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Match stats: Leicester City taunt Town with their six appeal


Leicester City bounced back to winning ways with a vengeance against Ipswich on Saturday.

After two draws and two defeats in their last four games, Nigel Pearson's men were in rampaging form as the visitors were hit for six at the King Power Stadium.

Star striker David Nugent led the way with two goals, while Lloyd Dyer, Anthony Knockaert, Martyn Waghorn and Marko Futacs also got in on the action. Here is how the match unfolded.

7 min: Penalty A mix-up between Stephen Henderson and Danny Higginbotham, and Dyer nips in to take the ball and Henderson trips Dyer. Nugent steps up to take the first penalty of his career.

8 min: GOAL 1-0 Nugent always scores against Ipswich. He side-foots his spot-kick into the top corner.

14 min: Carlos Edwards gets a shot away with Jeff Schlupp sliding in. Kasper Schmeichel saves.

17 min: GOAL 2-0 Waghorn cuts in off the right and shoots with his left. Henderson can only parry his shot straight into the path of Nugent, who walks in his second goal.

20 min: Good block from Wes Morgan to deny Lee Martin, who had raced into the City area unopposed. City cannot afford to switch off now.

27 min: GOAL 3-0 Dyer picks up the ball on the left and races at Bradley Orr. The City winger beats him and slams a left-footed strike past the hapless Henderson.

29 min: Nugent goes off, with Jamie Vardy replacing him.

35 min: Henderson touches Knockaert's strike around the post. It was a delightful one-two with Waghorn in the build-up.

44 min: GOAL 4-0 Dyer is played in by Waghorn down the left and he squares it for Knockaert, who slips it past Henderson.

45 min: Martin goes close to pulling a goal back with a half-volley from the edge of the box which has Schmeichel rooted to the spot but, luckily, is wide.

H-T: City 4 Ipswich 0

50 min: Waghorn hits the post with a downward header after more great wing play from Dyer, whose first touch from Andy King's excellent raking pass easily beat Orr.

53 min: GOAL 5-0 Waghorn finally gets his goal and it is thoroughly deserved. King does tremendously in midfield to skip past Guirane N'Daw and picks out Waghorn, who clips it around Henderson.

73 min: A great chance for Vardy but Henderson comes out and spreads himself to deny him. King is again the architect with another deft pass into Vardy's run.

82 min: GOAL 6-0 Dyer is again given plenty of space down the left and he races into the box and picks out Marko Futacs, who sweeps home his first league goal for the club and then celebrates with his mate Knockaert.

86 min: Michael Chopra has the ball in the back of the City net but he is flagged offside.

87 min: Vardy tries a twisting volley from inside the area but it sails over the bar.

88 min: City are caught out and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas helps a deep cross back into the six-yard box but it bounces too high for Chopra, who heads over.

F-T: City 6 Ipswich 0

Match stats: Leicester City taunt Town with their six appeal

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