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[Archived] News Article -> 2012/13 Half-Time: Leicester City 2 Rovers 0

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Rovers have played poorly in the first half of tonight's match against Leicester City and trail 2-0. Morten Gamst Pedersen went close to giving Rovers the lead, but Leicester City have been the much better side and deserve to be in the lead at the break.

Jake Kean made a fine start to the game, making several good saves, most notably one effort to deny Anthony Knockaert from close range. Michael Keane then missed a golden opportunity to give the home side the lead when the defender fired over from close range. The Rovers keeper was doing well to deny Leicester, but it was his opposite number who produced the save of the half. Morten Gamst Pedersen's effort was deflected and looked destined to beat the wrong-footed Schmeichel, but the Danish keeper made a save that his father would have been proud of and got a hand to the shot to somehow keep it out.

That save proved crucial as shortly after Leicester broke forward through Marshall and the midfielder produced a fine cross that left Chris Wood with the simple task of heading in from five yards out. That goal put Leicester firmly in the ascendancy and Rovers struggled to get a hold of the ball and get out of their own half. The Foxes were in total control and it came as no surprise when they doubled their lead shortly before half-time. Marshall took their eighth corner of the half and Harry Kane headed home to put Leicester firmly in control.

Rovers have offered little going forward and look vulnerable at the back and Michael Appleton will have his work cut out for him if he is to somehow engineer a comeback. A defeat here would be a serious blow to any promotion hopes and would leave Rovers well adrift of the play-off chasers.

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