December 8, 2012


Leicester City

2 - 2



15:00 +00:00, December 8, 2012

The King Power Stadium

Referee: J Adcock

Lingard gives Foxes extra bite

Team Stat Comparison

Leicester City Barnsley
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 6 21
Points 68 55
Goal Difference 23 -14
Goals for * 2.0 1.3
Goals against * 1.0 1.7
Last 5 L-W-W-L-D D-W-D-D-L
Last 5 home W-L-W-D-L W-D-L-W-W
Last 5 away L-W-D-D-L D-D-D-D-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Leicester City | Barnsley

Competition Stats

Leicester City Barnsley
Goals David Nugent 16 Craig Davies 8
Assists Ben Marshall 8 Jacob Mellis 9
Yellows David Nugent 9 Stephen Foster 8
Reds Wes Morgan 1 Stephen Dawson 1
Squads: Leicester City | Barnsley

Next Matches

Leicester City Barnsley
4/19 H: Queens Park Rangers 4/19 H: Leeds United
4/22 A: Bolton Wanderers 4/21 A: Derby County
4/26 A: Huddersfield Town 4/26 A: Middlesbrough
5/3 H: Doncaster Rovers 5/3 H: Queens Park Rangers

Jesse Lingard will be added to the Leicester squad for Barnsley's visit to the King Power Stadium.

Lingard played for Manchester United's Under-21 team this week following the end of his initial loan spell with the Foxes but the midfielder has returned to the npower Championship club on a deal that runs into the new year.

David Nugent was a surprise inclusion in the squad against Derby last weekend after slipping a disc in his neck recently but Leicester's leading goalscorer came on as a substitute and netted twice in the 4-1 home victory and could now be pushing for a recall to the starting line-up.

Fellow strikers Marko Futacs and Jeff Schlupp, midfielders Ben Marshall and Matty James and defender Liam Moore are also options for Pearson should he opt to change a winning team.

Centre-half Sean St Ledger remains the only absentee with the hamstring problem that has now kept him on the sidelines for two months.

Barnsley could be without influential midfielder Jacob Mellis.

Mellis has been a virtual ever-present for manager Keith Hill this season, but sustained a dead-leg in last week's heavy defeat at Watford and is rated as very doubtful.

Teenager Reuben Noble-Lazarus, Stephen Dawson, Tomasz Cywka and Jim O'Brien will all be hoping to return to the starting line-up in Mellis' absence.

Another midfielder, David Perkins, remains sidelined with a hamstring problem, but Hill has no other new injury or suspension problems and apart from a replacement for Mellis has hinted he will not be making changes.

On-loan trio Akos Buzsaky, Jonathan Greening and Emile Sinclair are expected to start again.

But striker Mido is still not in contention following a back problem as the South Yorkshire side chase their first league win in 10 matches.