West Bromwich Albion beat Leicester City 1-0 in the Midlands derby at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
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In a largely uneventful game, the key moment arrived just after half time when Esteban Cambiasso scored a bizarre own goal as Wes Morgan’s attempted clearance cannoned off his teammate and went into the back of the net.
Neither team created many clear cut chances but Andy King spurned a great chance to equalize late in the match, however the Welsh midfielder failed to score with a close range header. With the win West Brom move up to 10th with their third win in six matches, while Leicester are in 17th after losing four of their last five matches.
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In a lackluster first half neither side got going as fans weren’t treated to a classic in Leicestershire. A tepid first half aside, the second half started brightly, as West Brom took the lead within two minutes of the restart as Cambiasso’s comical own goal put the Baggies 1-0 up.
Saido Berahino’s cross was headed away by Morgan… but his clearance went straight into the knee of Cambiasso and into the net. 1-0 to West Brom. Calamitous.
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Leicester tried to get back into the game and Jamie Vardy broke past Joleon Lescott but his shot stung the palms of Ben Foster. With less than 15 minutes to go Leonardo Ulloa crossed for King but the Foxes midfielder somehow headed his effort straight at Foster.
The home side pushed for an equalizer late in the game, but the Baggies held on for the win as they are now unbeaten in three games.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, De Laet, Konchesky, Drinkwater (Powell, 81′), Morgan, James, Vardy (Wood, 81′), King, Cambiasso, Wasilewski, Nugent (Ulloa, 68′)
West Brom: Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Lescott, Pocognoli (Gamboa, 91′), Brunt, Gardner, Dorrans, Morrison, Sessegnon (Yacob, 81′), Berahino (Anichebe, 88′)
Goal: Cambiasso, OG (47′)