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

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FULL TIME: Leicester City 5 Wanderers 3

3:52pm

Due to technical problems we have had to suspend today's Matchday Live.

3:40pm

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.

3:38pm

Level again - Dyer's cross from the left headed home at the far post by Knockaert.

3:30pm

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.

3:30pm

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.

3:16pm

GOAL Wanderers! Chungy gets to the byline on the right and pulls back a cross diverted into the net by Moritz.

3:13pm

James nearly combined with Dyer for a second goal. Wriggled through three challenges before Lonergan intervened.

3:10pm

Terrible start for Wanderers - Knockaert's cross causes all sorts of problems. Really on the ropes at the moment.

3:08pm

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.

3:07pm

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.

3:06pm

GOAL Leicester!

3:05pm

Busy start but no chances at either end.

3:02pm

Matt Mills got a few boos but not quite the same.

3:02pm

Jermaine Beckford getting grief from the Leicester fans. 

3:01pm

And we're off at the King Power Stadium!

3:00pm

Wanderers in their day glo orangey reddy kit. And yes, that's a colour.

2:58pm

The Leicester horn (or whatever they call it) welcomes the players on to the pitch.

2:57pm

Wow, seems the IT problems have cleared just before kick-off!

2:35pm

So Wanderers...        LONERGAN

BAPTISTE       KNIGHT              MILLS       REAM

                       SPEARING         MEDO

    CHUNG-YONG           MORITZ         HALL

                                  BECKFORD

2:34pm

Ooops - Seems I copied the teams down wrong!

Darren Pratley is on the bench and Andre Moritz starts.

2:32pm

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.

2:25pm

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.

2:23pm

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

2:22pm

IN comes Mills, Beckford, Hall, Moritz, Chungy and Medo.

OUT goes Eagles, Davies, Pratley, Mason, McNaughton and Danns.

2:21pm

So, six changes for Wanderers...

2:19pm

 
A young full-back, signed from Sheffield Wedmnesday in the summer.

2:19pm

 
At a guess - four or five.

2:19pm

2:17pm

Sorry folks, bit of a computer meltdown. Seems to have been fixed now.

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2:01pm

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.

1:56pm

There have been a few highs, many more lows, but what moments stand out for you?

1:56pm

This is the last game of 2013, which hasn't been a vintage one for Wanderers by any stretch.

1:55pm

1:55pm

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.

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1:52pm

How about some predictions then? I'm going for a draw. 1-1.

1:49pm

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.

1:46pm

Just heard that Leicester will be unchanged today - which means striker Jamie Vardy has passed a late fitness test.

1:45pm

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.

1:43pm

Will Wanderers be on song, tough? Actually, on second thoughts, better not waste all my musical puns. Might need them later...

1:43pm

Local press getting very excited that X Factor winner Sam Bailey is here.

1:42pm

Bright and sunny here in Leicestershire. Not exactly tropical, though.

1:34pm

Right, up and running at the King Power - welcome to Matchday Live!

9:23am

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.”

9:16am

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."

5:01pm

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

4:51pm

SELECTION UPDATE


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

4:47pm

The Bolton News:

 

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.

4:44pm

FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
 

Nathan Blake
Wanderers 1995-1998
Leicester 2004-2005

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.

Nicky Summerbee
Wanderers 2001
Leicester 2002-2003

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.

Arnar Gunnlaugsson
Wanderers 1997-1999
Leicester 1999-2002

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.

4:43pm

MEMORABLE MATCHES
 

18/8/2001
Leicester 0 Wanderers 5
Premier League

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.

8/11/1995
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.

11/05/1963
Wanderers 2 Leicester City 0
First Division

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.

4:43pm

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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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.
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. CeBe from Sweden

2:36pm Sun 29 Dec 13

trottersfan says...

It's not you who is confused. It is DF.
It's not you who is confused. It is DF. trottersfan

2:37pm Sun 29 Dec 13

J J J J says...

Being honest I think the defence will have a lot of marking/ running to do especially baptiste due to dyer and his strength and pace. Nugent and vardy dangerous this season also. Need to take out chances today. Glad Danns isn't playing. knowing our luck he would have come in and scored.
Being honest I think the defence will have a lot of marking/ running to do especially baptiste due to dyer and his strength and pace. Nugent and vardy dangerous this season also. Need to take out chances today. Glad Danns isn't playing. knowing our luck he would have come in and scored. J J J J

2:48pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Rememberscarborough says...

DF smarter than the average Bolton fan!! More chance of picking up 3pts on Wed than today and no way players can play three games in six days. COYWM!!!
DF smarter than the average Bolton fan!! More chance of picking up 3pts on Wed than today and no way players can play three games in six days. COYWM!!! Rememberscarborough

3:12pm Sun 29 Dec 13

CeBe from Sweden says...

Is anyone surprised now? A bad start as usuale; do they ever learn?
Is anyone surprised now? A bad start as usuale; do they ever learn? CeBe from Sweden

3:33pm Sun 29 Dec 13

CeBe from Sweden says...

The two goals from BWFC surely give me tit for tat! Good work so far from Waderers, COYWM!
The two goals from BWFC surely give me tit for tat! Good work so far from Waderers, COYWM! CeBe from Sweden

3:42pm Sun 29 Dec 13

CeBe from Sweden says...

Five goals let us hope it is enough now! COYWM!
Five goals let us hope it is enough now! COYWM! CeBe from Sweden

3:46pm Sun 29 Dec 13

CeBe from Sweden says...

I was wrong, 3-3 at KP Stadium I nearly don´t Believe it!
I was wrong, 3-3 at KP Stadium I nearly don´t Believe it! CeBe from Sweden

4:58pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Liamdog says...

Back to the drawing bourd again Doug ! Lost again , what a sad time to be a Bolton supporter. Lost to both our local rivals, haven't won in four derbies, To many square pegs in round holes. How long will we believe in excuses . How low will we sink before the inevitable management change.
Possible better managers, Phill Brown, Peter Reid, Ian Holloway . Mickey Mouse
Back to the drawing bourd again Doug ! Lost again , what a sad time to be a Bolton supporter. Lost to both our local rivals, haven't won in four derbies, To many square pegs in round holes. How long will we believe in excuses . How low will we sink before the inevitable management change. Possible better managers, Phill Brown, Peter Reid, Ian Holloway . Mickey Mouse Liamdog

6:21pm Sun 29 Dec 13

genesis22 says...

predictable and expected, yet another defeat with more to come if we don't get rid of DF
predictable and expected, yet another defeat with more to come if we don't get rid of DF genesis22

6:42pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Beyond News Forum says...

Big Sam's tenure must be nearly up at West Ham Wanderers - Bring him home Gartside and Eddie.
Big Sam's tenure must be nearly up at West Ham Wanderers - Bring him home Gartside and Eddie. Beyond News Forum

7:14pm Sun 29 Dec 13

trottersfan says...

Same old story. The only way we will get out the Championship with DF, is by going down, but never up. Championship manager = Championship players = Championship football (if we are lucky).

Phil Gartside said recently that one of his best times was when Bolton were in Europe. Well why doesn't he get himself and his cronies to get us back there and get some pride back at the Reebok. We need a manager with plenty of Premier League experience who can attract PL players and give us PL standard football. But I suppose there is no cash for that. So we need new owner and board, and in the meantime DF to stop tampering and experimenting, and using Bolton as a club where he can practise his fantasies.

We got rid of Sammy Lee, then Gary Megson and now we are in a worse position than when they were managers, so how come DF is still around?
Same old story. The only way we will get out the Championship with DF, is by going down, but never up. Championship manager = Championship players = Championship football (if we are lucky). Phil Gartside said recently that one of his best times was when Bolton were in Europe. Well why doesn't he get himself and his cronies to get us back there and get some pride back at the Reebok. We need a manager with plenty of Premier League experience who can attract PL players and give us PL standard football. But I suppose there is no cash for that. So we need new owner and board, and in the meantime DF to stop tampering and experimenting, and using Bolton as a club where he can practise his fantasies. We got rid of Sammy Lee, then Gary Megson and now we are in a worse position than when they were managers, so how come DF is still around? trottersfan

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