Leicester City 6 - 0 Ipswich Town

Match info: Championship at The King Power Stadium

Date: 17/11/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: K Stroud Att: 20,779

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


David Nugent 8 (pen),18
Lloyd Dyer 27
Anthony Knockaert 44
Martyn Waghorn 53
Marko Futacs 82



FT (ht: 4-0)

  • Last Updated: November 17 2012, 18:39 GMT

Leicester assistant manager Craig Shakespeare was ecstatic after the Foxes scored six goals in a league match for the first time in 25 years - against Ipswich at the King Power stadium.

Craig Shakespeare: Delighted with his men
Craig Shakespeare: Delighted with his men

City beat Ipswich 6-0 to end a winless run of four games. The last time they scored six goals in a league match was against Sheffield Wednesday at Filbert Street in January 1987.

David Nugent scored twice in the first 18 minutes - the first from the penalty spot - and Lloyd Dyer, Anthony Knockaert, Martyn Waghorn and substitute Marko Futacs also got on the scoresheet.

"You hope if you turn in the performances you put in a result like that," Shakespeare said.

"Over the course of the season I think some of the football and attacking play has been outstanding. But we have, in all honesty, missed the chances. There is no getting away from that.

"But today, as in any game, it was very important to get the first goal. When we got that it seemed to settle everyone down a bit.

"Then, to go and score the amount we did and share the goals around, I thought we were very, very professional today from start to finish. It was a very accomplished performance.

"I have worked with Lloyd Dyer since he was a young boy at West Brom and I think that in the last few weeks he has been playing he best football of his career.

"He has got that one thing that defenders are frightened of - pace. And it caused Ipswich a lot of problems. It was a good dressing room to be in afterwards but it is only one game.

"But we have done well and it bodes well."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy described his side's performance as "awful and abject."

He said: "We are brittle and timid at the minute and if you want to describe it as awful and abject I am quite happy with that to be fair.

"We talk about being hard to beat and not doing anything stupid and then we give away a penalty. The manner in which we conceded the goals today was dreadful. It was embarrassing to be honest.

"It hurts me as a manager because I take pride in my teams being organised, tough, resolute and hard to beat.

"There is no point arguing about whether it was a penalty or not. If we had gone across and cleared the ball there would be no penalty.

"This was awful. There were no positives and we have to try and make sure it doesn't happen again."

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