In an action-packed match, Leicester took the lead with a fine strike from James Vardy in the 10th minute and added a second in the 38th minute. Trying to clear an inswinging corner from Anthony Knockaert, Huddersfield defender Anthony Gerrard headed the ball into his own net.
But it needed a fine performance by Schmeichel to keep battling Huddersfield at bay. He pulled off three great saves in the first half, two of them from James Vaughan.
Then an own goal from Paul Konchesky, who deflected Sean Scannell’s shot into the net in the 67th minute, gave Huddersfield a lifeline.
But with Vaughan sent off in the 82nd minute for pushing Poland international Marcin Wasilewski to the ground in retaliation for a challenge, the third-placed Foxes clinched their eighth win of the season and maintained their unbeaten home record.
Town boss Mark Robins said :”I think the game was too open for both managers but I think everyone will agree that it was a good game to watch.
“But it is about picking up points at the end of it and we were unlucky not to do that. I think there were some really good performances and we passed the ball well in the first half.”