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This Week In History: Memorable Victories Over Aston Villa, Derby County & Ipswich Town

In the latest edition of This Week In History, picks out three memorable victories for Leicester City which occurred between 11-17 November across the Club's history.
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Over a week which also included City's first appearance on BBC Sportsview in 1955 and a double from Julian Joachim against Sunderland in 1992, the following three moments in time took place...


Izzet Rounds Off Villa Park Victory

Steve Claridge, Garry Parker and Muzzy Izzet all scored for the Foxes away at Aston Villa on 16 November, 1996.

Martin O'Neill's Leicester City enjoyed a 3-1 victory at Aston Villa during the early weeks of their return to the Premier League on Saturday 16 November, 1996.

Brian Little left Filbert Street to join City's Midlands rivals in 1994, but was on the receiving end of a defeat at Villa Park, courtesy of goals from Steve Claridge, Garry Parker and Muzzy Izzet.

After just eight minutes, Claridge took advantage of a defensive mix up to poke it home and put Leicester ahead with a close-range finish, before Dwight Yorke swiftly levelled it up for the hosts.

However, just before the break, when goalkeeper Michael Oakes and Gareth Southgate clattered into Emile Heskey, spot-kick specialist Parker stepped up to convert from the penalty spot.

It got better for the Foxes, too, when Izzet broke free and ran at goal, sending a lovely drive beyond Oakes and into the bottom corner to seal a fourth win of the 1996/97 season for O'Neill's side.

Newly-promoted Leicester finished their maiden season back in the top flight in ninth place, while also lifting the League Cup, following a replay success over Middlesbrough in Sheffield.


King & Howard On Target In Derby Win

Watch the goals from Leicester City's 2-0 victory over Derby County from 13 November, 2010.

Fourteen years later, the Blue Army were toasting another win over local opposition as Sven-Göran Eriksson's Foxes defeated Derby County at King Power Stadium on Saturday 13 November, 2010

The promotion-chasing Rams arrived in Leicester on a three-game winning run, while Eriksson was gradually shepherding Leicester away from the relegation zone after a disappointing start to 2010/11.

City were in front on 13 minutes as Academy graduate Andy King latched onto Richie Wellens' through ball and completed a perfect first-time finish beyond Frank Fielding in front of the Family Stand.

An often fraught affair was settled by former Derby striker Steve Howard from the penalty spot in the 71st minute after Kyle Naughton was felled in the 18-yard box.

Up stepped Howard to drill it hard and low into Fielding's bottom right corner, sending City up into 15th place in the Championship standings after 17 matches. 

Despite a late bid to finish in the play-off positions, Leicester had to eventually settle for 10th place at the end of the season.


City Hit Ipswich For Six

The Foxes romped to victory over Ipswich Town with a 6-0 success on Filbert Way on 17 November, 2012.

In 2012, on the other hand, the Foxes ran out as 6-0 victors over Ipswich Town at King Power Stadium, with striker Dave Nugent finding the net twice on Saturday 17 November, 2012.

Former England international Nugent netted a penalty after goalkeeper Stephen Henderson brought down Lloyd Dyer before he also inventively chested in a second after Martyn Waghorn's parried effort.

Lloyd Dyer, meanwhile, added the Foxes' third with a powerful strike before setting up Anthony Knockaert, while Waghorn and Márkó Futács completed the scoring for Nigel Pearson's ruthless Foxes.

The victory ended a run of four league matches without a win for City and continued their bid for promotion back to the Premier League, while Ipswich were battling relegation under Mick McCarthy.

Speaking afterwards, assistant manager and future manager, Craig Shakespeare said: "I thought we were very, very professional today from start to finish. It was a very accomplished performance."

Despite looking strong candidates for automatic promotion, the Foxes eventually finished sixth in 2012/13, before losing out to Watford in a dramatic play-off semi-final at Vicarage Road.

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