Wilfred Ndidi impressive as Leicester secure back to back wins
- Author: Stacy Allen Mar 05, 2017,
Mar 05, 2017, 0:06
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City): He finally looked like last season's player of the year and scored a fantastic goal to win it, showing great control in the process.
The club have struggled to replace N'golo Kante as the midfield enforcer since the Frenchman joined Chelsea in the off-season, and Ndidi was brought in to fill that void and contribute to Leicester's season.
"Yeah, the idea was that when we sat down on Wednesday, and I was asked to take the Hull game, was we'll sit down at some point next week and we'll have a conversation", Shakespeare said.
At the other end, sub Demarai Gray forced a save from Jakupovic but from the resulting corner the ball struck the unfortunate Tom Huddlestone and ricocheted into the corner of the net to seal the win for the champions.
Shakespeare says he expects to speak with the Leicester hierarchy about his future next week.
"The players realise that the first start is getting back-to-back wins and I'm confident with the squad we have we can pull away (from the relegation zone)".
Leicester against Hull will be the feature game on Premier League Live with Sky Sports which gets underway at 2.00 on Today FM.
Current English champions Leicester City completed the signing of the Nigerian midfielder from Genk for a fee of $18 million, which will see him remain at the Foxes for five and a half years.
The Tigers went winless in December and had one victory each in January and February.
Since then, Hull are winless in its last two league matches. "We need to think game by game, and right now we only think about Leicester on Saturday".
This is the fourth Premier League meeting between the teams, with both sides claiming one victory each in the three previous games (D1).
Given the impressive performance against Liverpool and no fresh injuries or suspensions, Craig Shakespeare will probably name unchanged lineup for the clash against Hull.
While eight points from seven games is still not a bad return for Marco Silva, his side find themselves four points from safety. The striker played a teasing ball across the 6-yard box for Marc Albrighton to latch onto, which Albrighton made good contact with, but was denied by a sliding Andrew Robertson who managed to get a vital touch on it to keep the score level in the 6th minute.
The Foxes haven't lost to Hull at King Power Stadium since March 2008.
"I think its bigger [against Hull than Liverpool]".