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Maddison stars as Leicester claim first win

3 Oct 2022

Barnes and Daka also on target as Foxes earn comfortable victory over rivals Nott'm Forest

James Maddison scored twice and set up another goal as Leicester City beat East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest 4-0 to claim their first win of the season.

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Shortly after Taiwo Awoniyi struck a post for Forest, Maddison opened the scoring on 25 minutes after finding the back of the net from range via a deflection.

Two minutes later, Harvey Barnes doubled the Foxes' lead with a curled shot into the right corner.

Maddison then added his second of the night by whipping a superb free-kick in off a post, his 50th goal for the club.

Leicester added a fourth through substitute Patson Daka, who improvised to flick in from Maddison's low ball into the penalty area.

Brendan Rodgers' side now have four points and moved off the bottom and above Forest, who suffered a fifth consecutive defeat, on goal difference.

The bottom four

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
17 EVE 15 -6 14
18 NFO 15 -19 13
19 SOU 15 -14 12
20 WOL 15 -16 10
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