Leicester’s malaise continues with home defeat to Owls

Leicester City 0:1 Sheffield Wednesday

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City lost 1-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday at the KPS on Saturday, Connor Wickham netting the only goal of the game…

Nigel Pearson made two changes with Marshall starting ahead of Knockaert and Schlupp recalled from a spell at Manchester United to fill in for the hamstrung Konchesky at left-back.
Nugent had the first decent chance of the game but his shot was tipped over by Kirkland.  Then Keane got onto the end of a Marshall cross but was narrowly off-target.
Wednesday, roared on by a large and lively crowd who had exhchanged smoke bombs with L1,then had a chance – Lita shold have done better with a header from an Antonio cross.
De Laet then carved out two opportunities for himself down the right, but was denied by Kirkland on both occasions and the sides went in goal-less at the break.
The second half saw Marshall beating his marker and crossing from the right, but Kane planted his header a few agonising inches over the bar.
Soon after Antonio was sent through one-on-one against Schmeichel but the Dane was equal to the challenge.
On the hour Pearson brought Knockaert on for Kane  and a lively spell ensued Marshall firing over the bar while at full stretch. But too often Knockaert ran himself up a cul-de-sac as the frustration grew.
With 20 minutes left, Wednesday delighted their following by taking the lead.
A Buxton cross was flicked on by Antonio at the near post for Wickham to knock it home at the far post.  It was a disaster fro City and they didn’t recover from it.
Marshall was replaced by Gallagher but still City couldn’t get going.
A King header hit the post but City never really applied a great deal of pressure on th eOwls defence despite sending Morgan, and then Schmeicel forward.
To make matters worse De Laet was stretchered off down the tunnel late on, surrounded by medics.

Wednesday held on to their precious points and City fans are left wondering what on Earth has happened to our season?

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet (St Ledger 86), Schlupp, Drinkwater, Morgan, King, Keane, Marshall (Gallagher 74), Nugent, Kane (Knockaert 61), Wood. Unused Subs: Whitbread, Vardy, Logan, Waghorn, Wellens.
Wednesday: Kirkland, Buxton, Helan, Gardner, Llera, Pugh, Lita (Semedo 79), Antonio, Johnson (Wickham 59), Prutton, Lee. Unused Subs: Bywater, Taylor, McCabe, Johnson, Madine.

Referee: Kevin Wright (Cambridgeshire). Attendance: 24,883.

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