact opponents and the game looked to be dying out with little fuss.[LNB]But their was late drama as King was finally presented with the chance and he took it to give the home side all three points.[LNB][LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk


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