Nigel Pearson’s Leicester temporarily moved level on points with Sky Bet Championship leaders QPR after what manager Nigel Pearson conceded was a much-needed victory in west London. Burnely then leapfrogged them with a victory later in the day.

Fresh from Tuesday’s comprehensive 3-1 defeat to Man City in the Capital One Cup, the Foxes headed to Loftus Road with just one point to show from a possible nine, which NP wanted to change but with a poor record at loftus road this was looking unlikely

That poor run came to an end at Loftus Road, though, with Jamie Vardy’s fine first-half strike securing a 1-0 win that brought QPR’s unbeaten home record to a halt.

“We did well today and it was needed,” Leicester boss Pearson said. “Results haven’t gone the way that we would have liked of late.

“It was always going to be important to get something out of the game today, so to get away from here with three points is a very good return.

QPR
0 – 1
Leicester
Vardy (41)
Venue: Loftus Road
Attendance: 17,713
The Teams
Green
Schmeichel
Simpson
De Laet
82
Assou-Ekotto
Konchesky
O’Neil
45
James
Dunne
Morgan
Hill
Moore
Phillips
Knockaert
Barton
Drinkwater
Austin
Vardy
68
Carroll
69
Nugent
78
Kranjcar
Dyer
Substitutes
Traore
Hammond
Onuoha
King
Jenas
Schlupp
78
Henry
Taylor-Fletcher
68
Hoilett
45
Miquel
Murphy
Logan
Benayoun
69
Wasilewski
82
Game Statistics
20
Goal Attempts
9
6
On Target
2
4
Corners
5
14
Fouls
12
3
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
61
%
39