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Flashback: Leicester City

Posted: Fri 14 Mar 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

A look back over previous meetings

Leicester City may sit comfortably at the top of The Championship, but as Blackpool have shown over the years, they’re a match for any Foxes side on their day.

City were coming into form when they were held at Bloomfield Road in September, whilst their charge to the play-offs was scuppered by Pool last season.

Two years ago the pair served up a six-goal thriller, so there is plenty to look forward to when they meet again tomorrow.

In preparation for Saturday’s game we take a back look at the previous meetings between the two sides.

Blackpool 2 Leicester 2 – 21 Sept 2013

A 90th minute penalty from Thomas Ince saved Blackpool in September, and capped a thrilling afternoon at Bloomfield Road.

Chris Basham had headed the hosts into a first-half lead, before a spot kick from Paul Konchesky hauled the visitors level.

Then Andy King’s stunner had them ahead for the first time, before Gary MacKenzie was fouled by Kasper Schemeichel and Ince did the business.


Blackpool 0 Leicester 0 – 23 Feb 2013

The Foxes were Blackpool’s opponents for Paul Ince’s first home game in charge of Blackpool, as it finished goalless.

It was the visitors who should have won it however, after Chris Wood hit the bar with a penalty won by Harry Kane.

The New Zealander also missed from six yards out, as Ince and Neil Eardley came close for Pool.

Leicester 1 Blackpool 0 – 1 Sept 2012

Back at the start of last season City became the first side to inflict a defeat on Blackpool. 

Ben Marshall proved to be the match winner, when he converted from the penalty spot nine minutes after the break.

Blackpool 3 Leicester 3 – 21 March 2012

Kevin Phillips, now of Leicester, was Blackpool inspiration two years ago, when his brace earned a point in a thrilling encounter.

The striker had headed Pool ahead, before Jermaine Beckford side-footed the visitors level.

David Nugent then edged The Foxes ahead, but Roman Bednar hauled his side back on terms with a curling effort.

A second Beckford strike appeared to have sealed it for Leicester, but Phillips had the last laugh, claiming a point in the last minute.