Barclays Premier League
Tuesday 1st March 2016, 7:45pm
King Power Stadium


The game will be the 109th league and cup meeting between Albion and the Foxes. The Baggies currently have 50 wins to their name compared to City's 36. There have been 54 meetings on Leicester soil with Albion winning 20 and the Foxes 21.

Albion and Leicester have met three times previously in Premier League action with Leicester recording two wins and the Baggies one.

Albion's last game on March 1 took place in 2008 when Tony Mowbray's promotion-chasing side beat Plymouth Argyle 3-0 at The Hawthorns thanks to goals from Zoltan Gera, Ishmael Miller and Roman Bednar.

Leicester's last game on this date took place in 2014 when goals from Jamie Vardy, Danny Drinkwater and Kevin Nugent gave the Foxes a 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic in a Championship clash at The King Power Stadium.

The Baggies have won five and drew one of their last six games at Leicester.

Albion's last defeat at Leicester came over 22 years ago, back in January 1994.

Leicester have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 18 top-flight matches against the Baggies - their last one coming in October 1971.

Albion are attempting to win three Premier League games in a row for the first time since November 2012.

The Foxes have gone seven hours and 43 minutes since they last conceded at home in the Premier League.

Albion's last six games: Crystal Palace (H) 3-2; Reading (A, FAC) 1-3; Everton (A) 1-0; Peterborough United (A, FAC) 1-1 (4-3 on pens), Newcastle United (A) 0-1; Swansea City (H) 1-1.

Leicester's last six games: Norwich City (H) 1-0; Arsenal (A) 1-2; Manchester City (A) 3-1; Liverpool (H) 2-0; Stoke City (H) 3-0; Tottenham Hotspur (H, FAC) 0-2.



Baggies' boss Tony Pulis is hopeful defender Jonny Evans will be fit for the game after the former Manchester United man missed Saturday's win over Crystal Palace.

Chris Brunt, who suffered a knee injury against Palace, is out along with James Morrison (hamstring) and Callum McManaman (ankle).

Leicester City

Foxes' midfielder N'Golo Kante is out due to a hamstring problem - Andy King will take Kante's place in the Leicester team.

Full-back Danny Simpson is available again after suspension.



Albion Win: 9/2, Leicester City Win: 7/10, Draw: 5/2.

First Goalscorer

Albion: Berahino 9/1, Rondon 9/1, Anichebe 9/1, Lambert 10/1, Pritchard 12/1, Sessegnon 14/1, McClean 16/1, Gardner 20/1, Dawson 25/1, Fletcher 25/1, Sandro 25/1.

Leicester City: Vardy 10/3, Okazaki 9/2, Ulloa 5/1, Mahrez 5/1, Gray 10/1, Dyer 10/1, Albrighton 11/1, Drinkwater 12/1, King 14/1, Huth 16/1, Inler 20/1, Schlupp 20/1, Fuchs 28/1, Amartey 28/1, Chilwell 33/1, Wasilewski 33/1, Morgan 33/1.

No goalscorers: 9/1.



Referee: Mark Clattenburg (County Durham)
Assistant Referees: Simon Beck (Bedfordshire) & Jake Collin (Merseyside)
Fourth Official: Jonathan Moss (West Yorkshire)

Clattenburg has officiated two Albion games this season - the 2-1 win over Arsenal at The Hawthorns in November and the 3-2 defeat at home to Chelsea in August.

He officiated three Albion matches last season - the 2-1 FA Cup win at Birmingham in January, the 3-1 Boxing Day defeat against Manchester City and the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace in October.

The County Durham official last took charge of a Leicester game back in December when the Foxes recorded a 2-1 win at home over Chelsea.

Clattenburg has issued 109 yellow cards and five reds in the 33 games he has officiated so far this season.

A full run-down of Clattenburg's history refereeing the Baggies can be found here


Albion have completely sold out of their 2,000 seat allocation.


Light cloud, 10°C


The two clubs met for the very first time back in September 1893, the Foxes winning a friendly game at Leicester 3-0, Hill, Millar and Worrall the goalscorers in front of a crowd of around 3,000.

The first competitive clash between Albion and Leicester came eight years later in December 1901, the Baggies winning a Second Division fixture 3-0 at Filbert Street with goals from Chippy Simmons (2) and Jimmy McLean. Nine days later Albion completed the league double over the Foxes with a 1-0 win at The Hawthorns, Dan Nurse the scorer.

The sides have met regularly in league football ever since with Albion having by far the better of results.

The Baggies' biggest win over Leicester came in March 1965 when goals from Astle (2), Howshall, Clark, Foggo and Williams helped a Jimmy Hagan led side to a 6-0 win at The Hawthorns.

Albion have hit six goals past the Foxes on two other occasions: 6-2 (April 1958) and 6-4 (September 1954), both games taking place at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies have also scored five past Leicester in various competitions on seven occasions, the last of which came in May 1977 at Filbert Street.

Leicester's biggest win over Albion came in January 1943 in a Wartime Cup clash at Filbert Street. Denis Cheney led the scoring for the Foxes with a hat-trick in a 9-0 win.

A full fixture history between the two teams can be found here


Saturday 1 November 2014 - Leicester City 0-1 Albion - Barclays Premier League - King Power Stadium
Tuesday 26 October 2010 - Leicester City 1-4 Albion - Carling Cup - Walkers Stadium
Friday 2 April 2010 - Albion 3-0 Leicester City - League Championship - The Hawthorns
Saturday 15 March 2008 - Albion 1-4 Leicester City - League Championship - The Hawthorns
Saturday 24 February 2007 - Leicester City 1-1 Albion - League Championship - Walkers Stadium
Saturday 9 September 2006 - Albion 2-0 Leicester City - League Championship - The Hawthorns
Saturday 26 January 2002 - Albion 1-0 Leicester City - FA Cup - The Hawthorns
Tuesday 9 April 1996 - Leicester City 1-2 Albion - League Division One - Filbert Street
Sunday 5 November 1995 - Albion 2-3 Leicester City - League Division One - The Hawthorns
Wednesday 12 January 1994 - Leicester City 4-2 Albion - League Division One - Filbert Street
Saturday 13 April 1991 - Albion 2-1 Leicester City - Second Division - The Hawthorns
Wednesday 21 February 1990 - Albion 0-1 Leicester City - Second Division - The Hawthorns
Saturday 9 September 1989 - Leicester City 0-3 Albion - Second Division - Filbert Street
Saturday 21 January 1989 - Albion 1-1 Leicester City - Second Division - The Hawthorns
Saturday 9 August 1975 - Leicester City 2-1 Albion - Anglo-Scottish Cup - Filbert Street


Leicester City 0-1 Albion
Barclays Premier League
Saturday 1st November 2014, 3:00pm

Leicester City: Schmeichel, De Laet, Konchesky, Drinkwater (Powell 81), Morgan, James, Vardy (Wood 81), King, Cambiasso, Wasilewski, Nugent (Ulloa 68). Subs not used: Smith, Moore, Hammond, Mahrez. 

Albion: Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Lescott, Pocognoli (Gamboa 90), Brunt, Gardner, Dorrans, Morrison, Sessegnon (Yacob 81), Berahino (Anichebe 88). Subs not used: Myhill, McAuley, Mulumbu, Samaras. 

Goalscorer: Cambiasso 47 (own goal)

Booked: Gardner 87 (unsporting behaviour)

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

Attendance: 31,819

Esteban Cambiasso's second-half own-goal gave West Brom a 1-0 victory at struggling Leicester and extended the Foxes' winless run in the Barclays Premier League to five matches. The hosts were the better side for large spells of the contest but it was Cambiasso's unfortunate touch off Wes Morgan's header in the 47th minute that ensured West Brom took home the bragging rights. The Baggies have now lost only once in six league matches while Leicester have picked up just one point from five fixtures that included Swansea, Newcastle, Burnley and Crystal Palace.

A disappointing performance last weekend prompted Nigel Pearson to make four changes to the Leicester line-up as leading scorer Leonardo Ulloa, without a goal or a shot in his last four matches, was dropped to the bench. Marcin Wasilewski was among those to come in and he tested Ben Foster with an early header from Matty James' corner before the West Brom keeper almost got himself into trouble when he carried the ball suspiciously close to the edge of the penalty area. Saido Berahino looked dangerous with his pacey runs in behind Leicester's defence and with quarter of an hour gone, the in-form striker finally beat the hosts' offside trap but his shot was held by Kasper Schmeichel. At the other end, referee Stuart Attwell turned down two penalty appeals in quick succession as Craig Dawson met a Leicester free-kick with the top of his arm before Joleon Lescott cleared out both man and ball after Jamie Vardy had latched onto Craig Gardner's sloppy back-pass. It was from set-pieces that the home side looked most likely to break the deadlock. Morgan flashed a header wide from another James corner and moments later City's captain was involved again as the ball dropped to Danny Drinkwater eight yards out but the midfielder's shot was blocked. Leicester's encouraging first-half display was almost undone shortly before the break by a quick West Brom counter-attack as Stephane Sessegnon slid through Berahino, who teed up Chris Brunt on his favoured left foot but the winger fired over.

Pearson had cause for optimism at the interval but two minutes after the restart, his side fell behind. Berahino was involved again, skipping in behind and as he cut the ball back, Morgan's attempted header away deflected back off Cambiasso and into the Leicester net. The home side cranked up the pressure as the hour-mark approached and Vardy could have equalised when Paul Konchesky's long ball forward caught West Brom napping but after cutting back onto his right foot, the striker drove straight at Foster. The Baggies had a strong case for a penalty when Sessegnon's chipped pass struck Wasilewski's hand but Leicester survived and Pearson threw on Ulloa for David Nugent with just over 20 minutes to play. The Argentine almost made a telling contribution straight away as his cross from the right found Andy King in the area but the unmarked midfielder could only find Foster with his header. Leicester continued to huff and puff in the dying minutes, bombarding West Brom's box with crosses and long throws but the visitors' defence held firm until the final whistle which was greeted with a chorus of boss from the home supporters.

Sporting Life


Craig Shakespeare, currently assistant to Claudio Ranieri at Leicester, spent three years as an Albion player from 1990 to 1993. He would later join the Hawthorns' coaching staff.

Albion defender Gareth McAuley spent two years as a Foxes' player between 2006 and 2008.


Amongst the players to have turned out at various levels for both clubs are: Ian Banks, Roman Bednar, Trevor Benjamin, Tony Brien, Ally Brown, Billy Bushell, Franz Carr, Nicky Cross, Laurie Cunningham, Lloyd Dyer, Peter Eastoe, Ike Evanson, Graham Fenton, Marton Fulop, Billy Garraty, Phil Gilchrist, Mark Grew, Paul Groves, Jackie Haines, Billy Harper, Derek Hogg, Geoff Horsfield, Russell Hoult, Andy Johnson, Diomansy Kamara, Paul Kerr, Chris Kirkland, Steve Lynex, Des Lyttle, Lee Marshall, Joe Mattock, Peter McKennan, Roddie McLeod, Kevin Phillips, Kevin Pressman, Arthur Randle, Arthur Rowley, Riccardo Scimeca, Frank Sinclair, Fred Shinton, Arthur Smith, David Speedie, Harry Trainer; David Walker, Gavin Ward, Winston White, Harry Wilcox, Paul Williams, Gordon Wills and Chris Wood.

Former Foxes' boss Nigel Pearson was assistant to Bryan Robson during his spell in charge at The Hawthorns. Pearson would become caretaker manager for a short spell following Robson's dismissal; Brian Little managed both Albion and Leicester with Allan Evans acting as his assistant at both; Former Albion keeper Jock Wallace managed City; Former Albion striker Kevin Phillips spent a spell as first team coach at Leicester; Gerry Summers played for Albion and later coached at City; Dick Graham played for City and then coached at both clubs; Cyril Lea also coached at both clubs; England midfielder Steve Hunt played for the Baggies and later became a coach at Leicester; Louis Ford and Henry 'Swin' Jackson held the role of secretary at both clubs; Former Albion loanee Steve Walford spent a spell as Leicester's assistant manager during Martin O'Neill's time at Filbert Street; Former City player Tom Smith would later become an Albion scout; Former Albion assistant head coach Rob Kelly played for and managed Leicester.


 Home 53 30 9 14 109 65
 Away 54 20 13 21 78 88
 Neutral 1 0 0 1 0 1
 Total 108 50 22 36 187 154


Sat 31 Oct 2015 Premier League H 2-3 Rondón, Lambert (pen) - Mahrez 2, Vardy     24,150
Sat 11 Apr 2015 Premier League H 2-3 Fletcher, Gardner - Nugent, Huth, Vardy     26,768
Sat 01 Nov 2014 Premier League A 1-0 Cambiasso (og)     31,819
Tue 26 Oct 2010 League Cup A 4-1 Cox 2, Tchoyi, Reid - Shorey (og)     16,957
Fri 02 Apr 2010 Championship H 3-0 Morrison, Koren 2     23,334
Sat 07 Nov 2009 Championship A 2-1 Dorrans, Jara - Berner     28,748
Sat 15 Mar 2008 Championship H 1-4 Koren - McAuley, Howard 3 (1 pen)     22,038
Sat 08 Dec 2007 Championship A 2-1 Gera, Beattie - Hume     22,088
Sat 24 Feb 2007 Championship A 1-1 Kamara (pen) - McAuley     25,581
Sat 09 Sep 2006 Championship H 2-0 Kenton (og), Phillips     19,332


Tuesday 1st March

7:45pm - Aston Villa v Everton; Bournemouth v Southampton; Leicester City v Albion; Norwich City v Chelsea; Sunderland v Crystal Palace.

Wednesday 2nd March

7:45pm - Arsenal v Swansea City; Stoke City v Newcastle United; West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur.

8:00pm - Liverpool v Manchester City; Manchester United v Watford.

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