Leicester boost promotion bid

  • Last Updated: February 26 2013, 23:39 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in the npower Championship, including Leicester's victory over Blackburn.

Chris Wood celebrates scoring the first goal for Leicester
Chris Wood celebrates scoring the first goal for Leicester

Leicester got their challenge for automatic promotion from the npower Championship back on track with a 3-0 victory over Blackburn at the King Power Stadium.

Chris Wood headed his ninth goal in as many matches since joining the Foxes from West Brom at the start of the year before Harry Kane marked his home debut with a goal.

  • Championship
Position Player Score
1 Cardiff 70
2 Watford 62
3 Hull City 62
4 C Palace 58
5 Leicester 57
6 Brighton 52
7 Middlesbro' 51
8 N Forest 48
9 Leeds 46
10 Bolton 45
11 Blackburn 45
12 Derby 44

Leicester dominated the first half with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel a mere bystander, aside from a stunning save to keep out a Morton Gamst Pedersen volley with the game goalless.

A comparatively quiet second half ended with Andy King heading a third in stoppage time.

After five straight league wins at the turn of the year, it ended a three-game run without a victory and moved the Foxes within five points of second-placed Watford with a game in hand on Gianfranco Zola's team.

Mark Robins claimed his first victory as Huddersfield boss as James Vaughan's second-half winner helped them win 1-0 at Burnley and move them six points clear of the relegation zone.

The Terriers, who took all the spoils at Turf Moor for the first time in 41 years, had scored just once in the previous four league fixtures but Vaughan produced a predatory finish with their first real chance of note 10 minutes after the interval.

In contrast, the Clarets were profligate with their finishing, Danny Ings, Charlie Austin and Sam Vokes all wasteful as they failed to find the net for a third successive outing and extended their winless streak to six games.

Craig Dawson continued his fine start to life at the Reebok Stadium as Bolton dented the survival hopes of basement boys Peterborough with a 1-0 triumph in the night's other game.

Dougie Freedman's side are unbeaten in five games since Dawson arrived on loan from West Brom in the January transfer window.

The central defender scored twice in Saturday's 4-1 thrashing of Hull and grabbed the only goal tonight with a firm header from Jay Spearing's fifth-minute corner.

While Freedman will retain hope of a late play-off push, with his side now up to 10th, Posh remain at the foot of the table and face an uphill battle to avoid relegation.


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