Leicester City 0:1 Millwall
The game which should have brought a new start for City brought another home defeat with Millwall playing against ten man Leicester for 88 minutes after Morgan’s dismissal. A spirited performance counted for nothing when Dunne hit an 87th minute winner.
With the City squad refreshed from a trip to Portugal De Laet, James, Knockaert and Schlupp all returned to the side.
Sadly we will never know how things would have played out, as City suffered the blow of having captain Wes Morgan dismissed in the second minute. Keogh was sent through on goal and Morgan made contact about 20 yards out, but referee Stuart Attwell’s red card looked very harsh.
Schmeichel then had to make saves from Lowry and Smith then again as the Lions had their tails up.
The home crowd, stung by this injustice, roared on their side and in the 11th minute Knockaert crossed for Wood, who headed across goal for Keane, but Lowry cleared off the line.
De Laet and Nugent then sent efforts narrowly wide as the ten men pressed forward, but the Lions carried a threat. Schmeichel saved a Hulse shot (and Konchesky’s blushes) when the defender lost possession on the edge of the area.
Hulse then had the ball in the net but was denied by a late linesman’s flag.
Neither side made a change at the break but Nigel Pearson didn’t wait long to replace Drinkwater with King.
The game reached stalemate for a while with Chaplow, Trotter,Dunne and Schlupp going into the ref’s notebook but little else of note.
City’s best chance to snatch the points came in the 76th minute when Wood got his head to a Knockaert free kick but Forde managed to touch it onto the left hand post.
Wood then made way for Kane.
After holding out for so long City’s resistance was finally broken with three minutes left when Chaplow laid on a ball for Dunne to run onto and crash home from inside the area.
City never managed to threaten in the five minutes of time added on as the dreadful run of results continued.
Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Konchesky, Drinkwater (King 59), Morgan, Keane, James, Schlupp, Knockaert, Nugent, Wood (Kane 84). Unused Subs: Whitbread, Vardy, Dyer, Logan, Wellens.
Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Shittu, Trotter, Hulse (Marquis 72), Lowry, Keogh (Woolford 90), Jack Smith (Abdou 72), Adam Smith, Easter, Chaplow. Unused Subs: Taylor, N’Guessan, Malone, Saville.
Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warks). Attendance: 22,365.