Leicester City 4 Barnsley 1: Mellis on target in Tykes defeat

Andy King took his goal tally for the season to 13 with a double against Barnsley as Leicester continued their assault on the npower Championship play-offs with a comfortable victory at the Walkers 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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