James Justin and Demarai Gray

Comfortable Triumph For Clinical City

Leicester City booked their spot in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 4-0 victory over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday evening.
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Brendan Rodgers made seven changes to the side that beat Tottenham Hotspur three days earlier, with James Justin making his debut for the Foxes against his former club.

In the opening stages, Marc Albrighton, Christian Fuchs and Demarai Gray all had attempts on goal, while Gray was then denied by James Shea just after the half-hour mark.

However, the winger made the breakthrough shortly after. A short corner from Albrighton found Ayoze Pérez, who flicked the ball into the path of Gray, and City’s No.7 fired into the bottom corner for 1-0.

Just 10 minutes later, Rodgers’ side doubled their advantage through Justin, who side-footed in a fine pass from Youri Tielemans against the side he spent 14 years at. 

Further pressure followed after the interval, with captain Wes Morgan playing a fine one-two with Wilfred Ndidi before forcing Shea into a stop at the front post, before the Hatters stopper then denied Albrighton.

Luton had an opportunity to halve the deficit with 68 minutes on the clock, but Danny Ward – making his first appearance of the season – denied substitute Isaiah Brown, while Callum McManaman saw his follow-up blocked. 

Soon after, Belgium international Tielemans made it 3-0, volleying Gray’s cross as both players registered a goal and an assist in the triumph.

Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho, who just moments earlier had seen a close-range strike saved by Shea, extended City’s advantage with four minutes to play with a chip that just about beat Luton’s onrushing ‘keeper.

Major moment

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Leicester City
Leicester City

James Justin handed Leicester City a 2-0 lead at the break with a cool finish.

James Justin, making a return to Kenilworth Road after signing for the Foxes in the summer, received a warm welcome in Luton.

After Demarai Gray had put City 1-0 up, the right-back added to the winger’s score with a neat run and finish, sparking a round of applause from both sets of fans.

That effort handed Leicester a two-goal advantage at the break, and further strikes from Youri Tielemans and Kelechi Iheanacho added gloss to a comfortable performance.

Who impressed?

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James Justin
James Justin

James Justin excelled at right-back, and capped his performance with a goal against his former side.

Matt Elliott told LCFC Radio at the full-time whistle: "Overall, there were impressive performances all the way through, from the whole XI and substitutes included.

"I think it’s James Justin who gets the Man of the Match overall. I thought he was outstanding the way he got up and down the wing, particularly in the first half. He got himself a goal."

Where do we stand?

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Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho

The Nigeria international completed the scoring at Kenilworth Road.

Leicester City enter the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, and will find out who they face on Wednesday evening.

Supporters can discover City's last-16 opponents across the Club's social media accounts.

Coming up…

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Marc Albrighton
Marc Albrighton

Marc Albrighton was a consistent performer on the right flank against the Hatters.

After recording their biggest victory of the season, the Foxes will prepare for Sunday’s Premier League encounter with Newcastle United at King Power Stadium (4:30pm BST kick-off).

A victory for City could see them move second, above Manchester City, should results go their way this weekend.

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