Liam Moore scored his first goal for Leicester City as they secured a well-deserved win over Wigan Athletic.

Suspended Foxes boss Nigel Pearson had to watch from the stands but it made little odds as the hosts dominated.

Moore put City ahead when he headed into home after 15 minutes.

Anthony Knockaert and David Nugent went close to making it 2-0 but Leicester had to wait until late on to ensure a fourth win in six league games when Nugent scored from the penalty spot.

Leicester v Wigan - a brief history

This was only the third meeting between Leicester and Wigan. Their only previous encounters were in the Championship in 2004, when the match at the DW Stadium ended goalless and Wigan won the return fixture 2-0 on their way to winning promotion to the Premier League.

Wigan struggled to cope with the home side's pace and creativity early on and Nugent shot just wide while Vardy just failed to put Andy King clear with a neat pass on the edge of the penalty area.

Leicester's pressure told when Moore rose unchallenged at the far post to power a header into the roof of the net from Knockaert's corner.

Wigan rarely threatened but midfielder Ben Watson was only just off target with a 25-yard free-kick.

City responded again and, after Knockaert and Nugent both missed good chances, Jamie Vardy saw a fierce shot well saved by Scott Carson.

Leon Barnett's crisp shot forced Kasper Schmeichel into his first save just before the break but the home side continued to have the upper hand.

Wigan boss Owen Coyle brought on three substitutes in an attempt to change his side's fortunes after an hour - including Manchester United loanee Nick Powell.

But Leicester were on top. Nugent volleyed wide after good work by Vardy but the same combination did finally produce a second goal when Vardy was tripped by Jean Beausejour and Nugent hammered home the spot-kick.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson:

"It was a good match and a good performance by us. Liam played his part in a very good team performance. It's the first time he has scored and a reward for the way he has worked at his game in the last 12 to 15 months.

"We've controlled the majority of the game and, even when Wigan had a little more possession just before we went 2-0 up, we've been fairly comfortable.

"We've beaten a side who will do well and have some very good players. We used Jamie Vardy to stretch them with his pace and he caused them problems.

"I'm pretty pleased with how the season has started. We've shown we can win games when we're not playing well but today we did. You could argue it was our best all-round team performance of the season."

Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle:

"We got the rough end of two decisions. It was a stonewall penalty when Fortune was fouled, then Vardy has got on the wrong side of Beausejour and it's not a penalty.

"We came into the game on the back of a terrific performance against Forest looking for three points but we did not play as well as we can.

"It was very disappointing to concede such a soft goal. It was a good header but he (Liam Moore) hasn't been marked. There were only three or four players with plus marks when you need seven or eight. If I could have used all seven substitutes, I would have done.

"Yet we had the momentum and looked like equalising until they got the penalty. This league is about 46 games not six, and we will get better. There's still a lot for us to look forward to."

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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leicester 2-0 Wigan FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Moore 15
  • Nugent (pen) 81

    Leicester

    • 01 Schmeichel
    • 02 De Laet
    • 03 Konchesky
    • 05 Morgan
    • 18 Moore
    • 04 Drinkwater
    • 10 King
    • 11 Dyer (Wood 80)
    • 24 Knockaert (Hammond 79)
    • 09 Vardy (Schlupp 90)
    • 35 Nugent

    Substitutes

    • 25 Logan,
    • 06 Whitbread,
    • 23 Miquel,
    • 07 Hammond,
    • 15 Schlupp,
    • 20 Hopper,
    • 39 Wood

    Wigan

    • 01 Carson
    • 06 Rogne
    • 17 Boyce
    • 22 Beausejour yellow card
    • 25 Barnett
    • 08 Watson yellow card
    • 10 Maloney (McClean 62)
    • 14 Gomez (McManaman 55)
    • 18 Espinoza (Powell 55)
    • 24 Perch
    • 32 Fortune

    Substitutes

    • 13 Nicholls,
    • 04 Shotton,
    • 07 McCann,
    • 11 McClean,
    • 16 McArthur,
    • 19 Powell,
    • 15 McManaman
    Ref: WebbAtt: 21,810
    LEICESTER
    WIGAN

    Possession

    • Leicester 49%
    • Wigan 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Leicester 4
    • Wigan 3

    Attempts off target

    • Leicester 6
    • Wigan 7

    Corners

    • Leicester 6
    • Wigan 6

    Fouls

    • Leicester 17
    • Wigan 7
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+4:00 Andy King takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Leon Barnett.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:33 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+3:18 Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+3:11 Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 90:00+2:47 James McClean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wes Morgan.
    • 90:00+2:39 Clearance by Jean Beausejour.
    • 90:00+1:49 Chris Wood takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Barnett.
    • 89:14 Substitution Jamie Vardy goes off and Jeff Schlupp comes on.
    • 86:38 Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.
    • 86:34 Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 86:04 The official flags James McClean offside.
    • 85:54 Thomas Rogne manages to make a clearance.
    • Correction - 85:51 Corner from the left by-line taken by Andy King.
    • 85:51 Corner taken by Dean Hammond from the left by-line.
    • 85:17 Clearance by Leon Barnett.
    • 84:44 Clearance by Leon Barnett.
    • 83:34 Jamie Vardy makes a clearance.
    • 83:32 Liam Moore makes a clearance.
    • 83:29 Ben Watson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • Correction - 82:58 Nick Powell fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 82:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Morgan on Nick Powell.
    • 81:52 Emmerson Boyce restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 81:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Nugent on Callum McManaman.
    • 81:51 Emmerson Boyce fouled by David Nugent, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 80:55 GOAL - David NugentLeicester 2 - 0 Wigan Penalty taken right-footed by David Nugent and scored. Leicester 2-0 Wigan.
    • 79:49 Penalty awarded for a foul by Jean Beausejour on Jamie Vardy.
    • 79:10 Substitution Lloyd Dyer goes off and Chris Wood comes on.
    • 78:47 Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Dean Hammond coming on for Anthony Knockaert.
    • 78:17 Shot by Ben Watson cleared the bar.
    • 77:41 Corner taken by Jean Beausejour.
    • 77:34 Clearance made by Danny Drinkwater.
    • 77:16 Emmerson Boyce takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel parries the ball away.
    • 76:17 Nick Powell takes a shot. Liam Moore gets a block in.
    • 76:05 Emmerson Boyce takes the free kick.
    • 75:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Watson by David Nugent.
    • 75:37 Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 75:13 Wes Morgan fouled by Leon Barnett, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 74:56 Corner taken by Jean Beausejour.
    • 73:24 James Perch restarts play with the free kick.
    • 73:15 Jamie Vardy challenges Thomas Rogne unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 72:56 Clearance made by Liam Moore.
    • 72:50 Centre by James McClean.
    • 72:15 Liam Moore manages to make a clearance.
    • 72:13 Ben Watson crosses the ball.
    • 70:46 Clearance by Thomas Rogne.
    • 69:54 Clearance by Leon Barnett.
    • 69:36 David Nugent takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
    • 69:11 Header at goal by Nick Powell to the left of the net.
    • 68:58 Free kick crossed by Ben Watson.
    • 68:52 James McClean fouled by Anthony Knockaert, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 68:48 Free kick taken by Jean Beausejour.
    • 68:24 Wes Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune.
    • 65:18 Shot by David Nugent. Scott Carson safely holds on.
    • 65:04 Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 64:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lloyd Dyer on Ben Watson.
    • 64:28 Clearance by James Perch.
    • 64:21 Anthony Knockaert crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 63:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Knockaert by Jean Beausejour.
    • 63:20 Header by Leon Barnett goes over the bar.
    • 63:12 Ben Watson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 62:46 Foul by Paul Konchesky on Marc-Antoine Fortune, free kick awarded.
    • 62:20 Lloyd Dyer manages to make a clearance.
    • 62:14 Corner taken by Ben Watson.
    • 61:53 Clearance by Paul Konchesky.
    • 61:50 Nick Powell delivers the ball.
    • 61:10 Substitution Shaun Maloney goes off and James McClean comes on.
    • 60:45 Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.
    • 60:44 Danny Drinkwater has an effort at goal. Parried by Scott Carson back into danger.
    • 60:17 Liam Moore restarts play with the free kick.
    • 60:05 Marc-Antoine Fortune is caught offside.
    • 59:23 A cross is delivered by Emmerson Boyce.
    • 59:08 Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 58:35 David Nugent challenges Emmerson Boyce unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 57:48 Clearance by Liam Moore.
    • 57:00 Free kick crossed by Anthony Knockaert.
    • 56:50 Booking
    • 56:50 Jean Beausejour is shown a yellow card.
    • 56:19 Unfair challenge on Anthony Knockaert by Jean Beausejour results in a free kick.
    • 55:49 The ball is swung over by Jamie Vardy.
    • 55:46 Thomas Rogne makes a clearance.
    • 55:32 Jean Beausejour makes a clearance.
    • 55:15 Clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.
    • 54:52 Substitution Nick Powell replaces Roger Espinoza.
    • 54:44 Substitution Callum McManaman on for Jordi Gomez.
    • 53:15 Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 52:43 Unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Anthony Knockaert results in a free kick.
    • 52:35 Clearance made by Leon Barnett.
    • 52:29 Corner from the left by-line taken by Anthony Knockaert.
    • 52:03 Roger Espinoza makes a clearance.
    • 51:37 Jean Beausejour crosses the ball.
    • 50:36 The ball is sent over by Marc-Antoine Fortune.
    • 50:26 Ritchie De Laet delivers the ball.
    • 50:23 Clearance made by Ben Watson.
    • 50:18 Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
    • 50:12 Corner taken by Anthony Knockaert.
    • 49:52 Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
    • 47:24 Ritchie De Laet makes a clearance.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:29 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+1:21 Clearance by Danny Drinkwater.
    • Correction - 45:00+1:19 Leon Barnett takes a shot. Parried by Kasper Schmeichel back into danger.
    • 45:00+1:19 Shot by Leon Barnett.
    • 45:00+1:11 Free kick taken by Ben Watson.
    • 45:00+0:53 David Nugent challenges Thomas Rogne unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 45:00+0:40 Roger Espinoza takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:33 Ritchie De Laet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Roger Espinoza.
    • 44:34 Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
    • 44:33 Centre by Paul Konchesky.
    • 44:10 Corner from the right by-line taken by Jean Beausejour.
    • 43:39 Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
    • 43:36 Clearance made by Paul Konchesky.
    • 43:34 Emmerson Boyce produces a cross.
    • 42:36 Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 42:13 Wes Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmerson Boyce.
    • 42:06 Corner taken by Anthony Knockaert.
    • 41:33 Shot by Jamie Vardy. Scott Carson parries the effort to safety.
    • 40:19 Clearance by Liam Moore.
    • 39:42 Andy King produces a cross.
    • 37:04 Clearance by Thomas Rogne.
    • 34:39 The ball is swung over by Andy King.
    • 34:28 Clearance made by Thomas Rogne.
    • 33:52 Clearance made by Liam Moore.
    • 33:40 Anthony Knockaert crosses the ball.
    • 33:27 Clearance made by Leon Barnett.
    • 32:10 Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 31:40 Ben Watson goes into the book.
    • 31:40 Booking
    • 31:37 Danny Drinkwater fouled by Ben Watson, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 31:28 Ritchie De Laet manages to make a clearance.
    • 30:10 Clearance by Leon Barnett.
    • 29:43 Clearance made by Leon Barnett.
    • 29:40 Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 29:10 The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Maloney.
    • 28:35 David Nugent takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
    • 28:27 Paul Konchesky sends in a cross.
    • 28:12 The ball is delivered by Lloyd Dyer.
    • 28:12 Clearance by James Perch.
    • 28:09 Ritchie De Laet sends in a cross.
    • 27:34 Clearance by Paul Konchesky.
    • 27:31 Danny Drinkwater manages to make a clearance.
    • 27:29 Clearance made by Liam Moore.
    • 27:28 Marc-Antoine Fortune sends in a cross.
    • 27:08 Clearance by Leon Barnett.
    • 26:43 Liam Moore makes a clearance.
    • 24:14 Ben Watson takes the free kick.
    • 23:53 Wes Morgan challenges Marc-Antoine Fortune unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 23:26 Clearance made by Jean Beausejour.
    • 23:11 Clearance by Emmerson Boyce.
    • 23:06 The ball is delivered by Anthony Knockaert.
    • 22:50 The ball is sent over by David Nugent.
    • 22:50 Clearance by Leon Barnett.
    • 21:57 Shot by Ben Watson went wide of the left-hand post.
    • 21:54 Shaun Maloney restarts play with the free kick.
    • 20:58 Ritchie De Laet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney.
    • 20:41 Liam Moore manages to make a clearance.
    • 20:31 Scott Carson takes the free kick.
    • 20:01 Andy King challenges Leon Barnett unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 17:08 Clearance made by Scott Carson.
    • 15:52 Clearance by Liam Moore.
    • 14:26 Assist by Anthony Knockaert.
    • 14:26 GOAL - Liam MooreLeicester 1 - 0 Wigan Liam Moore heads the ball into the goal. Leicester 1-0 Wigan.
    • 14:20 Corner from the left by-line taken by Anthony Knockaert.
    • 14:02 Clearance made by Leon Barnett.
    • Correction - 13:59 The ball is swung over by Paul Konchesky.
    • 13:59 The ball is swung over by Danny Drinkwater.
    • 13:10 Paul Konchesky delivers the ball.
    • 12:11 Andy King makes a clearance.
    • 12:04 Corner taken by Ben Watson from the left by-line.
    • 10:30 Anthony Knockaert takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
    • 10:25 Clearance by Leon Barnett.
    • 10:22 Centre by Paul Konchesky.
    • 10:01 Clearance by James Perch.
    • Correction - 9:42 Header by Emmerson Boyce misses left.
    • 9:42 Header at goal by Emmerson Boyce misses left of the target.
    • 9:34 Corner taken by Jean Beausejour.
    • 9:08 Roger Espinoza takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan.
    • 7:35 Ben Watson has an effort at goal. Kasper Schmeichel makes a block.
    • 7:25 Jean Beausejour produces a cross.
    • 5:17 David Nugent has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
    • 5:05 Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
    • 4:15 Free kick taken by Shaun Maloney.
    • 4:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Lloyd Dyer.
    • 3:57 Jean Beausejour manages to make a clearance.
    • 3:55 Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
    • 3:50 Corner taken by Anthony Knockaert.
    • 3:00 Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
    • 3:00 Jamie Vardy produces a cross.
    • 2:18 Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 1:54 David Nugent is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
    • 1:40 Free kick taken by Anthony Knockaert.
    • 1:30 Jean Beausejour challenges Anthony Knockaert unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 0:58 Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 0:18 The referee blows for offside.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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