Mar 16, 2013 at 5.20pm UK at ​Pride Park
DerbyDerby County
LeicesterLeicester City
Keogh (16'), Martin (44')
Ward (22'), Coutts (37'), Freeman (81')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Schlupp (62')
Keane (51'), St. Ledger (90')

Result: Derby County edge past Leicester City

Derby record their first win in nine games as they overcome Leicester City 2-1 at Pride Park this afternoon.

Leicester City's poor recent form has continued courtesy of a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Derby County at Pride Park this afternoon.

Derby's Chris Martin celebrates his goal against Leicester on March 16, 2013© PA Photos

The visitors had the first sight of goal of the match when Andy King met a cross in the box, but he could only steer his header over the bar from 12 yards out.

Derby punished King for this miss by taking the lead just minutes later. Jamie Ward's set piece found Richard Keogh, who rose above his marker to nod home.

Lloyd Dyer almost pulled his side back level when Jeffrey Hendrick lost the ball in midfield for Derby. Leicester came forward with it, eventually finding Dyer inside the box, but he swept his first-time effort wide.

Ward and Keogh almost combined for another goal midway through the half, but this time the latter couldn't beat Kaspar Schmeichel with his header.

The Rams doubled their lead right on the stroke of half time when Craig Forsyth's cross was met by Chris Martin, who made no mistake with his header.

Leicester got a goal back just after the hour mark when David Nugent gave the ball to Jeffery Schlupp who drilled his shot home from the edge of the area.

The Foxes almost made it two goals in as many minutes immediately afterwards, but Frank Fielding was equal to Nugent's effort from just inside the box.

Ben Davies was the next to come close, almost restoring Derby's two-goal advantage with a fine strike from 25 yards that went just over.

Fielding kept his side in the lead with 20 minutes left on the clock by saving a Ben Marshall strike that looked destined for the net.

The hosts held out in the closing stages to secure their first win in their last nine matches.

Derby skipper Richard Keogh celebrates a goal on December 8, 2012
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