Quickfire goals from Graham Dorrans and Gonzalo Jara late in the first half earned West Bromwich Albion a valuable victory at Leicester.
Luke Moore had missed several chances by the time Dorrans' 37th-minute free kick evaded the wall and found the net.
Three minutes later it was two as Jara unleashed a 30-yard shot that bounced too awkwardly for keeper Chris Weale.
Bruno Berner stabbed home a late consolaton from close range, after Scott Carson had parried a free kick.
The win gives West Brom a four-point cushion above third-place Cardiff ahead of the international break.
Leicester will rue several wasted opportunities to turn the game around, particularly substitute Paul Gallacher's miss early in the second half, failing to properly connect with Matty Fryatt's low cross from just three yards out.
But, equally, Jara could have put the game beyond Leicester in the 72nd minute, after Weale spilled the ball when coming to the edge of his area to collect.
The Chilean's curling shot sailed over the unguarded goal and, moments later, Moore's lob over the advancing Weale hit the bar before being hooked clear.
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "It was a difficult day and did not get the rhythm back after going a goal down.
"It was disappointing but I have no real complaints about the result and pleased with the response of the players in the second half.
"We have got to be gracious that we were beaten by a better side. We have to make sure we assess our injuries, we have little breather now and need to prepare for our next game."
West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo: "We absolutely deserved to win. I think we did everything quite well. We defended well and we kept them very quiet.
"We attacked well, moved the ball around well and we controlled the game. We should have scored the third goal to put the game to bed.
"We didn't give them any space - it was a very good all-round performance."
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Saturday, 7 November 2009
08 Oakley yellow card (Gallagher 39)
10 King (McGivern 44 yellow card)
17 N'Guessan (Howard 60)
14 Thomas (Cech 75)
16 Moore (Bednar 87)
31 Cox (Mulumbu 66)
20 Filipe Teixeira,
Ref: SwarbrickAtt: 28,748
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+5:47 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
90:00+3:23 GOAL - Bruno Berner:Leicester 1 - 2 West Brom Bruno Berner grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Leicester 1-2 West Brom.
90:00+2:32 Unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Abdoulaye Meite results in a free kick. Paul Gallagher has a direct shot on goal from
the free kick, save made by Scott Carson.
90:00+1:48 Matt Fryatt is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
87:15 Shot from just outside the box by Martyn Waghorn misses to the left of the goal.
86:15 Substitution Roman Bednar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Moore.
82:50 Robbie Neilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marek Cech. Direct free kick taken by Marek Cech.
81:49 Shot by Graham Dorrans from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
78:14 Luke Moore has an effort at goal from 18 yards.
76:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Jonas Olsson. The ball is delivered by Paul Gallagher, Effort
from deep inside the area by Jack Hobbs clears the bar.
75:57 Chris Brunt crosses the ball.
74:12 Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
74:12 Substitution Marek Cech replaces Jerome Thomas.
74:12 Matt Fryatt is ruled offside.
73:01 Robbie Neilson challenges Jerome Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
71:28 Gonzalo Jara produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
70:33 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line, clearance by Abdoulaye Meite. Short corner taken
by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line.
67:34 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Gianni Zuiverloon manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Paul
Gallagher from the left by-line, clearance by Scott Carson.
65:53 Substitution Youssouf Mulumbu replaces Simon Cox.
64:23 Corner taken by Martyn Waghorn.
61:16 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Ryan McGivern manages to make a clearance.
59:53 The offside flag is raised against Matt Fryatt. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
58:56 Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.
58:56 Substitution Steve Howard on for Dany N'Guessan.
58:56 The referee blows for offside.
58:25 Chris Brunt crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Wayne Brown manages to make a clearance.
58:25 Booking Ryan McGivern shown a yellow card.
58:08 Gianni Zuiverloon fouled by Ryan McGivern, the ref awards a free kick.
55:23 Corner taken by Graham Dorrans, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.
53:34 Foul by Bruno Berner on Graham Dorrans, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Mattock.
52:20 Unfair challenge on Gonzalo Jara by Bruno Berner results in a free kick. Graham Dorrans sends in a cross, Chris Brunt takes
a shot. Save by Chris Weale.
51:33 Bruno Berner produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
50:51 Luke Moore takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale.
49:52 The ball is swung over by Joe Mattock, clearance by Wayne Brown.
48:49 Bruno Berner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Brunt. Gianni Zuiverloon takes the free kick.
47:41 Outswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.
46:23 Matt Fryatt delivers the ball.
45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
45:00+2:21 The referee blows for half time.
45:00+1:46 Unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Bruno Berner results in a free kick. Graham Dorrans takes the direct free kick.
45:00+0:40 Richie Wellens concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Dorrans. Gianni Zuiverloon restarts play with the free kick.
44:30 Gianni Zuiverloon challenges Matt Fryatt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.
43:56 The official flags Matt Fryatt offside. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
43:29 Substitution Ryan McGivern comes on in place of Andy King.
41:13 Paul Gallagher fouled by Graham Dorrans, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens. Dany N'Guessan gives
away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
39:48 Assist on the goal came from Gianni Zuiverloon.
39:48 GOAL - Gonzalo Jara:Leicester 0 - 2 West Brom Gonzalo Jara finds the net with a goal from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 0-2 West Brom.
38:38 Substitution Matt Oakley leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Gallagher.
38:24 Chris Brunt produces a left-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.
36:18 GOAL - Graham Dorrans:Leicester 0 - 1 West Brom Graham Dorrans grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester
0-1 West Brom.
35:25 Booking Matt Oakley receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
35:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Matt Oakley.
33:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Matt Oakley. Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
32:15 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley from the left by-line. Dany N'Guessan produces a cross, Matt Fryatt has
a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
30:59 The referee blows for offside against Martyn Waghorn. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Carson.
28:24 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, Unfair challenge on Chris Weale by Luke Moore results in a free kick. Chris Weale
takes the indirect free kick.
27:35 The official flags Martyn Waghorn offside. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
25:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Neilson on Jerome Thomas. Graham Dorrans takes the free kick. Shot from long distance
by Chris Brunt goes wide of the left-hand post.
24:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Jerome Thomas. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.
23:02 Matt Oakley decides to take a short corner. Richie Wellens produces a cross, Shot from 12 yards by Martyn Waghorn. Save by
18:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martyn Waghorn on Joe Mattock. Scott Carson takes the free kick.
17:17 Luke Moore takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Weale.
16:47 Foul by Matt Fryatt on Jonas Olsson, free kick awarded. Joe Mattock takes the free kick.
15:36 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley, clearance made by Joe Mattock.
15:03 Graham Dorrans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.
12:08 Luke Moore takes a shot. Blocked by Wayne Brown. Corner taken by Chris Brunt, clearance by Matt Oakley.
10:26 Shot from 35 yards by Gonzalo Jara went wide of the left-hand upright.
7:52 Matt Oakley takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
7:12 Effort from inside the area by Luke Moore misses to the right of the goal.
5:14 Corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line, clearance by Robbie Neilson.
Correction - 2:37 Luke Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bruno Berner. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.
2:37 Foul by Luke Moore on Bruno Berner, free kick awarded. Bruno Berner restarts play with the free kick.
0:00 The game gets underway.
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