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Highlights: Leicester 1-1 Ipswich

Leicester 1-1 Ipswich

Leicester City remain unbeaten at home since the return of Nigel Pearson after Paul Gallagher's second-half penalty earned a point against Ipswich.

Foxes keeper Kasper Schmeichel saved Michael Chopra's first-minute penalty, but Lee Bowyer then smashed in shortly after to put Town ahead.

Gallagher levelled from the penalty spot on 69 minutes after Jason Scotland was penalised for handball.

Matt Mills missed the target from close range as City pushed for a winner.

The game hinged on referee Darren Drysdale's decision not to dismiss Leicester full-back Paul Konchesky after just 24 seconds for his challenge on Lee Martin, which saw Ipswich awarded their first penalty of the season.

Konchesky escaped with a warning from Drysdale even though he was the last defender.

Schmeichel pushed Chopra's penalty round the post but Ipswich did not have to wait long to take the lead, going ahead in the fourth minute.

Bowyer lobbed a ball into the box, Leicester failed to clear and the midfielder, who continued the path of his own pass, drove home from six yards.

Referee Drysdale then showed leniency to Ipswich centre-half Ibrahima Sonko, showing the defender only a yellow card for a foul on Jermaine Beckford when he too was the last man.

Gallagher fired the free-kick narrowly wide, while David Nugent saw his six-yard volley well saved by Arran Lee-Barrett as Leicester pushed for an equaliser which eventually came from the spot.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson:

"It was a bit frustrating and disappointing to concede a goal so early on.

"The players today were very positive. We pressed them and did everything we could without breaking them down.

"Clearly we have got a lot of work to reach a level of performance where teams don't like coming up against us. I'm still convinced we can make inroads in this league because we have a nucleus of a good side."

Ipswich manager Paul Jewell:

"I thought we worked exceptionally hard. We were sharp and bright and dug in when we had to.

"I thought our performance was excellent. Leicester had plenty of pressure but our keeper only had one real save to make.

"I am tinged with disappointment to draw after taking an early lead, but we have to be happy with a point away from home. It keeps the run going."

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Monday, 26 December 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leicester 1-1 Ipswich FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Gallagher (pen) 69
  • Bowyer 4

Leicester

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 Peltier
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 05 Mills
  • 06 Bamba
  • 11 Dyer (King 46)
  • 19 Wellens (Schlupp 87)
  • 22 Abe
  • 07 Gallagher
  • 20 Beckford (Howard 84)
  • 35 Nugent

Substitutes

  • 21 Weale,
  • 10 King,
  • 23 Danns,
  • 27 Schlupp,
  • 09 Howard

Ipswich

  • 12 Lee-Barrett
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 05 Delaney
  • 31 Sonko yellow card
  • 07 Edwards
  • 08 Bowyer
  • 11 Martin yellow card
  • 15 Andrews (Bullard 43)
  • 10 Chopra (Emmanuel-Thomas 72)
  • 14 Scotland (Ellington 83)
  • 27 Murphy

Substitutes

  • 01 Wright,
  • 26 Wabara,
  • 09 Emmanuel-Thomas,
  • 21 Bullard,
  • 18 Ellington
Ref: DrysdaleAtt: 27,091
LEICESTER
IPSWICH

Possession

  • Leicester 48%
  • Ipswich 52%

Attempts on target

  • Leicester 3
  • Ipswich 3

Attempts off target

  • Leicester 5
  • Ipswich 2

Corners

  • Leicester 7
  • Ipswich 6

Fouls

  • Leicester 10
  • Ipswich 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:27 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:48 The referee blows for offside against Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Paul Gallagher restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:45 Effort from outside the box by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas goes wide right of the target. Handball decision goes against Lee Bowyer. Strike on goal comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick, Paul Konchesky gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Matt Mills produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 87:42 Unfair challenge on Nathan Ellington by Matt Mills results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jimmy Bullard, clearance made by Andy King.
  • 86:21 Substitution Jeffery Schlupp joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richie Wellens.
  • 86:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Damien Delaney. Paul Gallagher takes the free kick.
  • 82:26 Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 82:26 Substitution Steve Howard comes on in place of Jermaine Beckford.
  • 82:26 Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Nathan Ellington coming on for Jason Scotland.
  • 82:26 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance. Richie Wellens fouled by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 81:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Konchesky by Daryl Murphy. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.
  • 80:04 Inswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the left by-line.
  • 73:59 Corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard.
  • 71:52 Damien Delaney restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:52 Substitution Michael Chopra leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 71:52 Andy King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer.
  • 69:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Delaney on Paul Gallagher. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallagher.
  • 68:54 GOAL - Paul GallagherLeicester 1 - 1 Ipswich Penalty taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher and scored. Leicester 1-1 Ipswich.
  • 67:28 Handball by Jason Scotland.
  • 66:47 Outswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher.
  • 64:10 Unfair challenge on David Nugent by Damien Delaney results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick.
  • 58:13 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
  • 56:51 Shot from 35 yards by David Nugent missed to the right of the target.
  • 55:54 Jimmy Bullard takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 55:11 David Nugent is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 54:18 The ball is crossed by Paul Konchesky, David Nugent takes a shot. Arran Lee-Barrett makes a save.
  • 50:07 Foul by David Nugent on Damien Delaney, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bowyer.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Andy King coming on for Lloyd Dyer.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:28 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+2:34 Paul Gallagher takes the inswinging corner, Ibrahima Sonko fouled by Souleymane Bamba, the ref awards a free kick. Arran Lee-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.
  • 43:00 Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Jimmy Bullard coming on for Keith Andrews.
  • 39:25 Foul by Michael Chopra on Lee Peltier, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Mills.
  • 37:34 Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
  • 37:34 Booking Lee Martin is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 37:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher by Lee Martin.
  • 32:56 Michael Chopra takes a shot. Corner taken by Lee Martin from the right by-line, clearance by Matt Mills. Short corner worked by Lee Martin. Blocked by Paul Konchesky.
  • 32:22 Centre by Souleymane Bamba, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 29:04 Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 27:11 David Nugent challenges Carlos Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 26:32 Lee Bowyer challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
  • 22:30 Lloyd Dyer challenges Keith Andrews unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 18:52 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Gallagher.
  • 18:30 The offside flag is raised against Jason Scotland. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.
  • 15:43 Aaron Cresswell fouled by David Nugent, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:43 Paul Gallagher takes a short corner, Yuki Abe crosses the ball, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
  • 12:21 Corner taken by Paul Gallagher, Close range headed effort by Souleymane Bamba clears the crossbar.
  • 11:53 Keith Andrews challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
  • 10:03 Jason Scotland takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 7:46 Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Paul Gallagher.
  • 7:46 Booking Ibrahima Sonko is shown a yellow card.
  • 7:33 Ibrahima Sonko concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Beckford.
  • 6:00 The ball is delivered by Paul Gallagher. Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Wellens on Carlos Edwards. Direct free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 3:13 The assist for the goal came from Jason Scotland.
  • 3:13 GOAL - Lee BowyerLeicester 0 - 1 Ipswich Lee Bowyer gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Ipswich.
  • 2:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Wellens on Keith Andrews. Free kick crossed right-footed by Keith Andrews from left channel.
  • 1:51 Inswinging corner taken by Daryl Murphy from the left by-line, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
  • 1:43 A save by Kasper Schmeichel from penalty by Michael Chopra. Leicester 0-0 Ipswich.
  • 0:24 Foul by Souleymane Bamba on Michael Chopra, Penalty awarded.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 26 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Southampton 23 23 47
2 West Ham 23 17 44
3 Middlesbrough 23 10 44
4 Cardiff 23 11 39
5 Hull 23 3 39
6 Reading 23 8 36
7 Blackpool 23 8 35
8 Leeds 23 5 35
9 Burnley 23 4 33
10 Crystal Palace 23 0 33
11 Brighton 23 -3 32
12 Leicester 23 4 31
13 Peterborough 23 3 31
14 Derby 23 -5 31
15 Birmingham 21 3 30
16 Barnsley 23 -4 30
17 Portsmouth 22 0 27
18 Watford 23 -8 27
19 Ipswich 22 -10 27
20 Millwall 23 -2 26
21 Bristol City 23 -13 21
22 Nott'm Forest 23 -19 21
23 Doncaster 23 -20 19
24 Coventry 23 -15 16

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