Queens Park Rangers 0 - 1 Leicester City

Match info: Championship at Loftus Road Stadium

Date: 21/12/2013 KO: 12:15 Ref: Att: 17,713

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Jamie Vardy 41

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  • Thanks for joining me for this lunchtime kick off. Good game, all told, and a result that just keeps it interesting at the top

  • There it is! Leicester City win 1-0! Jamie Vardy nets the winner in the 41st minute to give the Foxes a huge win. QPR remain top, but a win for Burnley at home to Blackpool will see them go first for Christmas

  • Austin! Big chance! One more attack for QPR as Dyer is offside, and the long ball isn't dealt with. Austin just needs to touch it to make it 1-1, but he can't get the flick

  • Speaking of, Dyer thinks he's in but he just jumped the gun by half a yard. One minute left

  • Three added minutes and Leicester have got 10 men behind the ball, unsurprisingly. That said, Dyer and his pace are still looking to counter. Could be a first defeat of the year at home for QPR

  • Bit of confirmation about the Barton sending off. He was booked for the elbow and then received a second yellow a few seconds later for kicking the ball away

  • Benayoun wins it from Drinkwater and gives it Austin just inside the box, but his shot is quite weak and Schmeichel wasn't going to be beaten like that

  • Dyer has a chance to seal it after Knockaert breaks, but his shot is well wide. Put his foot through it but had no accuracy

  • Leicester have a corner and the broken-nosed warrior, Liam Moore, takes another whack to his nose and is down. He stays down for a couple of minutes, but he'll likely carry on

  • Barton goes! First he's booked for elbowing Taylor-Fletcher, then the referee decides to send him off! The referee seemed to brandish the yellow, implying he got a second for dissent. A straight red would seem more likely though

  • Marcin Wasilewski comes on for Leicester, with de Laet going off

  • But there's a foul in the box by a Leicester player so QPR can break. Barton plays it wide left to Benayoun, and then Kranjcar is fouled after receiving a pass from the Israeli

  • 10 minutes left now for QPR to find an equaliser and for Leicester to hold on. The Foxes play it long and find themselves with a corner

  • Penalty shout! Junior Hoilett dances he way through about four tackles before being felled in the box, but he's gone down very easily. No real complaints from the players, it was more of a crowd shout

  • Nugent goes off for Leicester, Jeff Schulpp coming on for the last 13 minutes

  • Crossbar challenge! Dyer, Knockaert and Drinkwater string a few passes together before they work it James whose shot hits Dunne and thunders off the bar! Green thought he was beaten!

  • Close! Barton passes it out wide to Phillips, and his cross is headed back across goal. But Wes Morgan saves it from almost certainly being 1-1 with a vital toe poke out

  • Schmeichel has to come and collect a cross for the first time in this second half, but he does it admirably. QPR soon have it back though

  • Kranjcar loses the ball to a hefty challenge from Taylor-Fletcher, which probably should have been punished. As a result, Nugent gets the ball and his shot is dipping, but well gathered by Green

  • QPR respond with a sub of their own, bringing on Yossi Benayoun for his debut, with Tom Carroll going off

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