The Foxes took the lead through David Nugent's 19th-minute opener and a Richard Foster own-goal in the second half ensured they kept their promotion bid on the right track.
Managerless Blackburn, led temporarily by Eric Black, extended their winless run to four matches as they were defeated 1-0 by Wolves at Ewood Park.
The stalemate lasted until the 78th minute but was ended when Bakary Sako struck from the edge of the penalty area to move Wanderers into third.
Crystal Palace lie fourth after edging a thrilling encounter with Burnley 4-3.
Chris McCann (26) and Martin Paterson (29) put the Clarets two up before a brace either side of half-time by Wilfried Zaha tied the score.
Damien Delaney and Glenn Murray gave Palace breathing space only for the prolific Charlie Austin to grab his 15th of the season with nine minutes remaining.
Jermaine Beckford netted after 25 minutes to hand Huddersfield three points from their trip to Birmingham, who had substitute Nikola Zigic sent off, while Andy Reid scored the only goal of the game for Nottingham Forest at Peterborough.
Leeds and Hull won their respective Yorkshire derbies 1-0.
Luciano Becchio's 42nd-minute penalty gave Leeds victory at home to Barnsley, while Aaron McLean struck in the 77th minute as the Tigers claimed an away win at Sheffield Wednesday.
Second-half goals from Chris Solly and Leon Cort were enough for Charlton to win 2-0 at an off-colour Blackpool.
Bolton's season continued to falter as Darius Henderson struck twice - induding his last-gasp winner - to give Millwall a 2-1 victory.
Chris Eagles had earlier equalised for Owen Coyle's side.
Ten-man Watford were defeated 2-1 by visiting Middlesbrough.
Troy Deeney scored in the first minute for the Hornets but that was as good as it got as Marvin Emnes levelled and Matej Vydra was dismissed before half-time.
Scott McDonald came off the bench to win it for Boro with 13 minutes to play.
Derby held Brighton to a 0-0 draw at Pride Park.
The Liverpool 2013/14 soccer jersey is available for pre-order. The Reds are eager to compete for silver next season.
Borussia Dortmund hears Wembley Calling and are headed to London for the Champions League final.
The Juventus jersey for the 2013/14 was released earlier this week. Be the first to wear the colors of the Old Lady.
adidas has added some color to the Predator line with this new colorway. Released on May 17. Be the first to own a pair.
The new PUMA evoSPEED 1.2 FG. A great new soccer cleat with classic look and first time for PUMA to be on the cleat.
Ajax has released their away soccer jersey for the 2013/14 season. Get in the Gear.
Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday. The Blues defeated Benfica 2-1 on injury time goal from Ivanovic.
Bayern Munich are kings of Germany and hope to be crowned kings of Europe at Wembley later this month!
One of the top soccer cleats for control the Nike CTR360 will not let you down on the field in tight spaces.
The adidas Nitrocharge is the most talked about new cleat in years. It was released on May 15 and will take your pitch by storm.