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Leicester City 2-1 Huddersfield Town

James Vaughan

Leicester returned to winnings ways in an action-packed clash with Huddersfield, who slipped to a sixth consecutive defeat.

After James Vaughan's point-blank effort was saved, Leicester went ahead via James Vardy's low strike.

An own goal by Anthony Gerrard made it 2-0, but Huddersfield hit back with an own goal from Paul Konchesky.

Vaughan saw red for pushing Marcin Wasilewski, as Leicester moved a point away from the Championship's top two.

The Foxes had gone six games without defeat before last weekend's 1-0 loss at Doncaster where goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was at fault for the goal.

But he made up for that error from the start by denying Vaughan with a super stop after a low cross from Paul Dixon.

The Foxes then compounded the missed chance by netting in the 10th minute. David Nugent broke clear from the halfway line and set up Vardy, who hammered home a great shot from the right channel.

Nugent could have doubled the lead before Vaughan drove in a fierce shot from inside the penalty area that again brought the best out of Schmeichel.

With Leicester holding firm, the Foxes increased their lead in the 38th minute. Anthony Knockaert put over an in-swinging corner and, under pressure from Wes Morgan, Terriers defender Gerrard headed into his own net.

Leicester grew in confidence and created several more chances, with Huddersfield's Alex Smithies the busier of the two goalkeepers.

But in the 67th minute Huddersfield, substitute Sean Scannell, brought on six minutes earlier, went round Wes Morgan and his low shot was deflected into the net by Konchesky on his 100th Leicester appearance.

The Foxes had a penalty appeal turned down, but Huddersfield's chances of an equaliser were diminished when Vaughan was sent off for flattening Wasilewski with a two handed push in the back.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"I wouldn't expect anything less than Kasper bouncing back [after his error at Doncaster] and playing like that.

"Since I have been at the club, he has won us an awful lot of points.

"I was delighted with our performance and felt we deserved to win. I would back us to go out and outplay our opponents."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"There should have been two red cards because there was a definite elbow thrown by Wasilewski.

"Vaughan felt aggrieved about that and, although his reaction was not great, if there were red cards, there should have been two.

"We have been good value for a point and were unfortunate not to come away with anything."

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 3Konchesky
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 5Morgan
  • 18Moore
  • 24KnockaertSubstituted forJamesat 70'minutes
  • 10KingSubstituted forHammondat 71'minutes
  • 9VardyBooked at 90mins
  • 35Nugent
  • 11DyerSubstituted forSchluppat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hammond
  • 8James
  • 15Schlupp
  • 22Taylor-Fletcher
  • 23Miquel
  • 25Logan
  • 39Wood

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 2Woods
  • 3DixonSubstituted forHolmesat 61'minutes
  • 33Lynch
  • 39Gerrard
  • 5Clarke
  • 10GobernSubstituted forClaytonat 68'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 6Hogg
  • 9VaughanBooked at 83mins
  • 12HammillSubstituted forScannellat 61'minutes
  • 11Ward

Substitutes

  • 4Norwood
  • 7Scannell
  • 8Clayton
  • 13Bennett
  • 14Stead
  • 17Paterson
  • 38Holmes
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
22,297

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home21
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leicester City 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leicester City 2, Huddersfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Calum Woods.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Huddersfield Town. Anthony Gerrard tries a through ball, but Daniel Ward is caught offside.

  5. Booking

    Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

  7. Post update

    Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Leicester City. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Lloyd Dyer.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew James with a through ball.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Wes Morgan.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dean Hammond.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  17. Dismissal

    James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by David Nugent.