Leicester moved to within a point of the 100 mark in the Championship after a win at Huddersfield.

Former Huddersfield forward Gary Taylor-Fletcher gave the champions the lead when he curled in a shot off the left-hand post.

The home side went close when an Adam Hammill effort was cleared off the line but Leicester had the better chances of a low-key game.

Wes Morgan tapped in a Matty James cross to wrap up the win for the Foxes.

There was little riding on the match as Leicester had won the title at Bolton in midweek, while Huddersfield had secured Championship survival with a win at Yeovil last week.

James had been denied by the woodwork before he helped set up the opener.

He broke from deep and found Lloyd Dyer, who set up Taylor-Fletcher to finish the move with a stylish finish.

The home side should have levelled when Sean Scannell cut the ball back for the unmarked Hammill, whose tame shot was cleared off the line.

Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies saved from Dyer, Chris Wood and Dean Hammond before Morgan's goal secured a Foxes win.

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins:

"We were all right box to box but in the final third we didn't do enough.

"Having said that we were playing the champions who look like a Premier League outfit now.

"They have done unbelievably well."

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"The 100-point total has given the players something to focus on.

"All we can do is keep playing well and hopefully reach the 100 or 102-point mark.

"We have illustrated we have a really strong squad and are capable of still performing at this stage of the season."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 02 Woods
  • 03 Dixon
  • 06 Hogg (Billing - 76' )
  • 05 Clarke
  • 39 Gerrard
  • 07 Scannell
  • 08 Clayton
  • 21 Wells
  • 38 Holmes (Norwood - 63' )
  • 12 Hammill (Lolley - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Norwood
  • 11 Ward
  • 13 Bennett
  • 15 Wallace
  • 18 Lolley
  • 27 Smith
  • 29 Billing

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 18 Moore
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 08 James (Drinkwater - 82' )
  • 23 Miquel
  • 05 Morgan
  • 22 Taylor-Fletcher (Mahrez - 64' )
  • 07 Hammond
  • 39 Wood (Nugent - 82' )
  • 10 King
  • 11 Dyer

Substitutes

  • 02 de Laet
  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 25 Logan
  • 26 Mahrez
  • 27 Wasilewski
  • 28 Phillips
  • 35 Nugent
Ref: Iain Williamson
Att: 16,481

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

1 5

Corners

4 4

Fouls

6 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Leicester City 2.

90:00 +2:29 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Leicester City 2.

86:14

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Liam Moore.

84:34

Foul by Ignasi Miquel (Leicester City).

84:34

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:25

Liam Moore (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:25

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

81:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Daniel Drinkwater replaces Matthew James.

81:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. David Nugent replaces Chris Wood.

79:50

Attempt blocked. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Gerrard.

76:15

Ignasi Miquel (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:15

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

75:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Philip Billing replaces Jonathan Hogg.

75:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joe Lolley replaces Adam Hammill.

74:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Leicester City 2. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew James with a cross following a set piece situation.

73:17

Andy King (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:17

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

67:44

Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:44

Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town).

63:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Riyad Mahrez replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

62:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Oliver Norwood replaces Duane Holmes.

62:09

Attempt blocked. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew James.

56:22

Attempt missed. Dean Hammond (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Wood.

55:39

Attempt saved. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

54:38

Attempt missed. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Gerrard.

53:14

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

52:13

Attempt saved. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

51:05

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

51:00

Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew James.

50:22

Offside, Leicester City. Matthew James tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

49:00

Attempt blocked. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:04

Foul by Chris Wood (Leicester City).

48:04

Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Leicester City 1.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Leicester City 1.

45:00 +0:55

Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Hammill following a corner.

45:00 +0:36

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Liam Moore.

41:52

Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Leicester City).

41:52

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:42

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Scannell with a cross.

41:02

Foul by Andy King (Leicester City).

41:02

Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:55

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but Sean Scannell is caught offside.

38:07

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Paul Dixon tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.

36:18

Attempt missed. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

35:34

Attempt blocked. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Calum Woods.

33:47

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:47

Foul by Liam Moore (Leicester City).

31:56

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell tries a through ball, but Jonathan Hogg is caught offside.

31:52

Attempt blocked. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

30:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Leicester City 1. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

26:15

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

26:15

Ignasi Miquel (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:24

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Calum Woods.

23:21

Matthew James (Leicester City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

22:37

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but Peter Clarke is caught offside.

21:14

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:14

Foul by Liam Moore (Leicester City).

19:55

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.

17:01

Foul by Liam Moore (Leicester City).

17:01

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:18

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew James with a cross following a set piece situation.

15:44

Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:44

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town).

10:07

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Wes Morgan.

6:45

Attempt missed. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

4:41

Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

2:41

Hand ball by Dean Hammond (Leicester City).

2:11

Attempt saved. Andy King (Leicester City) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew James with a cross.

1:56

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

1:15

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

0:35

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Liam Moore.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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