Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester moved three points clear at the top of the Championship with victory over Millwall at the King Power Stadium.

Winger Lloyd Dyer got the Foxes off to a great start when he volleyed in from Danny Drinkwater's cross.

Forward Vardy then scored twice in two minutes after the break.

His first was a cool finish from Kasper Schmeichel's throw-out, before he rounded keeper David Forde for his sixth goal of the season.

The Foxes' seventh home win of this campaign was their first league victory over Millwall in five attempts - the Lions having done the double for the past two seasons - and Leicester duly made a nervous start.

Australia international Scott McDonald was given plenty of time and space to fire in a third-minute shot for the visitors, but it flew well wide.

However, the Foxes settled down and took the initiative with a well worked and splendidly taken goal. Marcin Wasilewski sent Drinkwater clear down the right and his excellent cross was volleyed home by Dyer.

Forde then pulled off a stunning stop to keep out a shot from the lively Anthony Knockaert and followed that up by blocking Dyer's header.

Millwall, who briefly came into the game with a sequence of four successive corners, were fortunate to be only one goal down at half-time.

And their hopes of a second-half fight-back were crushed by two goals in quick succession from Vardy.

His pace brought him his first when he picked up Schmeichel's ball inside his own half and raced away before beating the advancing Forde.

Two minutes later, he seized on a poor headed back-pass by Mark Beevers to go round Forde and slot in.

Millwall's only clear effort on goal came when Steve Morison hit the bar with a header from Lee Martin's cross just after the hour as the Lions finished the day in 21st place, five points clear of the relegation zone.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"I was very pleased for Jamie Vardy. I don't think anyone who watches us would have anything but praise for his tireless efforts on behalf of the team.

"I know his team-mates will be very pleased for him to get two goals. Last week it was David Nugent scoring two goals and this week it is Jamie."

Millwall manager Steve Lomas:

"I was very disappointed. We wanted to hang in there which is why we had one up front and five in midfield.

"We started okay and we knew Leicester would come out of the traps and try to win the game early.

"We looked as though we had got ourselves into the game and then conceded a very poor goal to go behind."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 27 Wasilewski
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 04 Drinkwater (Hammond - 74' )
  • 05 Morgan
  • 23 Miquel
  • 24 Knockaert
  • 08 James
  • 35 Nugent (Wood - 61' )
  • 09 Vardy Booked
  • 11 Dyer (Taylor-Fletcher - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Hammond
  • 10 King
  • 15 Schlupp
  • 18 Moore
  • 22 Taylor-Fletcher
  • 25 Logan
  • 39 Wood

Millwall

  • 01 Forde
  • 25 Hoyte
  • 28 Malone Booked
  • 17 Moussi
  • 05 Robinson
  • 16 Beevers
  • 07 Feeney
  • 26 Abdou Booked
  • 27 McDonald (Keogh - 61' )
  • 18 Chaplow (Martin - 61' )
  • 11 Woolford (Morison - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Easter
  • 09 Morison
  • 12 Lowry
  • 13 Martin
  • 20 Keogh
  • 21 Smith
  • 43 Bywater
Ref: Andy Haines
Att: 21,633

Match Stats

Shots

31 10

On target

13 1

Corners

11 7

Fouls

11 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leicester City 3, Millwall 0.

90:00 +3:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leicester City 3, Millwall 0.

90:00 +2:26

Attempt missed. Matthew James (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Wood.

90:00 +0:35

Attempt missed. Dean Hammond (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert following a corner.

90:00 +0:09

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by David Forde.

90:00 +0:05

Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Konchesky.

88:45

Attempt missed. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

86:23

Offside, Millwall. Lee Martin tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.

86:01

Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

85:06

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

85:02

Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kasper Schmeichel.

83:08

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.

81:48

Foul by Matthew James (Leicester City).

81:48

Liam Feeney (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:02

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

80:16

Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:16

Foul by Paul Robinson (Millwall).

79:31

Attempt missed. Andrew Keogh (Millwall) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Malone.

78:39

Attempt missed. Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

74:08

Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Paul Konchesky with a cross.

73:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Dean Hammond replaces Daniel Drinkwater.

72:52

Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:52

Foul by Andrew Keogh (Millwall).

71:10

Foul by Chris Wood (Leicester City).

71:10

Guy Moussi (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:26

Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Martin with a cross following a corner.

70:02

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Marcin Wasilewski.

68:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Gary Taylor-Fletcher replaces Lloyd Dyer.

67:55

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

67:55

Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:36

Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Wood.

64:01

Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Wood.

63:03

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lee Martin with a cross.

62:38

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

62:38

Andrew Keogh (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Andrew Keogh replaces Scott McDonald.

60:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Lee Martin replaces Richard Chaplow.

60:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Chris Wood replaces David Nugent.

59:44

Attempt saved. David Nugent (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

57:28

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

57:28

Guy Moussi (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 3, Millwall 0. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner.

51:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 2, Millwall 0. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kasper Schmeichel following a fast break.

51:21

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Marcin Wasilewski.

50:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

50:00

Delay in match David Forde (Millwall) because of an injury.

49:26

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

49:26

David Forde (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:52

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by David Forde.

48:37

Attempt saved. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Nugent.

46:31

Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Nugent.

45:19

Attempt missed. Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by David Nugent.

45:00

Second Half begins Leicester City 1, Millwall 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Steve Morison replaces Martyn Woolford.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leicester City 1, Millwall 0.

45:00 +0:06

Offside, Millwall. David Forde tries a through ball, but Scott McDonald is caught offside.

42:03

Attempt saved. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.

41:39

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Liam Feeney.

41:37

Attempt blocked. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40:46

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Scott Malone.

40:41

Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

40:17

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Nugent.

39:27

Attempt saved. Mark Beevers (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

38:58

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

38:26

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ignasi Miquel.

38:12

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

38:08

Attempt blocked. Mark Beevers (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

37:54

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ignasi Miquel.

37:24

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

35:55

Attempt blocked. Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew James with a headed pass.

35:23

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

35:20

Attempt blocked. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

34:50

Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:50

Foul by Richard Chaplow (Millwall).

32:57

Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

32:57

Guy Moussi (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:20

Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:20

Foul by Richard Chaplow (Millwall).

29:10

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

28:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

27:58

Delay in match Justin Hoyte (Millwall) because of an injury.

27:50 Booking

Booking Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

27:33

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

27:33

Justin Hoyte (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:25

Attempt blocked. Mark Beevers (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

26:52

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Leicester City).

26:52

Richard Chaplow (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:06

Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

23:09 Booking

Booking Scott Malone (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22:56

Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:56

Foul by Scott Malone (Millwall).

22:17

Attempt missed. Ignasi Miquel (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew James with a cross following a corner.

21:19

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by David Forde.

21:18

Attempt saved. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

20:14

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Leicester City).

20:14

Liam Feeney (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:38

Attempt missed. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert following a corner.

19:14

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Scott Malone.

17:07

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Marcin Wasilewski.

16:36

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer with a cross.

13:02

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by David Forde.

13:00

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Paul Konchesky with a cross.

12:51

Matthew James (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:51

Foul by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall).

11:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 1, Millwall 0. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater with a cross.

9:38

Attempt missed. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.

9:12

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

6:24

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:40

Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

5:40

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:43

Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Martyn Woolford.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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