Wednesday October 19, 2011 12th Day Finished King Power Stadium

Leicester City 2 - 0 Watford

  • Nugent 19’
  • Beckford 36’

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  1. Leicester City ease past Watford

    Leicester City ease past Watford

    Leicester overcame a toothless Watford 2-0 to move just a point outside the Championship play-off places. More

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    Time:90'
    • Leicester City
    • Watford
    • 90+4' The referee blows the final whistle on what has been a pretty one-sided game. Leicester City move just a place outside the play-off places, while Watford stay languishing near the bottom of the table.
    • 90+2' Bamba launches one upfield to the delight of the crowd and it lands just in front of Loach. If only he'd do that more of the time.
    • 90' There will be four minutes injury time in this half. Eight minutes injury time in total?? There's definitely not been that many stoppages in this match.
    • 88' Leicester City Substitution: Lloyd Dyer comes on late to replace David Nugent, who gets a standing ovation.
    • 87' Bamba gives it away just one more time tonight to the anguish of the crowd, though it's surely all over now.
    • 85' Bamba gets enough on the ball, but it falls to Yeates and Bamba again collects it. Hogg gets about 30 yards from goal and unleashes a vicious shot, Schmeichel does brilliantly to pull off the save!
    • 84' Wellens finds Vassell, gets it back then finds King and his effort is deflected out for what should be a corner, but the ref inexplicably gives a goal kick.
    • 83' Watford Substitution: Iwelumo is replaced by Mark Yeates.
    • 82' As soon as Shmeichel gets the ball Vassell is on the move, but this time the Dane opts to keep it and play safe.
    • 81' Bamba's been so lucky tonight not to have given a goal away tonight. So many mistakes, particularly when in possession.
    • 80' Bamba dives in and the referee plays advantage. Peltier rescues him and pelts the ball upfield. Vassell picks up the ball and should play in Nugent, but he chooses not to and the move breaks down.
    • 79' King plays into Vassell as he drives into the box. A little deflection though and the ball goes out for a corner.
    • 78' Leicester are slowing it down to pedestrian pace here and are just looking to play out time now. The crowd are starting to get frustrated though at the lack of attacking intent.
    • 77' Loach with a big clearance downfield. Bamba wins it and tries to play it through for Vassell, but it doesn't quite come off.
    • 76' Leicester City Substitution: Darius Vassell is on for Jermaine Beckford.
    • 75' Konchesky attacks Doyley, but turns back inside. The ball falls for Bamba and he plays out of defence.
    • 73' Deeney gets the ball off St Ledger. He puts it on a plate for Iwelumo and he misses a guilt edged chance. He's not picked up, but he snatches at the effort with a lot more time thatn he thought.
    • 72' Johnson finds Beckford who gets into the box, but he's way too far to shoot. He tries to get past the defender and it's deflected out for a throw.
    • 71' St Ledger goes over and is lucky to win the foul. He played the ball way too far in front of him and went over pretty easily.
    • 70' There's not been the same urgency from Leicester in this second half and Watford are sniffing an opportunity to get back into this. They'll need to score soon though.
    • 69' Johnson offloads for Konchesky. The ball is lost, but Wellens like a little terrier trise to win it back.
    • 68' Leicester City Substitution: Abe is hauled off for Fernandes.
    • 67' Beckford is fouled on the break and Nugent has a chance to take advantage, but the ref pulls it back for the foul. Poor officiating. Hogg booked.
    • 66' Watford win the corner...Buaben swings it in and it goes straight out for another corner...it comes in and Nugent clears away towards Beckford...
    • 65' Watford Substitution: Sordell on for Garner
    • 64' Johnson with the foul and he's booked. It looked like he slipped rather than cynically fouled.
    • 63' Leicester's throw in is poor and it falls straight to Deeney, who launches it towards Garner. Bamba is there to clean up.
    • 62' Leicester again try to find there passing range, but it all falls apart. Abe again loses the ball when trying to pass with the outside of his right foot.
    • 61' Schmeichel goes up, punches, but it lands to an attacker who heads over the bar. He was hit hard in the air though and really should have been given the foul.
    • 60' Deeney gets in behind. It's close, but the linesman doesn't give anything, though the defence get back.
    • 59' The big centre half Bamba ambles up the pitch and tries an eye of the needle pass through the defence. Needless to say it doesn't work.
    • 58' Watford have got up a bit of a head of steam in this second half and are looking like they might get back in to this.
    • 57' Garner goes down and appeals to the referee. He gives nothing and that looks like it might have been a dive.
    • 56' Abe tries the shot from a tight angle, but it hits a body and goes straight to Loach who clears long.
    • 55' St Ledger gives the ball to Abe...he gives the ball away. Garner is getting frustrated up there by himself and it's starting to show.
    • 54' Johnson for Leicester, whose barely touched the ball in this second half. Good turn by Nugent, the ball is lost, but Leicester are pressing really high and pinning Watford in.
    • 53' Eustace is back on for Watford and is immediately in the thick of the action. Watford try to come forward, but Bamba does brililantly to dispossess Garner.
    • 52' Iwelumo finds Deeney, on to Buaben, but Leicester win the throw in. A bit of a slow start to this second half so far.
    • 51' Eustace has gone down with a knee injury and hobbles off to the sidelines. The captain won't want to come off here, but he'll need some treatment.
    • 50' Nugent crosses in for Beckford, but it doesn't have enough power in it and it's cleared by Loach.
    • 49' Abe tries to poke it through to Beckford, but Mariappa intercepts. Mariappa's on a yellow so will have to be careful in this second half.
    • 48' Doyley tries to set up Buaben, but it comes to nothing.
    • 47' Peltier takes on his fullback and gets his cross in, but the ball goes out of play before it reaches the goalkeeper.
    • 46' There are no changes at the start of this second half. Slightly surprising considering Peltier looked to really be struggling and Watford are two down.
    • 45+4' The referee blows for halftime in what has been an excellent performance from Leicester City so far.
    • 45+2' Wellens loses out to Eustace. He moves on to Doyley, he puts it in but Peltier gets up well to clear to Nugent.
    • 45+1' Loach is put under pressure by Beckford, but he clears. It's become very scrappy in injury time here.
    • 45' Loach punts long, Bamba heads clear - there'll be four minutes at the end of this half!
    • 43' Mirfin gives away the corner and he doesn't like it. It comes in towards the back post. Johnson has a chance to shoot, but elects to put it into the box. Watford pump it upfield.
    • 42' Peltier looks like he might be struggling. Pantsil is warming up, but he'll probably get until halftime before he's replaced.
    • 41' Johnson into the box down the left. It looks like he'll shoot, but backheels beautifully to Wellens. Leicester perhaps over elaborate and lose possession. That's not something you'd expect to say about matches in the Championship.
    • 40' Hogg takes King's legs and Leicester take the freekick quickly. Johnson with a poor cross, but Doyley heads behind anyway. Absolutely no communication there.
    • 39' Bamba knocks it's square and almost gives the ball to Iwelumo. Wellens saves him. That's about the third time Bamba's gives the ball away in a dangerous position.
    • 38' On second glance the cross got a slight deflection, but it was indeed slight, still a brilliant cross.
    • 37' Leicester City 2-0 Watford - A superb cross down the right from Abe and it's bang on Beckford's head and it's an easy header for the new signing.
    • 36' Eustace tries the long searching bal to Iwelumo, but Konchesky does well to nip the ball off him.
    • 35' Johnson is orchestrating from the back. He's just sitting there and spraying the ball left and right, dictating the pace of this matchj.
    • 33' Watford are on the attack down the right hand side. Schmeical takes a nasty boot to the face in the box. He's lying on his back, but he looks to be ok.
    • 32' Leicester fullbacks are pushing right up tonight. They're playing well, but Watford have space to exploit in behind.
    • 31' Wellens knocks the ball into the back of the net from 30 yards, but the foul had long already been given on the goalkeeper.
    • 30' Bamba ducks underneath one and Konchesky clears from left back. King comes through the midd=le of the park, he slots in Nugent and it's a fantastic save from Loach to get it around the post. The slightest hand!
    • 29' Bamba wins the battle against Iwelumo again. Bamba this time gives the ball away. Deeney makes his way into the box and goes down. You definitely sometimes see them given, but the ref doesn't this time.
    • 28' Garner wins a freekick about 10 yards inside the corner flag. Good opportunity...Bauben takes the shot, firing in low! Nugent gets his head on it and it would have gone in if not for the former England man.
    • 27' Lovely ball from Wellens into Nugent. Good movement, but the ball is out for a goalkick after Nugent elects to try and pass rahter than shoot.
    • 26' Beckford makes a great run to the near post, but the ball just evades him. With movement like that though it's only a matter of time.
    • 25' Substitution: Buaben has come on for the injured Kightly! Ok, so Garner is in fact ok and Kightly has some sort of hamstring problem.
    • 24' Leicester are keeping the ball though so they can't make the substitution. Konchesky again whips ibn another ball. It's cut out and the Foxes win a corner.
    • 23' Garner's back on, but Watford are about to make the substitution anyway...
    • 21' Garner has gone down for Watford and he looks to be injured here...
    • 20' Brilliant first touch from Nugent for the goal. The ball was coming at him quickly, with him running the opposite direction and his control was perfection.
    • 19' Goal! Leicester City 1-0 Watford - Konchesky wins a throw in. Wellens twists and turn but is well tackled bu Eustace. Konchesky with the ball once more, he rolls it into Nugent, who puts it on his left foot and simply rolls it into the corner of the net.
    • 18' This Watford defence looks extremely shaky. Understandably really considering their form, but it only seems a matter of time before they concede.
    • 17' Iwelumo unleashes the shot, he saves it, but it didn't matter as it was offside anyway. Schmeical goes long. A back header to Laoch is dodgy in the extreme and it almost evades him.
    • 16' Wellens is forced back to his defence. Watford regain the ball and Mariappa is fouled.
    • 15' Beckford chases a lost cause, but the keeper drops. Beckford is driven out wide, but there's an empty net for anyone to put in from Beckford's cross but no one's there.
    • 14' Only Beckford is breaking forward into the box when Nugent does well to break down the wing.
    • 13' Corner to Watford. Bamba and King can't believe it's been given...Iwelumo runs away and should bury it, but heads straight at Schmeichel.
    • 12' Abe put the cross in and in Beckford's defence he might have seen it a bit late.
    • 11' Freekick to Leicester, they play it back to Shmeichel. Nugent picks the ball up upfield and plays it through to Beckford. He's got a great chance, but he misses the ball completely!
    • 10' Peltier with two nutmegs in a row and Leicester win a corner...Beckford puts the ball into the net but everyone had stopped playing because Bamba's ball went out of play.
    • 9' Pretty poor attendance here tonight. Pretty expected though really as it's having to compete against all the Champions League matches.
    • 8' Bamba simply puts his foot throught the ball to clear the danger. Doyley takes the throw in. Wellens with an excellent tackle on Garner by the corner flag.
    • 7' Konchesky puts the ball in for Wellens, but hee can't make anything of it. Leicester settle for a throw in.
    • 6' Schmeichel's looking to play the ball quickly whenever he gains possession. The Leicester defence are playing pretty deep though.
    • 4' A ball is pumped down the right by Doyley. Leicester pick it up and go on the attack. Murphy misses a cross into the box and it looks dangerous, but Watford keeper Loach clears up.
    • 3' Iwelumo is fouled by Peltier and Watford have the freekick. They put it in the box and Bamba ducks beneath it to let it out for a goal kick.
    • 2' Mariappa shuffles across and heads clear a long ball. A bit of a pedestrian start to this game.
    • 1' Leicester kick the game and are kicking off from right to left. The ball falls to the feet of Kightly, but the Foxes win it back quickly.
    • 19:40 A total of 22 goals have been scored in the last four league matches between the pair. The Foxes are four short of 100 in competitive matches against Watford.
    • 19:35 Watford have lost their last three league games at Leicester, and have conceded four goals in each. The 1-0 victory in August 2004 is the Hornets' only maximum in 10 league trips to the Walkers Stadium.
    • 19:30 Leicester City: Schmeichel, Peltier, Konchesky, Bamba, King, St. Ledger, Johnson, Wellens, Beckford, Abe, Nugent Subs: Pantsil, Dyer, Vassell, Weale, Fernandes///Watford: Loach; Doyley, Mariappa, Mirfin, Dickinson; Deeney, Eustace, Hogg, Kightly; Iwelumo, Garner. Subs: Gilmartin, Bennett, Buaben, Yeates & Sordell.
    • 19:25 If Leicester win tonight they’ll be just a point outside the play-off places. Watford will be looking to pick up just their second win of the season to lift them away from the relegation zone. They currently sit just a place above it.
    • 19:20 Beyond losing captain Matt Mills, Leicester City have no further injury problems. Sven Goran Eriksson: "It is a big blow to lose Matt because, as we know, for four-and-a-half games the goalkeeper and the defence have been absolutely fantastic."
    • 19:15 In a timely boost for Watford, defender Lee Hodson is available for selection after shaking off a knee injury and after failing to make the squad against the Eagles he could earn a place in a bid to shore up Dyche's leaky defence.
    • 19:10 Watford will be without injured defender Martin Taylor when they visit the King Power Stadium. The 31-year-old left the pitch early in the 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace with a collarbone injury, and Hornets manager Sean Dyche has confirmed the former Birmingham player will be out for "weeks, not days".
    • 19:05 Leicester captain Matt Mills will miss the visit of Watford through suspension. The centre-half begins a three-match ban after he was shown a straight red card for a two-footed lunge on Birmingham`s Morgaro Gomis during the 2-0 defeat at St Andrews on Sunday.
    • 19:00 Hello and welcome to Eurosport UK's live minute-by-minute coverage of Leicester City v Watford from The Walkers Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 85' Bamba gets enough on the ball, but it falls to Yeates and Bamba again collects it. Hogg gets about 30 yards from goal and unleashes a vicious shot, Schmeichel does brilliantly to pull off the save!
    • 37' Leicester City 2-0 Watford - A superb cross down the right from Abe and it's bang on Beckford's head and it's an easy header for the new signing.
    • 30' Bamba ducks underneath one and Konchesky clears from left back. King comes through the midd=le of the park, he slots in Nugent and it's a fantastic save from Loach to get it around the post. The slightest hand!
    • 28' Garner wins a freekick about 10 yards inside the corner flag. Good opportunity...Bauben takes the shot, firing in low! Nugent gets his head on it and it would have gone in if not for the former England man.
    • 19' Goal! Leicester City 1-0 Watford - Konchesky wins a throw in. Wellens twists and turn but is well tackled bu Eustace. Konchesky with the ball once more, he rolls it into Nugent, who puts it on his left foot and simply rolls it into the corner of the net.
    • 13' Corner to Watford. Bamba and King can't believe it's been given...Iwelumo runs away and should bury it, but heads straight at Schmeichel.
    • 11' Freekick to Leicester, they play it back to Shmeichel. Nugent picks the ball up upfield and plays it through to Beckford. He's got a great chance, but he misses the ball completely!
    • 19:30 Leicester City: Schmeichel, Peltier, Konchesky, Bamba, King, St. Ledger, Johnson, Wellens, Beckford, Abe, Nugent Subs: Pantsil, Dyer, Vassell, Weale, Fernandes///Watford: Loach; Doyley, Mariappa, Mirfin, Dickinson; Deeney, Eustace, Hogg, Kightly; Iwelumo, Garner. Subs: Gilmartin, Bennett, Buaben, Yeates & Sordell.

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