James Maddison scored his 49th and 50th Leicester City goal as he helped his team to a 4-0 home win against relegation rivals Nottingham Forest.
Forest’s defence struggled early on and Leicester capitalised scoring three times from outside of the box in ten first half minutes. Maddison opened the scoring in the 25th minute after his shot deflected off Scott McKenna to wrong-foot England’s Dean Henderson in the Forest goal. Harvey Barnes doubled the Fox’s lead two minutes later as his curling effort was too good for Henderson. And Maddison added to his tally in the 35th minute with a well-struck free kick.
Three minutes before Leicester’s first goal, Taiwo Awoniyi came close to putting Forest ahead as Morgan Gibbs-White’s ball found him in the middle of Danny Ward’s box, but the Nigerian striker could only hit the post.
Forest boss Steve Cooper made three half-time substitutions in an attempt to salvage something from the game, but Leicester’s fourth goal scored by substitute Patson Daka put any lingering doubt of the result to rest.
Leicester could’ve had more in the second half and were nearly rewarded a penalty as Barnes’ shot struck the hand of Steve Cook, but referee Robert Jones adjudged his arm to have been in a natural position which VAR confirmed.