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Match stats: Leicester City's winning home run is left in tatters


Leicester City made one change from the side that beat Brighton at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

Striker Jamie Vardy returned to the starting line-up after regaining his fitness following an illness, with Martyn Waghorn dropping to the bench.

55 sec: Joel Ward puts in a good ball and Glenn Murray has a great chance but scuffs his volley wide. Sloppy start from City.

7 min: A great chance for City. Jamie Vardy chases a lost cause and gets there and pulls the ball back for David Nugent, but he shoots straight at Julian Speroni at full stretch. Wilfried Zaha is causing City all sorts of trouble down the left. City do not look on their game today.

15 min: Paul Konchesky's great ball tests the Palace defence and Anthony Knockaert gets his shot away, but Speroni manages to save it.

16 min: Knockaert has come to life and chips in a cross which Andy King heads just inches over the bar.

16 min: Palace carve City open and Jonathan Parr gets his shot away from just inside the area. Kasper Schmeichel has to make a smart save down to his right.

23 min: GOAL 0-1 Damien Delaney hammers home a half-volley from 12 yards out after Schmeichel came for a corner but dropped it after appearing to collide with his own team-mate. The Dane furiously protests to the referee.

27 min: The lively Yannick Bolaise tries his luck from long range and Schmeichel dives full length but fortunately his shot is just wide.

28 min: GOAL 0-2 Ritchie De Laet gives away a needless corner and, from Bolaise's delivery, Peter Ramage has a free header and powerfully heads past Schmeichel. City have been undone by two set-pieces.

32 min: SUBSTITUTION Matty James comes on for Lloyd Dyer in a tactical switch. City have been getting over-ran in midfield and Nigel Pearson has responded.

36 min: BOOKING Vardy is shown a yellow card for a foul on Owen Garvan.

39 min: City have finally come to life and are asking more questions of the Palace defence. Garvan heads off the line from David Nugent, who managed to get a scrambled half-volley away following Knockaert's corner.

43 min: King fires in a curling strike from the edge of the box which Speroni tips around the post at full stretch.

H-T: City 0 Palace 2

51 min: Goalmouth scramble and Nugent has a shot blocked, but then Palace break quickly and Konchesky has to produce a great tackle to stop Murray shooting.

52 min: Nugent tests Speroni from the edge of the area after City show more attacking purpose.

55 min: Vardy heads over from close range after Wes Morgan heads a Knockaert cross back into the six-yard box.

63 min: SUBSTITUTION Ben Marshall on for Drinkwater.

68 min: City pressing for a goal and leaving plenty of gaps at the back, and Konchesky has to produce another timely block to deny Murray.

70 min: Garvan off the line again from a Nugent header. Massive shouts for handball but referee has given City nothing all afternoon and he is not about to start now.

73 min: BOOKING De Laet for tackle on Zaha in the corner.

77 min: SUBSTITUTION Jeff Schlupp for Knockaert.

87 min: Marshall gets to the by-line and clips a cross over to the back post which beats Speroni and comes back off the post.

88 min: Palace break away and slip it to Bolaise but Schmeichel spreads himself to block his shot.

90+2 min: GOAL 1-2 Konchesky crosses to the back post and King heads home into the far corner. His fifth goal of the season.

90+3 min: Schmeichel races from his goal and loses it to Bolaise, who has an open goal but De Laet gets back to clear the goalbound shot from the Palace midfielder.

90+3 min: BOOKING Dean Moxey for time wasting.

90+4 min: Last action. Marshall's cross falls to Morgan inside the box but he cannot get it out of his feet and then Konchesky flashes a shot from 25 yards over the bar.

F-T: City 1 Palace 2

Match stats: Leicester City's winning home run is left in tatters

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