Foxes hitman Howard tames Lions

Steve Howard's first-half winner helped runaway leaders Leicester City secure a 1-0 victory at fellow promotion hopefuls Millwall.

Last Updated: 14/03/09 at 19:53 Post Comment

Howard (c): Celebrates his winner

Howard (c): Celebrates his winner

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Lions had a penalty appeal ignored after 21 minutes when Joe Mattock appeared to upend Marc Laird in the box as the midfielder tried to smash home the rebound from James Henry's initial strike.

But it was Leicester who broke the deadlock 60 seconds later when Howard smashed home a low drive from 18 yards.

Howard came close to doubling the Foxes' advantage on the stroke of half-time with a free-kick from 30 yards, but it sailed just wide of the post.

Tom Cleverley should have made it two for Leicester in the 67th minute but his shot from inside the area was pushed behind by David Forde for a corner.

Only the post denied League One's leading scorer Matty Fryatt from adding a second in the 78th minute. Tony Craig's header three minutes later tested Tony Warner, but the Lions did not trouble the visiting keeper again and Leicester comfortably ran down the clock.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 24 January 2015
15:00
Colchester 2-0 Leyton Or Report
Fleetwood 1-0 Crawley Report
Gillingham 3-2 Oldham Report
MK Dons 2-0 Barnsley Report
Notts Co 1-2 Peterboro  
Port Vale 0-1 Crewe Report
Yeovil 0-0 Coventry Report
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
19:45
Doncaster 0-0 Notts Co Report
Preston 1-1 Yeovil Report
Saturday, 17 January 2015
15:00
Colchester 0-2 Walsall Report

Footer 365

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA top job

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag is to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Scottish football: Charlie Telfer upbeat over Dundee United's cup chances this season

Charlie Telfer believes he could end his first season at Dundee United with at least one cup winner's medal.

Capital One Cup: Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough hopes to upset Tottenham

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough is keen to cause another upset and beat Tottenham to the Capital One Cup final.

Mail Box

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company