Vardy steers Leicester to 1st away win of PL title defense

  • Vardy steers Leicester to 1st away win of PL title defense

Vardy steers Leicester to 1st away win of PL title defense

"Kasper made some big saves but he's the first to say that's what he's there for".

A run of three losses, after a pair of draws, has seen West Ham drop to 12th place and Leicester is now only three points behind.

The game kicks off at 1500 GMT at the London Stadium.

But there he was. Schmeichel didn't stand a chance! Playing against the French side in an away game at the back of a solid 5-3 lead in the first leg, Man City expected to make it past Leonardo Jadim's side, especially with the risky striker Radamel Falcao out of the game with a hip injury.

They had come so close to blowing it.

The Craig Shakespeare revival shows no sign of slowing down.

Leicester City's success past year was not exclusively due to their players consistently putting in world class performances nor was it due to Ranieri's tactical prowess.

Following their stunning Sevilla win, Shakespeare may have a few exhausted legs after their midweek exertions, but has almost a fully fit squad.

Leicester's cinderella story continued on Tuesday when they defeated Spanish side Sevilla 2-0 in Champions League.

Andy Carroll (49 goals) is one goal away from 50 Premier League goals, with 29 of his goals so far coming in a West Ham United shirt.

Chaos reigned whenever Leicester had bodies in the area.

Two minutes later, from a Leicester free-kick, Marc Albrighton clipped the ball into the box with the outside of his boot and the unmarked Huth nodded in the second.

If this isn't a message to Slaven Bilic and his staff my name isn't Jonny BBQ (long story).

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Winston Reid will take over as captain while Sam Byram could be recalled at right-back, freeing up Cheikhou Kouyate to move into Noble's midfield berth.

"We'll continue to enjoy this and see how far we can go".

West Ham took advantage by pulling a goal back again, with Ayew the scorer in the 63rd minute after Schmeichel tipped Lanzini's long-range free-kick behind for a corner.

West Ham tore into Leicester for a while.

In the fifth minute Mahrez swung in a cross towards Vardy and Shinji Okazaki, but both forwards missed it - as did West Ham's defence - as the ball flew into the corner of the net.

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Lukaku's value to the team is underlined by the fact he's the first Everton player to score 21 league goals in a season since Gary Lineker in 1985-1986.

Leicester were wobbling. Ayew spurned a wonderful opportunity, blazing over with only Schmeichel to beat, and Kouyaté had a shot scrambled off the line.

"One day the chance will come", Masuaku added.