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Summary

  1. Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Albrighton, Kante, Drinkwater, Schlupp, Mahrez, Vardy.
  2. Palace XI: Hennessey; Mariappa, Dann, Hangeland, Kelly; McArthur, Cabaye; Puncheon, Sako, Bolasie; Campbell.

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Jamie Vardy scores for a seventh Premier League game.

Leicester keep their first clean sheet of the season.

And the Foxes are up to fourth.

A good day for the home fans at the King Power.

Thanks for your company.

FULL-TIME

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Yohan Cabaye blazes over.

Is that Palace's last chance gone?

INJURY TIME

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Jamie Vardy is booked for a rash tackle as he puts pressure on Palace defenders.

Four minutes added on.

Hangeland up front for Palace. Leicester fans chanting "we want pizza".

YELLOW CARD

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha darts past Christian Fuchs in the box and flops to the floor.

Penalty? All eyes on Mike Dean. Who brandishes yellow for Zaha.

Replays prove inconclusive. Zaha was looking for contact but Fuchs's trailing leg was outstretched.

Who'd be a ref?

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

A bit of confusion on the edge of the Leicester box as Christian Fuchs and N'Golo Kante get in each other's way, but Patrick Bamford can't take advantage, dribbling a tame shot at goal.

SUBSTITUTION

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Nathan Dyer, on loan from Swansea, replaces Riyad Mahrez for Leicester.

Hard yards Vardy

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Goalscorer Jamie Vardy has run nearly 9km in this game but it's the effort level which impresses most as that includes 50 sprints. No player has sprinted more.

The former non-league players is prepared to work for scraps as he has had just 25 touches despite all that running. To offer context, his goalkeeper has had the same amount.

Jamie Vardy
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CLOSE!

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

The heavy artillery is up for Palace and is causing Leicester some problems.

Yannick Bolasie's cross is headed back across goal by Scott Dann and Christian Fuchs has to nod clear from under his own bar.

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GREAT SAVE!

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Patrick Bamford gets his head to a corner...and Kasper Schmeichel claws away at full stretch.

Close!

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Nothing comes for the free-kick as Leicester stay strong at the back to edge towards three points and cashing in Claudio Ranieri's promise of free pizza when they keep their first clean sheet of the season.

SUBSTITUTION

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are belatedly coming forward to try and take something from this game.

Scott Dann and Brede Hangeland are waved forward for a free-kick.

Before it is taken though, Adrian Mariappa is replaced by Mile Jedinak.

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Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Jamie Vardy is mainlining on confidence. It is practically oozing out of his pores.

The Leicester striker cuts inside and wallops a shot hard but high from distance.

SUBSTITUTION

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha replaces Jason Puncheon as Alan Pardew shuffles his pack again.

YELLOW CARD

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Jeffrey Schlupp slides into the back of Jason Puncheon as the Palace man advances towards the Leicester box.

It was needless and the resulting yellow means Schlupp is out of the Foxes mid-week League Cup action.

YELLOW CARD

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Danny Simpson has his name taken for a rash tackle on Yannick Bolasie.

Leicester have made a change in the wake of Jamie Vardy's goal with Shinji Okazaki coming on for Marc Albrighton.

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Seven up

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Ian Wright, Mark Stein, Emmanuel Adebayor, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Daniel Sturridge.

Jamie Vardy has joined an exclusive club today. 

His goal against Palace means he becomes only the eighth player - after those listed above - to score in seven successive Premier League games.

Van Nistelrooy has the best run of top-flight scoring form having scored in 10 games running for Manchester United in 2003.  

Midfield spoilers...

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

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This is a midfield scrap and there are two players on show adept at doing the business in the engine room.

N'Golo Kante and James McCarthur are the deepest players in each midfield. Kante has excelled, making three tackles and a game-high four interceptions. 

McCarthur has made four tackles - more than any other player. Perhaps unsurprising it was a defensive error which led to the opener in this one.

GOAL

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace - Jamie Vardy

Seven in seven successive Premier League games now for Jamie Vardy.

Riyad Mahrez plays the Leicester striker in after a terrible fluffed clearance from Brede Hangeland.

Vardy scampers in on goal, lifts the ball over Wayne Hennessey and chases after it to apply a blasted finish from all of two yards.

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SUBSTITUTION

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

Patrick Bamford is on for Fraizer Campbell. Can he inject a bit of life into Palace's attack?

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

Riyad Mahrez sprinkles a bit of stardust with a flashy stepover that does for Martin Kelly. He is dumped on his backside by a strong covering challenge by Yannick Bolasie.

Free-kick Leicester and Jeffrey Schlupp drills a low shot well wide from distance from the set-piece.

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

Yannick Bolasie finds a pocket of space on the left edge of the box, but the Palace winger takes too long plotting a possible flightpath into the top corner and Danny Drinkwater gets back to block his ambitious effort at the Leicester goal.

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

Scrappy, scrappy, scrappy.

Both sides are slandering the good name of football in this one.

Marc Albrighton misplaces a pass, Danny Drinkwater follows suit and then French fancy Yohan Cabaye catches the English disease.

Ugly all round.

James McArthur
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Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

Marc Albrighton digs out a wicked, curling delivery from the left. It is little overcooked though, floating tantalisingly over the head of Riyad Mahrez.

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

Leicester are under early pressure as Wes Morgan needlessly sticks out a leg to put a Bakary Sako cross behind for a corner.

Kasper Schmeichel had that covered. Fortunately for captain Wes, Scott Dann heads wide from the set-piece.

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

We are back underway.

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

Right, the players are back out. No changes for either side as far as I can see.

Let's get this going...

HALF-TIME

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

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Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

Riyad Mahrez has managed just 24 touches so far in this half.

Riyad Mahrez
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Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

Fraizer Campbell strays a fraction offside as he attempts to peel into space behind the Leicester rearguard.

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

N'Golo Kante gets his name chanted to the tune of 2 Unlimited's No Limits.

A worthy reward for stopping a Palace counter in its tracks with two precise tackles on Fraizer Campbell and then Bakary Sako.

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

Yohan Cabaye finally gives Kasper Schmeichel some glovework to warm his hands on.

The Palace lynchpin pings a shot in off his left peg from 25 yards. There is a little late swerve on it, but nothing to worry Schmeichel as he keeps his eyes locked on the ball.

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

This game has come off the boil. Leicester's early endeavour is slowing and there is little sign of Palace's underwhelming start improving.

The Foxes fans and the noisy travelling contingent are doing their best to lift their men, but both deserve better.

Gimme a touch lads...

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

The strikers are having to graft at the King Power and graft for little reward. Jamie Vardy (left) and Fraizer Campbell have shared just 13 touches in 30 minutes. The Palace striker may need a hot drink to warm up as he's seen the ball just four times. 

Alan Pardew is going mental on the touchline, though it's not just at Campbell, he just looks generally angry.

Jamie Vardy and Fraizer Campbell
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Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have registered just one shot, and that was blocked at source.

Leicester by contrast have managed a total of seven - two on target, three off and two blocked.

Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace

"Quicker!" yells Alan Pardew, who is looking increasingly enraged.

His Crystal Palace team are slower to every ball and their attackers look like they were first introduced to each other in the car park beforehand.