Monday, 7 February 2011

Leicester 4 Barnsley 1

Leicester maintained their steady climb up the Championship table thanks to a fine win over Barnsley.
Paul Gallagher's 30-yard shot set them on their way after 15 minutes.
Andy King's 43rd-minute effort put them two ahead, although Barnsley pulled one back on the stroke of half-time through new Chelsea loanee Jacob Mellis.
But King added a third with his second goal in the 58th minute before defender Kyle Naughton sealed the three points with two minutes remaining.
After a tame start at the Walker's Stadium, Gallagher brought the home fans to their feet when he sent an unstoppable right-foot shot inside the top corner.

Wellens, who provided the assist for Gallagher, was at the heart of the action again as Leicester doubled their lead just before the break.
The midfielder picked out Ayegbeni Yakubu and he in turn found King, who finished at the second attempt.
Barnsley, who had a goal ruled out for offside moments later, grabbed themselves a lifeline in first-half stoppage time when Mellis' shot from the edge of the area found the bottom corner.
But just as Barnsley were eyeing an equaliser, King scored his second of the game with a low drive from the edge of the box.

Yakubu and Matt Oakley missed opportunities to put the game beyond doubt, before Naughton unleashed a superb long-distance effort to finish the match off.
The win continues an impressive run of results for Sven Goran Eriksson's side, who have won five of their last six league games and are now up to eighth - just outside the play-off places.

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