Leicester 0-0 Bournemouth (02.01.2016) Live Commentary

90+5′
The fans could demand a bit more entertainment for their money. There hasn’t really been much to see but for an occasional opportunity now and then. Leicester were better today with masterful control and movement. Short passing and possession was the style of the home side, while the visiting side tried to hit their opposition on the break.
90+5′
 
That is the end of the match.
90+5′
Christian Fuchs (Leicester) with a teasing cross into the area, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) intercepts the ball.
90+3′
A fine lofted pass into the box, sent by Christian Fuchs (Leicester), is intercepted by the opposition’s defence.
90+2′
Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger.
90′
 
Fourth official shows 4 min. of added time.
89′
 
The resulting corner from Christian Fuchs (Leicester) is unsuccessful.
89′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) has an effort from distance but it is blocked. The referee blows his whistle, Leicester are awarded a corner kick.
88′
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) was just about to receive a beautiful pass into a promising position. However, one of the defenders makes a timely clearance.
86′
Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester) finds himself unmarked on the edge of the box, but he drags his shot just wide of the right post.
86′
Ritchie De Laet (Leicester) sends a lofted cross into the penalty area. Unfortunately for him, the opponent’s defence deals with his cross comfortably and intercepts it.
84′
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) reacts well and displays good awareness inside the box to get on the end of the corner kick. He fails to direct the ball into the net as it flies narrowly wide of the left post.
84′
 
Christian Fuchs (Leicester) takes the corner.
83′
Nice individual effort by Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester). He gets all the way to the goalkeeper, produces a strike towards the right side of the target, but Artur Boruc does a good job to anticipate the direction of the ball and keeps it out with his save. The ball is out-of-play. Leicester will have a chance to score from a corner.
83′
Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) is forced to stop his attacking move after the linesman signals for offside.
81′
 
Christian Fuchs (Leicester) swings the ball into the box from the corner kick but it’s a bit too strong and it goes out-of-play.
81′
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger. Leicester get a chance to score from a corner kick.
81′
Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) collects a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender.
79′
Christian Fuchs (Leicester) attempts to find Riyiad Mahrez, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
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The attendance is 32006.
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Jamie Vardy (Leicester) is unable to feed an accurate cross into the box.
76′
Ritchie De Laet plays a pass to Ngolo Kante (Leicester), but he can’t take a proper shot from inside the box as the ball flies well wide of the left post.
75′
Glenn Murray (Bournemouth) finds himself in an offside position and the referee stops play after the linesman raises his flag.
74′
Shinji Okazaki (Leicester) gets on the end of a pass on the edge of the area, but he drags his shot just wide of the right post.
74′
 
It’s time for a substitution. That is the last involvement from Danny Simpson, and he is replaced by Ritchie De Laet (Leicester).
73′
Nathan Dyer (Leicester) was in a good position and inches away from getting on the end of a through ball.
71′
A pass from Jamie Vardy (Leicester) is intercepted by Artur Boruc and the move breaks down.
70′
Robert Huth (Leicester) rises above the defending players and places his hard towering header to the bottom left corner, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) is prepared and dives to thwart his effort.
68′
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
67′
 
The game is interrupted now, Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
67′
Nathan Dyer (Leicester) sends a cross into the box, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) comes off his line to gather the ball.
66′
Ngolo Kante (Leicester) pounces on the rebound on the edge of the box but his wild shot goes high over the crossbar.
66′
 
The defence clears the ball to safety after a dangerous cross from the corner, taken by Christian Fuchs (Leicester).
65′
 
The corner from Christian Fuchs (Leicester) is cleared away by the defence. Leicester have a corner.
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That’s the end of the game for Marc Albrighton, who is replaced by Shinji Okazaki (Leicester).
65′
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by Leicester.
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Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) launches an inaccurate corner kick into the penalty area.
64′
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) gets on the end of a pass and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s blocked by one of the defending players. The ball goes out-of-play. Bournemouth are awarded a corner kick.
62′
 
This foul is worthy of a card! And it is a yellow shown by referee Andre Marriner to the guilty Marc Albrighton (Leicester).
61′
 
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) sends in the corner, but the keeper steps in and makes a save.
61′
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The referee signals for a corner kick, Leicester are awarded.
60′
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) serves in a nice cross, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) punches the ball away.
60′
 
Substitution. Harry Arter makes way for Sylvain Distin (Bournemouth).
59′
 
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) has a great chance to score from the penalty. He shoots to the right post, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) leaps out to thwart his attempt.
58′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) is heading towards the penalty spot to take it.
57′
 
Simon Francis (Bournemouth) expressed his disappointment as he received a straight red card.
57′
 
Simon Francis (Bournemouth) commits a sliding tackle while hitting his opponent’s legs. The referee blows his whistle for infringement. Leicester are awarded a penalty! The opposing players are protesting, but the referee had an easy-decision to make.
56′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
55′
Christian Fuchs (Leicester) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
53′
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) makes a foul. At least that’s what referee Andre Marriner signals.
52′
Wes Morgan (Leicester) comes close to scoring! He gets the ball inside the box from the resulting corner but his shot flies just over the crossbar. This should be a big warning for the defence.
51′
 
Christian Fuchs (Leicester) looks like he will be the one to take the corner kick.
51′
 
Joshua King comes off the pitch to be replaced by Glenn Murray (Bournemouth).
51′
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) dribbled past his opponents before finding himself in a great position to strike. His attempt from just outside of the box went towards the right side of the goal, but it wasn’t dangerous and Artur Boruc made a comfortable save. Leicester forced their opponent to concede a corner.
50′
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) sends a cross into the box, but Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) comes off his line to gather the ball.
48′
Danny Simpson (Leicester) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Artur Boruc (Bournemouth), who smothers the ball.
47′
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) and Christian Fuchs (Leicester) combine well with some one-touch passing and gradually earning greater possession for an attack.
46′
 
Claudio Ranieri has made a change at the break. Nathan Dyer (Leicester) has come on in place of Leonardo Ulloa.
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The second half has just started.
45+2′
Up to this moment, the game has been rather average in terms of attractiveness. We have been missing more thrilling moments. It has been a tight contest so far. The home side is creating their opportunities using lightning-fast counter-attacks. The tactic of the away side is slow build-up play.
45+2′
 
The match has reached half-time.
45+1′
Joshua King (Bournemouth) does his best to catch the ball into the box from a cross, but he isn’t successful.
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We will have 1 min. of added time.
44′
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) was in a good position and inches away from getting on the end of a through ball.
43′
Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester) brings an opponent down and Andre Marriner interrupts the game.
41′
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) is picked up by one of his teammates with a brilliant long-range cross, but he doesn’t receive the ball well and the defence eliminates the danger without problems.
39′
Andre Marriner blows his whistle. Who will be penalised? Now it is clear. Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) is said to have used excessive force while attacking.
38′
What a big chance! Jamie Vardy (Leicester) picks up an inch-perfect pass inside the box and fires the ball by a whisker of the right post.
37′
Chance! Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) comes within inches of scoring after picking up a pass from Joshua King, but his shot from inside the box flashes just over the bar.
36′
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) delivers a poor cross from a free kick as one of the defenders comfortably clears it away.
36′
Ngolo Kante (Leicester) commits a minor foul to interrupt the attacking move of his opponent and is warned by the referee that he will not get away without a yellow card if he does it again. Bournemouth have a free kick.
35′
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) sees the run of Joshua King (Bournemouth) and tries to slip the ball to him, but Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) sees the danger and gathers.
34′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
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Today’s referee Andre Marriner rightly decides to book Harry Arter (Bournemouth) for his harsh tackle.
33′
Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) receives a brilliant pass and wastes a big opportunity as his shot from inside the penalty area flies narrowly wide of the right post.
32′
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) sends a cross into the box that is cleared.
30′
A pass by Jamie Vardy (Leicester) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
29′
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) sends a long ball across the pitch, but it didn’t find its way to the target.
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OFF THE POST! Jamie Vardy (Leicester) drifts into the box to force his teammate to send him the ball. He receives a fantastic pass and fires from close range, but it crashes against the left post. It could have been a brilliant goal, unlucky.
25′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) skips past his man but can’t keep the ball in play.
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Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) with a teasing cross into the area, but Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) intercepts the ball.
23′
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
22′
Long cross from aside is directed to well-positioned Jamie Vardy (Leicester), but the defence gets it clear.
20′
Long pass, produced by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth), missed precision to reach his teammates.
19′
Ngolo Kante (Leicester) aims a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, the opponent’s defence is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance.
17′
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) did his best to latch on to a crossfield pass, but it was too long and it goes out-of-play.
14′
What a wasted chance that was! A precise cross into the box finds Joshua King (Bournemouth), whose header flies narrowly wide of the right post.
13′
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away.
12′
Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester) tries to find Leonardo Ulloa, but he put too much power on that pass.
10′
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) gets on the end of a cross from Marc Albrighton (Leicester), but his shot goes by a whisker over the crossbar.
9′
Wes Morgan (Leicester) pulls the shirt of his opponent and the referee stops play for a foul.
8′
Joshua King (Bournemouth) is picked up by one of his teammates with a brilliant long-range cross, but he doesn’t receive the ball well and the defence eliminates the danger without problems.
6′
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) passes the ball onto Jamie Vardy (Leicester), but one of the defenders dispossesses him.
5′
Joshua King (Bournemouth) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked.
3′
Joshua King (Bournemouth) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and loses the ball.
2′
This one will not go through. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) lines up a shot from the edge of the box and goes for goal, but the effort is well blocked by a defender.
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The match has just begun.
The Bournemouth players will kick-off.
Andre Marriner will accompany the players on the pitch as the main referee today.
 
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