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Jermaine Beckford celebrates after his first Leicester goal

Highlights - Leicester 2-0 Watford

Jermaine Beckford scored his first goal for Leicester as the Foxes moved to within a point of the Championship play-off positions.

His strike partner David Nugent fired City ahead after 19 minutes before Beckford headed in his first goal since his deadline-day switch from Everton.

Jonathan Hogg went closest for Watford with a late volley from the edge of the area, which was pushed over the bar.

Sean Dyche's side have now lost their last three games without scoring.

Leicester started brightly and thought they were ahead in the ninth minute when Beckford's volley looped over goalkeeper Scott Loach but the officials ruled the ball had gone out before Sol Bamba had dug out a cross.

Former England defender Paul Konchesky set up the opening goal with a pass into Nugent, who sent a left-foot shot across Loach and into the bottom corner for his fourth goal of the season.

A fingertip save from Loach on the half-hour denied Nugent a second before Leicester deservedly extended their lead in the 36th minute.

Yuki Abe's cross was flicked home by the head of Beckford for his first goal in six games for Sven-Goran Eriksson's side.

Adrian Mariappa went close for the visitors early in the second half with a looping header from 15 yards that landed on the roof of the net.

Eriksson's side were less of a threat after the break and did not really threaten again until the last 10 minutes.

Substitute Darius Vassell, on for Beckford, had a curling effort from inside the area deflected wide and Bamba headed over from the resulting corner.

Andy King then had Loach scrambling across his goal with a curler from 18 yards, but again the ball went just wide.

Hogg worked Kasper Schmeichel for the first time in the 86th minute but the Leicester keeper did well to tip his shot over the bar.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leicester 2-0 Watford FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Nugent 19
  • Beckford 36

    Leicester

    • 01 Schmeichel
    • 02 Peltier
    • 03 Konchesky
    • 06 Bamba
    • 12 St. Ledger
    • 10 King yellow card
    • 17 Johnson
    • 19 Wellens
    • 22 Abe (Fernandes 66)
    • 20 Beckford (Vassell 75)
    • 35 Nugent (Dyer 88)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Weale,
    • 04 Pantsil,
    • 11 Dyer,
    • 26 Fernandes,
    • 13 Vassell

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 03 Dickinson
    • 06 Mariappa yellow card
    • 12 Doyley
    • 21 Mirfin
    • 04 Eustace
    • 18 Kightly (Buaben 20)
    • 32 Hogg
    • 09 Deeney
    • 10 Iwelumo (Yeates 82)
    • 25 Garner (Sordell 64)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Gilmartin,
    • 17 Bennett,
    • 07 Yeates,
    • 19 Buaben,
    • 20 Sordell
    Ref: SarginsonAtt: 20,304
    LEICESTER
    WATFORD

    Possession

    • Leicester 44%
    • Watford 56%

    Attempts on target

    • Leicester 5
    • Watford 6

    Attempts off target

    • Leicester 4
    • Watford 3

    Corners

    • Leicester 6
    • Watford 6

    Fouls

    • Leicester 6
    • Watford 9
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+4:29 The match has reached full-time.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:00 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 90:00+1:04 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 90:00+0:36 Attacking throw-in by Darius Vassell (Leicester).
    • 89:13 Handball by John Eustace (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 88:10 Foul by Darius Vassell (Leicester) on Jonathan Hogg (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Hogg (Watford) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 87:25 Substitution Leicester substitution: David Nugent replaced by Lloyd Dyer (tactical).
    • 87:21 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 85:31 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by John Eustace (Watford) to centre, clearance by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 84:45 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Mark Yeates (Watford) to far post, shot by Jonathan Hogg (Watford) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (tipped round post) by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester).
    • 84:22 Attacking throw-in by Mark Yeates (Watford).
    • 83:27 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 83:16 Shot by Andy King (Leicester) left-footed from left channel (18 yards), missed left.
    • 83:05 Defending throw-in by Carl Dickinson (Watford).
    • Correction - 83:00 Substitution Troy Deeney goes off and Marvin Sordell comes on.
    • 81:32 Substitution Watford substitution: Chris Iwelumo replaced by Mark Yeates (tactical).
    • 81:06 Cross by Richie Wellens (Leicester), clearance by Troy Deeney (Watford).
    • 80:23 Cross by Joe Garner (Watford), save (caught) by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester).
    • 79:52 Cross by David Nugent (Leicester), clearance by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 78:26 Shot by David Mirfin (Watford) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 77:53 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 77:31 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Darius Vassell (Leicester) to centre, header by Souleymane Bamba (Leicester) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
    • 77:08 Shot by Darius Vassell (Leicester) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 75:00 Darius Vassell (Leicester) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 74:19 Substitution Leicester substitution: Jermaine Beckford replaced by Darius Vassell (tactical).
    • 74:13 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Hogg (Watford).
    • 72:09 Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Watford) on Richie Wellens (Leicester). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Peltier (Leicester) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 71:20 Defending throw-in by Souleymane Bamba (Leicester).
    • 71:16 Goal kick taken long by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester).
    • 70:53 Shot by Chris Iwelumo (Watford) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
    • 69:10 Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford) on Sean St. Ledger (Leicester). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Peltier (Leicester) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 67:06 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 66:50 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 65:10 Substitution Leicester substitution: Yuki Abe replaced by Gelson Fernandes (tactical).
    • 64:51 Foul by Joe Garner (Watford) on Jermaine Beckford (Leicester). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Konchesky (Leicester) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 64:44 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Prince Buaben (Watford) to far post, resulting in open play.
    • 64:00 Substitution Watford substitution: Joe Garner replaced by Marvin Sordell (tactical).
    • Correction - 63:52 Prince Buaben takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Lee Peltier.
    • 63:52 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Prince Buaben (Watford) to centre, clearance by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 63:12 Free kick taken right-footed by Prince Buaben (Watford) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 63:12 Booking Andy King (Leicester) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 62:50 Foul by Andy King (Leicester) on Prince Buaben (Watford).
    • 62:43 Defending throw-in by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 61:01 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 60:26 Defending throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 60:05 Defending throw-in by Souleymane Bamba (Leicester).
    • 59:41 Goal kick taken long by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester).
    • 59:00 Foul by Lee Peltier (Leicester) on Jonathan Hogg (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Iwelumo (Watford) from right channel (20 yards), save (punched) by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester). Header by John Eustace (Watford) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar.
    • 58:05 Cross by Paul Konchesky (Leicester), clearance by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 57:45 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 56:09 Shot by John Eustace (Watford) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), blocked by Andy King (Leicester).
    • 54:26 Foul by Joe Garner (Watford) on Michael Johnson (Leicester). Free kick taken right-footed by Yuki Abe (Leicester) from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 51:31 Defending throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Leicester).
    • 48:54 Attacking throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Leicester).
    • 47:56 Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 47:31 Attacking throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Leicester).
    • 46:58 Attacking throw-in by Carl Dickinson (Watford).
    • 46:18 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 45:15 Attacking throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • 45:00+8:07 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:12 Booking Adrian Mariappa (Watford) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 45:00+2:30 Defending throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Leicester).
    • 45:00+1:18 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 44:37 Foul by Richie Wellens (Leicester) on Adrian Mariappa (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 43:18 Attacking throw-in by David Nugent (Leicester).
    • 42:20 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Richie Wellens (Leicester) to far post, clearance by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 42:12 Goal kick taken long by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester).
    • 39:23 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Richie Wellens (Leicester).
    • 39:00 Attacking throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Leicester).
    • 38:34 Foul by John Eustace (Watford) on Andy King (Leicester). Free kick taken right-footed by Andy King (Leicester) from right channel, passed.
    • 35:21 Assist (cross) by Yuki Abe (Leicester) from right wing.
    • 35:21 GOAL - Jermaine BeckfordLeicester 2 - 0 Watford Headed goal by Jermaine Beckford (Leicester) (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Leicester 2-0 Watford.
    • 31:21 Attacking throw-in by Richie Wellens (Leicester).
    • 29:56 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Richie Wellens (Leicester) to far post, foul by Souleymane Bamba (Leicester) on Scott Loach (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 29:05 Foul by Adrian Mariappa (Watford) on Michael Johnson (Leicester). Free kick taken right-footed by David Nugent (Leicester) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • Correction - 26:36 Prince Buaben takes a outswinging corner.
    • 26:36 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Prince Buaben (Watford) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 25:54 Foul by Lee Peltier (Leicester) on Troy Deeney (Watford). Free kick crossed right-footed by Jonathan Hogg (Watford) from left wing, resulting in ball out of play.
    • 25:23 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 24:58 Shot by Andy King (Leicester) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), over the bar.
    • 23:29 Header by Andy King (Leicester) from right side of six-yard box (12 yards), save (caught) by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 22:21 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Richie Wellens (Leicester) to centre, clearance by David Mirfin (Watford).
    • 21:54 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Beckford (Leicester).
    • 21:14 Defending throw-in by Michael Kightly (Watford).
    • 19:22 Substitution Watford substitution: Michael Kightly replaced by Prince Buaben (tactical).
    • 18:08 Assist (pass) by Sean St. Ledger (Leicester) from right channel.
    • 18:08 GOAL - David NugentLeicester 1 - 0 Watford Goal by David Nugent (Leicester) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Leicester 1-0 Watford.
    • 17:44 Cross by Carl Dickinson (Watford), clearance by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 17:35 Attacking throw-in by Carl Dickinson (Watford).
    • 16:55 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 15:24 Joe Garner (Watford) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 14:51 Foul by John Eustace (Watford) on David Nugent (Leicester). Free kick taken right-footed by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 13:51 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 13:38 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 13:09 Shot by Jermaine Beckford (Leicester) right-footed from left wing (20 yards), missed right.
    • 11:44 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Troy Deeney (Watford) to centre, header by Chris Iwelumo (Watford) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester). Attacking throw-in by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 11:24 Shot by Chris Iwelumo (Watford) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), blocked by Lee Peltier (Leicester).
    • 10:10 Goal kick taken long by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester).
    • 9:36 Shot by Troy Deeney (Watford) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed left.
    • 8:55 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 8:11 Andy King (Leicester) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 7:54 Attacking throw-in by Michael Kightly (Watford).
    • 7:31 Foul by Lloyd Doyley (Watford) on Richie Wellens (Leicester). Free kick taken right-footed by Richie Wellens (Leicester) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 7:24 Attacking throw-in by Andy King (Leicester).
    • 6:52 Attacking throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Leicester).
    • 6:22 Attacking throw-in by Sean St. Ledger (Leicester).
    • 6:01 Attacking throw-in by Paul Konchesky (Leicester).
    • 5:35 Goal kick taken long by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester).
    • 4:50 Cross by Michael Kightly (Watford), resulting in open play.
    • 3:36 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 3:09 Goal kick taken long by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester).
    • 2:25 Foul by Lloyd Doyley (Watford) on Yuki Abe (Leicester). Free kick taken right-footed by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 1:52 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 1:10 Attacking throw-in by Yuki Abe (Leicester).
    • 0:58 Attacking throw-in by David Nugent (Leicester).
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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    19 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 19 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Southampton 12 14 26
    2 West Ham 12 11 21
    3 Middlesbrough 12 6 21
    4 Derby 12 3 21
    5 Crystal Palace 12 5 20
    6 Ipswich 12 -1 20
    7 Peterborough 12 5 19
    8 Blackpool 12 4 19
    9 Leicester 12 4 19
    10 Brighton 12 2 19
    11 Leeds 11 5 18
    12 Hull 11 0 18
    13 Cardiff 12 2 17
    14 Reading 12 1 16
    15 Barnsley 12 0 15
    16 Birmingham 9 2 14
    17 Burnley 11 -2 12
    18 Portsmouth 12 -2 12
    19 Coventry 12 -5 11
    20 Nott'm Forest 12 -10 11
    21 Watford 12 -11 10
    22 Millwall 12 -7 9
    23 Doncaster 12 -12 8
    24 Bristol City 12 -14 6

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