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Leicester City 1-1 Yeovil Town

Leicester v Yeovil

Championship leaders Leicester needed a stoppage-time equaliser to deny struggling Yeovil a win.

Gary Johnson's visitors had taken a first-half lead when on-loan Cardiff man Joe Ralls curled in a free-kick.

The Foxes piled on the pressure after the break - having 27 efforts - but were frustrated until stoppage-time.

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Post-match: Yeovil boss Johnson

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel came up for a corner and headed against the crossbar, before Chris Wood headed in the rebound.

The late goal stretched City's unbeaten league run to 18 games and the Foxes are now three points clear of second-placed Burnley ahead of Saturday's trip to Turf Moor.

Foxes manager Nigel Pearson took his usual place in the stands after spending two nights in hospital following an illness scare on Saturday.

Jamie Vardy missed an early chance for the hosts and strike partner David Nugent saw his close-range shot saved by Marek Stech before Ralls curled past Schmeichel to give the Glovers an unlikely lead.

Wes Morgan's downward header almost put Pearson's side on level terms as Yeovil held on throughout sustained second-half pressure.

But Schmeichel eventually made the difference, thumping a header against the crossbar which bounced down on to the line before Wood bundled the loose ball home.

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Post-match: Leicester's Shakespeare

Leicester assistant manager Craig Shakespeare: "I don't really care who scored. They are both claiming it.

"Kasper has been looking at the video evidence. When his header came down off the bar I didn't see the linesman signal the goal so I am pleased that Chris made sure.

"They can fight over it in the dressing room."

"It was a frustrating game for us but I suppose, on reflection, you have to be delighted to get a late goal in the manner that we did."

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson: "I'm proud of the boys. They can't do any more than they have done tonight.

"We didn't come here and park the bus as some teams may have done. We created opportunities for ourselves and caused them problems.

"We could have gone 2-0 up against a side going into the Premier League, which is what they are going to do."

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2de Laet
  • 15Schlupp
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 27WasilewskiSubstituted forDyerat 62'minutes
  • 5Morgan
  • 24Knockaert
  • 8James
  • 9VardySubstituted forWoodat 67'minutes
  • 35NugentSubstituted forPhillipsat 67'minutes
  • 26Mahrez

Substitutes

  • 7Hammond
  • 10King
  • 11Dyer
  • 18Moore
  • 25Logan
  • 28Phillips
  • 39Wood

Yeovil

  • 1Stech
  • 2Ayling
  • 3McAllisterBooked at 65mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 5Webster
  • 15Duffy
  • 7Dawson
  • 19Ralls
  • 13Moore
  • 27MillerSubstituted forHayterat 84'minutes
  • 11LawrenceSubstituted forDavisat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hayter
  • 14Hoskins
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 21Davis
  • 24Dunn
  • 26Ofori-Twumasi
  • 29Morgan
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
26,240

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home31
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leicester City 1, Yeovil Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leicester City 1, Yeovil Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

  4. Post update

    Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin Phillips (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Leicester City 1, Yeovil Town 1. Chris Wood (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin Phillips (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Wes Morgan.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew James with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Liam Davis replaces Tom Lawrence.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Phillips (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces Ishmael Miller.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Ralls.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester37257570353582
2Burnley382213364313379
3QPR38209947321569
4Derby381991066452166
5Wigan371881150361462
6Reading3816111159451459
7Nottm Forest38141595547857
8Ipswich381512115043757
9Brighton371511113931856
10Bournemouth381410144953-452
11Blackburn371312124748-151
12Watford3712131256461049
13Sheff Wed381212144743448
14Leeds37138165156-547
15Middlesbrough381016124743446
16Huddersfield38129174953-445
17Bolton381014144954-544
18Blackpool381011173253-2141
19Birmingham381010184755-840
20Doncaster381010183356-2340
21Charlton35811162644-1835
22Yeovil38711203658-2232
23Barnsley37711193464-3032
24Millwall38711203567-3232
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