Premier League - Leicester send Forest to bottom for first-ever win

2022-10-04 11:27

Premier League - Leicester send Forest to bottom for first-ever win

Leicester City's James Maddison scored two first-half goals in Monday's 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest to move from the bottom of the table with his first Premier League win of the season , won the first victory of the season.

James Maddison went all in and created another goal for substitute Paterson Daka, Harvey Barnes had a superb home run and Brendan Rodgers' side had their best run since December . Biggest home win.

The Foxes have one point from their first seven games and are the only team in the top flight without a win, leading Forest on goal difference.

The visitors could have taken the lead in the 22nd minute when Tevo Avoniyi's shot bounced off the post but Leicester were 2-0 up and the King Power crowd roared five minutes later.

Madison broke the ice first in the 25th minute when his shot from outside the box went wide of Forest defender Scott McKenna's arm before Harvey Barnes doubled the lead two minutes later.

Forest goalkeeper Dean Henderson 's nightmare night continued as Maddison scored his second in the 35th minute with a perfect free-kick that flew over the wall and clipped on goal Inside of the doorpost.

Substitute Patson Daka came in for former England striker Jamie Vardy in the 62nd round , and he completed the scoring in the 73rd with a stunning back-heel from Madison's cross.


unforgettable night

Leicester City have dumped their local rivals at the bottom of the Premier League and put pressure on manager Steve Cooper . For Forest, their first top-flight East Midlands derby since 1999 was an unforgettable night.

Cooper's side never recovered from two goals conceded shortly after striker Tawo Avoniyi hit the post after a home goal.

Forest fans chanted their support for Cooper as they sang songs of defiance after the game, their team's fifth straight loss in a season for the first time since January 2004 , while his promotion The team is now at the bottom.