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  • English Npower Championship
  • 12 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Ashton Gate
  • Attendance: 13,078
Bristol CBristol CvLeicesterLeicester
04
  • Wood, 11
  • Wood, 18
  • Wood, 41
  • James, 49

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Match ends, Bristol City 0, Leicester City 4.

90+2 mins:Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Leicester City 4.

88 mins:Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

88 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

87 mins:Foul by Richard Foster (Bristol City).

87 mins:Martyn Waghorn (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Attempt missed. Stephen Pearson (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

81 mins:Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

81 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

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

80 mins:Paul Anderson (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Bobby Reid replaces Liam Kelly.

78 mins:Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Leicester City).

78 mins:Cole Skuse (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

77 mins:Foul by Cole Skuse (Bristol City).

77 mins:Matthew James (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Foul by Stephen McManus (Bristol City).

77 mins:Martyn Waghorn (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Kelly (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Paul Gallagher replaces Ben Marshall.

70 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

70 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

66 mins:Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

65 mins:Attempt missed. Ben Marshall (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Martyn Waghorn replaces Chris Wood.

61 mins:Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

60 mins:Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Foul by Liam Fontaine (Bristol City).

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

49 mins:Goal! Bristol City 0, Leicester City 4. Matthew James (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

48 mins:Attempt blocked. Stephen McManus (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Davies.

48 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Ben Marshall (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

46 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces James Wilson.

46 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Paul Anderson replaces Jon Stead.

Second Half begins Bristol City 0, Leicester City 3.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Bristol City 0, Leicester City 3.

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

45 mins:Stephen Pearson (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

41 mins:Goal! Bristol City 0, Leicester City 3. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew James.

37 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

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

36 mins:Liam Kelly (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

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

31 mins:Offside, Bristol City. Steve Davies tries a through ball, but Steve Davies is caught offside.

30 mins:Offside, Leicester City. David Nugent tries a through ball, but David Nugent is caught offside.

27 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

27 mins:Attempt blocked. Ben Marshall (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

26 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

21 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

21 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

20 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

20 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Lloyd Dyer replaces Anthony Knockaert.

18 mins:Goal! Bristol City 0, Leicester City 2. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal.

18 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

17 mins:Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

15 mins:Steve Davies (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Goal! Bristol City 0, Leicester City 1. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

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

3 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 12 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Ashton Gate
  • Attendance: 13,078
Bristol CBristol CvLeicesterLeicester
04
  • Wood, 11
  • Wood, 18
  • Wood, 41
  • James, 49

match report

Chris Wood fired in a first-half hat-trick as Leicester enjoyed a 4-0 romp at Bristol City, who subsequently sacked manager Derek McInnes.

The former Robins loanee made it nine from his last five games and six in three since joining the Foxes from West Brom.

Most of the damage was done before the break as Ashton Gate fell silent - inflicted by a combination of Ben Marshall, home goalkeeper Dean Gerken and the unstoppable Wood.

Marshall provided the ammunition for the first two goals, though Gerken will have to shoulder the blame for the second as he flapped at an 18th-minute corner.

The 'keeper again looked culpable when Wood's long-range shot crept under his body four minutes before the interval, taking the striker's tally for the season to 17.

Matty James added the fourth to lift Nigel Pearson's charges to third and boast a goal difference of plus 25.

It took just 11 minutes for the visitors to get off the mark. Marshall played a precise pass down the left flank, Wood controlled, cut inside and drove home.

The visitors forced a corner seven minutes later and capitalised on some poor goalkeeping from Gerken, who tried to punch it clear but failed to make sufficient contact, leaving Wood to tap in the loose ball.

McInnes' shell-shocked side struggled to muster any meaningful response as Pearson's men continued to control proceedings.

And they were rewarded with a third goal just before half-time, with Wood unleashing a shot from 20 yards and though Gerken got across his goal to cover it, the ball squirmed under his body.

Things got even worse for the hosts early in the second half. They sloppily conceded possession inside their own half, James took full advantage, advancing to within striking distance to pick out the bottom-right corner for his first goal since August.

Greg Cunningham shot just wide from distance in a rare Robins attack but the home crowd's warmest applause met the substitution of Wood minutes later, an acknowledgement of his superb display and also relief he would not be able to add to his tally.

team line-up

22Dean Gerken
17Greg Cunningham
12James Wilson46
4Liam Fontaine
19Stephen McManus
2Richard Foster
15Stephen Pearson
14Cole Skuse
10Liam Kelly78
16Steve Davies
9Jon Stead46

substitutes

24Bobby Reid78
18Ryan Taylor
26Joe Bryan46
25Marvin Elliott
1Tom Heaton
29Wes Burns
21Paul Anderson46

referee

Oliver Langford

team line-up

1Kasper Schmeichel
15Michael Keane
5Wes Morgan
3Paul Konchesky
2Ritchie de Laet
24Anthony Knockaert20
7Ben Marshall72
16Matthew James
4Daniel Drinkwater
39Chris Wood61
35David Nugent

substitutes

14Martyn Waghorn61
11Lloyd Dyer20
10Andy King
29Marko Futacs
22Liam Moore
17Paul Gallagher72
13Conrad Logan

referee

Oliver Langford

match stats

possession %3960
shots on target26
shots off target47
corners55
tackles won00
offsides11