Goalkeeper Paul Smith dribbled downfield unchallenged and shot into an empty net to give Forest the 1-0.
"We just felt it was the right thing to do," said new Leicester coach Gary Megson. "The first game ended in tragic circumstances with Clive's heart attack ... but the rules say that Forest would have been perfectly entitled to play out the game. I wasn't at the original game but I was told that Forest were well on top"
Forest, however, opted to call off the original game and the club's medical staff is credited with saving Clarke's life.