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Jan 4, 2020 at 5.31pm UK at King Power Stadium
Attendance: 30,330
LeicesterLeicester City
WiganWigan Athletic
Pearce (19' og.), Barnes (40')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Result: Leicester ease into FA Cup fourth round

Brendan Rodgers made 10 changes to his side.

Leicester eased into the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 victory against Wigan at the King Power Stadium.

With a Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Aston Villa on the horizon in four day's time, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers made 10 changes from the New Year's Day win at Newcastle.

Only left-back Ben Chilwell kept his place, but it made little difference to the result as an own goal by Latics debutant Tom Pearce and a Harvey Barnes strike had Leicester firmly in control at half time – and that is how is stayed.

Leicester City v Wigan Athletic – FA Cup – Third Round – King Power Stadium
Leicester's Harvey Barnes scored against Wigan (Mike Egerton/PA)

Wigan, winners of the competition as recently as 2013, made six changes themselves as boss Paul Cook seemingly prioritised Championship survival.

Leicester dominated the ball early on but produced nothing other than a tame 25-yard shot from Demarai Gray prior to taking the lead through Pearce's misfortune.

Albrighton latched on to a long forward pass and tried to cut the ball back into the onrushing Barnes, but the Wigan defender got there first and was unable to sort out his feet as the ball went into the corner of the net.

David Marshall was quick off his line to thwart Barnes and deny Leicester a quick second goal.

Wigan came close to an equaliser when Danny Ward had to stretch to deny Josh Windass a tap-in from a Gavin Massey cross, with James Justin denying Kieran Dowell a debut goal with a follow-up block.

Leicester City v Wigan Athletic – FA Cup – Third Round – King Power Stadium
Wigan's Tom Pearce, second left, appears dejected after scoring an own goal (Mike Egerton/PA)

It proved an important passage of play as Leicester went down the other end and extended their lead. Chilwell broke forward with the ball and teed-up Barnes, who cut inside and unleashed a shot that deflected and gave Marshall no chance as it dropped into the corner of the net.

Marshall then pushed away a dipping, swerving effort from Gray as the Foxes looked for another goal before the break.

Summer signing Dennis Praet came close to scoring his first Leicester goal when he looped a header over the crossbar as the hour mark approached.

Wigan thought they were back in the tie after 73 minutes when substitute Jamal Lowe volleyed home Pearce's cross, but the defender was marginally offside when delivering the ball, according to VAR.

Another long-range effort from Gray brought a fine fingertip save from Marshall before Wilfred Ndidi missed the target with a free header, spurning a golden opportunity for a third goal for his side.

Marshall kept the hosts at bay one last time late on when he parried away a Barnes shot following a fine solo run.

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
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