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Derby   0 - 2   Leicester

Derby 0-2 Leicester

Derby 0-2 Leicester

First-half goals from Ayegbeni Yakubu and Andy King sealed victory for play-off chasing Leicester at Derby.

On-loan forward Yakubu found the net midway through the half with a powerful volley from 12-yards out.

And King sealed the points in first-half injury time with a neat finish from just inside the area after latching onto Paul Gallagher pass.

Victory lifted Leicester up to seventh and four points off sixth-placed Leeds in the play-off zone.

The home defeat for Derby piles more pressure on boss Nigel Clough and leaves the Rams languishing in 17th place in the table, without a win in six league games.

Leicester looked the livelier of the two teams in the opening exchanges and after Paul Gallagher sent Patrick Van Aanholt through with a clever pass that split the Rams defence, the Chelsea loanee fizzed the ball across the face of the goal but Yakubu could not stretch far enough to convert from close range.

The visitors broke the deadlock when Yakubu took advantage of some poor Derby defending to fire into the top corner with a smart left-footed volley on the turn.

Gallagher almost doubled the Foxes' advantage on the half hour but his curling shot from the edge of the box flew agonisingly past the post.

The home side showed no signs of troubling debutant Pereira Ricardo in the Leicester goal as the visitors did all the pressing in the first period and were rewarded with their second goal on the stroke of half-time.

King latched on to a perfectly weighted through ball from Gallagher to slot past Stephen Bywater following impressive build-up play involving Van Aanholt and Yakubu.

Derby were disappointed not to be awarded a penalty a minute after the restart when Steve Davies' free-kick was blocked by a Leicester player's hand in the area but the referee waved play on.

The game was held up for five minutes as central defenders Ben Mee and Souleymane Bamba both received treatment after clashing heads on the edge of their penalty area but when the contest restarted, the Foxes showed no signs of stopping as they passed the ball around fluently.

The Rams, who lacked creativity in the final third, tried in vain to find a way back into the game but were thwarted by an impressive Foxes backline, who were influential in Leicester's victory.

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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Derby 0-2 Leicester FT
(HT 0-2)
    • Yakubu 28
    • King 45+3

    Derby

    • 01 Bywater
    • 02 Brayford
    • 03 Roberts
    • 05 Barker yellow card
    • 20 Addison (Ayala 87)
    • 04 Green
    • 08 Savage
    • 11 Pearson (Cywka 46)
    • 18 Pringle (Bueno 81)
    • 28 B Davies
    • 07 S Davies

    Substitutes

    • 13 Deeney,
    • 06 Leacock,
    • 21 Ayala,
    • 19 Cywka,
    • 12 Porter,
    • 23 Doyle,
    • 27 Bueno

    Leicester

    • 35 Ricardo
    • 04 Van Aanholt
    • 16 Naughton
    • 34 Bamba (Bruma 84)
    • 36 Mee
    • 08 Oakley
    • 10 King
    • 19 Wellens
    • 07 Gallagher
    • 24 Yakubu (Dyer 76)
    • 37 Vassell (Waghorn 83 yellow card)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Weale,
    • 12 Bruma,
    • 15 Berner,
    • 11 Dyer,
    • 22 Abe,
    • 23 Moussa,
    • 14 Waghorn
    Ref: WebsterAtt: 26,142
    DERBY
    LEICESTER

    Possession

    • Derby 48%
    • Leicester 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Derby 2
    • Leicester 6

    Attempts off target

    • Derby 4
    • Leicester 3

    Corners

    • Derby 5
    • Leicester 0

    Fouls

    • Derby 19
    • Leicester 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:03 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+3:33 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alberto Bueno from the left by-line.
    • 90:00+3:14 Steve Davies takes a shot. Ben Mee gets a block in.
    • 90:00+2:31 Steve Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy King. Pereira Ricardo restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:44 The assistant referee flags for offside against Martyn Waghorn. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:44 Booking Booking for Martyn Waghorn for dissent.
    • 89:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Roberts on Lloyd Dyer. Kyle Naughton takes the direct free kick.
    • 87:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martyn Waghorn on Steve Davies. Centre by Ben Davies, Header from close range by John Brayford clears the bar.
    • 87:25 Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Robbie Savage results in a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.
    • 86:47 Tomasz Cywka gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pereira Ricardo. Direct free kick taken by Pereira Ricardo.
    • 86:47 Substitution Daniel Ayala replaces Miles Addison.
    • 86:22 The ball is crossed by Gareth Roberts, clearance made by Ben Mee.
    • 84:30 Ben Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Van Aanholt. Free kick taken by Pereira Ricardo.
    • 83:44 Foul by Martyn Waghorn on John Brayford, free kick awarded. John Brayford restarts play with the free kick.
    • 83:44 Substitution Jeffrey Bruma on for Souleymane Bamba.
    • 82:31 Substitution Martyn Waghorn on for Darius Vassell.
    • 80:54 Substitution Alberto Bueno is brought on as a substitute for Ben Pringle.
    • 80:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Mee by Steve Davies. Pereira Ricardo takes the free kick.
    • 77:00 Centre by Robbie Savage, Ben Mee makes a clearance.
    • 76:21 Souleymane Bamba challenges Tomasz Cywka unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Davies from left wing, clearance made by Kyle Naughton.
    • 75:12 Substitution Ayegbeni Yakubu goes off and Lloyd Dyer comes on.
    • 74:48 The ball is delivered by John Brayford, Headed effort from inside the area by Steve Davies misses to the left of the goal.
    • 73:04 A cross is delivered by Gareth Roberts.
    • 64:49 The ball is swung over by Darius Vassell, John Brayford makes a clearance.
    • 64:15 Steve Davies produces a cross.
    • 63:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Van Aanholt by John Brayford. Paul Gallagher takes the direct free kick.
    • 60:58 Tomasz Cywka concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Van Aanholt. Pereira Ricardo takes the direct free kick.
    • 57:32 Shaun Barker challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick. Matt Oakley takes a shot. Paul Green gets a block in.
    • 57:32 Booking Shaun Barker goes into the referee's book.
    • 56:31 Centre by John Brayford, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.
    • 56:05 The ball is sent over by Andy King, Stephen Bywater makes a save.
    • 55:28 Robbie Savage gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy King. Souleymane Bamba takes the direct free kick.
    • 54:32 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Davies.
    • 54:11 Ben Davies produces a cross, Ben Mee manages to make a clearance.
    • 53:50 Ben Davies takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.
    • 53:40 The ball is sent over by Robbie Savage, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
    • 52:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba by Tomasz Cywka. Direct free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.
    • 51:27 Tomasz Cywka is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Pereira Ricardo.
    • 50:55 Ben Pringle sends in a cross, Close range header by Steve Davies misses to the right of the goal.
    • 50:20 Unfair challenge on Shaun Barker by Ayegbeni Yakubu results in a free kick. Paul Green takes the free kick.
    • 48:35 Unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher by Ben Davies results in a free kick. Paul Gallagher takes the direct free kick.
    • 47:23 Foul by Richie Wellens on John Brayford, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John Brayford.
    • 47:07 Ayegbeni Yakubu is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tomasz Cywka by Andy King. Steve Davies has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • 45:01 Substitution Stephen Pearson leaves the field to be replaced by Tomasz Cywka.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:37 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+2:26 The assist for the goal came from Paul Gallagher.
    • 45:00+2:26 GOAL - Andy KingDerby 0 - 2 Leicester Andy King scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Derby 0-2 Leicester.
    • 44:32 Centre by Ben Pringle.
    • 43:34 Header by Andy King from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 43:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Davies on Kyle Naughton. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallagher.
    • 42:44 Andy King takes a shot. Shaun Barker gets a block in.
    • 36:42 Richie Wellens takes a shot. Ben Davies gets a block in.
    • 34:24 John Brayford handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the free kick. Andy King fouled by Stephen Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Mee.
    • 33:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Mee on Steve Davies. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
    • 33:16 Darius Vassell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.
    • 32:25 Foul by Paul Gallagher on Ben Davies, free kick awarded. Paul Green takes the direct free kick.
    • 30:24 Shot from just outside the box by Paul Gallagher misses to the left of the target.
    • 28:50 Stephen Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.
    • 27:27 Assist on the goal came from Paul Gallagher.
    • 27:27 GOAL - Ayegbeni YakubuDerby 0 - 1 Leicester Ayegbeni Yakubu fires in a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Derby 0-1 Leicester.
    • 27:19 The ball is delivered by Kyle Naughton, clearance by Shaun Barker.
    • 26:23 Steve Davies produces a cross, save made by Pereira Ricardo.
    • 24:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Davies on Patrick Van Aanholt. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Van Aanholt.
    • 22:30 The referee blows for offside against Gareth Roberts. Kyle Naughton takes the indirect free kick.
    • 21:39 The assistant referee flags for offside against Darius Vassell. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:28 The ball is delivered by Ben Pringle, Ben Mee manages to make a clearance. Ben Davies takes the inswinging corner, save made by Pereira Ricardo.
    • 17:01 Andy King has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
    • Correction - 16:29 The ball is delivered by Patrick Van Aanholt, Stephen Bywater makes a save.
    • 16:29 The ball is sent over by Patrick Van Aanholt, save by Stephen Bywater.
    • 16:21 Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Stephen Pearson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
    • 15:25 Robbie Savage gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy King. Kyle Naughton takes the free kick.
    • 14:38 The ball is sent over by Ben Davies.
    • 14:01 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies to the near post, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.
    • 13:55 The ball is delivered by Ben Pringle, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.
    • 12:55 Paul Green takes a shot. Blocked by Souleymane Bamba.
    • 10:55 Steve Davies is caught offside. Free kick taken by Matt Oakley.
    • 6:52 Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Stephen Pearson results in a free kick. Souleymane Bamba takes the free kick.
    • 4:54 The ball is delivered by Patrick Van Aanholt.
    • 2:10 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
    • 0:44 Foul by Patrick Van Aanholt on Ben Davies, free kick awarded. John Brayford restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 12 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 30 31 59
    2 Cardiff 30 14 54
    3 Norwich 31 10 54
    4 Swansea 31 11 53
    5 Nott'm Forest 28 16 52
    6 Leeds 31 10 52
    7 Leicester 31 1 48
    8 Burnley 30 9 46
    9 Millwall 31 9 46
    10 Hull 31 4 45
    11 Watford 29 10 43
    12 Reading 30 11 42
    13 Barnsley 31 -8 41
    14 Coventry 31 -3 39
    15 Ipswich 29 -2 38
    16 Doncaster 29 -7 37
    17 Derby 30 -3 35
    18 Portsmouth 30 -5 35
    19 Bristol City 31 -11 35
    20 Middlesbrough 30 -5 33
    21 Crystal Palace 31 -21 31
    22 Sheff Utd 30 -21 28
    23 Scunthorpe 28 -25 24
    24 Preston 29 -25 21


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