Leicester City 1 – 1 Stoke City
City returned to league action after their fine win at premiership Aston Villa just 3 days earlier . Stoke were the visitors to the Walkers Stadium who themselves had started the season well. City Manager Gary Megson made 3 changes to the side that started at Villa, in came DJ Campbell Mark De Vries and Carl Cort replacing Matty Fryatt, Iain Hume and Radostan Kishishev as Megson gambled with a 3-4-3 formation.
Stoke started well and could have taken an early lead but Richard Cresswell failed to turn in a cross come shot. City were struggling to get a foothold in the match and it came as no surprise when after 15 minutes Ricardo Fuller twisted through the city defence and hit a deflected shot that deceived Foxes keeper Marton Fulop and gave Stoke a deserved lead.
City struggled to impress for the rest of the first half and the only real note was a Gareth McAuley header that was claimed by Stoke keeper Simonsen with Campbell and Cort both waiting to put the ball away
HALF TIME 0-1
Megson was clearly not happy with the first half display and made a double substitution at half time. Fryatt and Hume replaced the ineffective Campbell and De Vries. The Leicester boss could not have been happier with the impact……