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Ndidi, Dennis, Awoniyi in action as Leicester thrash Forest

Eagles legion Wilfred Ndidi was in action for 46 minutes for Leicester City while Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis shared ninety minutes for Nothingham Forest in the EPL clash Monday. It was however Ndidi who laughed last as the Foxes thrashed Forest 4-0 to move out of the last place on the log. None of the Nigerians was however on target. Birthday boy Kelechi Iheanacho was not in action.

Leicester City’s James Maddison scored two first-half goals as they beat promoted Nottingham Forest 4-0 to move off the bottom of the table with their first Premier League win of the season.

The home victory in the East Midlands derby lifted some of the pressure off Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Foxes, who had taken one point from their first seven games and were the only winless side in the top flight, moved ahead of Forest on goal difference.

The visitors could have taken the lead against the run of play in the 22nd minute when a Taiwo Awoniyi shot bounced back off the post, but Leicester were 2-0 up with the King Power crowd roaring five minutes later.

Maddison broke the ice with the first in the 25th minute, his shot from just outside the box deflected in off the arm of Forest defender Scott McKenna, and Harvey Barnes doubled the lead two minutes later with a stellar shot from distance.

Forest goalkeeper Dean Henderson’s nightmare evening continued when Maddison bagged his second with a perfectly flighted free kick in the 35th that flew over the wall and clipped the inside of the post as it went in.

Substitute Patson Daka, who came on for former England striker Jamie Vardy in the 62nd, made it 4-0 in the 73rd with a stunning backheel from a Maddison cross.

The defeat was a fifth in a row for Forest, piling pressure on manager Steve Cooper as he tries to gel a team packed with new signings, and Leicester’s first clean sheet in the league this season.

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