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Ipswich Town (0) 1 - 0 (0) Leicester City

NPower Championship 2012-13

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Referee: Darren Deadman

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 17,021

Manager: Nigel Pearson

Match Number: 3498

Goals

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 David McGoldrick (85)
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Substitutions

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Anthony KnockaertLloyd Dyer (65)
Ben MarshallPaul Gallagher (68)

Cards

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 Luke Hyam (73)
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 Anthony Knockaert (46)
 Wes Morgan (81)

Teams

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Kasper Schmeichel

Ritchie DeLaet

Paul Konchesky

Wes Morgan

Michael Keane

Daniel Drinkwater

Ben Marshall

Andy King

Anthony Knockaert

Harry Kane

Chris Wood

Substitutes

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Conrad Logan

Zak Whitbread

Lloyd Dyer

Paul Gallagher

Ritchie Wellens

Jamie Vardy

Martyn Waghorn

Match Report

Ipswich Town 1 Leicester City 0

MICK McCARTHY turned the air as blue as an Ipswich shirt after David McGoldrick’s late winner.

The on-loan Nottingham Forest striker decided it with an 85th-minute goal that left Leicester manager Nigel Pearson seething.

Foxes captain Wes Morgan was rattled in a rough game and dropped a clanger for the goal. But McCarthy was in no mood to apologise for his side.

The Ipswich boss, who has lifted his side off the bottom of the table and six points clear of the relegation zone, raged: “I have no sympathy for Nigel and I have no sympathy for the player.

“If it was one of my players I’d say ‘You let him upset you and cost us the game’.

“I’d be kicking the s*** out of the striker making sure he didn’t put the ball in the net.

“It got a bit fractious but the reality is as a centre-half you have to keep your composure.That’s what people do. As a centre-half I went out to upset the two f****** I was up against and anyone who came near me.

“When I played against people like Mick Harford, their sole intention was to upset me and smash me across the nose.

“But it’s the one who gets the least upset that matters.”

Morgan was upset by earlier challenges from home stars Michael Chopra and Daryl Murphy and it cost Leicester dear.

His failure to clear allowed Murphy to slip the ball to McGoldrick who beat Kasper Schmeichel to claim his second goal in nine games for the Tractor Boys.

Pearson moaned: “There were a couple of unsavoury incidents off the ball which have possibly contributed to what happened.

“My captain has been fantastic for me this year but he got booked for complaining about somebody elbowing him.

“Everyone could see that and Chopra kicked him off the ball just prior to that. It’s unfortunate I’m talking about things like that rather than football but that’s life.

“I’ve seen the incidents again and I can understand Wes feeling a little hard done by.”

Leicester have now managed just one win in five league games during a miserable run that has seen their promotion challenge falter.

But Pearson — again denied the services of 14-goal top scorer David Nugent through injury — knows that the Foxes contributed to their downfall.

Harry Kane, their on-loan Tottenham youngster in for Nugent, had a day to forget.

He missed several opportunities to grab the lead.

First he crashed a shot into the side-netting and then sent two headers over the top.

But his worst mistake came when Luke Chambers presented him with a golden chance after a horrible back-pass.

Kane should have buried it but instead sent a weak effort trundling wide.

It could have been worse for Leicester, too. They had Schmeichel to thank for saves from Chambers and McGoldrick.

Mel Henderson (The Sun)

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