Leicester City 6:0 Ipswich Town
A rampant City recorded their biggest winning margin since 1982 over a poor Ipswich side at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon…
City hit their stride straight away against Mick McCarthy’s fragile looking side and they were ahead by the 7th minute. Dyer’s sprint down the left ended with him being brought down by Town keeper Henderson and Nugent confidently planted the spot-kick home.
It was all City, and ten minutes later Nugent doubled the lead. Waghorn had cut in from the right and his curling left-footed effort was saved by Henderson but fell perfectly into Nugent’s path and he didn’t have to break stride to chest it into an empty net.
By the 27th minute it was already beginning to look like a damage limitation exercise for the visitors as Dyer hared down the left again, and outstripped the Ipswich defence before beating Henderson with a low shot.
At this point Nugent, still suffering the effects of a neck injury from last week, was replaced by Vardy.
This didn’t stop the flow of goals, however. Just before the break the Town defence again failed to cope with a Dyer run down the left and he squared for an unmarked Knockaert to sidefoot home from 12 yards.
The second half saw Waghorn, desperate for a goal, head a Dyer cross against the post, but he didn’t have long to wait.
In the 53rd minute a clever through ball from King teed up Waghorn for a curling effort beyond Henderson’s reach. Every outfield player joined Waghorn’s celebrations in the back of the net for a hugely deserved goal.
City enjoyed the lion’s share of possession for the rest of the game, and Vardy was denied by a good Henderson block.
But City broke the scoring record since the move from Filbert Street in the 82nd minute.
Dyer again was the creator, this time running through the middle before finding substitute Futacs who slotted home through a crowded area.
It was City’s highest winning margin since a 6-0 win over Carlisle in 1982, and put Nigel Pearson’s side firmly back on track after four games without a win…