Leicester Send Blackpool Packing

Leicester 2-1 Blackpool

Leicester City moved into 6th place in the Championship after beating Ian Holloway’s Blackpool 2-1.

The first half was very disapointing for Leicester as the passing got very sloppy from the midfield. Blackpool had the first effort on goal as Keith Southern saw his shot go wide of the right of the goal.

On the Ten minute mark Leicester had their first shot on goal. Foxes winger Dany N’Guessan saw his shot saved by Blackpool keeper Paul Rachubka. Rachubka was called into action a couple of seconds later, as Steve Howard saw his shot saved by the Seasiders goalkeeper.

The game died down only until the 25th minute, as Leicester scored the first goal of the game. Richie Wellens floated in a quick free kick, as Matty Fryatt picked it up and slotted it past the hopeless Blackpool goalkeeper. 1-0 Leicester.

However in the 30th minute, Blackpool found a sloppy equaliser, as Jason Euell played a through ball into Charlie Adam, who fired in his goal from close range. Leicester 1-1 Blackpool.

Leicester City had two final chances to take the lead in the first half. Dany N’Guessan saw his shot blocked by Ian Evatt on Thirty-Three minutes. Two minutes later N’Guessan had a chance again, this time his header went wide of the left of the goal. There was no more action in the first half as the referee called time as the players left the field at 1-1.

The players entered the field for the second half, and it was Blackpool with the first real chance of the second period. Neil Eardley crossed the ball into the box; however Jason Euell saw his header go wide.

Then on Fifty-Seven minutes Leicester took the lead for the second time, it was Matty Fryatt again who capitalised on a miss interception, as he picked the ball up and slotted it past Paul Rachubka for 2-1. After the goal Leicester decided to change things as Andy King entered the field as the replacement for Lloyd Dyer.

On Sixty-Seven minutes Leicester had another chance, this time Steve Howard found space on the edge of the box; however his shot blazed over the crossbar. Then a minute later Blackpool’s loan sensation Jay Emmanuel-Thomas saw his shot from the edge of the box go horribly over the bar.

Substitutions were then made by both clubs as Blackpool brought on both Billy Clarke and new signing Hamuer Bouazza in replace of Jason Euell and Brett Ormerod. Leicester also made one change as loan striker Martyn Waghorn replaced Steve Howard.

The game looked to stay at 2-1 as Blackpool made their final substitution as they went in search for a late equaliser, David Vaughan replacing Keith Southern. Blackpool however were putting Leicester under pressure as a number of corners were delivered by Blackpool, however Leicester managed to defend in numbers. Leicester also made their final substitution as Paul Gallagher came on for two goal hero Matty Fryatt.

Nothing else happened in the closing stages of the match as the referee called time on the game. Leicester keep up their 100% home win record for this season as the Foxes ended Blackpool’s unbeaten run to the season. Leicester came out worthy winners in the end as the Foxes sent Ian Holloway’s Blackpool back to the seaside without any points.

Man Of The Match – Richie Wellens was without a doubt the Foxes man of the match. Wellens set up Leicester City first goal of the game and he also tackled well and also picked out some useful passes.

One Response to “Leicester Send Blackpool Packing”

  1. tangerine pug Says:

    You obviously were not at the same match. All three goals were defensive errors. Fryatt’s first goal was offside by a yard. Leicester were outplayed in the first half, and Pools total possession was 54%. We were the AWAY side! As for worthy winners-get real, if anything you JUST shaded it. ‘Massive Leicester’ against ‘Poor little Blackpool’
    As for Wellens-no doubt he is a good player, he was for us, but Foxes MOM? He was very average and I do think you had better players on the pitch in this match. All the best for the Season as you will be alright!

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