Bury 2 Leicester City 4
by Hannah Ingram at Gigg Lane
Bury left the Carling Cup at the second round at the hands of a Leicester side who really came to life in the second half.
Sven Goran Eriksson made ten changes to the side who surrendered a 2-0 lead against Notts Forest at the weekend, but once they brought their rested players off the bench, Bury were overcome.
A stunning strike from Ryan Lowe had put Bury into the lead early in the second half, but it wasn't enough to hold onto against a lethal Leicester side.
An early effort from Lenell John-Lewis just inside the box after 3 minutes was saved by Chris Weale as he got down low.
Lloyd Dyer latched onto an inch-perfect cross field ball on 13 minutes, but as he ran into the box from the right, he blasted the ball well wide.
GOAL! Jeff Schlupp took the lead for the visitors on 20 minutes with a fine effort from just inside the box after turning away from Efe Sodje. His hat-trick in less than 20 minutes against Rotherham helped the visitors through the first round of the Carling Cup with a 4-1 victory.
Bury 0 Leicester City 1
Frank Moussa was challenging the Bury backline moments after the restart, but his effort across goal was deflected away for a corner.
Leicester yellow card on 24 minutes - Matt Oakley
A free kick from Peter Sweeney on 25 minutes curled just wide of the right post after Phil Picken was upended on his way towards the box.
Yuki Abe wasted a great chance to double Leicester's lead on 29 minutes after he and Oakley made the most of a mistake from the Bury defence. His shot from the left of the box skimmed past the far post and let Bury off the hook.
A great save from Cameron Belford stopped Schlupp claiming his second on 33 minutes with a close range effort after smooth build-up play from the visitors.
GOAL! Bury brought things level on 39 minutes with a well-placed effort from Michael Jones. A cross from David Worrall on the right reached the head of Damien Mozika but the ball came back to Worrall. Another cross was cleared as far as Jones who netted his second goal in as many games.
Bury 1 Leicester City 1
The Shakers left the field honours even after a tough first half. Leicester were strong side going forward and were ready to pounce on any mistakes at the back.
Half Time - Bury 1 Leicester City 1
An early cross from Worrall met the head of John-Lewis as he waited in front of goal, but his headed effort lacked the power to trouble Weale.
Schlupp left Sodje on the ground as he advanced forward on the left after 50 minutes, but an important block from Andrai Jones stopped his shot as he made it to the box.
GOAL! Bury took the lead in style on 52 minutes with an absolute stunner of a goal from top-scorer Ryan Lowe. Worrall was brought down just outside the box and Lowe sent the resulting free kick flying past Weale into the top right-hand corner.
Bury 2 Leicester City 1
Leicester substitution on 62 minutes - Frank Moussa on for Andy King
Bury yellow card on 68 minutes - Efe Sodje
GOAL! The visitors brought things level on 69 minutes with a sweetly-taken free kick of their own. Efe Sodje was judged to have brought down Lee Peltier on the edge of the box, and the resulting free kick was curled past Belford by Gallagher.
Bury 2 Leicester City 2
Andy King's effort from the left of the box on 73 was initially saved by Belford, but the ball rolled out of his hands and wide of the right post.
Bury substitution on 74 minutes - Andy Haworth on for David Worrall
GOAL! Leicester took the lead on 76 minutes with a well-taken goal from Dyer on the right of the box after he expertly curled the ball past Belford.
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Bury substitution on 76 minutes - Kudus Oyenuga on for Michael Jones
Schlupp missed a chance to claim his second and Leicester's fourth on 81 minutes after a pass from King split the Bury defence in two and found him on the left of the box, but he drove the ball wide.
Leicester substitution on 83 minutes - Neil Danns on for Jeff Schlupp
Bury substitution on 85 minutes - Luke McCarthy on for Phil Picken
Leicester substitution on 88 minutes - Gelson Fernandes on for Paul Gallagher
A flicked header from Mozika just outside the box on 90 (+1) minutes set up Lowe as he made his way into the box, but he blasted the ball over the bar.
GOAL! Leicester claimed their fourth goal deep into added time with a classy move forward which ended in a goal for Danns from the left of the box.
Bury 2 Leicester City 4
Five minutes of added time were soon over in a match which Bury will feel disappointed to lose, especially after that wonder goal from Ryan Lowe.
Leicester let their class shine through once they brought their regular players off the bench to provide that clinical edge whenever they got the ball.
Full Time - Bury 2 Leicester City 4
Attendance - 3,779 (1,023)