Bristol City 0:4 Leicester City
Leicester announced their promotion credentials to the rest of the Championship with a resounding 4-0 win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday; Goalscoring sensation Chris Wood notching a first half hat-trick…
City dominated the game against pretty poor opposition and were ahead by the 11th minute. Marshall sent Wood in down the left and he cut inside the defence before beating Gerken at his near post.
Gerken’s afternoon got worse seven minutes later when he fumbled a Marshall corner from the left. Fontaine diverted the ball goalwards into the path of Wood who had a simple task finding the net from close in.
Knockaert then had to limp out of the action, replaced by Dyer, after a heavy challenge from Kelly.
The Robins had their first sight of goal on 26 minutes when Davies’ corner from the right curled goal-wards before Dyer cleared it off the line, but City sealed victory four minutes before the break when James set up Wood for a low shot from the edge of the area that completed his hat-trick and an incredible six goals in his first three appearances.
Derek McInnes’ side were booed off at the break, in contrast to the delighted ovation from 1,800 travelling fans.
Six minutes in the second half City went 4-0 up when Wood returned the compliment, setting up James who burst through the middle of the Robins defence before smashing a shot past Gerken.
With the game won City took their foot off the gas, Wood was replaced by Waghorn and Marshall by Gallagher.
Chances were rarer with the home side finally enjoying a spell of possession, Marshall and Dyer both missing the target.
The home side’s first proper effort on goal came from Anderson with 18 minutes left and then Skuse sent a shot straight at Schmeichel.
This game was over long before the end however with City, boosted by Wood’s extraordinary goal tally, looking set to make a serious attempt on promotion.
Bristol City, however, are now looking nervously in the other direction, with Derek McInnes being sacked hours after the final whistle.
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