It's now 10 goals in two games for Leicester City – Rob Tanner's match verdict
Leicester City fans attending games at the King Power Stadium are certainly getting their money's worth lately.
City made it 10 goals scored on home soil in two games as they followed up the 6-0 demolition of Ipswich with a 4-1 battering of Derby.
City have only dropped five points from a possible 30 on home soil, and two of those were lost in controversial fashion against Nottingham Forest.
It is more than just the victories, City have played some scintillating football at times and none more so than in the first 30 minutes on Saturday.
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City looked as though Derby would be put to the sword in similar fashion to the Tractor Boys.
It was one-way traffic with the Rams struggling to get out of their own half as City laid siege to their goal.
City fans must have known it was going to be a good evening when they even scored from a free-kick.
Not since the opening day of the season have City managed to score from a corner.
Zak Whitbread headed home from Martyn Waghorn's superb corner to put City on their way.
City were carving the Rams open with some quick, one-touch moves and Derby could not live with City's pace.
The impressive Waghorn, who was at the heart of everything positive City did as an attacking side in the first half-an-hour, was deservedly on the end of a great move and scored with a deft finish – demonstrating his growing confidence.
It may have been only Waghorn's second goal of the season, but he would be on his way to double figures by now but for some terrible luck in hitting the woodwork in nearly every game over the past few weeks. He was denied twice more by the frame of the goal on Saturday.
City should have been even further ahead before the Rams started to make a fist of the game and reduced the arrears through Theo Robinson's strike just before half-time.
Rams boss Nigel Clough had changed his side's shape and put three men in midfield to stop Danny Drinkwater and Andy King dictating the game.
The move was working until City responded and boss Nigel Pearson demonstrated the strength of his squad and pulled the game back under City's control.
He put on Ben Marshall and David Nugent, who has made a miraculous recovery from a serious neck injury.
Nugent demonstrated there was no lasting damage from a slipped disc in his neck by leaping to head home City's third after some superb work from Marshall, who teed up Nugent with a left-footed cross from the by-line.
And then Nugent added the fourth, and his 11th of the season, with another excellent first-time strike from just inside the area.
Nugent is in fantastic form, despite the neck injury, and has now scored five in his last three games, although he has only completed under two hours of football in those fixtures.
City fans have been crying out for a 20-goal striker and, although Nugent has admitted his goalscoring record has never been that impressive, if he keeps this form going he will go beyond 20 this season.