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Sheff Utd   0 - 1   Leicester

Highlights - Sheffield United 1-0 Leicester

Sheffield United 0-1 Leicester

Leicester hung on at Sheffield United to claim a fourth win in their last five league games.

Andy King's goal proved to be decisive and he scored when lifting the ball over keeper Steve Simonsen early on.

The Blades were denied an equaliser when keeper Chris Weale tipped over a venomous Nick Montgomerie strike.

Lee Williamson's measured free-kick also hit the Leicester post and Marcus Bent blazed over from six yards as the home side failed to grab an equaliser.

The Blades will be left ruing their poor finishing as Shane Lowry also headed over for them and later fired a shot over, while Elian Parrino had a late header cleared off the line.

The result was harsh on the home side considering their efforts but keeps them in the bottom three of the Championship with former Foxes manager Micky Adams still to taste victory since being appointed by the Blades in December.

Sheffield United were also dealt the blow of ex-Foxes left-back Joe Mattock being stretchered off with an injury after 28 minutes.

Meanwhile, Leicester kept within range of the promotion slots thanks to King's 11th goal of the campaign.

King's effort was set up when Ayegbeni Yakubu managed to prod the ball into his path, with his neat finish enough for the three points.

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 0-1 Leicester FT
(HT 0-1)
    • King 4

    Sheff Utd

    • 01 Simonsen
    • 06 Ertl
    • 20 Mattock (Kozluk 33 yellow card)
    • 21 Lowry
    • 33 Parrino yellow card
    • 04 Montgomery
    • 08 Doyle (Yeates 70)
    • 14 Williamson
    • 09 Evans
    • 17 Cresswell
    • 37 Bent (Bogdanovic 75)

    Substitutes

    • 25 Long,
    • 22 Kozluk,
    • 34 Lowton,
    • 11 Yeates,
    • 28 Quinn,
    • 10 Bogdanovic,
    • 18 Ward

    Leicester

    • 01 Weale
    • 04 Van Aanholt
    • 16 Naughton
    • 34 Bamba
    • 36 Mee
    • 10 King
    • 11 Dyer (Gallagher 63)
    • 19 Wellens
    • 22 Abe (Oakley 70)
    • 24 Yakubu (Waghorn 87)
    • 37 Vassell

    Substitutes

    • 13 Logan,
    • 15 Berner,
    • 25 Hobbs,
    • 08 Oakley,
    • 07 Gallagher,
    • 09 Howard,
    • 14 Waghorn
    Ref: WebbAtt: 20,464
    SHEFF UTD
    LEICESTER

    Possession

    • Sheff Utd 51%
    • Leicester 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Sheff Utd 9
    • Leicester 2

    Attempts off target

    • Sheff Utd 8
    • Leicester 5

    Corners

    • Sheff Utd 14
    • Leicester 2

    Fouls

    • Sheff Utd 12
    • Leicester 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+12:53 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+2:32 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Daniel Bogdanovic, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+2:10 The ball is swung over by Ched Evans, Elian Parrino takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.
    • 90:00+2:01 Corner taken by Ched Evans, Matt Oakley manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+1:47 Ched Evans sends in a cross, Matt Oakley gets a block in.
    • 89:30 Richie Wellens handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Mark Yeates takes the free kick.
    • 88:55 Ched Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Wellens. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 88:22 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates, Elian Parrino takes a shot. Clearance by Patrick Van Aanholt.
    • 86:49 Substitution Martyn Waghorn replaces Ayegbeni Yakubu.
    • 86:39 Patrick Van Aanholt produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
    • 86:25 Andy King takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Shane Lowry gets a block in.
    • 84:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Vassell by Rob Kozluk. Chris Weale takes the free kick.
    • 84:42 Booking Rob Kozluk receives a yellow card.
    • 84:17 Mark Yeates crosses the ball.
    • 83:05 The offside flag is raised against Andy King. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.
    • 82:50 Ched Evans crosses the ball, save by Chris Weale.
    • 80:56 Andy King is ruled offside. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 79:23 Richie Wellens concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Montgomery. Rob Kozluk takes the free kick.
    • 78:43 Shane Lowry produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 78:33 The ball is swung over by Rob Kozluk, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.
    • 78:01 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates.
    • 75:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Gallagher on Elian Parrino. Mark Yeates delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
    • 74:08 Substitution Marcus Bent goes off and Daniel Bogdanovic comes on.
    • 73:58 Outswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates.
    • 73:23 Nick Montgomery sends in a cross, Richie Wellens makes a clearance.
    • 73:08 The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Ben Mee.
    • 72:11 Rob Kozluk concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Naughton. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallagher.
    • 71:16 Ched Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Van Aanholt. Patrick Van Aanholt takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:40 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the right by-line, Shane Lowry has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
    • 69:13 The official flags Marcus Bent offside. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
    • 69:13 Substitution Michael Doyle leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Yeates.
    • 69:13 Substitution Matt Oakley is brought on as a substitute for Yuki Abe.
    • 65:54 Richie Wellens fouled by Michael Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Gallagher takes the direct free kick.
    • 63:56 Ched Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Van Aanholt. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Van Aanholt.
    • 62:51 Substitution Paul Gallagher is brought on as a substitute for Lloyd Dyer.
    • 58:35 The referee blows for offside. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
    • 58:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Montgomery on Yuki Abe. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.
    • 57:00 Lee Williamson produces a cross.
    • 56:36 Shane Lowry sends in a cross, save by Chris Weale.
    • 55:53 Lloyd Dyer has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 55:43 Michael Doyle challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ayegbeni Yakubu restarts play with the free kick.
    • 54:15 The ball is swung over by Lee Williamson, Effort on goal by Marcus Bent from just inside the area clears the bar.
    • 53:46 Rob Kozluk delivers the ball, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.
    • 51:12 Shane Lowry challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.
    • 50:50 Elian Parrino produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 49:51 Elian Parrino concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Dyer. Richie Wellens has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 49:51 Booking The referee cautions Elian Parrino for unsporting behaviour.
    • 48:21 Yuki Abe sends in a cross.
    • 47:14 Nick Montgomery takes a shot from 30 yards. Chris Weale makes a save.
    • 46:38 Ayegbeni Yakubu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnny Ertl. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
    • 46:07 The ball is sent over by Lee Williamson, clearance by Ben Mee.
    • 45:44 Centre by Lloyd Dyer, Shane Lowry manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+5:44 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+4:17 Handball by Richard Cresswell. Souleymane Bamba takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+3:11 The ball is sent over by Lloyd Dyer, Effort on goal by Ben Mee from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 45:00+3:00 Short corner taken by Lloyd Dyer from the right by-line.
    • 45:00+2:48 Lloyd Dyer takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Elian Parrino.
    • 45:00+2:26 The ball is swung over by Lloyd Dyer, Rob Kozluk makes a clearance.
    • 45:00+1:42 Lee Williamson takes a corner.
    • 45:00+1:14 Shane Lowry takes a shot. Souleymane Bamba gets a block in.
    • 45:00+0:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Naughton on Richard Cresswell. Rob Kozluk takes the free kick.
    • 44:49 Header by Richard Cresswell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 44:29 Richie Wellens concedes a free kick for a foul on Ched Evans. Free kick taken by Rob Kozluk.
    • 43:53 Elian Parrino produces a cross.
    • 42:16 Elian Parrino produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
    • 41:17 The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Cresswell. Chris Weale takes the indirect free kick.
    • 39:22 Andy King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Doyle. Shot comes in from Lee Williamson from the free kick,
    • 37:27 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Williamson, Patrick Van Aanholt makes a clearance.
    • 37:06 The ball is swung over by Ched Evans, blocked by Yuki Abe.
    • 34:43 Richie Wellens concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Doyle. Direct free kick taken by Rob Kozluk.
    • 34:26 Centre by Kyle Naughton, blocked by Darius Vassell.
    • 32:41 Substitution Joe Mattock leaves the field to be replaced by Rob Kozluk.
    • 27:44 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joe Mattock from the right by-line, Lloyd Dyer makes a clearance.
    • 27:18 Corner taken by Lee Williamson from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.
    • 25:24 The assistant referee signals for offside against Marcus Bent. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 24:41 Lloyd Dyer produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 24:03 Foul by Darius Vassell on Nick Montgomery, free kick awarded. Joe Mattock restarts play with the free kick.
    • 23:27 Corner taken left-footed by Joe Mattock from the right by-line, Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale.
    • 20:40 The ball is sent over by Ched Evans, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.
    • 18:51 Effort from 20 yards by Michael Doyle. Save by Chris Weale.
    • 18:10 The referee blows for offside against Lloyd Dyer. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 16:23 Richie Wellens is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Mattock.
    • 14:42 Corner taken left-footed by Joe Mattock to the near post, Close range header by Richard Cresswell misses to the right of the goal.
    • 13:40 Lee Williamson takes a shot. Blocked by Souleymane Bamba.
    • 13:22 Inswinging corner taken by Joe Mattock from the right by-line, Lloyd Dyer manages to make a clearance.
    • 12:56 Shot by Ched Evans. Save by Chris Weale.
    • 12:46 Lee Williamson produces a cross, clearance made by Ben Mee.
    • 11:50 The ball is delivered by Patrick Van Aanholt, Joe Mattock makes a clearance.
    • 10:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darius Vassell on Joe Mattock. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lee Williamson, Ayegbeni Yakubu manages to make a clearance.
    • 9:39 Kyle Naughton produces a cross.
    • 7:18 Unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba by Richard Cresswell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 5:43 Lee Williamson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ayegbeni Yakubu.
    • 5:16 The ball is crossed by Lee Williamson, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
    • 3:37 The assist for the goal came from Ayegbeni Yakubu.
    • 3:37 GOAL - Andy KingSheff Utd 0 - 1 Leicester Andy King grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Leicester.
    • 2:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba by Lee Williamson. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:08 Marcus Bent takes a shot. Ben Mee gets a block in.
    • 0:54 Ayegbeni Yakubu is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 1 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 29 30 56
    2 Norwich 29 10 51
    3 Swansea 29 11 50
    4 Nott'm Forest 27 15 49
    5 Cardiff 28 12 48
    6 Leeds 29 7 46
    7 Watford 27 13 43
    8 Reading 28 13 42
    9 Millwall 29 8 42
    10 Leicester 29 -4 42
    11 Burnley 28 6 40
    12 Barnsley 29 -5 40
    13 Hull 29 -1 39
    14 Doncaster 27 -4 37
    15 Coventry 29 -3 36
    16 Derby 28 -1 34
    17 Ipswich 27 -5 34
    18 Middlesbrough 28 -3 33
    19 Bristol City 29 -13 32
    20 Portsmouth 28 -7 31
    21 Crystal Palace 29 -21 28
    22 Sheff Utd 28 -18 27
    23 Scunthorpe 26 -20 24
    24 Preston 27 -20 21


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