Foxes nick late Leeds winner

Teenage debutant Harry Panayiotou scored a last-second winner as Leicester ended the season on a high with a 2-1 win at Leeds.

Last Updated: 28/04/12 at 15:21

Waghorn: Opened the scoring

Waghorn: Opened the scoring

More of the games that matter

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

Martyn Waghorn's first-half goal had looked to have sent United to an 11th home defeat of the season, only for Danny Webber to equalise with eight minutes remaining.

But, with seconds left on the clock, Panayiotou touched in Ben Marshall's effort, leaving home manager Neil Warnock and his players to confront the linesman about an alleged offside.

Warnock's fury may have been more about a season of underachievement at Elland Road than the goal itself, but the veteran boss - who has promised a summer of change - may hear more about the incident after he appeared to throw his chewing gum at the official at the full-time whistle.

And, while 17-year-old Panayiotou may have won it for Leicester, their manager Nigel Pearson - like Warnock a mid-season appointment - will be well aware of the hard work ahead this summer after his big-spending club failed to make their expected promotion push.

Both will hope for better next season but, with so little a stake today, it was of no surprise that the goals apart, action was thin on the ground.

Of the two, Leeds started the better, with Robert Snodgrass' volley on the slide blocked by former United keeper Kasper Schmeichel, and Luciano Becchio wasting a one-on-one when he somehow chipped into Schmeichel's hands from 10 yards.

But, with a large number of Warnock's starting line-up already knowing they will be elsewhere next season, sustained enthusiasm was hard to come by and Leicester grew into the game with Liam Moore's cross zipping across the six-yard box and narrowly evading everyone.

Leeds briefly threatened again as Adam Clayton's shot was blocked by Wes Morgan, but Leicester were not having to work too hard to keep them at bay and quickly took control.

After Marshall's free-kick had been theatrically saved by Andy Lonergan, they took a 39th-minute lead after a catalogue of Leeds errors.

Veteran midfielder Michael Brown kicked off the farcical chain of events, spooning a regulation clearance high and back towards his own goal. Even then, Danny Pugh should have swept things up but, as the left-back missed the ball and fell over, Waghorn pounced and ran on to slot past Lonergan with ease.

The same player rapped a close-range volley into Lonergan's hands four minutes after the half-time break, while Lloyd Dyer would have made it two had his length-of-the-field counter-attack run not ended with his shot being defected over by Pugh.

With the season trickling away for both, opportunities were even rarer than they had been in the first half, with Marshall the only player to even try his luck when he twice fired over from distance.

Substitute Mikael Forsell did work Schmeichel from 12 yards before, almost completely unexpectedly, Leeds levelled with eight minutes left.

Snodgrass was the architect, running at the heart of Leicester's defence and standing a ball up for Forsell. When possession fell back to him he clipped an effort beyond Schmeichel and, even though the ball was headed for the goal, Webber made sure from a yard.

There was still time for more drama, though, with Panayiotou making for a controversial finish when he touched in Marshall's edge-of-the-box effort.

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.

Footer 365

Eden Hazard lands PFA Player of the Year award

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been named the PFA Player of the Year.

Harry Kane lands PFA Young Player of the Year award

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year.

Arsene Wenger says it is impossible for Chelsea to lose title

Arsene Wenger believes it is just a matter of time before Chelsea are crowned champions after their 0-0 draw at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

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