English FA Cup

January 9, 2011


Leicester City

2 - 2

Manchester City

English FA Cup

16:00 +00:00, January 9, 2011

The Walkers Stadium, England

Referee: M Dean


    FULL TIME A wonderful cup tie ends in a draw, and it's the least Leicester deserve. Sol Bamba gave the home team the lead, before Milner and Tevez put Man City ahead before half time. Joe Hart's howler gifted Andy King an equaliser which the Foxes had merited.

  • 93'

    Robbie Neilson on for Bruno Berner

  • 92'

    Leicester head clear, from the second ball, Johnson clips a lob to Vieira who is offside.

  • 92'

    Bruno Berner fouls Nigel De Jong, one last set piece opportunity...

  • 92'

    Leicester have dropped dangerously deep in the closing stages...

  • 91'

    Sol Bamba again! This time blocking from Tevez as he looked to convert the corner!

  • 90'

    Carlos Tevez forces Weale into a smart save! Milner releases Tevez over the top, and with the Argentine bearing down on goal, Weale tips his shot over!

  • 90'


  • 89'

    In the final minute of the 90...

  • 88'

    Jack Hobbs thumps the ball clear at the near post.

  • 87'

    Man City look to make the breakthrough, Tevez playing an excellent ball for Kolarov. His low cross looks for Johnson and Bamba clears for a corner...

  • 86'

    Wellens tees up Juki Abe 25-yards from goal, the Japan midfielder gets it all wrong and screws his shot wide.

  • 85'

    Leicester fans are on their feet at the Walker's Stadium, can they see their team snatch a famous winner?

  • 84'

    Steve Howard's first contribution is to trip Nigel de Jong on the halfway line.

  • 83'

    Darius Vassell on for Steve Howard

  • 82'

    James Milner tries to turn past Kyle Naughton, but only succeeds in fouling the full back.

  • 81'

    Inside the last ten minutes, can we find a winner?

  • 80'

    Zabaleta fouls Gallagher and it's a Leicester free kick inside their own half.

  • 79'

    Nigel de Jong should have given Man City the lead! Leicester were slow getting back and the visitors broke. Milner fed Tevez, who rolled inside the penalty are to tee up De Jong for a tap in. Somehow, the Dutchman fails to find the net and Chris Weale makes a superb save!

  • 78'

    Martyn Waghorn on for Lloyd Dyer

  • 77'

    Sol Bamba yet again!!! Will Man City never learn?! The big defender rises to head at the backpost, with his effort looping into the far post before James Milners clears it off the line!

  • 76'

    Kyle Naughton does excellently, chasing down a lost cause and earning a corner of Kolarov...

  • 75'

    The tempo of this match has been excellent throughout, and you have to congratulate Leicester for that. They have taken the game to Man City.

  • 74'

    A very interesting substition from Mancini. Hardly an attacking move, is it?

  • 73'

    Pablo Zabaleta on for Jo

  • 72'

    Richie Wellens with some impressive footwork on the left, he stumbles and has stayed down clutching his arm.

  • 71'

    Gallagher's delivery is poor and a good chance has passed. Leicester have been excellent all afternoon.

  • 70'

    Wellens evades several challenges before being brought down right on the edge of the penalty area...

  • 69'

    It's taken quickly, the clipped ball looks for Lloyd Dyer, but this time Hart gathers.

  • 68'

    A Leicester free kick in a very dangerous area. The Foxes could win this...

  • 67'

    Leicester threatening again, Vassell released down the left channel but his cross is over hit.

  • 66'

    Carlos Tevez looks to restore Man City's lead. He drops the shoulder before unleashing a shot which sails over.

  • 65'

    An absolute shocker from Joe Hart. Not only did he fail to handle the initial cross, but his challenge for the loose ball was feeble.

  • 64'

    The equaliser is no less than Leicester deserve. They have been a match for Man City all afternoon.

  • 63'

    GOAL An equaliser and a nightmare for Joe Hart!!! Gallagher whipped in a low cross which bounced in front of Hart. He seemed to gather it, but it slipped from his grasp. Andy King was on hand to prod the ball home!

  • 62'

    Leicester keeping the ball to the sound of "Oles" from the home support, who have been fantastic.

  • 61'

    James Milner looks for a second goal with a drive from the corner of the penalty area, which Chris Weale saves with ease.

  • 60'

    Nearly an opening for Man City, Tevez jinking his way through the defence. The ball bounces around through several challenges, almost breaking for Tevez before Jack Hobbs hoofs clear.

  • 59'

    Kyle Naughton with a lucky escape for Leicester, caught in possession by Vieira. As City break Jo looks for Tevez, but Leicester manage to stop the attack.

  • 58'

    Darius Vassell in space, but he is correctly judged to be in an offside position.

  • 57'

    Gallagher takes the free kick short, playing a one-two before whipping in a low cross. Man City hoof the ball clear and the danger has passed.

  • 56'

    Another Leicester set piece after De Jong fouls Wellens...

  • 55'

    Carlos Tevez finds space in the Leicester backline, but the flag is raised for offside.

  • 54'

    Jack Hobbs with a glorious opportunity! A free header six-yards out and he can only guide it over! It should be 2-2.

  • 54'

    Another Leicester corner...

  • 53'

    Paul Gallagher rises to meet the cross and Joe Hart punches clear under pressure from Bamba.

  • 52'

    Leicester have a corner, Kyle Naughton's cross is blocked...

  • 51'

    Sol Bamba makes his way forward as Leicester have a deep free kick.

  • 50'

    The home fans are doing their bit and trying to help them produce an equaliser.

  • 49'

    Hobbs hooks the corner clear and out of play for a throw.

  • 48'

    City on the attack at the other end, Adam Johnson does excellently to earn a corner kick...

  • 47'

    Lloyd Dyer with an opportunity right at the start of the half, latching onto a through ball. His twenty-yard shot lashes wide of Joe Hart's goal.

  • 46'

    Nigel de Jong on for Shaun Wright-Phillips

  • 45'

    SECOND HALF Leicester with the restart.


    It looks like it will Man City who advance to take on Notts County, unless Leicester can produce a huge upset in the second half.


    Sol Bamba has been a huge threat for Leicester and has been the target for every set piece. As dangerous as he has been in the attacking third, he was at fault for Milner's equaliser. An eventful debut for the big defender!


    For Man City, they have got off lightly in the first half. They are lucky to be ahead, in fact, they could easily be behind. They need to defend better from set pieces.


    Leicester are punished for a lapse in concentration right at the death. Their performance has been impressive and they deserve to be at least level.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME Man City come from behind to take the lead right at the end of the first half. Sol Bamba put Leicester in front before James Milner equalised and Carlos Tevez put Roberto Mancini's men in front.

  • 45'

    An turn and shot from Paul Gallagher, twisting past Toure and firing an effort which Joe Hart gathers easily.

  • 45'


  • 44'

    GOAL Carlos Tevez gives Man City the lead!!! Leicester fail to react to a short corner, Milner in space drills a low cross to the near post. Tevez produces an excellent back-heeled finish at the near post to put the Citizens in front!

  • 43'

    A late corner for Man City...

  • 42'

    City look to put pressure on Leicester, but it's relieved by Tevez, who pulls down Richie Wellens.

  • 40'

    It's been a very entertaining opening half in Leicester. Can either team grab the lead before the break?

  • 39'

    Now it's Man City's turn to waste a glorious opportunity! Jerome Boateng gets behind the Leicester backling and squares for the stretching Adam Johnson. With the goal at his mercy, Johnson can only divert it wide!!!

  • 38'

    What a chance for Leicester! Andy King is slid through and finds himself bearing down on Joe Hart. King elects to chip his effort, which Hart easily gathers, what a waste.

  • 36'

    Leicester have been the better team here, Man City are looking vulnerable in the East Midlands.

  • 35'

    Sol Bamba again gets on the end of a Gallagher set piece! His header is cleared off the line by Shaun Wright-Phillips! Man City are looking very weak at the back!

  • 34'

    Another corner to Leicester as Naughton's crossed is blocked by Milner...

  • 33'

    They nearly find a second! Another set piece and yet again Sol Bamba is unmarked! Joe Hart palms the first header into the air. Bamba gets another bite at the cherry, this time Hart catches his effort on the line. Man City look very weak from set pieces.

  • 32'

    Juki Abe with a piledriver from 30 yards that stings the palms of Joe Hart! A fantastic strike, corner to Leicester...

  • 31'

    Leicester have shown tremendous spirit in this match and deserve a lot of credit. They are still pressing and looking to take the lead again.

  • 30'

    Man City are beginning to look dangerous, Milner in particular. Sol Bamba is hesitant in defence and the midfielder almost capitalised.

  • 29'

    A first shot on goal from Carlos Tevez...and it was awful. Kolarov's low cross is half cleared and falls to the Argentine, who lashes his shot over the bar.

  • 28'

    Lloyd Dyer with some excellent trickery on the right, his in-swinging cross headed clear and Man City earn themselves a throw.

  • 28'

    Another Leicester free kick, Vassell fouled by Johnson.

  • 27'

    Sol Bamba rises to meet Gallagher's long ball, his downward header is never troubling Joe Hart.

  • 26'

    Leicester free kick, Milner's trip on Vassell.

  • 25'

    Wellens is being patched up on the sidelines, his nose having been bloodied in that clash with Tevez.

  • 24'

    Richie Wellens is adjudged to have fouled Tevez near the half-way line.

  • 23'

    Leicester must not let their heads drop now. They have played well a deserve to be at least level in this game.

  • 22'

    GOAL James Milner levels it for City!!! Sol Bamba tries to close down Milner, but he's far too tame in the tackle. The England midfielder goes past Bamba and fires a left-footed drive past Chris Weale.

  • 21'

    Kolo Toure looks for Jo through the middle but the Brazilian has drifted into an offside position.

  • 20'

    Paul Gallagher climbs on the back of Kolarov, Man City free kick deep in their own half.

  • 19'

    Sol Bamba beats Jo to the cross and clears.

  • 18'

    Kolarov fires a low shot straight into the wall, corner kick...

  • 17'

    Johnson does well to twist clear of Berner, who brings him down. From the free kick, Vassell fouls Vieira and it's a dangerous set piece to Man City.

  • 16'

    The linesman seems to be awaiting a replacement flag. More from this developing situation as we get it...

  • 15'

    Leicester seem to have weathered the mini-storm from the visitors and are looking to attack themselves.

  • 14'

    Kolarov attempts a break for City before being stopped by an excellent challenge from Juki Abe.

  • 13'

    From the corner Patrick Vieira turns a volley on goal from eight yards out. It's straight at Chris Weale who turns it away. It should be 1-1.

  • 12'

    City threaten for the first time. Tevez feeds Milner who bursts through the defence. His low cross looks for Jo, but Bamba turns it behind...

  • 11'

    Leicester have been fantastic so far. They are defending solidly and look dangerous on the break. Sven will be delighted so far.

  • 9'

    Leicester are again looking dangerous, Lloyd Dyer's cut back breaks loose in the penalty area. Man City scramble the ball clear.

  • 8'

    Jerome Boateng attempts to connect with the long throw, Leicester clear towards Vassell, who can't reach the punted clearance.

  • 8'

    A throw deep in Leicester territory for Man City...

  • 7'

    Jerome Boateng launches a deep cross from the right, it drifts harmlessly out of play for a Leicester goal kick.

  • 6'

    Man City attempting to apply some pressure. Adam Johnson is blocked as he ventures down the left.

  • 5'

    Another cross from Gallagher and Joe Hart is forced to gather the cross. City are rocking early doors.

  • 4'

    Paul Gallagher's deep free kick finds Hobbs on the back post, his header back across is saved by Hart. The referee's whistle had already gone, the ball had drifted out of play.

  • 3'

    Another Leicester set piece, Vassell fouled by Adam Johnson on the edge of the box...

  • 2'

    A dream start for Leicester City, sloppy defending from Man City and they were punished. Roberto Mancini's afternoon just got a lot harder!

  • 1'

    GOAL A debut goal from Sol Bamba! Leicester earned an early corner, which was taken short. When the ball arrived in the box, Bamba was unmarked to prod the ball beyond a helpless Joe Hart!


    KICK OFF Man City get us started.


    The teams are on the pitch at an electric Walker's Stadium, nearly time for kick off.


    Bruno Berner overcomes a hamstring injury to play for Leicester. Sol Bamba makes his debut after his transfer from Dundee.


    A strong team from Man City, James Milner and Patrick Vieira make up the centre midfield pairing, with Jo partnering Carlos Tevez up front.


    Manchester United have already seen of Liverpool at Old Trafford today and Spurs have beaten Charlton. Chelsea are 3-0 up against Ipswich and this match will finish the FA Cup third round.


    The master takes on the apprentice at the Walker's Stadium. Roberto Mancini tackles his old coach at Lazio Sven Goran Eriksson. Can the Foxes upset the billionaires from Eastlands?


    So Notts County lie in wait for the winners of this match between Leicester City and Manchester City. Could Sven be set for a return to Meadow Lane?