Paul Konchesky pulled Leicester to within two points of safety as The Foxes beat Aston Villa.
Konchesky struck a fine left-footed strike at the end of the first half in a match that Leicester dominated.
Matty James and Ciaran Clark were sent off in stoppage time as tempers boiled over.
The Foxes remain bottom of the table but are level with relegation rivals Crystal Palace on 17 points.
David Nugent wasted a great early opportunity by putting an effort wide in the 13th minute after Marc Albrighton slid him in.
Christian Benteke then had the ball in the net but he was flagged offside.
Nugent passed up another glorious opportunity to score, this time with his head, as he managed to put the ball wide from three yards.
He came close with a spectacular volley from the edge of the area that cannoned off the bar.
Leicester continued to pile the pressure on and Konchesky fired in a brilliant effort from just inside the area after Alan Hutton failed to clear.
The Foxes came out the traps quickly in the second half and almost doubled their lead but Brad Guazan expertly denied a Matty James header with a fingertip save.
Guzan made another excellent stop to deny former villa man Albrighton’s drive.
James lunged in on Jores Okore to earn a straight red card while Clark received a second yellow card for his reaction to the incident.
Benteke came close with a header but Leicester held on.