Leicester City 1:0 Reading
City went back to the top of the Championship with a 1-0 win over Reading at the KPS on Saturday, despite the odd technical hitch…
City, unchanged from the side that won at QPR, were quickly out of the traps with Dyer and Knockaert providing a threat on each flank.
At this stage the power went off, but there was enough daylight to continue, and City went ahead in the gathering gloom in the 21st minute.
Knockaert was brought down in the area by Cummings and Nugent planted home yet another spot-kick past McCarthy.
With the lights going on and then off again City pressed forward and Morgan fed a ball to Nugent whose curling shot hit the outside of the right hand post.
At one point the fans pitched in with their mobile phone lights creating an eerie scene.
Nugent had another chance before Dyer was brought down as a promising move opened up for City.
But it was a slender lead that City took in with them at half-time, at which point it was announced that the stadium was running on back-up power!
Vardy had an early chance in the second half, but having raced clear and gone round the keeper the angle was too narrow and he hit the side-netting.
Reading had their best spell then and Schmeichel did very well to palm a Drenthe free-kick over.
Drenthe then sent a shot just over, before Pogrebnyak found the net but was denied by the off-side flag.
City managed to regain control, and an incredible run from Dyer ended with him sadly not being able to finish off what might have been Goal of the Century.
Knockaert then left two defenders standing cutting in from the right before firing a shot across goal.
Vardy then played a perfect ball to Dyer who had his shot blocked by Gorkss.
However, Reading’s threat had fizzled out, the lights remained on, Burnley lost, and the final whistle heralded City returning to the top of the league.
Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Konchesky, Drinkwater, Morgan, James, Vardy, (Taylor Fletcher 88), Dyer (Hammond 86), Moore, Knockaert, Nugent (Waghorn 75). Subs Not Used: King, Miquel, Logan, Wasilewski.
Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Pearce, Pogrebnyak, Drenthe (Sharp 71), McAnuff (Le Fondre 83), Gorkss, Guthrie, Blackman, Williams, Cummings. Subs Not Used: Federici, Kelly McCleary, Akpan, Taylor.
Referee: M Naylor. Attendance: We’ll get back to you.
All photos: Simon Kimber
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