Huddersfield Town 0:2 Leicester City
City achieved their 30th victory of the season at Huddersfield on Saturday, thanks to goals from Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Wes Morgan..
Despite Nigel Pearson making six changes to his side it was business as usual for a comfortable looking City who have now out-grown this league.
The first chance of the game arrived after a quarter of an hour when Wood sent his header over the crossbar after he got on to the end of a searching ball from James.
The next chance came ten minutes later when a loose ball sat up nicely for James to fire in a long range effort which hit the bar and bounced down onto the line with Smithies well beaten.
However, soon after this City went ahead after King and Dyer had combined to set up Taylor-Fletcher for a well taken goal that flew beyond Smithies’ reach and in off the post.
This provoked the Terriers into life and they came close to leveling when the dangerous Scannell set up Hamill for a chance which Moore cleared off the goal line.
City played some great football early in the second half which resulted in two chances for Dyer, but Smithies made two good saves to keep City’s lead down to a single goal.
However, that changed with 15 minutes remaining when a James free-kick, helped on by substitute Mahrez, sat up nicely for Morgan to volley home from inside the area.
That was game over and City promotion party began again among the 4,000 visiting supporters.
The final whistle saw a pitch invasion by both home and away fans, which stayed mostly good natured, while several City players and Nigel Pearson managed to make it over to the away end.
It was a fitting end to City’s most successful ever away programme.
Huddersfield: Smithies, Woods, Dixon, Hogg (Billing 76), Clarke, Gerrard, Scannell, Clayton, Wells, Holmes (Norwood 63), Hammill (Lolley 75). Subs Not Used: Ward, Bennett, Wallace, Smith.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Moore, Morgan, Miquel, Konchesky, Hammond, James (Drinkwater 82), Taylor-Fletcher (Mahrez 64), King, Dyer, Wood (Nugent 82). Subs Not Used: De Laet, Logan, Wasilewski, Phillips.
Referee: Iain Williamson. Attendance: 16,481.
All photos: Simon Kimber
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