Result: Leicester City 1-0 Blackpool

Result: Leicester City 1-0 Blackpool
© PA Photos
Leicester City edge Blackpool 1-0 through a Ben Marshall penalty.

Leicester City enjoyed a 1-0 home victory over Championship leaders Blackpool in a keenly-contested encounter.

The only goal of the came from the penalty spot, with Ben Marshall converting after Tiago Gomes fouled Jamie Vardy in the area.

Blackpool had chances to get on the scoresheet in both halves, most notably when Barry Ferguson hit the post when he connected with a Gary Taylor-Fletcher cross.

City were in control of possession for long spells but could not add to their advantage.

Seasiders boss Ian Holloway introduced Matt Phillips in the second half to link up with the dangerous Thomas Ince, but his team could not get back on level terms.

Blackpool remain top of the Championship at this early stage despite the defeat, with a notable scalp for Leicester taking them up to 11th place.

King Power Stadium
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Leicester City 0-0 Blackpool
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account