Tykes lose: Leicester City 4 Barnsley 1 (HT: 2-1)

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BARNSLEY lost 4-1 away at Leicester as the home side continued their assault on the npower Championship play-offs with a comfortable victory, writes Digital Editor Graham Walker.

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Andy King took his goal tally for the season to 13 with a double against the Tykes at the Walker Stadium.

Paul Gallacher marked his 50th Football League start with a superb 30-yard strike to give Leicester the lead after 15 minutes.

Wales international midfielder King made it 2-0 two minutes before half-time but Jacob Mellis scored in first-half injury time to give Barnsley hope going into the break.

King restored the two-goal cushion just before the hour mark before Kyle Naughton completed the scoring with another long-range cracker in the final minute.

It secured a fifth win in six league matches for Sven-Goran Eriksson`s side, who are up to eighth in the table and three points shy of the play-off positions.

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Final Scores: Saturday, February 5, 2011:

NPOWER CHAMPIONSHIP:

Ipswich Town v Sheffield United (HT: 1-0) 3-0

Leicester City v Barnsley (HT: 2-1) 4-1

Millwall v Doncaster Rovers (HT: 0-0) 1-0

NPOWER LEAGUE ONE:

Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons (HT: 0-2) 2-2

NPOWER LEAGUE TWO:

Rotherham United v Crewe (HT: 1-0) 3-1

Chesterfield v Aldershot Town (HT: 1-0) 2-2