Leicester   2 - 0   Blackpool

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Leicester 2-0 Blackpool

Leicester 2-0 Blackpool

Leicester City moved into the top six of the Championship for the first time in 18 months thanks to a deserved win over Blackpool.

Andy King slotted home the opening goal 10 minutes before half-time after being played in by Lloyd Dyer.

Neil Danns then grabbed his first league goal for the Foxes to double the home side's lead.

Nigel Pearson's side bossed the contest and remain unbeaten since he took over from Sven-Goran Eriksson this month.

Dyer was the star of the show, first supplying the through ball for King to score the opener and then breaking clear and slipping the ball around the onrushing Matt Gilks to provide substitute Danns with a simple finish for the second.

Blackpool may have considered themselves unfortunate to be behind at the break, but they barely threatened in the second half and could have few complaints at the final score.

Leicester, who improved as the match went on and could have scored more were it not for the impressive efforts of Gilks, have now won two and drawn one in Pearson's second spell at the helm.

The Seasiders are two points behind them in eighth, having failed to fire on Ian Holloway's return to his former club.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leicester 2-0 Blackpool FT
(HT 1-0)
  • King 35
  • Danns 82

    Leicester

    • 01 Schmeichel
    • 02 Peltier
    • 03 Konchesky
    • 05 Mills
    • 06 Bamba
    • 10 King
    • 11 Dyer (Fernandes 88)
    • 19 Wellens
    • 07 Gallagher (Danns 67)
    • 20 Beckford (Howard 67)
    • 35 Nugent

    Substitutes

    • 21 Weale,
    • 22 Abe,
    • 23 Danns,
    • 26 Fernandes,
    • 09 Howard

    Blackpool

    • 01 Gilks
    • 03 Crainey
    • 05 Eardley
    • 06 Evatt yellow card
    • 15 Baptiste (Basham 34)
    • 14 Sylvestre (McManaman 57)
    • 16 Ferguson
    • 23 M Phillips
    • 37 Shelvey
    • 12 Taylor-Fletcher
    • 38 LuaLua (K Phillips 65)

    Substitutes

    • 29 Howard,
    • 17 Basham,
    • 09 K Phillips,
    • 36 Ince,
    • 39 McManaman
    Ref: ScottAtt: 21,578
    LEICESTER
    BLACKPOOL

    Possession

    • Leicester 53%
    • Blackpool 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Leicester 10
    • Blackpool 6

    Attempts off target

    • Leicester 11
    • Blackpool 5

    Corners

    • Leicester 7
    • Blackpool 6

    Fouls

    • Leicester 10
    • Blackpool 7
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:45 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • 90:00+1:59 Effort from outside the box by Andy King goes wide right of the target.
    • 90:00+0:23 Neil Danns delivers the ball.
    • 89:05 Short corner worked by Richie Wellens.
    • 87:42 Substitution Gelson Fernandes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lloyd Dyer.
    • 87:01 Short corner taken by Richie Wellens from the left by-line.
    • 82:59 Effort from inside the six-yard box by David Nugent goes wide right of the target.
    • 81:34 GOAL - Neil DannsLeicester 2 - 0 Blackpool Neil Danns gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 2-0 Blackpool.
    • 80:25 Effort from the edge of the area by David Nugent goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 78:02 Souleymane Bamba concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Shot comes in from Jonjo Shelvey from the free kick, Matthew Gilks makes a save.
    • 75:57 Neil Danns produces a cross.
    • 74:26 Ian Evatt concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Howard. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 73:58 Andy King challenges Kevin Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Callum McManaman takes the free kick.
    • 73:45 The ball is sent over by Lloyd Dyer, Headed effort from inside the area by David Nugent misses to the left of the target.
    • 73:21 Shot by Lloyd Dyer from 18 yards. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
    • 72:48 The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Phillips. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
    • 72:03 Shot from just outside the box by Steve Howard goes over the bar.
    • 71:21 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Taylor-Fletcher from the left by-line, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 71:16 The ball is delivered by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, clearance by Matt Mills.
    • 70:39 Ian Evatt sends in a cross, Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
    • 69:37 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonjo Shelvey from the left by-line, Shot by Callum McManaman from 12 yards. Clearance by Paul Konchesky.
    • 68:47 Foul by Steve Howard on Ian Evatt, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
    • 68:26 Kevin Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Wellens. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
    • 68:05 Shot by David Nugent from 20 yards. Ian Evatt gets a block in.
    • 66:02 Substitution Jermaine Beckford leaves the field to be replaced by Steve Howard.
    • 66:02 Substitution Neil Danns comes on in place of Paul Gallagher.
    • 66:02 Richie Wellens challenges Kevin Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.
    • 64:17 Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Kevin Phillips coming on for Lomana Tresor LuaLua.
    • 64:08 Paul Konchesky delivers the ball.
    • 63:05 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 62:27 Richie Wellens concedes a free kick for a foul on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Jonjo Shelvey takes the direct free kick.
    • 61:32 Matt Phillips produces a cross.
    • 59:54 Callum McManaman is penalised for a handball. Lee Peltier restarts play with the free kick.
    • 58:44 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
    • 57:29 Corner taken by Callum McManaman from the right by-line, clearance by Lee Peltier.
    • 57:24 Centre by Matt Phillips, clearance made by Matt Mills.
    • 56:08 Substitution Ludovic Sylvestre leaves the field to be replaced by Callum McManaman.
    • 53:43 The ball is sent over by Paul Gallagher, Close range header by Lee Peltier goes over the bar.
    • 53:01 Corner taken by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Neal Eardley.
    • 50:18 Souleymane Bamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Free kick crossed by Jonjo Shelvey, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.
    • 49:18 Centre by Paul Gallagher, Matt Mills has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
    • 49:18 Booking Ian Evatt shown a yellow card.
    • 48:48 Lloyd Dyer fouled by Ian Evatt, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 48:20 Jermaine Beckford produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Matthew Gilks.
    • 47:16 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher by Stephen Crainey. Paul Gallagher crosses the ball, Header by Matt Mills from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:04 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+1:46 Unfair challenge on Ian Evatt by Jermaine Beckford results in a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.
    • 43:53 Matt Phillips sends in a cross, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.
    • 43:44 Matt Phillips delivers the ball, Andy King makes a clearance.
    • 42:26 Corner from the left by-line taken by Ludovic Sylvestre, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.
    • 42:11 Jonjo Shelvey has a drilled shot. Blocked by Lee Peltier.
    • 41:53 Andy King is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
    • 41:38 The ball is swung over by David Nugent, Chris Basham manages to make a clearance.
    • 40:20 David Nugent produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
    • 37:55 Gary Taylor-Fletcher challenges Paul Konchesky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.
    • 37:13 Lomana Tresor LuaLua produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 36:50 Centre by Paul Konchesky, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
    • 34:31 Assist on the goal came from Richie Wellens.
    • 34:31 GOAL - Andy KingLeicester 1 - 0 Blackpool A goal is scored by Andy King from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 1-0 Blackpool.
    • 33:18 Substitution Chris Basham comes on in place of Alex Baptiste.
    • 32:00 A cross is delivered by Richie Wellens, Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
    • 31:12 David Nugent has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Alex Baptiste gets a block in.
    • 30:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Eardley on Paul Gallagher. Free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.
    • 29:21 Neal Eardley produces a cross, Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 28:34 Unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by Lee Peltier results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonjo Shelvey.
    • 28:01 Unfair challenge on Lomana Tresor LuaLua by Matt Mills results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
    • 27:12 Paul Gallagher takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Neal Eardley.
    • 26:29 Corner taken left-footed by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, Lee Peltier takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
    • 25:26 Barry Ferguson takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 21:38 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line.
    • 21:26 David Nugent has a drilled shot. Neal Eardley gets a block in.
    • 19:18 The ball is sent over by Ludovic Sylvestre.
    • 18:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Souleymane Bamba on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Free kick taken by Jonjo Shelvey.
    • 18:17 Stephen Crainey takes a shot from 25 yards.
    • 14:41 Jermaine Beckford has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 12:00 Effort on goal by Matt Phillips from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • Correction - 11:26 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 11:26 Outswinging corner taken by Matt Phillips, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 11:10 Shot by Matt Phillips. Blocked by Paul Konchesky.
    • 9:54 Jonjo Shelvey concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Dyer. Paul Konchesky takes the direct free kick.
    • 7:47 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Close range headed effort by Souleymane Bamba misses to the right of the target.
    • 6:49 Effort from just outside the box by Jonjo Shelvey goes over the bar.
    • 3:25 The official flags Lomana Tresor LuaLua offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
    • 2:38 Jermaine Beckford handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 29 Nov 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Southampton 19 22 42
    2 West Ham 19 20 40
    3 Cardiff 19 11 34
    4 Middlesbrough 19 6 32
    5 Leeds 19 5 31
    6 Leicester 19 6 29
    7 Brighton 19 1 29
    8 Blackpool 19 5 27
    9 Reading 19 2 27
    10 Hull 18 -1 27
    11 Birmingham 16 5 26
    12 Crystal Palace 18 1 26
    13 Peterborough 19 2 24
    14 Burnley 19 0 24
    15 Barnsley 18 -1 24
    16 Derby 19 -6 24
    17 Millwall 19 1 22
    18 Watford 19 -9 21
    19 Portsmouth 18 -1 20
    20 Bristol City 19 -10 20
    21 Ipswich 18 -12 20
    22 Nott'm Forest 19 -16 20
    23 Coventry 19 -13 13
    24 Doncaster 19 -18 13

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