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Bristol City v Leicester City as it happened: Emphatic win for stylish Foxes


Leicester City made three changes to the side that made FA Cup progress at the expense of Burton Albion last week.

Danny Drinkwater came back into the midfield in place of Andy King for this vital clash against Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

French youngster Anthony Knockaert replaced Lloyd Dyer on the wing, while David Nugent partnered former Bristol loanee Chris Wood in attack.

3 min: Paul Konchesky tries his luck from long range, but the effort is high and wide.

9 min: Knockaert looks bright down the right, showing a few tricks, and he produces a clever ball to play in Ritchie De Laet on the overlap inside the box, but his shot is blocked.

11 min: GOAL 0-1 Wood cuts in off the left and beats Dean Gerken at the near post. The perfect start for City and Wood. It was Ben Marshall's superb ball down the line which found Wood.

18 min: GOAL 0-2 Bristol make a pig's ear of defending a City corner. Gerken flaps at Marshall's corner, the ball ricochets back off Liam Fontaine and Wood is the quickest to react. He stabs home the loose ball from close range.

20 min: SUBSTITUTION A blow for City as the lively Knockaert limps off and Dyer comes on.

27 min: Steven Davies' corner curls in dangerously, but Dyer clears off the line for City.

28 min: Marshall has a shot which is blocked by Fontaine. Bristol are frankly reeling.

34 min: Another good move from City and Matty James shoots from the edge of the box. The ball is goal-bound but strikes Nugent.

38 min: The Bristol fans are starting to turn on their side as they continue to give the ball back to City, who look very comfortable.

41 min: GOAL 0-3 Wood gets his hat-trick with a clinical strike from the edge of the box. Liam Kelly stood off Wood and allowed him the space to pick his spot, but Gerken should have done better. James gets the assist.

43 min: Another City break and Nugent tees up Marshall, who curls an effort just wide of the far post. The chants from the home fans of "what a load of rubbish" echo around Ashton Gate .

45 min: The home fans boo their players and manager Derek McInnes off the field. City have torn them apart in this first half.

H-T: Bristol City 0 City 3

49 min: Marshall shoots wide from Nugent's cutback as City start the second period looking for more goals.

51 min: GOAL 0-4 Wood holds the ball up and James arrives to fire home the fourth from the edge of the box into the bottom corner fof the net.

62 min: Cole Skuse drags Bristol's real first shot of the game wide of the far post.

63 min: SUBSTITUTION Martyn Waghorn comes on for hat-trick hero Wood.

67 min: Patient build-up from City ends with Marshall firing in a shot, which sails over the top corner of the goal.

68 min: Liam Kelly jinks down the left and flashes in a cross-shot, which has Kasper Schmeichel scrambling.

69 min: Great run down the centre by Drinkwater, who tees up Dyer but he shoots wide when well-placed. Should have been 5-0 up.

72 min: Michael Keane gets caught out by Wes Burns who pulls it back to Paul Anderson, but his shot is saved by Schmeichel. There are ironic cheers as that is Bristol's first shot on target.

73 min: Skuse's shot is deflected wide from the edge of the box. The Robins are showing more pride now.

74 min: SUBSTITUTION Paul Gallagher on for Marshall.

75 min: City are carved open and Kelly is through but he shoots straight at Schmeichel. More ironic jeers from the home fans.

90 min: Gallagher forces a save out of Gerken after Bristol half clear his free-kick.

90+1 min: : City have emphatically ended their poor run of results at Ashton Gate. A great performance capped by Wood's superb hat-trick.

F-T: Bristol City 0 City 4

Bristol City v Leicester City as it happened: Emphatic win for stylish Foxes

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