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Result: Leicester City 1-2 Barnsley

Result: Leicester 1-2 Barnsley
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Barnsley record their first away win of 2012 to climb above opponents Leicester in the Championship.

Barnsley recorded their first away win of 2012 to climb above opponents Leicester in the Championship.

A first half brace from Andy Gray either side of a Lloyd Dyer strike gave the visitors a 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium.

The home side started brightly, coming close through a Paul Gallagher free-kick within the first five minutes, with Barnsley keeper Luke Steele making a good low save.

It was the visitors who broke the deadlock, however, when Ricardo Vaz Te found Danny Drinkwater, who in turn drilled the ball across goal to Gray, leaving the striker with an easy finish to cap off a good move.

Leicester responded immediately to this set-back, however, through Dyer. The former MK Dons man was sent through on goal by a pass from Matt Mills, and made no mistake with a neat finish.

The home side started to take control of possession without creating many goalscoring chances, and they were punished for this just after the half hour mark when Gray bagged his second of the game.

Again, it was Vaz Te and Drinkwater who teamed up to supply the cross, Gray this time finishing with a diving header.

The visitors almost extended their lead in the opening exchanges of the second half when Vaz Te came close to intercepting a back pass, but Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel just about made the tackle.

The Foxes began to push for an equaliser, once being denied by a brilliant challenge by Bobby Hassell before Gallagher's corner caused havoc in the Barnsley penalty area, resulting in Richie Wellens heading the ball against the crossbar.

Andy King was then presented with a golden opportunity to level the sides, but the midfielder sliced his shot into the fans behind the goal.

Barnsley then went up the other end and were only thwarted by a smart Schmeichel save from Matt Done's shot.

Schmeichel had to be on his guard shortly after too, pushing Craig Davies' curling shot out of the path of Done.

At the other end, only a fine McEveley interception denied Jermaine Beckford a goal with what would have been his first touch.

Leicester began to press for the equaliser, but it was Barnsley who had the final chance of the match as Vaz Te took advantage of the Foxes' attacking intent only to be denied by Schmeichel once again.

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