Match verdict: On-song Lloyd Dyer stirs up real commotion for Leicester City against Ipswich
Lloyd Dyer was in inspired form as Leicester City produced a superb display to serve up a 6-0 hammering of lowly Ipswich.
The winger was at his very best as he scored one, set up two and won the penalty which set City on their way to their first six-goal haul in the league for 25 years.
It was also their first 6-0 victory in the league since Carlisle were put to the sword at Filbert Street in September 1982.
Not since a 6-1 thumping of Sheffield Wednesday, in January 1987, have City hit six, and they were in such good form that the scoreline could have been a lot more, especially when Dyer was on the ball.
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New Ipswich signing Bradley Orr had a baptism of fire as Dyer ran him ragged.
The City winger set the ball rolling when he seized on a moment of hesitation between keeper Stephen Henderson, who had a horror of an afternoon, and Danny Higginbotham to win a penalty in the seventh minute.
David Nugent, who has an unbelievable goalscoring record against Ipswich but, surprisingly, had never before taken a penalty in his career, stepped up to slot home the spot-kick.
Nugent then grabbed his 11th goal in 11 games against the Tractor Boys when he followed in a fierce strike from Martyn Waghorn, which Henderson could only parry on to the body of the on-rushing Nugent and into the net.
City were 3-0 up inside 27 minutes when Dyer again wreaked havoc on Orr and picked out the bottom corner with an excellent finish after beating the defender as if he was a mannequin.
It was still one-way traffic and there was no real surprise when City carved open the Ipswich defence again just before half-time, when Waghorn released Dyer and he crossed for Anthony Knockaert, who was completely unmarked, and he beat Henderson.
Even the most pessimistic of City fans would not have feared some sort of freak reversal of fortunes after the break as Ipswich showed absolutely nothing to suggest they could steam the tide.
Waghorn then made it five with a neat finish after excellent play from Andy King.
Waghorn has been in superb form in recent weeks but was not getting the rub of the green he needed to grab his first goal of the season.
Having struck the post moments earlier, he must have feared his goal would never come until King slid him in with an excellent pass and Waghorn produced a finish to match. He was mobbed by every one of his team-mates.
With the game won, City could have been forgiven for easing off, but they were determined to keep a clean sheet as much as add more goals.
They went on to record their seventh clean sheet of the campaign, the highest shut-out rate in the Championship.
There was still one more goal to add the icing to the cake as, fittingly, Dyer was again the provider, picking out substitute Marko Futacs for his first league goal for the club.
City were given a standing ovation at the final whistle, and deservedly so.