MATCHDAY LIVE: Leicester City 5 Wanderers 3
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- Wanderers (4-2-3-1) - Lonergan; Baptiste, Mills, Knight, Ream; Spearing, Medo; Chung-Yong, Moritz, Hall; Beckford.
- Subs: Eagles, M Davies, Pratley, Mason, White, Lee-Barrett
FULL TIME: Leicester City 5 Wanderers 3
Due to technical problems we have had to suspend today's Matchday Live.
This is getting ridiculous! 3-2 Wanderers as Moritz makes room for himself to drive a left footed effort from the edge of the area.
Level again - Dyer's cross from the left headed home at the far post by Knockaert.
It certainly has turned the game on its head. Thought it was going to be a massacre five mins in, but now Wanderers looking fairly comfortable.
Sorry for the delay in calling the goal - all sorts of problems here.
Jermaine Beckford got it, silencing the boo boys by sweeping in Jay Spearing's low pass.
GOAL Wanderers! Chungy gets to the byline on the right and pulls back a cross diverted into the net by Moritz.
James nearly combined with Dyer for a second goal. Wriggled through three challenges before Lonergan intervened.
Terrible start for Wanderers - Knockaert's cross causes all sorts of problems. Really on the ropes at the moment.
Matty James missed the volley but Wanderers didn't get it clear. Drinkwater's touch took it out of his feet and his second drove the ball past Lonergan.
Danny Drinkwater opens the scoring with a low shot off the post. Came about after Medo had given ball away 30 yards out with a poor touch.
Busy start but no chances at either end.
Matt Mills got a few boos but not quite the same.
Jermaine Beckford getting grief from the Leicester fans.
And we're off at the King Power Stadium!
Wanderers in their day glo orangey reddy kit. And yes, that's a colour.
The Leicester horn (or whatever they call it) welcomes the players on to the pitch.
Wow, seems the IT problems have cleared just before kick-off!
So Wanderers... LONERGAN
BAPTISTE KNIGHT MILLS REAM
CHUNG-YONG MORITZ HALL
Ooops - Seems I copied the teams down wrong!
Darren Pratley is on the bench and Andre Moritz starts.
2:23pm Sun 29 Dec 13
CeBe from Sweden says
Six Changes from last game! Have DF give up bfore kick off or is it a new formula? Lots of out of form players in the starting XI and some strong names on the bench. I must say I´m a bit confused.
Leicester unchanged (4-4-2): Schmiechel; De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky; Knockaert, James, Drinkwater, Dyer; Nugent, Vardy.
Subs: Hammond, King, Waghorn, Taylor-Fletcher, Miquel, Logan, Waslievski.
Wanderers (4-2-3-1) - Lonergan; Baptiste, Mills, Knight, Ream; Spearing, Medo; Chung-Yong, Pratley, Hall; Beckford.
Subs: Eagles, Moritz, M Davies, Pratley, Mason, White, Lee-Barrett
IN comes Mills, Beckford, Hall, Moritz, Chungy and Medo.
OUT goes Eagles, Davies, Pratley, Mason, McNaughton and Danns.
So, six changes for Wanderers...
@MarcIles Who is White on our bench?— @jameswaddicker 29 December 2013
@MarcIles pre match q for you - how many times under DF have we kept the same team twice on the row?— @jthomasbwfc 29 December 2013
@MarcIles Low - missing out of the playoffs last season and our woeful start / indifferent form in this one.— @HallsworthBWFC 29 December 2013
Sorry folks, bit of a computer meltdown. Seems to have been fixed now.
@MarcIles High - Chris Eagles' last minute winner against Blackburn in the midst of our playoff push— @HallsworthBWFC 29 December 2013
@MarcIles High- the draw away to Cardiff, feeling like promotion was inevitable. low- Charlton last week, painful to watch or find hope from— @AlParklar 29 December 2013
@MarcIles high- nearly getting into the playoffs. Low- not getting into the playoffs #bwfc— @jameshorsfield1 29 December 2013
@MarcIles Tearing apart Hull in first 10 mins and bottling it at home to Blackpool on last day.— @Big_Sharps 29 December 2013
@MarcIles High, win over Blackburn. Low, loss to Blackburn.— @anthonyhart1109 29 December 2013
@MarcIles high - Dawson's arrival & run afterwards. low - 2nd half v Blackpool we only needed 1 poxy goal but Super Kev left out completely— @trottertenzo 29 December 2013
@MarcIles Lucky Pistachios at the Reebok with @Dibs_27 #bwfc— @Jimbo271979 29 December 2013
@MarcIles This whole season has been one big low. The high is Neil Danns.— @StemboatSociety 29 December 2013
@MarcIles High - Stu @stuholden's return! Low @stuholden's injury. :-/— @waltonandy 29 December 2013
My high - The impact made by Craig Dawson when he signed in January.
My low - Stuart Holden breaking down at the Gold Cup with another knee injury.
There have been a few highs, many more lows, but what moments stand out for you?
This is the last game of 2013, which hasn't been a vintage one for Wanderers by any stretch.
@MarcIles Last season #lcfc #bwfc match was a cracking game. Hope the result is reversed this time.— @mdkirky 29 December 2013
Had the pleasure of staying in Leicestershire over Christmas with my wife's family, so this feels more like a home game today. Just 20 mins down the road.
@MarcIles 1-1 Knockaert and Beckford— @and_lcfc 29 December 2013
@MarcIles tough game need team to big up— @Yantzee39 29 December 2013
@MarcIles having said that it would not surprise me if they get a result today then lose to Boro. His tactics aren't suited to home games— @martinjohnson81 29 December 2013
@MarcIles Barnsley was a pleasant surprise but I'm not convinced the defence can cope against top of the league, and we don't score enough !— @martinjohnson81 29 December 2013
@MarcIles on coach now stuck in traffic!!!..there's no good teams in this league its all about on the day..1-1 or 2-1 win today for us #bwfc— @glenn_ashworth 29 December 2013
@MarcIles rather win but draw would do then beat boro.cmon u whites— @col45green 29 December 2013
How about some predictions then? I'm going for a draw. 1-1.
Better watch out in the penalty box today. Leicester have had an amazing 11 penalties already this season - eight of which have been tucked away by David Nugent.
Just heard that Leicester will be unchanged today - which means striker Jamie Vardy has passed a late fitness test.
Leicester's programme today is a homage to festive printing deadlines. Barely a mention of today's games but plenty of stuff that was compiled back in November.
Will Wanderers be on song, tough? Actually, on second thoughts, better not waste all my musical puns. Might need them later...
Local press getting very excited that X Factor winner Sam Bailey is here.
Bright and sunny here in Leicestershire. Not exactly tropical, though.
Right, up and running at the King Power - welcome to Matchday Live!
Dougie Freedman on Leicester City:
“This is one I kind of want to put right from last year’s result because we deserved something out of that game.
“In my mind over the Christmas period I’ve been looking at this one because it’s a game in which I think we can surprise a few people.”
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson on Wanderers:
"Bolton are a decent side. They’ve got good players. I think they’ve had a first half of the season they would have expected to be better, but we know from their run in the second half of last season just what they’re capable of.
“As always we’ve got to be at our best to win the game, and on the back of a couple of good results it’s a game we look forward to ourselves.
“All we’ve got to do is make sure we deal with them as well as we can. We’ve got a healthy respect for Bolton, for their players and for their management team."
All time record vs Leicester
P-68 W-26 D-21 L-21 F-118 A-102
All-time leading goalscorer vs Leicester
Harold Blackmore – nine goals
Leicester will run a late check on striker Jamie Vardy before kick-off after he injured a shoulder in the Foxes' win over Reading.
Liam Moore is expected to shake off a head injury and keep his place at the centre of defence.
Leicester still have striker Chris Wood on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.
Tom Hopper (shin) and Sean St Ledger (groin) are also on the injured list for Nigel Pearson who has plenty of options on his bench, including Defenders Ignasi Miquel and Marcin Wasilewski, midfielders Dean Hammond and Andy King and strikers Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Jeff Schlupp
ONE TO WATCH – Liam Moore
One of the new brigade of homegrown talents coming through at the King Power Stadium and one rated highly by Dougie Freedman himself.
Capable of playing at centre-half or right-back, the 20-year-old is bang on form alongside Wes Morgan at the heart of the Leicester defence.
FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
Popular Wales international striker who formed a lethal partnership with John McGinlay at Burnden Park and in the early days at the Reebok. In all he scored 48 goals in 124 appearances and shared 54 with McGinlay as they fired Colin Todd’s Whites back to the Premier League in 1997.
On release from Wolves, Blake featured briefly for Leicester, playing 14 times and scoring just once.
Tricky winger, son of Manchester City legend Mike, who made 15 appearances for the club and had his only Wanderers strike chalked out by the dubious goal panel, with Anders Kolinko said to have put through his own net in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Summerbee made 33 appearances for Leicester as they regained their Premier League place in 2003 despite having gone into administration under Micky Adams.
Icelandic striker who had played for Nurnberg, Sochaux and Feyenoord before being snapped up by Colin Todd. He had scored 14 goals for the Whites when he quit the club for Leicester in a £2million deal in 1999 – much to the chagrin of the fans.
He played 40 games for the Foxes, many on the wing, but managed just four goals before moving on to Stoke City.
Leicester 0 Wanderers 5
BACK with a bang in the Premier League – Sam Allardyce’s Wanderers left the Foxes with their tails between their legs in front of 2,000 travelling fans at Filbert Street.
The majority of the damage was done in the first half as the Whites raced to a 4-0 lead with two goals from Kevin Nolan and one apiece for Michael Ricketts and Per Frandsen.
Things levelled out a little in the second half but that didn’t stop Danish star Frandsen completing the rout with a fifth seven minutes from time.
And that left Leicester’s fans calling for the head of manager Peter Taylor just 90 minutes into the new season.
Leicester 2 Wanderers 3
League Cup third round replay
SASA Curcic scored his first goal in English football as Leicester’s Australian keeper Zeljko Kalac endured a nightmarish debut in an end-to-end cup tie.
Beaten finalists the previous year, Wanderers booked a tie at Norwich in the next round thanks to a mistake from the 6ft 7ins keeper, who fumbled Alan Thompson’s corner to the £1.5million summer signing to tap in at the far post.
John McGinlay had given Wanderers an early lead, levelled by Mark Robins just after the break. Kalac then misjudged a free kick from Richard Sneekes before Iwan Roberts headed a second equaliser.
Serbian star Curcic would have the last word.
Wanderers 2 Leicester City 0
WITH four games remaining, Wanderers’ first division future hung in the balance along with fellow strugglers Manchester United, Ipswich Town, Birmingham City and Manchester City.
Leyton Orient were effectively relegated – but this win over the Foxes lifted the Whites out of the bottom three, where they would stay for the rest of the campaign.
Peter Deakin and Billy Russell scored the crucial goals at Burnden Park – with Brian Pilkington netting an equally crucial winner at Anfield against Liverpool a week later to put daylight between Wanderers and the bottom three.
This would be the last occasion on which Wanderers would finish above Manchester United in the league.
All the key facts and stats ahead of the big Sunday clash between Wanderers and Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Kick-off 3pm.
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