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Foxes back in the hunt

Foxes back in the hunt (©PAphotos)
Foxes back in the hunt (©PAphotos).

Leicester produced a clinical display to edge past Doncaster 1-0 and get their Coca-Cola Championship play-off bid back on track.

Martyn Waghorn's seventh goal of the season was enough to see Nigel Pearson's men seal the points and register a first win in three at a snowy Keepmoat Stadium.

The on-loan Sunderland man broke clear to fire past Neil Sullivan after early Foxes domination.

Leicester could have had more goals as Simon King wasted a fine chance and Sullivan denied Waghorn in the second half.

However, Doncaster may also feel they should have got something out of the encounter as Jamie Coppinger and Billy Sharp both went close to equalising.

Doncaster's second loss in a row could end their hopes of a late play-off bid in the closing stages of the campaign, but Leicester are very much in contention.

David Healy came off the bench to score his first goal for Ipswich and secure another precious point in their bid to avoid relegation.

Striker Healy, signed on loan from Sunderland last month, used his predatory instincts to slot home an equaliser 16 minutes from time and deny fellow strugglers Scunthorpe an undeserved victory at Glanford Park.

Six minutes earlier Iron skipper Cliff Byrne had put the home side in front with a close-range header on his 200th start for the club.

But Roy Keane's side, who dominated a first half in which they twice hit the crossbar, were not to be denied and Healy's strike gave them a 16th draw of the season which moved them four points above the drop zone.

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Topics:
Leicester City
Sunderland
Doncaster Rovers
Ipswich Town
Football
Scunthorpe United
Championship
Billy Sharp
Roy Keane
Martyn Waghorn
Neil Sullivan
David Healy
Simon King
Cliff Byrne

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