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Monday, September 14, 2009

Big Match Review - Leicester 2 Blackpool 1

Leicester City 2-1 Blackpool
Saturday September 12, Walkers Stadium (Att: 22,827)

A goal in each half from Matty Fryatt was enough to earn all three points for Leicester as the Foxes moved into the top six of the Championship and inflicted a first defeat on former manager Ian Holloway's Blackpool.

It was the away side who started the game brightly though. Midfielder Keith Southern's strike from the edge of the box hit the post and the rebound from Jason Euell was pushed away by home keeper Chris Weale.

Back came Leicester, and Steve Howard saw his goalbound header saved by Paul Rachubka in the Seasiders goal. However, he was powerless to stop Fryatt putting the hosts ahead when the striker latched onto a quickly taken free-kick to slot the ball home.

However, Blackpool were level just five minutes later. Jay-Emmanuel Thomas won the ball back in midfield before realeasing Charlie Adam whose mazy run took him through the Leicester defence and past Weale to slide in the equaliser.

City could have gone into half time in the lead though. Dany N'Guessan's header went narrowly wide of Rachubka's upright, and then Matt Oakley's free-kick hit it.

However, they weren't to be denied in the second period. A mistake at the back allowing Fryatt to run onto the ball, keep his compsoure, and round Rachubka to fire Leicester to their first win over Pool in 43 years.

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