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Leicester City v Huddersfield - as it happened. Chris Wood makes a fantastic start for Foxes


New signing Chris Wood starts for Leicester City as Nigel Pearson makes two changes from the side that beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday.

The striker comes in for Lloyd Dyer and plays alongside David Nugent as Pearson reverts to a 4-4-2 formation.

On-loan Michael Keane replaces Liam Moore at centre-back.

1 min: Wood is in action straight away. Nugent breaks down the left and crosses into the centre where Wood flicks it on to Anthony Knockaert. The Frenchman's shot rolls toward the corner of the net but Huddersfield captain Keith Southern clears off the line.

3 min: Matty James plays Wood into the area and his first-time strike forces a save from keeper Alex Smithies. Nugent's rebound is deflected over. City are in ascendancy.

6 min: GOAL 1-0 Knockaert gets to the byline on the right and dinks in a lovely cross. Nugent powers a header goal-bound, Smithies saves but can only parry and Wood is on hand to nod in from close range.

10 min: City could easily have made it two as Nugent is played into the Huddersfield box. The striker's shot looks to be in all the way until the diving hand of Smithies palms it away.

19 min: Huddersfield are awarded a free-kick 25 yards out when Wes Morgan wrestles former City loanee James Vaughan to the ground. The delivery is testing but Kasper Schmeichel claims comfortably.

21 min: Paul Konchesky whips a good ball in from the left, which is met by the head of Nugent but his attempt goes wide.

24 min: GOAL 2-0. A wonderfully-worked move between City's two frontmen leads to Wood claiming his second. The hosts hit Huddersfield on the break. Nugent plays a lovely one-two with Wood and gets inside the area where he pulls the ball back to the waiting Wood, who calmly slots it home.

29 min: Vaughan does brilliantly to cut into the City box. He fires the ball at James and the away fans are convinced it has struck the midfielder on the arm, but referee Mark Haywood waves away the protests.

36 min: Wood is not far away from bagging a first-half hat-trick as a near-post corner from Knockaert finds the striker's head, but his glancing effort is just wide.

41 min: Knockaert picks the ball up on the edge of the area, cuts inside onto his left-foot and unleashes a rocket towards the top corner. It goes wide but it wasn't too far away.

45 min: GOAL 3-0 Knockaert drives into the box and looks as though he is going to pull the trigger. But he rolls in Richie De Laet down the right and the full-back launches a powerful strike into the top corner from a tight angle. A fine finish.

H-T: City 3 Huddersfield 0

48 min: Goal (4-0) City start the second half as they finished the first as Knockaert adds his name to the scoresheet. A wonderful break from Wood through the middle saw him play in Konchesky down the left. The full-back pulls it back and the Frenchman is first on hand to drill the ball first time into the corner of the net.

50 min GOAL (5-0) If Knockaert's first strike was decent, this one is different class. He wins the ball brilliantly in midfield and charges into the box. A few step-overs and he cuts inside before curling one beautifully into the top corner. It's turning into a rout now.

57min: City make their first change as Nugent is replaced by Martyn Waghorn.

59 min: GOAL (5-1) Huddersfield manage to get a goal back as Scott Arfield finds the back of the net at the second attempt following a good initial save from Schmeichel. The Dane is livid with his defence for letting the only man in the box get two attempts on goal.

61 min: Marshall loses the ball in midfield and stays down, but Huddersfield play on and break through the middle. Vaughan is played through inside the right side of the City box and the striker forces a good save from Schmeichel.

65 min: Marshall cannot continue and decides to limp off to be replaced by winger Lloyd Dyer.

71 min: Danny Drinkwater charges through the heart of the Huddersfield midfield and feeds Knockaert out on the right. The Frenchman beats his man and gets to the byline and chips in a cross to the waiting Dyer, but the winger can't quite get there and the visitors clear.

73 min: Knockaert is not far away from bagging his hat-trick as he picks up the ball after great hold-up play from Wood. He cuts onto his left foot and tries to emulate his second goal but, this time, it sails just wide. That is his last action in the game as his number comes up and Paul Gallagher replaces him.

75 min: GOAL 6-1 Wood turns the provider this time as he brilliantly nods the ball down to Waghorn from a cross from Konchesky. Waghorn shows quality technique as he strikes it at waist height straight into the back of the net.

81 min: Gallagher wants to get in on the action now and he unleashes a shot from more than 30 yards out. It is just inches away from making it seven for City.

94 min: Wood is desperate to claim his hat-trick and, with just seconds left on the clock, opts to try his luck from the edge of the area instead of playing in Dyer. His effort flies well over, but no one can blame him for being a little greedy.

F-T: City 6 Huddersfield 1

Leicester City v Huddersfield - as it happened.  Chris Wood makes a fantastic start for Foxes

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