Thursday 14 December 2017

Leicester v Hull - story of the match

The ball hits the back of Hull's net as Leicester equalise
The ball hits the back of Hull's net as Leicester equalise

Leicester continued to breath new life into their Premier League survival hopes under the guidance of Craig Shakespeare as he strengthened his claims for the manager's job with victory against relegation rivals Hull.

Shakespeare, assistant to previous boss Claudio Ranieri, has won both matches in interim charge 3-1 after following up Monday's home victory over Liverpool with another three points.

Goals from Christian Fuchs and Riyad Mahrez and a Tom Huddlestone own goal overturned the lead given to Hull by Sam Clucas to give the defending champions back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.


"MAHREZZZZZZZZ! UNBELIEVABLE GOAL! THE FOXES LEAD 2-1!" - Leicester's official Twitter account, battling with a sticky Z key.


Jamie Vardy. He did not get his name on the scoresheet but the striker gave Hull a headache all afternoon with his energy and running off the ball. Linked up brilliantly with Christian Fuchs for the equalising goal.


Fuch's goal. You will struggle to see any better one-two play this season. The left-back linked up brilliantly with Vardy down the flank, exchanging passes a couple of times, before continuing his run into the box where he was on hand to finish off Vardy's cut-back from 10 yards, although goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic will be disappointed the ball crept beneath him.


The victory gave Leicester back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season. The last time the Foxes won successive league matches was April last year.



Kasper Schmeichel 7

Danny Simpson 6

Wes Morgan 6

Robert Huth 6

Christian Fuchs 6

Riyad Mahrez 6

Danny Drinkwater 6

Onyinye Ndidi 6

Marc Albrighton 6

Shinji Okazaki 6

Jamie Vardy 7


Demarai Gray (for Okazaki, 70) 6

Islam Slimani (for Mahrez, 83) 5


Eldin Jakupovic 4

Ahmed Elmohamady 5

Andrea Ranocchia 5

Harry Maguire 6

Andrew Robertson 4

Tom Huddlestone 5

Lazar Markovic 5

Alfred N'Diaye 5

Sam Clucas 5

Kamil Grosicki 6

Oumar Niasse 6


Abel Hernandez (for N'Diaye, 68) 4

Adama Diomande (for Markovic, 78) 4


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