Leicester City moved into the top six of the Championship for the first time in 18 months thanks to a deserved win over Blackpool.

Andy King slotted home the opening goal 10 minutes before half-time after being played in by Lloyd Dyer.

Neil Danns then grabbed his first league goal for the Foxes to double the home side's lead.

Nigel Pearson's side bossed the contest and remain unbeaten since he took over from Sven-Goran Eriksson this month.

Dyer was the star of the show, first supplying the through ball for King to score the opener and then breaking clear and slipping the ball around the onrushing Matt Gilks to provide substitute Danns with a simple finish for the second.

Blackpool may have considered themselves unfortunate to be behind at the break, but they barely threatened in the second half and could have few complaints at the final score.

Leicester, who improved as the match went on and could have scored more were it not for the impressive efforts of Gilks, have now won two and drawn one in Pearson's second spell at the helm.

The Seasiders are two points behind them in eighth, having failed to fire on Ian Holloway's return to his former club.

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