Leicester City 4 Bradford City 0

Last updated : 17 September 2002 By Footymad Previewer

Leicester City maintained their perfect record at the Walkers Stadium with an emphatic win against in-form Bradford City.

Manager Micky Adams had warned his side to be on their guard against the Bantams who were seeking to extend their unbeaten run to four games.

But two first-half goals in as many minutes from Brian Deane and Matt Elliott made sure the Foxes were on their way to their fifth win on the trot in their new home.

A Paul Dickov penalty put the game beyond Bradford and James Scowcroft's late strike was just reward for the hard working former Ipswich forward.

Bradford began brightly enough, enjoying a fair share of possession, but they ultimately lacked the fire-power to threaten the home side's overall superiority.

Honours were shared in the opening 20 minutes with neither side able to create a clear-cut chance.

But the game burst into life in the 26th minute with those two quick goals.

A spell of Leicester pressure forced the Yorkshiremen into conceding a corner which Muzzy Izzet flighted to the near post. Deane got the better of his marker to nod home his fifth goal of the season.

Hardly had the fans sat down when Leicester struck again from another corner.

This time Frank Sinclair flicked on Alan Rogers' kick for Elliott to back-heel the ball into the back of the net from close range.

Nicky Summerbee came on for the injured Deane at half time with Scowcroft moving from midfield into the role of targetman.

And the Foxes were again piling on the pressure with Dickov almost grabbing a third when he unleashed a 20-yard drive that forced the keeper into a diving save.

But in the 66th minute there was no denying Leicester when Robert Molenaar hauled down Dickov inside the box to concede a penalty.

Dickov dusted himself down to drill home the spot kick low and hard to Aidan Davison's left.

After Sinclair and Izzet had both gone close for Leicester, the hosts underlined their dominance deep in stoppage time when Dickov found Scowcroft on the edge of the box and the big forward finished in style crashing a low shot beyond the keeper.

Afterwards Adams said: "I thought we had a hangover from the win over Derby because that was a very emotional occasion. But those two goals in the first half settled everyone down and I was pleased the players heeded warnings at half time not to let their guard drop."