Leicester 1-0 Aston Villa (10.01.2015) Live Commentary

We have seen a great game today, let’s hope the players will be able to sustain the level of attractiveness and keep entertaining the fans in such a fabulous way in other games as well. The control of the game belonged to the visitors. The home players focused especially on the well-organized defence, while the away players pressed a lot which put the home team in difficult situations.
The referee blows for the end of today’s match.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) produces an unsuccessful corner kick.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger. The ball is out-of-play and Aston Villa manage to earn a corner.
Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) sees a second yellow card from the referee and already knows what will come next. It’s a red and the match is over for Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa).
Matthew James (Leicester) receives a red card after his awful challenge. He completely lost his temper and referee Michael Oliver sends him off the pitch.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) sends a chip pass into the box, but Ben Hamer (Leicester) is quickest to intercept the ball.
4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
The substitution is prepared. Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa).
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) is on the ball and tries to beat his opponnent. He does it, but his run is stopped by referee Michael Oliver who sees an offensive foul.
Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) goes close to scoring with a shot fom inside the box, but he drags his effort wide of the left post.
The players claim that Matthew James (Leicester) handled the ball and it seems they are right.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) sends a cross into the box, but Ben Hamer (Leicester) comes off his line to gather the ball.
Like an avalanche. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is penalised for his attacking foul. Michael Oliver has a clear vision and blows the whistle. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is arguing, but the referee’s decision cannot be changed.
Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa) was little bit too fast and was in an offside position when his teammate provided a pass.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) should calm his temper, this was too much! He robbed the opponent of the ball, but Michael Oliver calls for a foul.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence.
The statistics of fouls committed – 18:6.
Tom Lawrence (Leicester) latches on to an accurate pass inside the box and immediately releases a shot towards the net. His blast went high above the crossbar.
Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa) goes off the pitch and Kieran Richardson (Aston Villa) comes on.
Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Michael Oliver blow the whistle.
Nigel Pearson decides to make a substitution. Dean Hammond is going off the pitch and Andy King (Leicester) is coming on.
Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) produces a long ball across the pitch to find his teammate, but he fails.
Substitution. Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa) on for Joe Cole (Aston Villa).
Here is a change. Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) is going off and Nigel Pearson gives the last tactical orders to Jamie Vardy (Leicester).
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) comes off the pitch to be replaced by Tom Lawrence (Leicester).
Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) receives a fine cross inside the box and attempts to score a goal, but his strike flies just a few inches over the bar.
Corner kick. Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) will deliver the ball.
Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away. Aston Villa get a chance to score from a corner kick.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) slides a brilliant pass to Alan Hutton (Aston Villa), who takes a shot from inside the box but it goes by a whisker over the crossbar.
Paul Konchesky (Leicester) tackles a bit over-zealously. Michael Oliver blows for a foul.
David Nugent (Leicester) had a bad timing behind the opposition’s defensive line and has been caught offside. The referee saw the whole situation to make a good call.
The corner, sent by Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa), lacks accuracy as the ball is hit with too much power.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) produces a poor pass. He attempts to get the ball into the box but it’s hacked away. The referee points to the corner flag. Aston Villa are given a corner.
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Michael Oliver pulls out a yellow card to show it to Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) for a tough tackle.
Anthony Knockaert (Leicester) takes the corner, but the goalkeeper jumps and gathers the ball.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a shot towards the underside of the crossbar, but Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) is alert and denies his effort with a nice save. The ball goes out for a corner. Leicester can continue in their attacking effort.
A neat pass is well received by Christian Benteke (Aston Villa), who is lurking on the edge of the box and strikes the ball towards the middle of the target. The goalkeeper makes a decent save to block his shot.
Dean Hammond (Leicester) sees a yellow card from Michael Oliver after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
The goalkeeper doesn’t have to worry about this one. Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) is alert and has a clear vision to thwart a through ball from Marc Albrighton (Leicester).
Matthew James (Leicester) sends the corner into the box, but Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) intercepts it and averts the threat.
Matthew James (Leicester) puts a cross into the box from the corner but there is no panic for the oppositon as they easily clear. Leicester win a corner.
Matthew James (Leicester) jumps above the defenders in order to convert a lofted cross with a nice header. Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) makes a reflexive save to block his effort from hitting the net. Leicester will take a corner kick.
Matthew James (Leicester) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) receives an accurate pass and finds some space for a shot! The keeper is prepared and denies his low blast of a long-range aiming directly to the bottom of the net.
The corner, delivered by Joe Cole (Aston Villa), is intercepted by Ben Hamer (Leicester).
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball. The ball goes behind for a corner. Aston Villa will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
Anthony Knockaert (Leicester) with a teasing cross into the area, but Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) intercepts the ball.
The assistant referee raises his flag, and an attacking effort is stopped by the main referee’s whistle. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is the one, who got caught in the offside position.
The game restarts for the second half.
The game produced by the players until now wasn’t of most attractive ones, but there is still 45 minutes left so let’s hope they will come with new inspiration and will show us their best. We can’t speak of any dominance on either side in this balanced first half. Long balls and crosses are the strongest weapons of both teams.
The match has reached half-time.
Goal! Paul Konchesky (Leicester) got a chance to test the goalkeeper from the edge of the box. He fires a shot which bounces in off the post.
1 additional min. will be played.
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) covers his face with his hands after spurning a great chance. The ball rebounded to him and his close-range header goes by a whisker over the crossbar.
OFF THE BAR! David Nugent (Leicester) unleashes a thunderous effort from the edge of the box and the ball crashes off the woodwork. What a strike that was!
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Marc Albrighton (Leicester).
The defence clears the ball to safety after a dangerous cross from the corner, taken by Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa).
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) gets to the ball from the resulting corner and tries his luck with a shot, but one of the defenders steps in to block the effort. The ball is out-of-play. Aston Villa have been awarded a corner kick.
The referee points towards the corner flag. Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) steps up to take it.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) attempts to find some of his teammates with a dangerous pass from the edge of the box. The opponent’s defence intercepts the effort and clears the ball to safety. Aston Villa force a corner. They send men into the box.
Anthony Knockaert (Leicester) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by Leicester.
Matthew James (Leicester) with the corner, but it is intercepted by the defender.
Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger. The referee signals for a corner kick, Leicester are awarded.
This foul is worthy of a card! And it is a yellow shown by referee Michael Oliver to the guilty Jores Okore (Aston Villa).
The defence had a hard time blocking out the strike from Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa). He didn’t hesitate and finished from outside the box right after he had received a pass from his teammate.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) sends a long crossfield pass, searching for one of his teammates, but his effort comes to nothing as they lose possession.
A crossfield pass from Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) failed to find any of his teammates.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) finds space on the edge of the box, but his wild shot goes high over the bar.
David Nugent (Leicester) receives a lofted pass into the goal area and unleashes a dangerous header which sails narrowly wide of the right post!
A lofted cross from Marc Albrighton (Leicester) was unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly gets the ball out of the penalty area.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) attempts to send a cross in order to find one of his teammates. The opposition’s defence averts the danger by intercepting the effort.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) finds David Nugent (Leicester) with a nice pass so he can go on towards the goal.
Offside – the assistant referee raises his flag and the main referee blows his whistle. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) found himself behind the opposition’s defensive line.
Danny Simpson (Leicester) attempts to whip in a crossfield pass, the defence does well to intercept the ball.
Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) sends a promising through ball, but the defence is alert and cuts out the pass.
Michael Oliver blows his whistle and it is Anthony Knockaert (Leicester) who is penalised for an offensive foul. Good decision by the referee.
Joe Cole (Aston Villa) was in a clear offside position. Undoubtedly.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) is trying to send the ball in front of the goal, but the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
What a big chance! Anthony Knockaert (Leicester) picks up an inch-perfect pass inside the box and fires the ball by a whisker of the right post.
A perfect long pass by Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) finds Alan Hutton (Aston Villa). He latches on to a pass and continues his attacking run.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is caught offside. Tight decision, but the right one by the assistant referee as he raised his flag quickly.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) aims a cross from the side into the penalty area in order to find one of his teammates, but he fails, and the situation doesn’t bear fruit.
Michael Oliver calls for a foul. Marc Albrighton (Leicester) comitted a foul as he was too aggressive in the battle for the ball. Aston Villa win a free kick and they are able to continue with another attacking move.
Long pass, produced by Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), missed precision to reach his teammates.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) is forced to stop his attacking move after the linesman signals for offside.
Matthew James (Leicester) takes the corner kick and sends a lovely ball into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and knocks the ball to safety.
David Nugent (Leicester) connects with a precise cross inside the goalmouth and finishes. One of the defending players reacts in time and clears the ball to safety. The ball is out of bounds. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Leicester.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) sends a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates.
Anthony Knockaert (Leicester) sends a crossfield pass, but there is nobody to take up the ball and finish.
Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) makes a harsh challenge and Michael Oliver calls for a foul.
Long pass, produced by Danny Simpson (Leicester), missed precision to reach his teammates.
The Aston Villa players will kick-off.
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