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Barnsley 2 Leicester City 0 - as it happened


Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson makes three changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Millwall on Friday.

Zac Whitbread comes in at centre-back alongside Michael Keane in place of Wes Morgan, who is serving a one-game ban following his red card against Millwall.

Andy King starts in central midfield instead of Danny Drinkwater, who is unwell, while Lloyd Dyer comes in on the left as Jeff Schlupp drops to the bench.

3 min: GOAL 1-0 It's a horror start for City as they are unable to get the ball out of their own half. Scott Wiseman breaks down the right and whips a ball across the face of the goal only for Michael Keane to turn it into his own net under pressure.

6 min: City have the chance to get back into the game with a free-kick 20 yards out, but Paul Konchesky blazes it over.

7 min: Barnsley have the ball in the net for a second time as Chris O'Grady finds Jason Scotland on the edge of the six-yard box. The striker peels away as he puts it past Kasper Schmiechel only to find the linesman's flag up.

21 min: City cannot get a foothold in the game and Barnsley pile on the pressure. Dyer is unable to clear a ball and Whitbread has to turn a driven cross behind for a corner. City cannot keep giving the ball away like this.

26 min: And City have their first shot on goal as Chris Wood fires a speculative shot along the ground from outside the area straight at Luke Steele.

28 min: Scotland has the ball played into him on the edge of the six-yard area. He turns Keane and fires a shot on target, but Schmeichel is up to it.

30 min: City just stand and watch as Stephen Dawson beats the offside trap after being played through one-on-one. He dinks it over Schmeichel but it drops wide. An early change for City as Liam Moore comes on for Ritchie De Laet.

37 min: City clear a free-kick but only as far as Jacob Mellis, who strikes it first time on the volley. The Barnsley fans think it's in but it's flown just wide.

40 min: GOAL 2-0 It's going from bad to worse for City now as Barnsley double their lead. The ball is played into Scotland on the edge of the area, he holds it up well before playing the ball round the corner to O'Grady who picks his spot and peels away in celebration.

H-T: Barnsley 2 City 0

49 min: PENALTY Yet again Schmeichel comes to City's rescue. Konchesky bundles over David Perkins and referee Andy D'Urso wastes no time in pointing to the spot. Scotland fires it low but the diving feet of the Dane keep it out.

54 min: Somehow, someway City are still only 2-0 down as Schmeichel keeps out first Cranie, then Scotland from point-blank range before Perkins has a go but is ruled offside. City are hanging on for dear life.

58 min: At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it's Schmeichel to the rescue again as he palms away a stinging shot from Dawson.

59 min: Wood collides with Steel on the edge of the area on the end of a long ball from Nugent. Wood gets there first but the bouncing ball is hooked clear off the line. Wood makes way for Schlupp.

71 min: Sub Ben Marshall crosses from the left flank and finds the head of Nugent, but the striker can't generate enough power.

75 min: A lovely bit of link-up play between Nugent and Schlupp sees the substitute force his way into the area as he tries to latch on to the pass but a fantastic last-ditch tackle from Scott Wiseman keeps him out.

77 min: City have the ball in the net when Schlupp fires home from close range but the linesman's flag is held high.

80 min: City go close again as a cross from Moore is flicked on by King to Nugent at the back post. The striker meets it well and only a sprawling Steele gets between City and their opening goal of the game.

85 min: Konchesky's cross is fumbled by Steele and Schlupp reacts quickest but his effort is cleared off the line.

88 min: It's a goalmouth scramble in the Barnsley box but the ball pinballs its way into the arms of Steele. It's not going to happen today.

89 min: Barnsley nearly make it 3-0 late on when O'Grady beats the offside trap. He tries to take it around Schmeichel but the City goalkeeper is up to the task and they can clear.

F-T: Barnsley 2 City 0

Barnsley  2  Leicester City 0 - as it happened

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