Leicester City’s James Maddison scored two first-half targets as they beaten Nottingham Forest 4-0 on Monday to transport off the ground of the desk with their first Premier League win of the season.
The house victory within the East Midlands derby lifted one of the force off Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers and piled extra on Forest’s Steve Cooper, whose promoted aspect at the moment are final after a 5th immediately defeat.
The Foxes, who had taken one level from their first seven video games and had been the one winless aspect within the most sensible flight, moved forward of Forest on objective distinction.
The guests can have taken the lead in opposition to the run of play within the twenty second minute when a Taiwo Awoniyi shot bounced backtrack the publish, however Leicester had been 2-0 up with the King Power crowd roaring 5 mins later.
Maddison broke the ice with the primary within the twenty fifth minute, his shot from simply outdoor the field deflected in off the arm of Forest defender Scott McKenna, and Harvey Barnes doubled the lead two mins later.
Forest goalkeeper Dean Henderson’s nightmare night time endured when Maddison bagged his 2nd with a superbly flighted loose kick within the thirty fifth that flew over the wall and clipped the interior of the publish because it went in.
Substitute Patson Daka, who got here on for former England striker Jamie Vardy within the 62nd, wrapped up the scoring within the 73rd with a surprising backheel from a Maddison pass.
The win, watched by way of the membership’s Thai chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, was once Leicester’s first blank sheet within the league this season.
“It’s been too long to be honest,” stated Rodgers. “We should have won before now and we’ve had some tough games. But I thought we were excellent tonight with our intensity in the game and our pressing.
“It’s an ideal night time for the avid gamers and it is sensible for the supporters. I stated previously that it was once a season-changing sport if lets get a consequence right here and push on.”
The manager said he had used video of Leicester’s 4-1 defeat to Forest in the FA Cup fourth round last February as pre-match motivation for his players and Maddison said it worked a treat.
“It was once the very best sport for us this night, the whole lot felt proper about it; the build-up, the preparation this week, the chief’s group communicate ahead of. It simply felt proper and it was once an ideal night time for the membership,” he told Sky Sports.
Cooper refused to criticize a team of recently signed players who have yet to gel but said Forest had given Leicester too much space and squandered the chances they did have.
“I’m now not fascinated by my task,” he added. “I’m doing my task. The concern in my thoughts isn’t my private scenario, its Nottingham Forest has misplaced some other soccer fit.”