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  • LIVE SCORE: Cherries 0 Leicester City 1 (Phillips, 80).
  • Cherries: Camp, Francis, Elphick, Ward, Harte, Fraser, Arter, O'Kane, Surman, Rantie, Grabban. Subs: Cook, Smith, MacDonald, Ritchie, Pitman, Kermorgant, Allsop (g/k).
  • Leicester: Schmeichel, de Laet, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky, Knockaert, James, Drinkwater, Dyer, Nugent, Vardy. Subs: Hammond, King, Schlupp, Wood, Mahrez, Phillips, Logan (g/k).
  • Three changes for Cherries. Charlie Daniels injured, Matt Ritchie on the bench, Marc Pugh doesn't feature.
  • In come Ian Harte, Ryan Fraser and Tuesday's match winner Tokelo Rantie. New signings Adam Smith and Yann Kermorgant on the bench.
  • Table-topping Leicester unchanged from their midweek win at Birmingham.

5:01pm

Non-league: Bemerton 1 Verwood Town 1 FT. 

5:00pm

Cherries were a little off colour today, much better second half though. 

Having survived first half without conceding, the timing of Phillips' strike was harsh. 

Keen to see the replay of key incidents involving James's 'foul' on Arter, Wasilewski's foul on Kermorgant and whether the goal was over the line. 

Neil Perrett's report should be online now. 

4:57pm

Referee Darren Drysdale and his assistants leave the pitch to a chorus of boos. 

Harry Arter appeared to have something to say but nothing too vehement. 

Drysdale just walked away. 

4:56pm

Cherries 0 Leicester City 1. 

4:54pm

Non-league: Wimborne Town 1 Bishop's Cleeve 2 FT. 

4:51pm

Five minutes added time. 

Pitman swings in a cross from the left which Kermorgant and Grabban just fail to reach. 

4:48pm

For Leicester. Dean Hammond replaces Jamie Vardy on 88 minutes. 

4:46pm

For Cherries. Pitman on for Surman 84 minutes. 

4:45pm

Lee Camp (Cherries) 81 minutes.

For protesting over the goal. 

4:44pm

Knockaert's deep cross from the right touchline saw evergreen Phillips peel away to head across goal. 

Cherries were adamant they had scrambled the ball off the line with Arter, Ritchie and Camp leading the protests but the assistant referee gave the goal. 

It looked a very close call and I would not like to put money on it. 

4:42pm

Cherries 0 Leicester 1. Kevin Phillips 80 minutes. 

4:40pm

For Leicester: Andy King replaces Matty James in central midfield on 79 minutes. 

4:39pm

Attendance: 10,719. 1,435 visiting supporters. 

4:36pm

4:36pm

Scrambled away by City. 

4:35pm

Corner Cherries. 

4:34pm

4:34pm

For Leicester: Veteran Kevin Phillips replaces David Nugent up top on 73 minutes. 

4:33pm

Plenty of controversy in the second half but Cherries handling their high-flying visitors manfully. 

4:31pm

4:31pm

Arter in the wars again, goes down clutching his head with the home crowd fuming. 

4:28pm

Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) 68 minutes. 

Appeared to catch Kermorgant with his arm. 

4:27pm

4:27pm

Harry Arter (Cherries) 66 minutes. 

Fouled Knockaert who was scampering away. 

4:26pm

Matty James appears to have gone in very late on Arter right in front of the Cherries dugout. 

Arter okay after treatment but no foul says referee Darren Drysdale. 

Crowd raging. Eddie Howe kept his cool. 

4:24pm

Another great save Camp.

Knockaert's close-range header palmed away. 

4:21pm

Ritchie low across goal for Grabban, just evades the frontman. 

4:20pm

Kermorgant holds up ball on halfway line, back to Arter who finds Grabban, strides to the right, shoots to the left, flashes across Schmeichel's goal. 

He probably had it covered. 

4:17pm

4:17pm

4:17pm

Knockaert finds Dyer down the left of the box, pull back rolls behind Nugent and Vardy.

O'Kane again on hand to clear. 

4:15pm

Game really opening up, Leicester look dangerous. 

4:15pm

Elliott Ward (Cherries) 53 minutes. 

Upended Vardy on the run. 

Knockaert's free kick cleared the cross bar. 

4:13pm

4:12pm

Leicester break, Vardy rapid through the middle, finds Nugent who gets held up by O'Kane's tenacity before Francis blocks his shot. 

4:11pm

Much more purpose about Cherries at the start of the second half. 

4:09pm

Same shape as the end of the first half for Cherries. 

4-2-3-1. Ritchie on the right, Kermorgant supported by Grabban. 

4:06pm

The second half is underway. 

4:05pm

Double change for Cherries. 

New boy Yann Kermorgant replaces Rantie while Ritchie replaces Fraser. 

4:04pm

Leicester are back out, Cherries now emerging. 

4:03pm

Press box anticipating a double change at half-time. 

Ritchie and Kermorgant did a few warm-up drills before ducking back inside. 

4:00pm

3:52pm Sat 1 Feb 14

easthoweafcb. says

0v0 half time is cool so far bring on the kermet second half if still 0 0 with 30 left i think! Can't wait for reaction of the Leicester fans if he does!

3:58pm

Rain is battering down at half-time. 

3:53pm

Non-league: Wimborne Town 1 Bishop's Cleeve 2 HT. 

3:50pm

Cherries will be grateful to Lee Camp for three crucial saves, all from Vardy, but they have played their part and, maybe, just deserve to be level without being at their best. 

3:48pm

Cherries 0 Leicester 0. 

3:47pm

One minute added time at the end of the first half. 

3:45pm

Cherries now appear to be implemeting a flexible 4-2-3-1.

O'Kane & Arter the two. 

Surman left, Fraser right, Grabban behind Rantie. 

3:44pm

Non-league latest: Wimborne Town 1 Bishop's Cleeve 2. 

3:43pm

Cagey but absorbing clash so far. Leicester have had their chances but so have Cherries, albeit to a lesser extent. 

 

3:41pm

Non-league latest: Wimborne Town 1 (Gamble) Bishop's Cleeve 1. 

3:36pm

3:36pm

3:36pm

Couple more pics... 

3:35pm

Cherries go close at the other end. 

Free kick swung in to the far post by Harte, Elphick thumps across goal and just wide with Schmeichel stood still. 

3:34pm

Camp denies Vardy one-on-one again. 

Threaded through by Knockaert, Camp got just enough on Vardy's low placed effort which was still trickling towards goal until Tommy Elphick mopped up. 

3:32pm

Cherries working hard enough but lacking accuracy and tempo in the final third at the moment. 

 

3:30pm

Grabban picks up the ball on the right and takes matters into his own hands, drives inside but his low 20-yard shot is smothered by Schmeichel. 

3:28pm

Leicester growing into the game nicely, Cherries look a little disjointed. 

O'Kane tries to find Rantie but Schmeichel smothers the throughball. 

3:24pm

Non-league latest: Wimborne Town 0 Bishop's Cleeve 1. 

3:24pm

Big chance for Leicester. 

Drinkwater threads through Vardy for a one-on-one with Camp whose save to his left bounces up on to the top of the bar. 

Cherries were under pressure from the resulting corner but have now cleared the danger. 

3:22pm

3:22pm

3:21pm

A few pics coming up... 

3:21pm

At the other end Vardy's cross finds Dyer all alone at the far post, Camp did very well to spread himself and save with his arm . 

3:21pm

At the other end Vardy's cross finds Dyer all alone at the far post, Camp did very well to spread himself and save with his arm . 

3:18pm

Great footwork from Rantie led Morgan and Konchesky a merry dance cutting in from the right, drilled head-height cross just evades the on-rushing Arter. 

Closest call for either side so far. 

3:16pm

Couple of hairy moments for Cherries with shots from Dyer and Nugent charged down by Elphick and Francis respectively. 

3:15pm

Cherries clear, Fraser breaks, great crossfield ping for Grabban, cross comfortably dealt with. 

3:14pm

And Harte concedes a third... 

3:13pm

Elphick concedes a second flag kick. 

3:13pm

Corner to Leicester in the 11th minute. 

 

3:12pm

Surman and Arter combine to find Rantie, Morgan's meaty challenge snuffs out the danger. 

Even start with few chances for either side. 

 

3:10pm

Outswinging corner from Harte proved tricky for Leicester duo de Laet and Morgan to deal with. 

 

3:08pm

Some superb touches from O'Kane in a slick passing which ended with Surman's shot from 20-plus yards swerving well wide. 

3:06pm

Steady start with neither keeper getting a touch yet. 

3:04pm

Looks very much like Grabban is on the right of a 4-5-1/4-3-3 for Cherries, Fraser on the left with Rantie through the middle. 

3:02pm

We're off! 

3:00pm

The teams are out at Dean Court, the ground is packed. 

Cherries taking on the league leaders... Let battle commence!

2:59pm

Tokelo Rantie might be a little surprised kick off the match against Leicester. His candid interview after the Huddersfield match can be found here

2:55pm

2:54pm

Cherries battled well in a 2-1 defeat at Leicester at the end of October. 

You can find the Echo's verdict from that day here

2:51pm

Simon Francis's inclusion maintains his record of playing every minute of every match for Cherries so far this season. 

2:48pm

Two in-form sides going head-to-head at Dean Court today. 

Leicester top the pile by seven points having won their past eight Championship fixtures. 

However, Cherries have lost just one of their past seven league matches and are four unbeaten in the Championship on home soil. 

2:41pm

2:38pm

Two non-league games going ahead today.

Wimborne Town host Bishop's Cleeve in Southern South & West while Verwood Town's trip to Bemerton in the Wessex survived the weather.

The rest of the non-league and Bournemouth's home match in the rugby were victim to the weather. 

2:22pm

For Cherries, new signing Yann Kermorgant starts on the bench against his former club. 

Tokelo Rantie, who netted the winner from the bench on Tuesday night against Huddersfield, starts, as does Ryan Fraser. 

Matt Ritchie is on the bench while Marc Pugh is not in the squad. Ian Harte replaces the injured Charlie Daniels at left-back. 

Cherries: Camp, Francis, Elphick, Ward, Harte, Fraser, Arter, O'Kane, Surman, Rantie, Grabban. Subs: Cook, Smith, MacDonald, Ritchie, Pitman, Kermorgant, Allsop (g/k). 

2:13pm

League leaders Leicester name an unchanged side from their 2-1 win at Birmingham on Tuesday.

Schmeichel, de Laet, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky, Knockaert, James, Drinkwater, Dyer, Nugent, Vardy. Subs: Hammond, King, Schlupp, Wood, Mahrez, Phillips, Logan (g/k). 

11:28am

Join us from 2.30 for live updates from Cherries' clash with Championship leaders Leicester City at Dean Court.

Comments (6)

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2:41pm Sat 1 Feb 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Marc pugh not in the squad strange?
Marc pugh not in the squad strange? easthoweafcb.

2:52pm Sat 1 Feb 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Come on you reds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!
Come on you reds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! easthoweafcb.

3:00pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Deejaycee says...

easthoweafcb. wrote:
Marc pugh not in the squad strange?
Not if you are injured.
[quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Marc pugh not in the squad strange?[/p][/quote]Not if you are injured. Deejaycee

3:52pm Sat 1 Feb 14

easthoweafcb. says...

0v0 half time is cool so far bring on the kermet second half if still 0 0 with 30 left i think! Can't wait for reaction of the Leicester fans if he does!
0v0 half time is cool so far bring on the kermet second half if still 0 0 with 30 left i think! Can't wait for reaction of the Leicester fans if he does! easthoweafcb.

4:45pm Sat 1 Feb 14

socoolmichael says...

When the opposition score do you really have to put the announcement up TWICE?!
When the opposition score do you really have to put the announcement up TWICE?! socoolmichael

4:58pm Sat 1 Feb 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Goal or not a goal?
Goal or not a goal? easthoweafcb.

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