Wednesday sunk by slick City

Ben Marshall scored one goal and set up another on his return to
Hillsborough as Leicester beat struggling Sheffield Wednesday 2-0
in the Championship.

Marshall enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Owls last
season as they secured promotion to the second tier, but the winger
showed no room for sentiment as he set up Danny Drinkwater for the
opening goal before doubling Leicester’s lead himself after the
interval.

The former Stoke man was then giving a standing ovation by both
sets of supporters when he was substituted by Foxes boss Nigel
Pearson, who is also held in high regard at Hillsborough after
spending seven years with the Owls in his playing days.

Wednesday gave the ball away far too easily in the first half
and Marshall tried his luck from 20 yards but failed to test Chris
Kirkland.

The home side looked short of confidence and it needed a
desperate last-ditch tackle from Martin Taylor to prevent Martyn
Waghorn from racing clear after a defensive mix-up.

An unmarked Andy King headed wide when Waghorn picked him out
with a pin-point free-kick after 38 minutes, but two minutes later
the Foxes were in front.

Wednesday felt they should have had a free-kick when Jay
Bothroyd went down on the halfway line but referee Paul Tierney saw
nothing amiss and Drinkwater played a neat one-two with Marshall
before firing just inside the far post with a clinical finish.

Leicester carried on where they left off after break and
Kirkland was called into action to palm Marshall’s shot around the
near post.

Foxes skipper Wes Morgan should have doubled his side’s lead 12
minutes into the second half when he rose highest to meet Waghorn’s
inviting corner but the big centre-back headed over the
crossbar.

It was all one-way traffic and Kirkland produced a fine save to
tip the impressive Waghorn’s venomous left-foot strike over the
bar.

Leicester were toying with the Owls and it was only a matter of
time before they added a second goal, which duly came 15 minutes
from time when Marshall picked his spot with a measured left-foot
finish from the right side of the penalty area, which found the far
corner of the net.

Waghorn was unfortunate not to reward his fine performance with
a goal when his left-foot shot struck the bar and the Owls faithful
voiced their disapproval at the final whistle after another
miserable afternoon.