Notts County 1:4 Leicester City
After going a goal down, City overhauled neighbours Notts County to win 4-1 at Meadow Lane on Saturday.
With the World Cup players still on holiday, and Albrighton and Simpson injured, there were plenty of under-23 players on show, as well as new signings Maddison and Evans.
County got off to a lively start and in the third minute Vaughan sent a long-range effort thumping into the right hand post with Jakupovic beaten.
The Magpies then took a 20th minute lead when a long ball caught out City’s defence and Stead crossed from the right to Alessandra, who had his first shot well saved by Jakupovic but netted the rebound.
City then gained control of the game and Morgan equalised in the 26th minute with a far post finish after Johnson had nodded on from a corner.
The visitors went ahead two minutes later when Choudhury was given space on the edge of the area to line up a neat finish into the bottom corner.
Just before the break, the impressive Johnson blocked efforts from Stead and Alessandra to preserve City’s lead.
Iborra, Chilwell and King were introduced for the second half and City went further ahead in the 52nd minute. Gray charged down the left, before cutting in and sending a shot across Pindroch and into the far corner.
Claude Puel then made six changes in the 62nd minute and two of the subs combined to make it 4-1 – Ulloa setting up Slimani for a volleyed finish.
Although it was an exercise in game time, this performance showed some depth to Claude Puel’s squad, with some impressive outings from some of the youngsters and promising display from Maddison.
Notts County: Pindroch, Tootle, Jones, Hewitt, Duffy, Hall, Alessandra, Vaughan, Stead, Thomas, Boldewijn.
Leicester: Jakupović, Johnson, Morgan, (Knight 62), Evans (Amartey 62), Fuchs (Chilwell 46), Mendy (Iborra 46), Choudhury (King 46), Elder (Ndukwu 62), Gray (Ulloa 62), Diabaté (Slimani 62), Maddison (Kapustka 62). Subs not used: Bramley.
Referee: Thomas Brameld. Attendance: 7,277.
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