Leicester’s tenth clean sheet of the season meant that David Nugent’s 100th career league goal was enough to secure the Foxes’ 1,000th win in English football’s second tier.
Nugent’s strike (City’s first goal in over five hours of football) ensured Leicester’s first win in five games and leaves the Foxes fifth in the table at the turn of the year.
The Key Numbers;
4 – Before this match David Nugent had gone four games without a goal – his longest goalless stretch as a starter this season. His drought, coupled with a complete lack of anyone else stepping up in Nugent’s place, has almost certainly played a part in the signing of Chris Wood. Right now it looks like a mouth-watering partnership.
75 – The Foxes played 47 league games in 2012 and 75 points was their return (22 wins, 9 draws and 16 defeats). It’s essentially playoff form. The Foxes will need to put on a much stronger 2013 to push for automatic promotion, but at this pace a top six finish looks like a relatively safe bet.
2250 – Captain Wes Morgan is Leicester’s only outfield player to participate in every minute of every league games this season. He hasn’t been rested since the League Cup game against Burton Albion. Will Nigel Pearson dare to leave him out for the FA Cup rematch?