EFL Cup
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Leicester 4-0 Fleetwood: Christian Fuchs and Rachid Ghezzal with stunning strikes

Christian Fuchs
Christian Fuchs scored his first goal for Leicester since March 2017

Christian Fuchs and Rachid Ghezzal scored stunning goals as Leicester eased to victory against League One Fleetwood in the Carabao Cup second round.

Fuchs opened the scoring with a half-volley from 25 yards.

Algeria winger Ghezzal - on his first start - bent a long-range shot into the top corner for the Foxes' fourth at the King Power Stadium.

Vicente Iborra and Kelechi Iheanacho were also on the scoresheet.

Fuchs turned provider for Leicester's second as his cross found the unmarked Iborra, who scored with a powerful header from six yards.

Iheanacho struck 10 seconds after the break when he stroked home Marc Albrighton's long pass from close range.

Leicester made eight changes to the side that beat Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, with goalkeeper Danny Ward - a £12.5m summer signing from Liverpool - making his debut.

The scoreline could have been worse for Joey Barton's Fleetwood, who made 11 changes, with Iheanacho hitting the post twice in the first half.

England striker Jamie Vardy, who said he was stepping aside from international football on Tuesday, could not play against his former club because of suspension.

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 12Ward
  • 18Amartey
  • 5MorganSubstituted forBenkovicat 62'minutes
  • 6Evans
  • 28Fuchs
  • 21IborraBooked at 53mins
  • 23Adrien Silva
  • 31GhezzalSubstituted forDiabatéat 76'minutes
  • 20Okazaki
  • 11Albrighton
  • 8IheanachoSubstituted forGrayat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gray
  • 10Maddison
  • 16Benkovic
  • 17Jakupovic
  • 24Mendy
  • 27Diabaté
  • 34Knight

Fleetwood

  • 16Jones
  • 19Jones
  • 12Bolger
  • 6Spurr
  • 13MaguireSubstituted forMaddenat 61'minutes
  • 11GrantSubstituted forWallaceat 67'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
  • 8Dempsey
  • 14LongSubstituted forHillat 61'minutes
  • 10McAlenyBooked at 29mins

Substitutes

  • 1Cairns
  • 4Holt
  • 5Eastham
  • 7Burns
  • 17Madden
  • 33Hill
  • 38Wallace
Referee:
Lee Mason
Attendance:
10,671

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home25
Away3
Shots on Target
Home10
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Leicester City 4, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leicester City 4, Fleetwood Town 0.

Attempt saved. Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Filip Benkovic.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Attempt blocked. Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adrien Silva.

Booking

James Wallace (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Thomas Spurr.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jonny Evans.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by James Wallace.

Attempt blocked. Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fousseni Diabaté.

Attempt saved. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc Albrighton with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Fousseni Diabaté replaces Rachid Ghezzal.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Paul Jones.

Attempt saved. Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Demarai Gray.

Attempt blocked. Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Fuchs with a cross.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Kyle Dempsey tries a through ball, but Paddy Madden is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 4, Fleetwood Town 0. Rachid Ghezzal (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adrien Silva.

Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gethin Jones (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. James Wallace replaces Bobby Grant.

Offside, Leicester City. Adrien Silva tries a through ball, but Rachid Ghezzal is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jonny Evans (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rachid Ghezzal with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Nathan Sheron.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Kyle Dempsey.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Filip Benkovic replaces Wes Morgan.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Paddy Madden replaces Joe Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. James Hill replaces Chris Long.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny tries a through ball, but Chris Long is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Rachid Ghezzal (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Demarai Gray.

Attempt saved. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Fuchs.

Jonny Evans (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Long (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Adrien Silva (Leicester City).

Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Vicente Iborra (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Vicente Iborra (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Vicente Iborra (Leicester City).

Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Rachid Ghezzal (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marc Albrighton.

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