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The King Power Stadium (ATT 23,390) 20th December 2008 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: L Probert

Leicester Leicester City vs Peterborough United Peterboro

Flying Foxes punish Posh

Foxes maul Posh to stay top

Last Updated: 20/12/08 6:33pm

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Fryatt: In fine form

Fryatt: In fine form

Leicester ensured they will celebrate Christmas on top of League One after a 4-0 victory over promotion rivals Peterborough.

Leicester guaranteed they will celebrate Christmas top of League One by recording an emphatic 4-0 victory over promotion rivals Peterborough.

Posh began confident of equalling a club record of 17 unbeaten league games but it was City who earned the plaudits with a sixth straight win.

Leicester took a fifth-minute lead when Matty Fryatt chased a seemingly lost cause down the right before crossing into the penalty area where Peterborough defender Craig Morgan sliced the ball into his own net from six yards out.

Peterborough came close to an equaliser on the half-hour mark when Aaron McLean struck a post from eight yards, and Craig Mackail-Smith crashed the rebound against the bar before McLean blazed the loose ball into the crowd.

Fryatt made it two for City after 38 minutes when he latched on to a Jack Hobbs long-ball and rounded Joe Lewis before guiding home an angled shot from 12 yards.

Leicester then added a third after 70 minutes when Matt Oakley played in a free-kick to the near-post with Andy King ghosting in beyond a static defence to score with a firm header. And Steve Howard sealed the victory after 90 minutes with a well-struck drive from 22 yards.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Peterborough United 5 12
2 Fleetwood Town 5 11
3 Bristol City 5 11
4 Milton Keynes Dons 5 10
5 Bradford City 5 10
6 Chesterfield 5 10
7 Preston North End 5 9
8 Barnsley 5 8
9 Swindon Town 5 8
10 Notts County 5 7
11 Doncaster Rovers 5 7
12 Sheffield United 5 7
13 Gillingham 5 7
14 Leyton Orient 5 6
15 Coventry City 5 6
16 Crawley Town 5 6
17 Oldham Athletic 5 5
18 Port Vale 5 5
19 Yeovil Town 5 5
20 Rochdale 5 4
21 Scunthorpe United 5 4
22 Walsall 5 3
23 Colchester United 5 1
24 Crewe Alexandra 5 0

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