By Aaron Sutcliffe AT THE KING POWER STADIUM
ENZO MARESCA insists Leicester are still trying to improve after romping to their biggest win of the season to remain one point clear at the top of the Championship.
Stephy Mavididi opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 14 minutes before extending Leicester’s lead with a drilled effort on 52 minutes, three minutes after Patson Daka produced a cool finish to double Leicester’s lead.
And Wilfred Ndidi completed the rout via the post on 55 minutes, with Italian manager Maresca delighted to see his Nigerian international midfielder on the scoresheet after moving him further up the pitch.
Maresca said: ‘It was a very good performance, we completely deserved the three points, we controlled the game really well.
‘We are trying to improve the way we play, we know we have the best defence and we have scored the second most goals in the league.
‘Wilf has improved a lot. In terms of physicality you expect everything, you don’t expect quality (in the final third), but since day one I can see there is something there.
‘I’m happy because when you see a player making the effort to understand how they have to play, it’s good and he deserves it.’
Plymouth are now winless in 10 league games on the road this season, while the four-goal defeat is the heaviest they have suffered since promotion from League One.
Argyle manager Steven Schumacher said: ‘We’re disappointed with the result, but I was really pleased with a lot of aspects, the performance, effort and commitment was outstanding.
‘We should have been level at half-time, but in the second half we’ve been undone by one moment of quality and a couple of mistakes.
‘As long as the players keep putting the effort in, which I know they are and our fans can see that they are, then we’ll be fine.’
The home side took the lead on 14 minutes when Julio Pleguezuelo fouled Mavididi in the box and the Leicester man picked himself up to roll the resulting penalty into the bottom left-hand corner.
Maresca’s men doubled their lead four minutes into the second half when Daka found the same corner on his first league start of the season from Abdul Fatawu’s flick.
Mavididi scored his second goal of the game after showing great feet before firing a low effort past Plymouth keeper Michael Cooper.
And Leicester made sure of the points with a third goal in the space of six second-half minutes, as Ndidi passed the ball in off the lefthand post after great work from midfielder Hamza Choudhury to win it back, deep inside the Plymouth half.
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