Match verdict - Leicester City 2 Bristol City 0: Nigel Pearson's building something exciting
Nigel Pearson may not have ever waved and clapped to the City crowd as often as he did during his side's 2-0 victory over Bristol City.
His hands frankly must have been sore and he must have been suffering arm-ache.
After a week where City's owners had to stamp out rumours over the manager's future, the fans gave Pearson their own vote of confidence.
They recognise the City boss is building an exciting side.
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City's stay at the top of the table may have only been brief, but it was a significant step.
It has been nine years since they were in such a strong position in the Championship and, while there is obviously over three-quarters of the season still remaining, the signs are very positive.
City equalled the best winning streak in the division this season with their fifth consecutive success.
It isn't just the victories which are pleasing, it is the manner in which they have been achieved.
City are playing vibrant, attacking football and, in Anthony Knockaert, Pearson and his staff have unearthed a real show-stopper.
The diminutive Frenchman may frustrate both his manager and his team-mates at times, but he is crowd pleaser, the sort of player people pay money to watch because he is an entertainer.
Knockaert pulled the strings once again as he picked holes in the Bristol City defence with some incisive passing and crossing, but he really is the cherry on top of the cake.
If Knockaert is the cherry, captain Wes Morgan is the sponge base, Danny Drinkwater is the jam filling holding it all together and top-scorer Nugent is the delicious icing.
Morgan again marshalled the defence superbly as they picked up their second consecutive clean sheet.
Drinkwater bossed the game from the middle of midfield, utilising possession effectively and snuffing out danger early before it could materialise into anything more threatening.
Nugent is in a rich vein of goalscoring form and, although he missed with a header after a teasing cross from Knockaert, he produced another clinical finish to fire City in front.
He put centre-half Richard Foster under immense pressure, which forced the Robins defender to head Andy King's enticing cross into his own net.
Although, by Pearson's own admission, his side were lacking some of the fizz from recent victories, they were still comfortably in control and maintain their 100 per cent home record.
The challenge now is to pick up where they have left off after the international break against a struggling Birmingham City side, but Pearson is adept at keeping his side focused. A sixth straight victory would give him more cause for warm applause.