Leicester City inch closer to the Championship title after a 1-0 win over 10-man Queens Park Rangers.
have moved a step closer to winning the Leicester City Championship thanks to a 1-0 win over . Queens Park Rangers © Getty Images
The away side had chances in an even first half, but faded in the second before being reduced to 10 men late on.
Leicester started brightly as
and Anthony Knockaert got involved early on, with the former dragging a couple of efforts wide after good build-up play. Riyad Mahrez
QPR improved after that as
forced two good saves out of Niko Kranjcar but it was Leicester who continued to create the better chances. Kasper Schmeichel
failed to test David Nugent after a good cross from Robert Green , then King himself robbed Andy King and went around Green, only to see his goal-bound effort cleared by Karl Henry . Nedum Onouha got involved a bit for the visitors at the beginning of the second half, but failed to really test the goalkeeper despite a couple of very good chances. Modibo Maiga
QPR were made to pay for those misses shortly after, as some nice passing in midfield released Nugent in the right channel. The Foxes top scorer made no mistake, slotting the ball past Green and into the far corner to make it 1-0.
Things got even worse for
with just over 10 minutes to go when Harry Redknapp received a second yellow card for a late challenge on King. Benoit Assou-Ekotto
The hosts dominated after that with chances for
and Danny Drinkwater , but settled for the one-goal win which puts them within two points of the Championship title. Matt James
Half-Time Report: Leicester, QPR goalless at the break