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Leicester City 2-1 Bournemouth

Leicester striker David Nugent

Leicester moved up to second in the Championship with a victory over Bournemouth at the King Power stadium.

David Nugent put the home side ahead when he gathered Lloyd Dyer's pass and produced a clinical finish.

A powerful 20-yard Marc Pugh effort hauled Bournemouth level but Jamie Vardy rounded keeper Ryan Allsop and slotted in to restore the home lead.

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Nigel Pearson: Leicester City manager on 2-1 win

The visitors' cause was not helped when Elliott Ward fouled Danny Drinkwater and was sent off for two yellow cards.

The result helped Leicester continue their impressive start to the season and the three points provided them with their sixth successive home league win.

Nugent's finishing prowess gave the Foxes the lead when he collected Lloyd Dyer's pass and scored his eighth goal of the season.

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Post-match: Bournemouth boss Howe

Pugh gave Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel little chance as he equalised before the Foxes suffered a blow when Nugent limped off early in the second half.

However, Vardy - after having a penalty appeal turned down - raced on to a pass by Chris Wood to score the eventual winner.

Ward's dismissal made matters worse for the visitors and Leicester went on to secure their ninth win of the season.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"I think we deserved to win. It was a decent performance against a good side who didn't surprise us. They set themselves up in a similar fashion as they played against Forest.

"They are a very decent side so for us to come out on top shows that we continue to progress. I thought they came with a positive intent and started the game well.

"I don't think it was a case of them sitting back because they are comfortable in possession and when they have the ball they use it pretty well.

"But I was really pleased with how we went about the game as well. We always looked dangerous in wide areas and have strikers who have good energy levels."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"I thought in the first half we were well in the game and had some really nice passages of play and a couple of good opportunities where we didn't really work the goalkeeper.

"We conceded a goal and showed good character to not let that affect us and scored a great goal ourselves.

"At half-time you think it could go either way, but in the second half I don't think we quite hit the level we did in the first half and it was backs to the wall.

"We were coping okay but conceded a poor goal and the sending off changes the game from our perspective. It was very difficult to build any pressure."

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 18Moore
  • 3Konchesky
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 5Morgan
  • 24Knockaert
  • 10KingSubstituted forHammondat 87'minutes
  • 9VardyBooked at 63minsSubstituted forSchluppat 86'minutes
  • 35NugentSubstituted forWoodat 52'minutes
  • 11Dyer

Substitutes

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

Bournemouth

  • 1Allsop
  • 2Francis
  • 11DanielsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forThomasat 80'minutes
  • 31Collison
  • 22WardBooked at 66mins
  • 3S Cook
  • 20FraserSubstituted forPitmanat 58'minutes
  • 8Arter
  • 9GrabbanSubstituted forElphickat 68'minutes
  • 28Rantie
  • 7Pugh

Substitutes

  • 4Surman
  • 5Elphick
  • 10Pitman
  • 13Jalal
  • 14Harte
  • 15Thomas
  • 32O'Kane
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
23,357

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leicester City 2, Bournemouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leicester City 2, Bournemouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Collison (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Brett Pitman with a headed pass.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Wood.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

  7. Post update

    Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Wes Thomas (Bournemouth).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Chris Wood (Leicester City).

  12. Post update

    Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

  14. Post update

    Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Leicester City. Dean Hammond replaces Andy King.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Leicester City. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Jamie Vardy.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

  18. Post update

    Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City).

  20. Post update

    Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley1310212471732
2Leicester139222113829
3QPR12831146827
4Blackpool136611611524
5Reading136522012823
6Nottm Forest136522115623
7Watford1263324141021
8Derby135442521419
9Huddersfield134541714317
10Leeds135261616017
11Bournemouth135262027-717
12Blackburn134451916316
13Ipswich134451917216
14Middlesbrough133642321215
15Wigan104241411314
16Brighton123541112-114
17Millwall133461526-1113
18Doncaster123361120-912
19Birmingham133281420-611
20Charlton11245914-510
21Bolton131751120-910
22Yeovil13238919-109
23Barnsley132381530-159
24Sheff Wed120841218-68
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