EFL Cup
LeicesterLeicester City4FleetwoodFleetwood Town0
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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leicester City 4, Fleetwood Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Thomas Spurr.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jonny Evans.

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Leicester City. Fousseni Diabaté replaces Rachid Ghezzal.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Paul Jones.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. 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.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Gethin Jones (Fleetwood Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. James Wallace replaces Bobby Grant.

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