Sven begins with stalemate
Eriksson's first game in charge ends in 1-1 draw versus Hull
Last Updated: 16/10/10 6:32pm
Eriksson: Debut draw
Sven Goran Eriksson's first game in charge of Leicester City ended in a draw as Hull City fought for a 1-1 stalemate on Nigel Pearson's return to the Walkers Stadium.
Andy King put the Foxes in front after just three minutes to hand Eriksson a dream start but Robert Koren netted in the second half to earn a point for Leicester.
King squeezed the ball in from a tight angle as Matt Duke got hands on the shot but could only palm it into the net.
King came close again after 15 minutes when he curled an effort wide and the Wales international had a goalbound shot blocked by Anthony Gerrard midway through the first half.
Eriksson's side continued to look dangerous and Bruno Berner sent a shot across the face of goal just before half-time.
Hull were abject in the first half and provided no threat but they drew level seven minutes after the break.
Koren unleashed a shot from 30 yards that Chris Weale could only palm into the net. The Leicester keeper should really have done better.
Neither side were content to sit back and take a point, and both tried to win it in the time remaining.
Jack Hobbs headed straight at Duke on the hour mark, while at the other end Rowan Vine and Mark Cullen missed the target.
Hobbs almost got on the end of Franck Moussa's corner midway through the second half before Weale was forced to save Caleb Folan's header.
The end-to-end action continued and Paul Gallacher wasted a golden chance to earn Leicester all three points when he blazed over the crossbar from eight yards out.
Substitute Kevin Kilbane then nearly won it for Hull with his first touch but his header was smothered by Weale.
Weale was forced into action again with 10 minutes left to keep out Nick Barmby's volley.
Hull had the final attempt but Andy Dawson's free-kick in the first minute of injury time cleared the crossbar.
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