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Leicester0West Brom1

Leicester City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

Joleon Lescott and Jamie Vardy
West Brom took the lead through an own goal at the King Power Stadium
  • West Brom secure second away win of season
  • Foxes fail to score for third game in a row
  • Leonardo Ulloa dropped to bench for Leicester
  • Baggies stick with same Premier League 11

Esteban Cambiasso's own goal gave West Brom victory as Leicester's unbeaten Premier League start at the King Power Stadium came to an end.

On 47 minutes, Wes Morgan headed Saido Berahino's cross straight into Cambiasso's thigh and into the net.

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West Brom winner was lucky - Irvine

The Foxes have scored just twice in their last five games and dropped top-scorer Leonardo Ulloa to the bench.

They remain one point above the relegation zone while West Brom in 10th are undefeated in three league games.

The Foxes' most recent victory came six weeks ago when Ulloa scored twice in a thrilling 5-3 home win over Manchester United, but the Argentine had failed to register a shot in four games since then.

Manager Nigel Pearson made four changes to the side that lost to Swansea last week, with the unfortunate Cambiasso among the additions in midfield.

Leicester's Andy King squandered the first chance of the match, heading straight into the hands of goalkeeper Ben Foster, who then made a hash of his throw and was lucky not to be penalised for carrying the ball out of his area.

Baggies on the bounce
West Brom have won five of their last six games at Leicester in all competitions, drawing the other.

But it was West Brom - with 10 changes from the side beaten in the League Cup by Bournemouth in midweek - who made the early running, Stephane Sessegnon and Berahino, fresh after his 15-minute cameo against the Cherries, repeatedly testing the home offside trap.

The latter brought a first save from Kasper Schmeichel after 17 minutes - although the England Under-21 international, who is the leading English marksman in the Premier League, was flagged offside.

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Own goal was unfortunate - Pearson

With half-time approaching, both sides fluffed chances to take the lead. First Leicester's Jamie Vardy failed to make a clean connection when attempting an overhead kick in the six-yard box and then West Brom's Chris Brunt blazed over from the edge of the area after a neat breakaway through Sessegnon and Berahino.

Two minutes after the restart, however, the Baggies' fortunes in front of goal changed when Cambiasso unwittingly diverted Morgan's header into his own net.

Vardy forced a save from Foster on 62 minutes after latching on to a long clearance from left-back Paul Konchesky before strike partner David Nugent made way for Ulloa as the Foxes pressed for an equaliser.

But the Baggies, who arrived on a run of one defeat in five league games, held firm in the face of late pressure and when Ulloa saw his late effort blocked in the box it was clear it was not to be Leicester's day.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"It took an own goal to separate the sides today and that is an indicator of how small the margins are.

"I have to look back at the game and rue the fact we didn't make enough of some situations. That is how it is going for us at the moment.

"We can't get too wrapped up in the negativity that some people throw in our direction. When you have set-backs in life you have to take a look at what is actually going on.

"I know what we are capable off and I'm still very confident that, given a little bit more time, we will make sure we maximize our quality."

West Brom manager Alan Irvine:

"It means a lot. It is a difficult place to come to and we are the first team to win here [this season].

"It was a complete team performance. We needed a threat up front and we did that. At the back we were solid against some really difficult forwards to play against.

"Three points. Clean sheet. It's a great feeling for us and it gives us a platform to go into the next game - Newcastle at home - which will be really difficult for us.

"I said all along it was going to take a bit of time, but it was important to find the best way of playing for our group of players and we are getting closer to that."

Joleon Lescott tackles Jamie Vardy
Joleon Lescott's well-timed tackle on Jamie Vardy avoided a penalty
Wes Morgan
Leicester captain Wes Morgan squandered two headed chances against West Brom
Chris Brunt celebrates after Esteban Cambiasso's own goal gave West Brom the lead
Chris Brunt shot high and wide with the Baggies best chance in the first half and was delighted after Esteban Cambiasso's own goal
West Brom's Saido Berahino
West Brom's Saido Berahino was not on the scoresheet for once but he was a real threat and it was his cross that led to the goal

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2de Laet
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 5Morgan
  • 3Konchesky
  • 19Cambiasso
  • 4DrinkwaterSubstituted forPowellat 81'minutes
  • 8James
  • 10King
  • 35NugentSubstituted forUlloaat 68'minutes
  • 9VardySubstituted forWoodat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hammond
  • 14Powell
  • 18Moore
  • 23Ulloa
  • 26Mahrez
  • 31Smith
  • 39Wood

West Brom

  • 1Foster
  • 2Wisdom
  • 25Dawson
  • 6Lescott
  • 15PocognoliSubstituted forGamboaat 90+1'minutes
  • 7Morrison
  • 8GardnerBooked at 87mins
  • 17Dorrans
  • 29SessegnonSubstituted forYacobat 81'minutes
  • 11Brunt
  • 18BerahinoSubstituted forAnichebeat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Yacob
  • 10Anichebe
  • 13Myhill
  • 16Gamboa
  • 21Mulumbu
  • 23McAuley
  • 30Samaras
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
31,819

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamWest Brom
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Leicester City 0, West Bromwich Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leicester City 0, West Bromwich Albion 1.

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Cristian Gamboa replaces Sébastien Pocognoli because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) because of an injury.

Dangerous play by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

Joleon Lescott (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Victor Anichebe replaces Saido Berahino.

Booking

Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Wood (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion).

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marcin Wasilewski.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Claudio Yacob replaces Stéphane Sessegnon.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Nick Powell replaces Daniel Drinkwater.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Chris Wood replaces Jamie Vardy.

Attempt saved. Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ritchie de Laet with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Andy King (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Craig Dawson.

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, West Bromwich Albion. James Morrison tries a through ball, but Saido Berahino is caught offside.

Offside, Leicester City. Ritchie de Laet tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

Hand ball by Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion).

Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Graham Dorrans tries a through ball, but Saido Berahino is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Leonardo Ulloa replaces David Nugent.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Graham Dorrans.

Attempt saved. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Konchesky.

Attempt missed. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew James with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Craig Gardner.

Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion).

Attempt missed. David Nugent (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matthew James with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Craig Gardner.

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

Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

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