The Foxes weren’t quite at it early on, but didn’t have to be to control a Bournemouth team who brought nothing more than a series of defensive mishaps to the table. They opened the scoring just before the first-half drinks break when Jamie Vardy tackled in his 23rd of the season after Lloyd Kelly tried to pull off a bizarre acrobatic backheel clearance.
Bournemouth offered nothing for an hour, but after a freakish Kasper Schmeichel error resulted in the Wilfred Ndidi fouling Callum Wilson in the area, the game turned on its head. Junior Stanislas converted the resulting penalty, before Dominic Solanke raced through and squirmed an effort under Schmeichel to give the hosts a lead that seemed impossible just two minutes prior.
Caglar Soyuncu saw red for an off-the-ball incident in the aftermath of the goal as a dramatic few minutes gave Bournemouth even more impetus, and they didn’t look back.
The previously dejected hosts took charge of the depleted visitors; Stanislas saw his effort deflect in off Jonny Evans, and Solanke added a late fourth in brilliant fashion.