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Leicester 1-0 Stockport

A Steve Howard strike saw Leicester record two wins in a row for the first time since April 2007.

The former Derby man slid the ball home from six yards after a cross from the left by Joe Mattock on 36 minutes.

The Hatters were forced to play for 70 minutes with 10 men after Matty McNeil's straight red card for denying Howard a clear run on goal.

City were reduced to 10 men themselves after 85 minutes when Mattock was stretchered off.


Leicester: Martin, Gilbert, Hobbs, Morrison, Mattock, Gradel, Kishishev (King 63), Wesolowski, Adams (Porter 78), Campbell (Dickov 63), Howard.
Subs Not Used: Henderson, Tunchev, Fryatt, O'Neill.

Booked: Dickov.

Goals: Howard 36.

Stockport: Fn Williams, McSweeney, Owen, McNeil, McNulty, Turnbull (Blizzard 39), Dicker (Mullins 46), Gleeson, Baker (Thompson 73), Anthony Pilkington, Rowe.
Subs Not Used: Rose, Raynes, Rigby, Vincent.

Sent Off: McNeil (19).

Att: 7,386

Ref: Mike Russell (Hertfordshire).


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