Andy King crowns win as Leicester City stay on top of Championship
Leicester City maintained their lead at the top of the Championship and preserved their 100 per cent home record, but they needed an excellent penalty save from Kasper Schmeichel to do it.
Schmeichel pulled off a great save to deny Ashley Barnes from the penalty spot in the 55th minute to maintain City's slender advantage, which was given to them in the 10th minute by Andy King.
The Dane, who was watched from the stands by his famous goalkeeping father Peter, guessed the right way and parried Barnes' effort away.
Schmeichel was then was up in a flash to force Barnes to hammer the rebound over the bar.
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Schmeichel had not had much to do until Zak Whitbread was adjudged to have fouled Will Buckley inside the area, and City really should have been further ahead after dominating the first half hour.
They created numerous chances and had 12 shots on target as they exuded the confidence of a side that is now unbeaten in seven games.
City had started superbly and King fired them into the lead with his fourth goal of the season, having breached the meanest defence in the Championship.
Other chances slipped away but King's goal was enough to ensure that City recorded their sixth consecutive home victory this season, and they can boast one of only two 100 per cent home records in the division, after Cardiff's late winner against Watford.
It is City's best run at home since they notched eight on the bounce in January 2009.
The only sour note for City was an injury to Ritchie De Laet which, if serious, will leave manager Nigel Pearson's defensive options further depleted as Sean St Ledger remains out of action with a hamstring injury.
City will be looking to make it seven on the spin on Saturday when they entertain high-flying Crystal Palace, who lost manager Dougie Freedman to Bolton yesterday morning.