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Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest LIVE REACTION: Maddison-inspired Foxes run riot in derby to send Forest bottom – latest

LEICESTER CITY thrashed rivals Nottingham Forest 4-0 to move off the foot of the table at the expense of their opponents.

James Maddison put in a starring role with two goals including a sublime free-kick to put Forest to the sword.

Patson Daka and Harvey Barnes also scored with Brendan Rodgers now hoping his side have turned a corner.

  • Result: Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest
  • Leicester XI: Ward, Castagne, Evans, Faes, Justin, Ndidi, Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes, Vardy
  • Nottingham Forest XI: Henderson, N Williams, S Cook, McKenna, Lodi dos Santos, Gibbs-White, O’Brien, Kouyaté, Lingard, Johnson, Awoniyi

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  • Leicester’s next five fixtures

    The Foxes look to be entering a kind run of games. Can they build on today’s win and jump up the table?

    • Bournemouth (A)
    • Crystal Palace (H)
    • Leeds (H)
    • Wolves (A)
    • Manchester City (H)

    Here’s where they stand after today’s result:

  • Magic Maddison

    A man of the match performance from the Englishman who is surely on the fringes of Gareth Southgate’s plans.

  • FULL TME – Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    Leicester prevail over local rivals Nottingham Forest in style.

    Four goals with no reply for the Foxes. Forest drop to bottom of the league on goal difference and fingers will be pointed in the direction of Steve Cooper.

    Brendan Rodgers lives to fight another day after a dominant display.

  • Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    90+3, Dennis wins a free-kick and Forest have one last chance to flood the box.

    Can they grab a consolation?

  • Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    90+2, Soumare breaks forward with pace and Cook lunges in, cynically putting an end to the counter. Took one for the team, but no surprises to see a booking there.

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  • Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    90, The board goes up for three added minutes as the Leicester fans continue to sing their hearts out.

  • Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    88, Gibbs-White gets in between defenders and nods down a brilliant Dennis cross. But its straight at Ward. Anywhere but there, it’s a goal.

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  • Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    87, Daka darts past McKena and slides a ball across goal. Henderson bends down to claim it before it’s nicked away from him by one of his defenders. That just about sums up Forest’s night. No communication.

  • Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    85, Maddison rolls his eyes as he sees his number up on the board. He wanted that hat-trick, but Rodgers will want to wrap him up in wool. A man of the match performance from the Englishman.

    Albrighton is on.

  • Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    82, Maddison picks up a booking for a lunging challenge on Lodi.

    On the replays, it doesn’t look like he touched the Forest man hence the confused look on his face.

    Looking forward to his post-match interview already.

  • Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    80, Tielemans, who has been quietly effective all evening, makes way for Praet.

  • Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    78, Gibbs-White, who granted has looked classy this evening, slips through Johnson with an outside of the boot pass. The striker smashes one at Ward who stood firm, parrying the ball for a corner.

    Yates sends his header into the stands.

  • Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    75, Henderson plays a hospital pass into Cook who looks back in disarray at his keeper. They get away with it, but only adds to Cooper’s frustration on the touchline.

  • GOAL! – Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest

    Daka turns home Maddison’s cross with a delightful flick!

    The Zambian works the ball wide to Maddison before taking his place in the box. Maddison’s low cross is whipped in with pace and Daka flicks the ball from behind his standing leg and past Henderson. Classy finish from the substitute.

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  • Leicester 3-0 Nottingham Forest

    71, Soumare is booked after several tugs on Mangala’s shirt.

    Lodi’s ball in is over-hit and out for a goal-kick. Wasteful to say in the least.

  • Leicester 3-0 Nottingham Forest

    69, Johnson showing some real quality as he glides past five Leicester defenders before bing crowded out at the last hurdle.

    Corner to Forest, dealt with by Leicester.

  • Leicester 3-0 Nottingham Forest

    68, Cooper makes his fifth and final change of the evening.

    Mangala comes on for Lingard who hasn’t been at the races this evening.

  • Leicester 3-0 Nottingham Forest

    67, Maddison, eyeing up a hat-trick, goes one way then the other before bending a left-footed effort a few yards wide of the post.

  • Leicester 3-0 Nottingham Forest

    65, Dennis is slipped through one on one, but sends his effort well wide of the mark. The offside flag saves his blushes.

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  • Leicester 3-0 Nottingham Forest

    64, Lingard is booked for a high foot on Justin.

  • Leicester 3-0 Nottingham Forest

    63, Maddison is back on and the game can continue.

    Daka’s first touch is neat little flick into Tielemans who wasn’t on the same wavelength.

  • Leicester 3-0 Nottingham Forest

    62, Dennis is on for the visitors.

    Awoniyi makes way.

  • Leicester 3-0 Nottingham Forest

    61, Vardy makes way for Daka.

    Meanwhile, Maddison is receiving treatment on the pitch, not what Leicester fans want to see.

  • Leicester 3-0 Nottingham Forest

    60, We’re at the 60 minute mark and the flow has been taken out of the game a little, as you might expect.

    Rodgers is readying some substitutions in the dugout.

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  • Leicester 3-0 Nottingham Forest

    58, if there is an England pecking order, Maddison is way ahead of Lingard based off this performance.

    A total contrast in confidence.