Bury 2:4 Leicester City
City’s passage into the third round of the League Cup didn’t always run smooth, but in the end they had enough to beat a spirited Bury side 4-2 at Gigg Lane on Tuesday night…
In contrast to last week when skipper Matt Mills was dropped, this time round he was the only player to keep his place with Sven Goran Eriksson making ten changes to the side that drew at Forest.
Just as in the last round at Rotherham the home side enjoyed a good early spell, but it was City who took a 20th minute lead when Schlupp netted his fourth goal in this comptition. Turning his marker the youngster showed some composure to delay his shot for a second as a couple of defenders charged back, before beating Belford from just inside the area.
City missed several opportunities to go further ahead, with Moussa, Abe and Schlupp all guilty and then the home side levelled the scoreline five minutes before the break, Jones pouncing on a loose ball to beat Weale from the edge of the area.
Things got worse for City eight minutes into the second half when Bury took the lead. Lowe curling a free-kick over the wall and into the top right hand corner to loud acclaim from the home fans.
This, along with the introduction of King, stung City into action and Abe went close with one effort before Gallagher drilled a low free-kick home for a 70th minute equaliser.
Seven minutes later City regained the lead with a bit of magic from Dyer who cut inside from the right and clipped a superb curler beyond Belford’s reach.
City extended their lead futher in the 3rd minute of time added on when substitute Danns was sent through by Fernandes to beat Belford with a cool finish.
City hadn’t always looked convincing against League One opposition, but in the end they made it with a bit to spare rewarding their following of over 1,000 fans.
Bury: Belford, Picken (McCarthy 86), Sodje, Skarz, Sweeney, Worrall, Mozika, Jones, John-Lewis, Lowe, Oyenuga. Subs Not Used: Cregg, Branagan, Haworth, Rothwell, Harrop.
Leicester: Weale, Mills, St Ledger, Ball, Peltier, Dyer, Oakley, Moussa (King 63), Abe, Schlupp (Danns 84), Gallagher (Fernandes 89). Subs Not Used: Paintsil, Konchesky, Wellens, Smith.
Referee: A Haines (Tyne & Wear). Attendance: 3,779.
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