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Leicester   2 - 0   Middlesbrough

Leicester 2-0 Middlesbrough

Leicester 2-0 Middlesbrough

Leicester will go into their play-off semi-final against Cardiff on the back of five straight wins after beating 10-man Middlesbrough.

Yann Kermorgant curled in a stunning 30-yard effort shortly before half-time to put the hosts ahead.

Boro had a chance to level but Chris Killen's penalty was saved by Conrad Logan after Richie Wellens had handled.

Visiting keeper Brad Jones was sent off for bringing down Lloyd Dyer and Wellens sealed the win from the spot.


Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:
"We've got a good squad ethic and a fabulous spirit.

"We are going into the play-offs in good form and we have got some great players available.

"When Matty Fryatt got injured there were questions if he would be available for the rest of the season. But we set a target for him of being fit for the play-offs.

"He's looked sharp in training and looked good today when he came off the bench.

"Cardiff will be tricky opponents, but I'm sure they will give us respect as well".

Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan:
"We have got 11 players who could have played today missing and so our back four had to be thrown together, and I don't think they did too badly.

"Work started for next season a while back. We need to know the character of players, and need to know what their problems are.

"There's a lot of work to do. We need to find players who are durable and make the players here more durable because this is a very tough division."

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Sunday, 2 May 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leicester 2-0 Middlesbrough FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Kermorgant 41
  • Wellens (pen) 86

    Leicester

    • 13 Logan
    • 03 McGivern
    • 25 Hobbs
    • 33 Bruce
    • 07 Solano
    • 19 Wellens
    • 34 Spearing
    • 17 N'Guessan (Waghorn 71)
    • 22 Kermorgant
    • 24 Gallagher (Fryatt 58)
    • 27 Vaughan (Dyer 77)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Weale,
    • 02 Neilson,
    • 29 Powell,
    • 10 King,
    • 11 Dyer,
    • 12 Fryatt,
    • 18 Waghorn

    Middlesbrough

    • 01 Jones red card
    • 02 Hoyte
    • 23 Grounds
    • 27 Bennett
    • 33 Naughton
    • 16 O'Neil
    • 20 Arca
    • 07 McDonald
    • 10 Aliadiere
    • 12 Killen
    • 35 Williams (Coyne 84)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Coyne,
    • 39 Gibson,
    • 37 Pilatos,
    • 38 Park,
    • 09 Lita,
    • 18 Miller,
    • 28 Franks
    Ref: TaylorAtt: 30,223
    LEICESTER
    MIDDLESBROUGH

    Possession

    • Leicester 50%
    • Middlesbrough 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Leicester 8
    • Middlesbrough 5

    Attempts off target

    • Leicester 4
    • Middlesbrough 3

    Corners

    • Leicester 6
    • Middlesbrough 11

    Fouls

    • Leicester 16
    • Middlesbrough 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:40 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+0:57 Julio Arca takes a short corner.
    • 89:30 Foul by Alex Bruce on Gary O'Neil, free kick awarded. Julio Arca takes the free kick.
    • 87:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Jay Spearing. Strike comes in from Julio Arca from the free kick.
    • 87:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Yann Kermorgant. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick.
    • 86:55 Unfair challenge on Jeremie Aliadiere by Richie Wellens results in a free kick. Joe Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 85:59 Short corner taken by Martyn Waghorn.
    • 85:16 GOAL - Richie WellensLeicester 2 - 0 Middlesbrough Placed penalty scored by Richie Wellens. Leicester 2-0 Middlesbrough.
    • 83:26 Substitution Danny Coyne joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Williams.
    • 83:26 Sent off Brad Jones is sent off by the referee for professional foul.
    • 82:59 Brad Jones challenges Lloyd Dyer unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
    • 82:26 Martyn Waghorn takes a shot.
    • 81:36 The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott McDonald. Free kick taken by Alex Bruce.
    • 80:25 Julio Arca decides to take a short corner.
    • 79:38 Short corner taken by Julio Arca.
    • 79:26 Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
    • 77:28 The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Fryatt. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 76:10 Substitution Lloyd Dyer comes on in place of James Vaughan.
    • 74:28 Gary O'Neil decides to take a short corner, Luke Williams takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
    • 73:59 Short corner worked by Gary O'Neil.
    • 73:17 Gary O'Neil takes a short corner.
    • 70:38 Substitution Martyn Waghorn replaces Dany N'Guessan.
    • 69:17 Placed penalty taken by Chris Killen saved by Conrad Logan. Leicester 1-0 Middlesbrough.
    • 69:17 Handball decision goes against Richie Wellens.
    • 68:55 Gary O'Neil decides to take the corner short, The ball is sent over by Julio Arca.
    • 68:30 Justin Hoyte takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
    • 68:14 Short corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line.
    • 67:54 Jeremie Aliadiere takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
    • 66:52 Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Comfortable save by Conrad Logan.
    • 63:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Fryatt on Joe Bennett. Jonathan Grounds takes the direct free kick.
    • 62:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nolberto Solano on Luke Williams. Joe Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 60:29 Shot from long range by Kyle Naughton goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 59:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Dany N'Guessan. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.
    • 58:16 Nolberto Solano gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Williams. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
    • 57:08 Substitution Matt Fryatt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Gallagher.
    • 56:57 Richie Wellens produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 56:26 Corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, clearance by Joe Bennett.
    • 56:07 Dany N'Guessan takes a shot. Brad Jones makes a save.
    • 55:09 Julio Arca gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Gallagher from right channel, Julio Arca manages to make a clearance.
    • 54:50 James Vaughan takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.
    • 54:27 Shot by James Vaughan from 20 yards. Brad Jones makes a fantastic save.
    • 51:38 Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil, James Vaughan manages to make a clearance.
    • 49:02 Unfair challenge on Luke Williams by Ryan McGivern results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
    • 45:43 Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Yann Kermorgant. Alex Bruce restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:15 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+1:55 Dany N'Guessan challenges Luke Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
    • 44:49 Jay Spearing gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca. Julio Arca takes the free kick.
    • 44:36 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Justin Hoyte.
    • 41:56 Dany N'Guessan challenges Scott McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary O'Neil delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
    • 40:20 The assist for the goal came from Paul Gallagher.
    • 40:20 GOAL - Yann KermorgantLeicester 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Yann Kermorgant finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Leicester 1-0 Middlesbrough.
    • 38:45 Unfair challenge on Jay Spearing by Chris Killen results in a free kick. Nolberto Solano has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Brad Jones makes a comfortable save.
    • 32:42 Outswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, Header by Yann Kermorgant from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 32:21 Jack Hobbs takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.
    • 31:50 Dany N'Guessan fouled by Gary O'Neil, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallagher.
    • 30:35 Ryan McGivern challenges Luke Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gary O'Neil, Dany N'Guessan manages to make a clearance.
    • Correction - 28:26 Chris Killen concedes a free kick for a foul on James Vaughan. Shot on goal comes in from Yann Kermorgant from the free kick, blocked by Jonathan Grounds.
    • 28:26 Chris Killen challenges James Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yann Kermorgant has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Jonathan Grounds.
    • 25:03 Julio Arca decides to take a short corner.
    • 23:45 Short corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line.
    • 21:58 Scott McDonald is caught offside. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
    • 20:17 Unfair challenge on Chris Killen by Yann Kermorgant results in a free kick. Justin Hoyte restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:23 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Jeremie Aliadiere manages to make a clearance.
    • 17:08 Shot from just outside the box by Jay Spearing misses to the right of the target.
    • 16:36 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, clearance made by Chris Killen.
    • 16:19 Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Save made by Brad Jones.
    • 15:36 Shot from just outside the area by Gary O'Neil goes over the bar.
    • 13:08 Centre by Dany N'Guessan, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.
    • 10:59 James Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Killen. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 7:38 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
    • 7:18 Gary O'Neil decides to take the corner short.
    • 6:12 Nolberto Solano concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeremie Aliadiere. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
    • 4:59 Handball decision goes against James Vaughan. Chris Killen takes the free kick.
    • 1:06 Paul Gallagher fouled by Joe Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Nolberto Solano crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Gallagher on Julio Arca. Free kick taken by Julio Arca.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 2 May 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 46 55 102
    2 West Brom 46 41 91
    3 Nottm Forest 46 25 79
    4 Cardiff 46 19 76
    5 Leicester 46 16 76
    6 Blackpool 46 16 70
    7 Swansea 46 3 69
    8 Sheff Utd 46 7 65
    9 Reading 46 5 63
    10 Bristol City 46 -9 63
    11 Middlesbrough 46 8 62
    12 Doncaster 46 1 60
    13 QPR 46 -7 57
    14 Derby 46 -10 56
    15 Ipswich 46 -11 56
    16 Watford 46 -7 54
    17 Preston 46 -15 54
    18 Barnsley 46 -16 54
    19 Coventry 46 -17 54
    20 Scunthorpe 46 -22 52
    21 Crystal Palace 46 -3 49
    22 Sheff Wed 46 -20 47
    23 Plymouth 46 -25 41
    24 Peterborough 46 -34 34


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