Read a full match report from the Capital One Cup Second Round fixture between Bury and Leicester City at Gigg Lane on Tuesday 25 August, 2015.
- Leicester City beat Bury 4-1 at Gigg Lane in the Capital One Cup Second Round
- Academy graduate Joe Dodoo scores a hat-trick on his Leicester City debut
- Andrej Kramaric opens his account for the season with City’s second goal on the night
- Danny Mayor pulled a goal back shortly after half time for Bury
- Foxes to face West Ham at home in the third round
Leicester City eased to a Capital One Cup Second Round victory over Bury at Gigg Lane on Tuesday night in a match that saw youngster Joe Dodoo grab a hat-trick on his first outing for the Club.
It was a dream start to his Leicester City debut for Academy graduate, as on 25 minutes he rattled a thunderous right footed shot in off the crossbar to give City a 1-0 lead, which Andrej Kramarić doubled before the break with an equally impressive finish.
Bury winger Danny Mayor pulled one back for the hosts five minutes after the break but two more goals from Dodoo in the last five minutes crowned both a 4-1 win for the Foxes and a brilliant treble for the debutante.
It was an entirely changed starting XI for Claudio Ranieri’s side against Bury, with full debuts for N’Golo Kanté, Christian Fuchs, Yohan Benalouane, Gökhan Inler and Dodoo.
Inler and Leo Ulloa immediately caught the eye early on, with the Swiss spraying a variety of passes all over the pitch and City’s Argentine striker going close twice as a result. The first was a powerful header from a corner that went just over before a wicked turn and shot that was stopped by Bury ‘keeper Christian Walton.
Fuchs was also looking lively for the Foxes and made a number of marauding runs forward down the left. When Inler was felled on the edge of the box, he immediately stepped up to the mark for the free kick, only to see it clip the wall on 14 minutes.
It seemed as though despite 11 changes, Ranieri’s men had lost none of their pace as a blistering counter saw Kanté roll the ball into the path of an incoming Kramaric. However Walton got down well to his first time effort.
The pressure was building for City and on 25 minutes it eventually told, with Academy graduate Dodoo the man to make the difference. Ulloa played a lovely ball from the left which the youngster was able to take down superbly on the run before thundering a right footed shot in off the underside of the crossbar for 1-0.
Bury’s Jacob Mellis and City’s Inler then exchanged speculative long range strikes that were saved comfortable by each goalkeeper as Bury looked to counter Leicester’s slick passing with a more direct approach.
However the second goal arrived with perfect timing for the Foxes. Ulloa led the charge as far as the right side of the Bury box, where he looked up and found an unmarked Kramarić with a great pass for an equally impressive right foot finish inside the ‘keeper’s near post.
A double change from the hosts at half time saw Bury begin the second half on the front foot in pursuit of goals, and within five minutes they had one. The ball fell loose in the box and there was former Preston North End winger Mayor with an excellent first time connection to beat Mark Schwarzer from 12 yards.
The Foxes maintained a dangerous threat on the counter but it was Bury who were carving out the chances – Danny Rose dragging a shot wide on the angle after 60 minutes.
Jeff Schlupp then replaced Kramarić on the left side of City’s attack but it was Ulloa who had the next chance. He rose well to meet Dodoo’s cross only to see his header whistle just wide.
Bury’s forays forward were becoming more desperate and the game became more stretched. An illustration of that came as substitute Craig Jones went into the book for a late foul on Schlupp.
Chances remained few and far between as the game entered its final 10 minutes, with a combination of good defending and assured goalkeeping from Mark Schwarzer frustrating the home side.
The game was very nearly killed off on 84 minutes when the tireless Kanté picked up on a loose ball in the box, only to see his powerful drive pushed away by Walton.
Just a couple of minutes later however, the game was wrapped up for the Foxes, and it was Dodoo with his second of the match – a beautiful angled finish after a clever Ulloa pass.
The night wasn’t over for Leicester or for Dodoo though, as inside four minutes of stoppage time he crowned a dream debut with his hat-trick goal.
Schlupp was the provider, charging down a clearance from goalkeeper Walton to tee up the youngster for a brilliant low finish into the bottom corner and booking a third round date at home to West Ham in the process.
BURY: Walton, Riley, Hussey, Tutte, Clarke, Mellis, Mayor, Pope, Soares, Pugh, Cameron (c)
SUBS: Lainton, Hope, Sedgwick, Jones, Burgess, Rose, Foulds
GOAL: Mayor 50
CITY: Schwarzer, Hammond (c), Kante, Moore (De Laet 90), Kramaric (Schlupp 66), Ulloa, Wasilewski, Fuchs, Benalouane, Inler, Dodoo
SUBS NOT USED: Simpson, Chilwell, Panayiotou, Olukanmi, Maddison
GOALS: Dodoo 25, 86, 90, Kramaric 40
ATTENDANCE: 4,914 (1,327 away)
REFEREE: Mr. A. Madley