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  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • King Power Stadium
  • Attendance: 25,913
LeicesterLeicestervHuddersfieldHuddersfield
6
  • Wood, 6
  • Wood, 24
  • de Laet, 45+1
  • Knockaert, 49
  • Knockaert, 51
  • Waghorn, 76
1
  • Arfield, 60

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Match ends, Leicester City 6, Huddersfield Town 1.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Leicester City 6, Huddersfield Town 1.

90+1 mins:Offside, Leicester City. Martyn Waghorn tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.

87 mins:Offside, Huddersfield Town. James Vaughan tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

84 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

84 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

82 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

81 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Oliver Norwood replaces Adam Clayton.

76 mins:Goal! Leicester City 6, Huddersfield Town 1. Martyn Waghorn (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Paul Konchesky with a cross.

74 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Paul Gallagher replaces Anthony Knockaert.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

66 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Lloyd Dyer replaces Ben Marshall.

64 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

63 mins:Attempt saved. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Hunt with a cross.

60 mins:Goal! Leicester City 5, Huddersfield Town 1. Scott Arfield (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

59 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

57 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Martyn Waghorn replaces David Nugent.

57 mins:Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

57 mins:Wes Morgan (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

55 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Paul Dixon replaces Joel Lynch.

51 mins:Goal! Leicester City 5, Huddersfield Town 0. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

49 mins:Goal! Leicester City 4, Huddersfield Town 0. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

47 mins:Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

47 mins:Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

46 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Ian Bennett replaces Alex Smithies.

Second Half begins Leicester City 3, Huddersfield Town 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Leicester City 3, Huddersfield Town 0.

45+2 mins:Foul by Ben Marshall (Leicester City).

45+2 mins:Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Goal! Leicester City 3, Huddersfield Town 0. Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

44 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

43 mins:Foul by Chris Wood (Leicester City).

43 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

43 mins:Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

43 mins:Chris Wood (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

41 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

37 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

37 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

35 mins:Foul by Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town).

35 mins:Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

30 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

29 mins:Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

27 mins:Foul by Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City).

27 mins:Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Foul by Ben Marshall (Leicester City).

26 mins:Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Goal! Leicester City 2, Huddersfield Town 0. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Nugent with a cross.

22 mins:Attempt missed. David Nugent (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

20 mins:Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

20 mins:James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

13 mins:Attempt missed. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

11 mins:Attempt saved. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

6 mins:Goal! Leicester City 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Chris Wood (Leicester City) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matthew James.

5 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

3 mins:Offside, Huddersfield Town. James Vaughan tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

1 mins:Attempt blocked. Ben Marshall (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • King Power Stadium
  • Attendance: 25,913
LeicesterLeicestervHuddersfieldHuddersfield
6
  • Wood, 6
  • Wood, 24
  • de Laet, 45+1
  • Knockaert, 49
  • Knockaert, 51
  • Waghorn, 76
1
  • Arfield, 60

match report

Chris Wood marked his Leicester debut with a brace as the Foxes emphatically brushed aside struggling Huddersfield 6-1 to maintain their place in the Championship play-off positions.

The New Zealand international, who netted 11 times on loan at Millwall before he was recalled by West Brom, completed his switch to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday morning and needed just six minutes to open his Leicester account.

Wood formed an excellent understanding with the dangerous David Nugent and added his second midway through the first half before Ritchie De Laet's first Foxes goal capped off an outstanding 45 minutes.

Things got better for Leicester after the break as Anthony Knockaert bagged a quickfire brace and, after Scott Arfield netted a consolation, Martyn Waghorn converted late on to help City secure their second successive victory.

The Terriers' struggles continued and they have now gone 10 games without a win.

The Foxes opened the scoring thanks to Wood, who rose highest to nod in from close range after Alex Smithies had brilliantly kept out Nugent's header from Knockaert's cross.

Nugent then burst into the box and unleashed a shot that Smithies saved before the former England striker headed Paul Konchesky's cross wide.

The hosts' front two continued to cause havoc for the Terriers defence and they were both involved in the second goal after 24 minutes. Wood linked up superbly with the impressive Nugent and fired a low shot that flew in off the post.

Leicester went in at half-time 3-0 ahead. Knockaert picked up the ball 35 yards out and after teasing the Town defence, fed full-back De Laet who fired past Smithies.

City started the second half where they left off in the first as Knockaert scored twice in three minutes.

The Frenchman swept home the overlapping Konchesky's cut back from 12 yards and then after fooling the visiting defence with some eye-catching trickery, he darted through two players and curled a shot past Ian Bennett, replacing the injured Smithies at half-time.

Huddersfield got on the scoresheet in the 59th minute thanks to Arfield, who converted after Kasper Schmeichel had parried his initial shot.

That sparked the visitors into life, with Arfield heading over and Schmeichel denying Lee Novak a goal on his 100th start for Huddersfield. Arfield and Clayton combined to set up Adam Hammill and the on-loan Wolves winger fired a 25-yard shot wide.

Despite the pressure, Leicester grabbed a sixth 15 minutes from time when Waghorn, a replacement for Nugent, volleyed home after Wood nodded Konchesky's delivery back across goal.

team line-up

1Kasper Schmeichel
15Michael Keane
3Paul Konchesky
2Ritchie de Laet
5Wes Morgan
4Daniel Drinkwater
16Matthew James
7Ben Marshall66
24Anthony Knockaert74
35David Nugent57
39Chris Wood

substitutes

22Liam Moore
29Marko Futacs
17Paul Gallagher74
11Lloyd Dyer66
10Andy King
14Martyn Waghorn57
13Conrad Logan

referee

Mark Haywood

team line-up

1Alex Smithies46
33Joel Lynch55
15Murray Wallace
6Anthony Gerrard
32Jack Hunt
16Scott Arfield
14Adam Hammill
8Adam Clayton81
24Keith Southern
18James Vaughan
9Lee Novak

substitutes

7Sean Scannell
4Oliver Norwood81
5Peter Clarke
22Anton Robinson
13Ian Bennett46
31Chris Atkinson
3Paul Dixon55

referee

Mark Haywood

match stats

possession %5841
shots on target82
shots off target63
corners66
tackles won00
offsides12