City’s search for a new manager became more urgent after a home defeat to Leeds on Sunday afternoon…
Mike Stowell and his team selected the same side that won at Burnley, with Yuki Abe having failed a late fitness test.
From a Leicester point of view this Remembrance Fixture was memorable only for the helicopter visit, the minutes’ silence in honour of the fallen, and the continuing adventures of our peregrine falcon.
Leeds, having conceded five at home to Blackpool in their previous outing, were in a defensive mood and City struggled to create any kind of threat on goal.
Nugent looked to have made space down the right at one stage, but was closed down by a determined Leeds rearguard.
Their best chance arrived in first half time added on when Danns charged down a White clearance and looked to have a clear path to goal, but failed to take advantage.
The game failed to open up in the second half and it was a defensive error that led to the only goal of the game in the 68th minute. A Pugh cross was not cleared decisively enough by Mills who suceeded only in teeing up Clayton for a superb effort that flew into the top right hand corner.
If Leeds had been solid at the back before, they now looked impregnable, and so it proved.
Beckford, on as sub, couldn’t find the touch required for the couple of half chances that fell his way and a huge Leeds following celebrated a rare victory in this fixture.
City now have a weekend off and need to ensure that a new regime is in place for when hostilities recommence.
Leicester: Schmeichel, Peltier, Mills, Bamba, Konchesky, Gallagher (Schlupp 85), King, Wellens, Danns (Johnson 74), Howard (Beckford 74), Nugent. Subs: St Ledger, Weale.
Leeds: McCarthy, Connolly, O’Brien (Bromby 75), Kisnorbo, White, Snodgrass, Clayton, Howson, Pugh, Keogh (Becchio 76), McCormack (Brown 86). Subs: Sam, Cairns.
Referee: Oliver Langford (West Midlands). Attendance: 26,720.