Leicester City 1:0 Newcastle United
Leonardo Ulloa’s 39th minute headed goal was enough to see City hurdle this FA Cup 3rd round tie at the KPS on Saturday…
Nigel Pearson made seven changes to his side with Lawrence making his debut and Ulloa, Nugent, Knockaert, Cambiasso, Moore and Konchesky all returning to the starting line-up.
There were few chances in a cagey opening spell: Ulloa diverted a Lawrence corner over the bar, while Lawrence, and James both failed to place their efforts on target.
Cambiasso then had to limp out of the action, replaced by Albrighton.
Newcastle got the ball into the net on the half hour, but Cabella’s celebrations were cut short by what looked like a harsh offside flag.
Instead it was City who took the lead six minutes before the break.
From a short corner James crossed for Ulloa to get a well directed header beyond Alnwick and just under the bar.
Newcastle had the first chance of the second half when Armstrong tested Hamer with a long-range effort.
And then Alnwick pulled off two fantastic saves to keep United in the game.
Albrighton delivered a perfect cross from the right for substitute Wood, but the Newcastle keeper spread himself and blocked his shot. Moments later he was in action again, tipping away a curling Albrighton shot.
Tiote then blocked another Albrighton shot as City tried to put the game beyond the visitors, while the large travelling support expressed their dissatisfaction at the current regime.
Although Alnwick made another good save from Vardy and Williamson nodded a Knockaert corner onto the crossbar, City didn’t need that second goal to make it into Monday evening’s 4th round draw.
Just as important was the confidence gained by a third consecutive game without defeat…
Leicester: Hamer; De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky; Cambiasso (Albrighton 26), James; Knockaert, Nugent (Vardy 70), Lawrence; Ulloa (Wood 58). Subs Not Used: Simpson, Taylor-Fletcher, Mahrez, Smith.
Newcastle: Alnwick, Santon (Satka 58), Williamson, Dummett, Haidara, Anita, Tiote, Vuckic (Roberts 79), Armstrong, Riviere, Cabella. Subs Not Used: Woodman, Bigirimana, Gouffran, Gilliead, Campbell.
Referee: L Mason. Attendance: 23, 215.
ALL PHOTOS: Simon Kimber.
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