Leicester v Huddersfield
Wood 6′, 24′ De Laet 45′ Knockaert 49′, 51′ Waghorn 76′
- FT 90 +5
- HT 3-0
Chris Wood scored twice on his debut as Leicester secured an emphatic Championship victory over Huddersfield.
Wood, signed from West Bromwich Albion, headed in an early opener before adding a second with a low shot.
Ritchie De Laet made it 3-0 before half-time from Anthony Knockaert's pass, before the latter scored twice in three second-half minutes.
Scott Arfield pulled one back for Huddersfield but Martyn Waghorn volleyed in a sixth for Leicester.
Terriers' terrible run
Huddersfield have claimed only five points out of 30 since beating Barnsley on 10 November
The win was fifth-placed Leicester's second in succession while Huddersfield are without a victory in 10 games.
Wood, who scored 11 goals during a loan spell with Millwall earlier in the season, looked dangerous from the outset and took just six minutes to make his mark, heading home after Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies kept out David Nugent's shot.
Leicester's front two combined again in the 24th minute as Nugent fed a pass to Wood, whose low shot flew in off the post.
The game was over as a contest as the home side scored a third just before the break. Knockaert drawing out Smithies before passing to De Laet, who made no mistake.
There was to be no reprieve for Huddersfield after the restart, as Knockaert scored twice in three minutes.
The Frenchman first swept in from Paul Konchesky's cut back, before curling a shot beyond Ian Bennett, who had replaced the injured Smithies at half-time.
Arfield put Huddersfield on the scoresheet in the 59th minute, scoring at the second attempt after his first shot was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.
But Leicester's five-goal advantage was restored 15 minutes from time as substitute Waghorn volleyed home.
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson said: "The players have shown a lot of character. Chris Wood played a very positive part in what a was a very good team performance. His attributes fit the bill for a what we are looking for.
"He is a team player and works very hard and shows a lot of football intelligence as well. It is pleasing that that he has got off to such a good start but it is about the group.
"All our forwards have a lot of flair and potential and we now have a lot of options moving forward.
"It was a thoroughly professional performance today."
Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson said: " We wanted to start the new year in a positive manner but today could not have been any worse for us.
"We wanted to be hard to beat and make sure it was a difficult afternoon for Leicester and make sure they didn't have an easy ride.
"But the way we started the game allowed them to dictate to us what they wanted to do. And before we knew it we were a couple of goals down and too many times made the wrong decisions."
- 01 Schmeichel
- 02 De Laet
- 03 Konchesky
- 05 Morgan
- 15 M Keane
- 04 Drinkwater
- 07 Marshall (Dyer - 66' )
- 16 James
- 24 Knockaert (Gallagher - 74' )
- 35 Nugent (Waghorn - 57' )
- 39 Wood
- 13 Logan
- 22 Moore
- 10 King
- 11 Dyer
- 17 Gallagher
- 14 Waghorn
- 29 Futacs
- 01 Smithies (Bennett - 46' )
- 06 Gerrard
- 15 Wallace
- 33 Lynch Booked (Dixon - 55' )
- 08 Clayton (Norwood - 81' )
- 14 Hammill
- 16 Arfield
- 24 Southern
- 32 Hunt
- 09 Novak
- 18 Vaughan
- 13 Bennett
- 03 Dixon
- 05 P Clarke
- 04 Norwood
- 22 Robinson
- 31 Atkinson
- 07 Scannell
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.90:00 +0:25
The referee blows for offside. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.86:30
The referee blows for offside against James Vaughan. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.83:12
Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by Murray Wallace. Short corner taken by Martyn Waghorn from the right by-line.81:01
Shot from long range by Paul Gallagher misses to the left of the net.80:24 Substitution
Substitution Oliver Norwood is brought on as a substitute for Adam Clayton.75:59
The assist for the goal came from Chris Wood.75:59 Goal scored
Goal! - Martyn Waghorn - Leicester 6 - 1 Huddersfld Martyn Waghorn gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Leicester 6-1 Huddersfield.75:51
Paul Konchesky delivers the ball,73:24 Substitution
Substitution Paul Gallagher on for Anthony Knockaert.73:24
Shot by Anthony Knockaert went harmlessly over the bar.67:02
Adam Hammill has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.65:03 Substitution
Substitution Ben Marshall goes off and Lloyd Dyer comes on.62:04
Adam Clayton takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Hammill from the right by-line, clearance made by Wes Morgan.60:56
The ball is swung over by Jack Hunt, Header on goal by Scott Arfield from just inside the area goes over the goal.59:26 Goal scored
Goal! - Scott Arfield - Leicester 5 - 1 Huddersfld Scott Arfield scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 5-1 Huddersfield.58:12
Inswinging corner taken by Martyn Waghorn from the right by-line played to the near post, Lee Novak makes a clearance.56:07 Substitution
Substitution David Nugent goes off and Martyn Waghorn comes on.56:07
Adam Hammill takes the inswinging corner, Adam Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Morgan. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.54:05 Substitution
Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Paul Dixon coming on for Joel Lynch.
Goal! - Anthony Knockaert - Leicester 5 - 0 Huddersfld Anthony Knockaert scores a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Leicester 5-0 Huddersfield.48:09
Assist by Paul Konchesky.48:09 Goal scored
Goal! - Anthony Knockaert - Leicester 4 - 0 Huddersfld Anthony Knockaert grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 4-0 Huddersfield.46:55
Danny Drinkwater gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill. Joel Lynch restarts play with the free kick.45:08
Inswinging corner taken by Adam Hammill from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Wes Morgan.45:01
The match restarts for the second half.45:01 Substitution
Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Ian Bennett coming on for Alex Smithies.45:00 +2:13 Half time
Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.45:00 +1:58
Foul by Ben Marshall on Adam Hammill, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Hammill.45:00 +0:14
Assist on the goal came from Anthony Knockaert.45:00 +0:14 Goal scored
Goal! - Ritchie De Laet - Leicester 3 - 0 Huddersfld A goal is scored by Ritchie De Laet from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 3-0 Huddersfield.43:38
Corner taken right-footed by Adam Hammill from the right by-line, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.42:41
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Hunt by Chris Wood. Joel Lynch restarts play with the free kick.42:08
Free kick taken by Danny Drinkwater.42:08 Booking
Booking The referee books Joel Lynch for unsporting behaviour.42:01
Unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Joel Lynch results in a free kick.41:18
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Anthony Knockaert misses to the left of the target.40:47
Corner taken by Anthony Knockaert played to the near post, Murray Wallace manages to make a clearance.36:05
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Knockaert, Headed effort on goal by Chris Wood from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.34:44
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Knockaert by Keith Southern. Danny Drinkwater takes the free kick.29:49
Corner taken by Adam Hammill from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Danny Drinkwater.29:10
Corner taken right-footed by Adam Clayton from the right by-line to the near post, Ritchie De Laet manages to make a clearance.28:19
James Vaughan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.26:19
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ritchie De Laet on Adam Hammill. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Hammill, clearance by Michael Keane.25:01
Foul by Ben Marshall on Keith Southern, free kick awarded. Keith Southern restarts play with the free kick.23:44
The assist for the goal came from David Nugent.23:44 Goal scored
Goal! - Chris Wood - Leicester 2 - 0 Huddersfld Chris Wood finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 2-0 Huddersfield.21:39
Headed effort on goal by David Nugent from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.21:06
The ball is swung over by Paul Konchesky.19:28
James Vaughan fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Hammill crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Kasper Schmeichel.14:38
Corner taken by Ben Marshall from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Joel Lynch.12:57
Matty James takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the goal.10:08
David Nugent takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.5:05
Assist on the goal came from Matty James.5:05 Goal scored
Goal! - Chris Wood - Leicester 1 - 0 Huddersfld Chris Wood grabs a headed goal from close in. Leicester 1-0 Huddersfield.4:33
Corner taken by Anthony Knockaert, Joel Lynch manages to make a clearance.2:57
The offside flag is raised against James Vaughan. Michael Keane takes the free kick.0:41
Ben Marshall takes a shot. Adam Hammill gets a block in.0:00
The referee gets the game underway.
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