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Elland Road (ATT 22,678) 18th January 2014 - Kick off 12:15

Leeds Leeds United vs Leicester City Leicester

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  1. 90+4

    Mike Dean blows the final whistle and Leicester secure a vital win thanks to David Nugent's goal.

  2. 90+2

    Wasteful from Warnock and it goes out of play.

  3. 90

    We will have four minutes of added time at the end of this one.

  4. 89

    Great play by Leicester but could Kenny have been quicker off his line?

  5. 87

    GOAL! Nugent converts from close range after excellent movement by Phillips.

  6. 86

    Double change for Leeds. Diouf and Peltier on, Kebe and Varney off.

  7. 84

    Moore is down for Leicester at the moment and receiving treatment.

  8. 83

    CHANCE! Phillips comes alive in the area but King fires wide. May have been deflected.

  9. 83

    Morgan follows Varney towards halfway and concedes a throw. This one still very much up for grabs.

  10. 81

    Phillips still has that touch of class. Linking up whenever he can.

  11. 80

    Dyer off King on for Leicester.

  12. 78

    Kebe breaks but loses his footing. Leicester break forward again and Phillips hits one at Kenny.

  13. 78

    Yellow for Byram for a wild one on Knockaert.

  14. 77

    Dyer got into an excellent position but he can't quite touch the ball into Phillips' path.

  15. 75

    Phillips on Vardy off.

  16. 74

    Game turned a little scrappy. Kevin Phillips looks like he will be joining us soon.

  17. 73

    McCormack goes down in the box but Mike Dean waves away the protests. No penalty.

  18. 71

    Brown fouled again. This time by Knockaert.

  19. 70

    CHANCE! Stewart cuts inside on his right foot but his strike on goal is deflected wide. Unlucky.

  20. 69

    Vardy goes in late on Brown.

  21. 69

    Varney does well down the left but his cut back is behind Kebe.

  22. 68

    Brown is trying to run the knock off. We'll keep an eye on that one for you.

  23. 68

    Schmeichel does really well to fist the cross away.

  24. 67

    Brown down for Leeds, receiving treatment. Still waiting for the corner to be delivered.

  25. 66

    Stewart has a go but Morgan is in the way. Corner.

  26. 66

    Kebe not quite as lively this half. Leeds will want to get him involved far more. His touch lets him down this time.

  27. 64

    Wasilewski will come on for the injured De Laet for Leicester.

  28. 62

    Austin, as he has done all game, is back cleaning up again for Leeds. James more involved from midfield for Leicester this half now.

  29. 61

    Knockaert with a lovely piece of skill in the box but his cross is cleared.

  30. 60

    Drinkwater has a go at goal but it's deflected over.

  31. 59

    Kebe and McCormack get in each others way and Leicester win a throw. Frustrated groans from the home support. The first time this afternoon.

  32. 58

    Lees goes down in his own box after Dyer's elbow catches him in the face. Accidental.

  33. 57

    Pearson's team not quite at their best this afternoon. Will Phillips come off the bench to score a debut goal?

  34. 55

    CHANCE! Excellent little turn by James who wriggles past his man but his shot is inches wide. Good effort.

  35. 53

    Superb defending from Byram. Dyer wasn't getting past him then.

  36. 52

    Morgan is strong. Very. No getting past him today. Just ask Varney.

  37. 51

    Leeds apply pressure on James and Varney charges down on Schmeichel. No panic for the visitors as Schmeichel shepherds the ball out of play.

  38. 49

    McCormack trying to set a chance up but Leicester break. Brown wins it back but his shot is a tame one.

  39. 48

    Morgan with a late one on Varney and he picks up a yellow as well. Card crazy!

  40. 47

    Knockaert with the first yellow for a tackle on Warnock.

  41. 47

    Leicester win a free-kick but Leeds feel they should have had one moments earlier.

  42. 46

    Dyer attacks down the left but Austin covers well.

  43. 46

    Leicester start the second half.

  44. 45+1

    The referee blows the whistle for the break. Leeds have had the better chances but Leicester certainly improved in the latter stages of the half.

  45. 45+1

    We will have one minute of time added on at the end of the half.

  46. 45

    Morgan again making his presence felt. Goal kick for Leicester.

  47. 43

    Great strength from Morgan. McCormack had no answer that time. Leicester growing into the game. Pearson won't want the half time whistle.

  48. 42

    Leeds keeping the pressure on and Schmeichel concedes a throw.

  49. 41

    De Laet does really well again down the right. Ghosting past Stewart from a defensive position.

  50. 39

    Leicester certainly enjoying more of the play now. De Laet getting forward when he can down the right.

  51. 37

    Drinkwater does really well up against Stewart. Excellent defending.

  52. 36

    Leicester win a throw down the right much to Brown's disgust.

  53. 34

    Varney causing more problems in the air but the ball trickles out of play.

  54. 33

    CHANCE! Knockaert with space inside the Leeds penalty area after good work from De Laet but he fires over.

  55. 32

    Ball bobbling around inside the Leicester penalty area but Drinkwater clears.

  56. 30

    Schmeichel will get us restarted with a free-kick outside the Leicester penalty area.

  57. 28

    Will Leeds be punished? They can't continue to miss such chances.

  58. 27

    CHANCE! Lees with a terrible header. He directs it over from 6 yards with the goal wide open.

  59. 26

    Excellent run by Kebe and De Laet clears for a corner before Varney can pounce.

  60. 26

    Austin with a run into the Leicester box but it's easy for Schmeichel.

  61. 24

    Leeds holding a good shape. Happy to let Leicester have it inside their half. De Laet then prods the ball over the bar.

  62. 23

    Kebe accused of leading with a high foot on Dyer.

  63. 22

    Stewart down the right this time but his cross goes out of play.

  64. 20

    Moore charging towards the Leeds area but Leeds have plenty of men behind the ball.

  65. 18

    CHANCE! And what a miss it was. Konchesky with a terrible mistake and McCormack finds himself clean through. Schmeichel stands up well though and saves twice.

  66. 17

    Stewart does well down the left but fouls De Laet in the end.

  67. 15

    CHANCE! Austin with a deep ball and Kebe's header is a poor one and goes wide.

  68. 14

    Brown gives the ball to De Laet but Austin recovers for his side and intervenes.

  69. 13

    Leicester playing a bit of keep ball from deep now. Trying to work an opening. Leeds clear quickly through Kebe.

  70. 11

    Knockaert concedes a foul and we all get chance to reflect on what has been a frantic opening.

  71. 10

    Leicester respond with a corner. Cracking start.

  72. 9

    Schmeichel fists the delivery away and McCormack elects to chip him but it's cleared off the line. McCormack then has another go but his shot is tipped wide.

  73. 8

    Austin again from range but it strikes Morgan. Konchesky then concedes another foul.

  74. 8

    CHANCE! Vardy gets around the back of Pearce but his shot strikes the post. Unlucky.

  75. 7

    Great chance for Leeds, the crowd are really up for this one as well.

  76. 6

    CHANCE! Excellent ball from the left by Varney and McCormack's header hits the post.

  77. 5

    Dyer attempts a ball into the box but Nugent is offside.

  78. 4

    Brown with a late challenge but no yellow card. Leicester City players complain.

  79. 3

    Dyer and Nugent combine but the flag is up. Offside.

  80. 3

    Warnock delivers but Leicester clear. Great start from Leeds.

  81. 2

    Kebe goes down after a challenge by Konchesky. Leeds claim a free-kick.

  82. 1

    Austin has a go from distance but it's well wide.

  83. 1

    Lees looks for Kebe and the home side win a throw.

  84. 1

    Leeds United get us started and away we go.

  85. Pearson: 'We expect a response from Leeds today. It will be a tough game.'

  86. McDermott: 'We stripped the side down to basics and we are looking forward to restoring our pride.'

  87. The crowd are certainly in good voice at Leeds today. Can the home side claim a vital win or will the visitors continue their march towards promotion?

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  89. Kevin Phillips, meanwhile, is included in the Leicester squad and will start on the bench.Phillips joined the Sky Bet Championship leaders on Wednesday. Winger Riyad Mahrez is also available for selection after signing from French club Le Havre since the Foxes 4-1 home win over Derby. He will also have to make do with a start on the bench though.

  90. Leeds will be without suspended striker Matt Smith for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash between Leeds and Leicester at Elland Road (kick-off 12.15pm).Smith was shown a straight red card following an aerial challenge in last week's thrashing at Sheffield Wednesday and the club were unsuccessful in their appeal against his three-game ban.Recent signings Jimmy Kebe and Cameron Stewart make their home debuts on their respective wings, while manager Brian McDermott may make one or two other tactical changes following the 6-0 drubbing at Hillsborough.

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  92. Leicester subs: Hammond, King, Logan, Mahrez, Wasilewski, Phillips, Wood.

  93. Leeds subs: Cairns, Murphy, Diouf, Peltier, Wootton, Poleon, Mowatt.

  94. Leicester starting XI: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, Knockaert, James, Drinkwater, Dyer, Nugent, Vardy.

  95. Leeds United starting XI: Kenny, Byram, Pearce, Lees, Warnock, Kebe, Brown, Austin, Stewart, McCormack, Varney.

  96. Team news to follow...

  97. Good morning and welcome to live coverage of Leeds United v Leicester from Elland Road.

  98. Kick-off is at 1215 GMT...



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