Championship side Leicester City strolled to a straightforward victory over League Two outfit Torquay United.

Lloyd Dyer ran beyond his marker, controlled Wes Morgan's long ball and picked his spot to give the visitors the lead against the run of play.

And they soon took complete control of the tie when Ben Marshall whipped a 25-yard free kick into the top corner.

Matty James rounded the goalkeeper to slot home for 3-0, before fellow debutant Jamie Vardy headed a fourth.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson told BBC Radio Leicester:

"It was a very good performance. They are always difficult games to negotiate because you are expected to win but that is easier said than done.

"It was a thoroughly professional performance. We had a host of chances. It was good to keep a clean sheet and we had good discipline at the back.

"With a very important game on Saturday it was good to get this out of the way in 90 minutes.

"You have to get all aspects of your game right and we played pretty well throughout and always looked a threat. We have an awful lot of attacking options this year."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Torquay United

  • 01 Poke
  • 02 Oastler
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Saah
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 07 Mansell
  • 11 Morris (Cruise - 72' )
  • 18 Easton (Thompson - 63' )
  • 08 Jarvis (Yeoman - 76' )
  • 09 Howe

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 12 Leadbitter
  • 21 Cruise
  • 30 Mackenzie
  • 20 Craig
  • 29 Thompson
  • 23 Yeoman

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 De Laet
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 05 Morgan
  • 22 Moore
  • 04 Drinkwater (Danns - 78' )
  • 07 Marshall
  • 11 Dyer (Nugent - 66' )
  • 16 James (King - 73' )
  • 09 Vardy
  • 20 Beckford

Substitutes

  • 13 Logan
  • 08 Danns
  • 10 King
  • 17 Gallagher
  • 14 Waghorn
  • 18 Schlupp
  • 35 Nugent
Ref: Langford
Att: 3,367

Match Stats

Shots

6 15

On target

3 9

Corners

5 5

Fouls

6 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:15 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +0:23

Rene Howe has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

90:00 +0:07

The ball is delivered by Jamie Vardy, clearance made by Aaron Downes.

89:01

Jermaine Beckford produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

87:31

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Vardy. Direct free kick taken by Michael Poke.

86:58

David Nugent takes a shot. Michael Poke makes a save.

85:40

Brian Saah concedes a free kick for a foul on David Nugent. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.

84:37

Brian Saah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. Paul Konchesky takes the direct free kick.

84:24

Centre by Kevin Nicholson, Wes Morgan gets a block in.

83:55

Kevin Nicholson takes the inswinging corner, Neil Danns manages to make a clearance.

83:40

The ball is sent over by Niall Thompson, clearance by Wes Morgan.

81:22

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson played to the near post, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

80:38

Kevin Nicholson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Neil Danns.

77:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nicholson by David Nugent. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

77:24 Substitution

Substitution Danny Drinkwater goes off and Neil Danns comes on.

76:49

The assist for the goal came from Ben Marshall.

76:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Vardy - Torquay 0 - 4 Leicester Jamie Vardy finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Torquay 0-4 Leicester.

76:36

Ben Marshall produces a cross,

75:45 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Yeoman is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Jarvis.

73:50

Corner taken by Ben Marshall, save by Michael Poke.

72:57

Danny Drinkwater takes a shot. Clearance made by Aaron Downes.

72:04 Substitution

Substitution Matty James goes off and Andy King comes on.

71:54

The ball is swung over by Ben Marshall.

71:05 Substitution

Substitution Thomas Cruise is brought on as a substitute for Ian Morris.

68:55

Unfair challenge on Ryan Jarvis by Matty James results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

68:44

The ball is crossed by Ben Marshall, clearance by Brian Saah.

68:17

The ball is swung over by Jamie Vardy, Aaron Downes manages to make a clearance.

68:03

The ball is crossed by Ben Marshall, save by Michael Poke.

65:42 Substitution

Substitution David Nugent replaces Lloyd Dyer.

62:52 Substitution

Substitution Niall Thompson on for Craig Easton.

61:12

Ian Morris has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

60:20

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Damon Lathrope.

59:57

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Michael Poke.

59:04

Jamie Vardy is ruled offside. Aaron Downes takes the free kick.

58:04

Danny Drinkwater delivers the ball, blocked by Joe Oastler. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Marshall, Michael Poke makes a save.

56:38

Rene Howe is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

54:52

Ian Morris produces a cross.

53:12

Liam Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Jarvis. Direct free kick taken by Damon Lathrope.

52:24

Rene Howe takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

51:00

A cross is delivered by Kevin Nicholson.

50:30

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Save by Michael Poke.

49:24

The assist for the goal came from Jermaine Beckford.

49:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Matty James - Torquay 0 - 3 Leicester Matty James grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Torquay 0-3 Leicester.

48:50

Paul Konchesky sends in a cross, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

45:30

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Michael Poke.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

43:46

Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball, clearance made by Wes Morgan.

43:34

Unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Paul Konchesky results in a free kick. Joe Oastler restarts play with the free kick.

40:53

Liam Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe. Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

39:49

Danny Drinkwater has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

39:23

Paul Konchesky crosses the ball, clearance by Kevin Nicholson.

38:09

Ritchie De Laet produces a cross.

36:26

Jamie Vardy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damon Lathrope. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson, The ball is crossed by Lee Mansell, Danny Drinkwater manages to make a clearance.

35:10

Assist on the goal came from Matty James.

35:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Marshall - Torquay 0 - 2 Leicester Ben Marshall finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Torquay 0-2 Leicester.

34:10

Damon Lathrope gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matty James.

33:14

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jermaine Beckford misses to the left of the target.

31:23

The ball is crossed by Damon Lathrope.

28:21

Shot by Danny Drinkwater from outside the box goes over the target.

27:54

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall from the left by-line, Ryan Jarvis manages to make a clearance.

27:39

The ball is delivered by Ritchie De Laet, blocked by Kevin Nicholson.

26:41

Craig Easton challenges Jermaine Beckford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Konchesky takes the direct free kick.

26:10

Rene Howe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wes Morgan. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

25:45

The ball is sent over by Kevin Nicholson, Paul Konchesky manages to make a clearance.

25:23

Ben Marshall challenges Ian Morris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

24:39

The offside flag is raised against Rene Howe. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

24:26

A cross is delivered by Ian Morris.

22:26

Ryan Jarvis delivers the ball, Lee Mansell takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

20:56

Wes Morgan provided the assist for the goal.

20:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Lloyd Dyer - Torquay 0 - 1 Leicester Lloyd Dyer finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Torquay 0-1 Leicester.

19:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Drinkwater on Ryan Jarvis. Joe Oastler restarts play with the free kick.

18:34

Ian Morris produces a cross, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

17:37

Paul Konchesky produces a cross, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

16:48

Outswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall from the right by-line, clearance by Lee Mansell.

16:36

Jamie Vardy crosses the ball, clearance made by Kevin Nicholson.

15:30

Lloyd Dyer sends in a cross, Jermaine Beckford has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

14:53

Ben Marshall crosses the ball, clearance made by Joe Oastler.

13:22

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevin Nicholson, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

13:02

Ian Morris takes a shot. Wes Morgan gets a block in.

10:55

Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

10:21

Joe Oastler produces a cross, Lee Mansell takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Moore.

9:12

Ben Marshall produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

5:35

Liam Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe. Rene Howe restarts play with the free kick.

2:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on Jermaine Beckford. Jermaine Beckford takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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