Stunning Knockaert strikes put Leicester City second in the Championship
Anthony Knockaert fired Leicester City into the automatic promotion places in the Championship with two unbelievable goals last night.
The Frenchman put City ahead in the first half with a wonderful dipping effort out of nowhere from 35 yards against Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium.
He then scored an acrobatic second when he somehow back-heeled Paul Konchesky's cross home from behind his own back.
His goals gave Nigel Pearson's men their fourth consecutive victory, the first time they have put such a run together since February, 2011. They are now second in the table.
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Knockaert joined City in the summer from French second division side Guingamp for an undisclosed fee.
It has been reported the fee could be as much as £2.5million but, even if it was that much, it appears to be money well spent. If the France under-21 international was considered an unknown when he arrived, he has certainly announced his arrival.
Pearson hailed Knockaert as his match winner, but said he still had plenty to learn about the English game.
The City boss said Knockaert was not the finished article but would get even better when he gets used to the demands of English football.
"He is a player that can win you a game," he said.
"With players like Anthony, you have to remember he is very young.
"The English game is very different to certainly the French leagues in terms of the tempo.
"The chemistry that makes an individual is important.
"He is a fiery little fellow, but I like that. He will be an interesting one to manage because he has that Gallic flair, but he also has a bit of an edge. I like that. It is important we utilise that.
"The English game is physical and he will acclimatise in time, and with a little patience from us."
City could have won by a greater margin, such was their dominance, as Jamie Vardy and David Nugent had excellent second-half chances.