Championship leaders Leicester City won their sixth league game in a row earlier on Saturday by snatching the points at Leeds United.

It’s one of the oldest cliches in the book, but to win titles and promotion you have to come through the games where you don’t play so well and that’s exactly what  Pearson’s Foxes  did. You barely noticed Nugent on the pitch for most of the game but he took his fortunate chance when it came. Pearson won’t be pleased with the performance but a win’s a win and Leicester go marching on. The fact that Nugent’s 17th goal of the season, his fifth in four games, was created by a dummy from Kevin Phillips escaped neither manager. The 40-year-old, signed by City boss Nigel Pearson on Wednesday after the striker had been released by Crystal Palace, had only been on the field for 10 minutes when he stepped over a low cross from Liam Moore’s, giving Nugent the fraction of a second he needed to touch the ball past Lees and then poke it past Paddy Kenny.
Hosts Leeds started well and had a number of chances in the first half but were couldn’t take them and they were made to pay in the final moments when David Nugent prodded home from close range.

Match statistics

Shots: 14
On target: 4
Possession: 43%
Corners: 4
Fouls: 15

Shots: 10
On target: 1
Possession: 57%
Corners: 4
Fouls: 19