David Nugent scores the winner as Leicester City move up to second place in the Championship table with a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.
Leicester City have moved up to second in the Championship table with a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at the King Power Stadium.
David Nugent scored the winner 20 minutes from time before Kasper Schmeichel saved a late penalty to give the Foxes a 10th home victory of the season.
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Anthony Knockaert hit the woodwork for the hosts in the 28th minute when his deflected effort crashed against the crossbar.
Leicester were denied by the crossbar again on the stroke of half time as Michael Keane's looping header nearly crept in from a corner.
Incredibly, the frame of the goal kept Leicester out for a third time in the 55th minute following Chris Wood's powerful header.
The home side finally made the breakthrough with 20 minutes left to play through Nugent, who guided a half volley into the net from Wood's knockdown.
Boro had a glorious chance to snatch an equaliser in injury time when they were awarded a penalty following a foul on Rhys Williams, but Marvin Emnes's kick was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.
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