Leicester Smash Swansea, 4-0 Go Eight Points Clear [Match Details]
A brace from Leonardo Ulloa, who replaced the suspended Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton set the Foxes on their path to victory.
Leicester had a high energy start to the game but couldn’t make their early dominance count.
In the seventh minute Wayne Routledge advanced down the left flank but Wes Morgan went across to shield the ball away for a goal kick.
And in the 11th minute, Mahrez pounced on Ashley Williams error and slotted inside the near post to give Leicester the lead.
Neil Taylor came close for Swansea in the 13th minute from the left flank but Morgan made a block for a corner.
In the 23rd minute Lukasz Fabianski beat Mahrez to the ball after Schlupp lofted the ball towards the far post.
Okazaki almost doubled the lead for Leicester on 28 minutes following a pass from Mahrez but his effort was deflected wide.
Leicester made it 2-0 in the 30th minute after Leonardo Ulloa headed in Danny Drinkwater’s free-kick.
Three minutes later Federico Fernandez almost reduced the deficit for Swansea but couldn’t direct Gylfi Sigurdsson’s delivery.
Leicester replied with an attack of their own seconds later through Christian Fuchs but his shot was saved by Fabianski.
In the 37th minute Schlupp made a powerful run down the left, but his intended cross to Drinkwater was deflected into Fabianski’s path.
Schmeichel made a smart save off a Sigurdsson’s free-kick in the 42nd minute, pushing the ball around the post.
Prior to the start of the second half, Swansea made two changes, with Jefferson Montero and Alberto Paloschi replacing Leroy Fer and Routledge.
In the 58th minute Schmeichel rushes out to make a quick clearance after the ball bounces loosely in front of Leicester 18-yard box.
Ulloa grabbed his second goal and Leicester’s third in the 60th minute after tapping in Schlupp’s square ball.
Four minutes later Fuchs saw his free-kick go round Swansea’s wall and wide.
Fabianski made a superb save from Schlupp’s 20-yard drive on 67 minutes.
A minute later Okazaki lifts the ball over the bar from 12 yards.
Swansea had an attack of their own in the 69th minute, but Morgan made an important interception to avert the danger.
In the 73rd minute Leicester made their first change, with Demarai Gray replacing Okazaki.
Substitute Andy King saw his effort finger tipped away by Fabianski on 81 minutes.
And in the 85th minute Albrighton grabbed Leicester fourth, sliding the ball into the net after Gray’s initial effort.