Leicester City moved to the top of the Championship table with a comfortable 2-0 win over Stoke City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
The Foxes, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, have been in superb form this campaign, winning nine out of their 10 games so far.
They took the lead in the 24th minute through Kelechi Iheanacho, who continued his impressive scoring run with a low shot from inside the box. The Nigerian striker has now scored four goals and assisted one in 11 league games this season.
Stoke City, who are in the bottom half of the table, tried to respond but could not find a way past the Leicester defence, which has conceded only six goals in 10 games.
The hosts sealed the victory in the 79th minute, when substitute Jamie Vardy scored with his first touch after coming on. The former England international was set up by his compatriot Wilfred Ndidi, who also came off the bench. Ndidi has provided three assists in three consecutive games for Leicester.
Iheanacho was voted as the Player of The Match by the fans, earning 53% of the votes. He beat Cesare Casadei (21%), Harry Souttar (16%), and others (9%) to the award.
Leicester manager Enzo Maresca praised his team for their “outstanding” performance and said they are determined to return to the top-flight at the first time of asking.
“We showed great quality and resilience today. Stoke are a tough team to play against, but we controlled the game and scored two fantastic goals. I’m very proud of the players and their attitude,” he said.
“We know we have a long way to go, but we are enjoying the challenge. We have a lot of confidence and belief in ourselves. We want to be back in the Premier League as soon as possible.”