Leicester put on the breakthrough performance fans had been hoping for as they thrashed Nottingham Forest 4-0 at the King Power Stadium on Monday night.
James Maddison sent a huge message to England boss Gareth Southgate with two goals and one assist in a masterful display.
The match was crudely dubbed ‘El Sackico’ prior to kick-off, and it could spell the end of Steve Cooper’s Forest career.
The newly-promoted side went bottom of the Premier League, while the result and performance eases the pressure Brendan Rodgers.
The King Power was bouncing before kick-off as the fans tried to spur their team into life. And it worked.
Moments after Taiwo Awoniyi had hit ... for Forest, it was Leicester who took the lead in the 25th minute.
Jesse Lingard mis-hit a clearance and the ball fell to Maddison, whose shot deflected off Scott McKenna to beat Dean Henderson.
And two minutes later it was 2-0 as Harvey Barnes cut in off the left and bent a shot beyond Henderson into the far corner.
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Forest were imploding, and Leicester piled it on as Maddison made it 3-0 10 minutes before half-time.
Cheikhou Kouyate was booked for bringing down Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall on the edge of the area, and Maddison added to the punishment as he curled a free-kick beyond the stationary Henderson.
Although NaijaOnPoint’s Danny Murphy felt the Forest goalkeeper should have done better.
He said: “Goalkeeper, goalkeeper, goalkeeper… the rule on free-kicks, you should never score the goalkeeper’s side. It’s great technique but Henderson should be saving that comfortably. You only get done as a goalkeeper over the wall, that’s the golden rule.”
Daka, who replaced Vardy just after the hour, got Leicester’s fourth in the 73rd minute, using a neat flick to turn Maddison’s cross into the net to put the result beyond doubt.
It was the Foxes’ first win of the season and lifted them into 19th.
For Forest, it is a fifth straight Premier League defeat as they drop below them.
NaijaOnPoint host Adrian Durham summed aptly summed it up: “Forest were a shambles.”