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Leicester City 2 Wolves 1 - as it happened


Leicester City make four changes from the side that drew at Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup at the weekend.

As expected, in-form strikers Chris Wood and David Nugent are restored to the starting line-up to continue their excellent partnership.

Anthony Knockaert, who was a described as a doubt for the game because of an ankle injury which forced him to miss last week's game, comes back in on the right-wing.

Danny Drinkwater returns to the centre of midfield to partner Andy King, who keeps his place as Matty James is still struggling with an injury.

3 min: Knockaert shows no signs of the injury as he surges forward and plays a great one-two with Nugent and is almost in on goal.

4 min: City break again and Nugent shoots from long range, but it is wide. A good start from City nevertheless.

6 min: Knockaert is full of confidence and he shoots from long range but it is over the bar. Former City loanee keeper Carl Ikeme in the Wolves goal had it covered.

9 min: Knockaert again tries his luck from 20 yards out and it flashes past the near post. It had Ikeme worried.

15 min: First effort from Wolves. Kasper Schmeichel punches away a high ball and Bakary Sako drills in a shot from the corner of the box which flashes wide.

17 min: Wolves stand off Wood and he fires in a dipping volley from 20 yards which is inches over the bar. A great effort from the prolific Wood.

21 min: Ben Marshall shoots from range and Ikeme almost spills it out to Wood. City have obviously been told to test Ikeme at every opportunity because they have peppered his goal in the first 20 minutes.

24 min: GOAL (1-0) Knockaert scores. Schmeichel picks out the Frenchman with a superb kick out and he races into the Wolves defence, beats Christophe Berra and clips his shot past Ikeme into the far corner of the net.

25 min: City have a good case for penalty, but it's not given. Knockaert attempts an overhead kick in the penalty area and looks to be clearly pushed by Sako. It looks more clear cut with each TV replay.

26 min: Straight after, Karl Henry is responsible for a bad tackle on King. Red cards have been given for challenges as bad as that one.

28 min: Kevin Foley is given a free header from a Sako corner but luckily for City he heads wide. Where was the marking at the set-piece?

43 min: The game has become more even now with Wolves having their best spell of pressure in the half without forcing Schmeichel to make a save. But City get back on track as, after a good run, Drinkwater picks out Nugent, who scuffs his volley wide.

45 min: A great flick form Nugent sets up Ben Marshall, in space, on the edge of the box but he shoots over the bar. It was a good opportunity superbly crafted, but ultimately wasted.

H-T: City1 Wolves 0

48 MIN: Big shout for a penalty as Marshall's shot strikes Berra's hand but referee Robert Madley says no. It wasn't deliberate but you have seen them given.

51 MIN: GOAL (1-1) Wolves dangerman Sako strikes. City fail to clear their lines on the edge of the box and Sako smashes a fierce strike past Schmeichel.

53 MIN: Ritchie De Laet flashes a low cross across the Wolves six-yard box, but Wood just fails to connect with it.

62 MIN: Wolves look the most dangerous now and Bjorn Sigurdarson beats Michael Keane, but King is back to mop up the danger.

73 MIN: GOAL (2-1) A trademark strike from Nugent. He picks up Drinkwater's pass on the left flank, races at the Wolves defence and curls a superb strike into the far corner.

86 MIN: Nugent has a great chance to score a third when substitute Jamie Vardy picks him out inside the six- yard box, but his first touch lets him down.

89 MIN: Sylvan Ebanks-Blake misses a great chance to equalise with a close-range header. Morgan does enough to put him off.

90 MIN: Schmeichel has to tip an Ebanks-Blake effort over the bar. City are under the cosh.

90+1 MIN: Ebanks-Blake is getting closer and strikes the post after City fail to clear.

F-T: City 2 Wolves1

Leicester City 2 Wolves 1 - as  it happened

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