Fryatt double lifts Foxes to second

30 October 2009 09:58
Adel Taarabt fired Rangers ahead just after the half-hour mark at Loftus Road but, for once, the free-scoring hosts could not add to their tally and Fryatt's brace - the winner courtesy of a howler from home keeper Radek Cerny - secured the Foxes' third straight win and lifted them up to second, level on points with leaders Newcastle.[LNB]Rangers' reputation as the division's entertainers - they had scored four goals in each of their last three games - had clearly spread as England boss Fabio Capello joined fellow Italian Flavio Briatore in the directors' box.[LNB]Capello may have winced at some of the defending on show, but two in-form sides produced an end-to-end encounter in front of a season's best crowd of 17,082.[LNB]However, the majority went home disappointed after Rangers lost their unbeaten home record and blew the chance to go third.[LNB]The teams traded blows in the opening quarter of an hour, with Fryatt twice going close and Jay Simpson and Wayne Routledge threatening for Rangers.[LNB]Leicester thought they had taken the lead in the 16th minute when Martyn Waghorn slid in to convert Dany N'Guessan's cross, but the on-loan Sunderland frontman was flagged offside.[LNB]At the other end, a free-kick from £3.5million Argentinian Alejandro Faurlin was destined for the top corner until Chris Weale stuck out a palm.[LNB]Rangers went ahead in the 33rd minute when Taarabt burst forward, played a one-two with Simpson on the edge of the area and expertly swept his right-foot shot past Weale.[LNB]The on-loan Tottenham midfielder had another crack moments later, skipping past Andy King before firing just wide.[LNB]But it was Leicester who struck next, the lead lasting just five minutes before Rangers failed to deal with N'Guessan's cross and Fryatt's simple header ended his six-game goal drought.[LNB]Waghorn was inches away from putting City ahead after the break when he just missed another N'Guessan centre.[LNB]But they were gifted the lead in the 64th minute when Cerny attempted a short clearance which Fryatt read and duly dispatched back past the veteran Czech for his 10th goal of the season.[LNB]Weale bravely denied Routledge to protect the lead and Akos Buzsaky missed a gilt-edged chance to snatch a point when he blasted over from 10 yards with five minutes remaining.[LNB][LNB]

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