Apr 19, 2014 at 12.15pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
LeicesterLeicester City
1-0
QPRQueens Park Rangers
Nugent (68')
Schmeichel (73')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Assou-Ekotto (39'), Kranjcar (44'), O'Neill (57')
Assou-Ekotto (78')

Result: Leicester City edge past 10-man Queens Park Rangers

Leicester City inch closer to the Championship title after a 1-0 win over 10-man Queens Park Rangers.

Leicester City have moved a step closer to winning the Championship thanks to a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.

Leicester's David Nugent is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal against QPR during their Championship match on April 19, 2014© 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 Anthony Knockaert and Riyad Mahrez got involved early on, with the former dragging a couple of efforts wide after good build-up play.

QPR improved after that as Niko Kranjcar forced two good saves out of Kasper Schmeichel but it was Leicester who continued to create the better chances.

First David Nugent failed to test Robert Green after a good cross from Andy King, then King himself robbed Karl Henry and went around Green, only to see his goal-bound effort cleared by Nedum Onouha.

Modibo Maiga 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.

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 Harry Redknapp with just over 10 minutes to go when Benoit Assou-Ekotto received a second yellow card for a late challenge on King.

The hosts dominated after that with chances for Danny Drinkwater and Matt James, but settled for the one-goal win which puts them within two points of the Championship title.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson looks on ahead of the Championship playoff semi-final against Watford on May 9, 2013
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Leicester, QPR goalless at the break
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves21153341172448
2Cardiff CityCardiff20134330141643
3Bristol City21117334221240
4Derby CountyDerby21115533211238
5Aston Villa21107429181137
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2112183426837
7Leeds UnitedLeeds2110383326733
8Middlesbrough219572720732
9Ipswich TownIpswich2110293532332
10Preston North EndPreston218852522332
11Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest21100113135-430
12Fulham217862727029
13Brentford216963330327
14Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds216962626027
15Norwich CityNorwich217682127-627
16Reading207582624226
17Millwall215882221123
18Hull City215793739-222
19Queens Park RangersQPR215792332-922
20Barnsley2155112434-1020
21Bolton WanderersBolton2137112140-1916
22Birmingham CityBirmingham2144131030-2016
23Sunderland2129102638-1215
24Burton Albion2135131340-2714
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
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand