Nugent helps Foxes past Robins

David Nugent was on target as Leicester beat Bristol City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium to record their fifth straight win in the Championship.

Last Updated: 06/10/12 at 17:35

Nugent: Celebrates his fifth of the season

Nugent: Celebrates his fifth of the season

More of the games that matter

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

It was very much high fives all-round for Nigel Pearson's in-form side as they maintained their recent good form.

Nugent's fifth league strike of the season and Richard Foster's own goal secured the Foxes' fifth straight victory - following excellent away wins at Middlesbrough and Huddersfield - and also brought their fifth win in a row at their King Power Stadium home.

The result took the Midlanders top of the table prior to Cardiff's televised late afternoon clash at Ipswich, but the success did not come without a cost, with the Foxes losing three players through injury.

Paul Konchesky was forced to withdraw at the break, Jamie Vardy hobbled off in the 51st minute, and then after 63 minutes Republic of Ireland international defender Sean St Ledger also picked up a knock.

The Robins, who had chalked up a league double over Leicester last season, had almost snatched the lead inside the first minute, Jody Morris meeting Sam Baldock's cross but his six-yard header was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

The Foxes responded well and after eight minutes a left-foot shot by Lloyd Dyer was tipped over the crossbar by City goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

The visitors, the second-highest scorers in the Championship going into the contest, with 18 goals, had certainly not come to sit back and defend in the early stages and following a corner from Morris into the heart of the Leicester box, Liam Fontaine sent a 10-yard shot wide of the right-hand upright.

Leicester's former England striker Nugent headed over from six yards out in the 28th minute, but he made amends just 60 seconds later. Vardy's long ball from the back caught the Robins rearguard napping and Nugent raced through one-on-one with Heaton and drove a low right-footer into the bottom corner.

Heaton kept City in the hunt with smart saves from both Nugent and French ace Anthony Knockaert in the space of a few seconds in the 36th minute.

The Robins had lost their record as being the only Championship team not to have gone in trailing at half-time - and boss Derek McInnes decided to replace Baldock with Steve Davies in the 59th minute.

Fontaine fluffed a good chance to bring City level in the 71st minute, the big defender heading an inswinging corner from Morris over the top from six yards, and that miss proved costly as the Foxes forged further ahead on 74 minutes, Andy King's left-wing cross being headed into his own goal by the unfortunate Richard Foster.

It brought up Leicester's 50th goal against their west country opponents and was enough for them to chalk up their fifth straight league win for the first time since February 2011.

As for the Robins, they have now failed to win six of their last seven league outings.

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, 22 November 2014
15:00
Blackburn 2-1 Leeds Report
Blackpool 1-1 Bolton Report
B'mouth 2-2 Ipswich Report
Charlton 0-0 Millwall Report
Norwich 3-3 Brighton Report
Rotherham 0-1 Birm'ham Report
Watford 1-2 Derby Report
Wigan 1-1 M'boro Report
Wolves 0-3 N Forest Report
12:15
Huddsf'ld 0-0 Sheff Wed  

Footer 365

Mignolet 'worse than Dracula'

Bruce Grobbelaar has lambasted Simon Mignolet's reluctance to command his box, saying: "At least Dracula comes out of his coffin now and then."

World Cup: FIFA could face UK criminal probe from Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office is looking into claims of corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Scottish football: Aleksandar Tonev's appeal against seven-game ban to be heard on December 4

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev will find out on December 4 if his appeal against a seven-match ban has been successful.

Mail Box

Mails: Quit Massaging Mourinho's Ego

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox after it was claimed that the Chelsea boss has transformed Cesc Fabregas into a complete player. Plus, more on Arsenal...

F365: Saving You From Bad Relationships

A cracking Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Willian, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Aguero. Plus how Football365 saved one man from an unhappy relationship...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property