Leicester shock Norwich in Cup

Updated: February 18, 2012

Championship side Leicester City beat Norwich City 2-1 at Carrow Road to progress to the sixth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

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Irish defender Sean St Ledger escaped poor marking by Norwich striker Morison to head in Ben Marshall’s fifth-minute corner to give Leicester a surprise lead. However, Norwich City soon hit back when referee Mike Dean decided to award a penalty to Norwich after keeper Kasper Schmeichel had pushed Norwich striker Simeon Jackson in the penalty box.

It looked like a soft penalty and it was initially saved excellently by Schmeichel but Hoolahan, who had taken the penalty, put in the rebound to equalize for Norwich.

Nevertheless, Leicester won the tie in the 71st minute through former England international, David Nugent. Nugent coolly finished beyond keeper Jed Steer to deservedly send Leicester City into the last eight of the FA Cup.

Line ups:

Norwich: Steer, R Martin, Drury, Barnett, Ward, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Fox (Johnson 78), Bennett, Morison (Wilbraham 62) Jackson (Vaughan 62)

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Peltier, St Ledger, Morgan, Kennedy (Konchesky 66), Dyer, Wellens, Danns, Beckford, Marshall, (Delfouneso 66), Nugent

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