Leicester continue revival with win at West Ham
- Author: Stacy Allen Apr 14, 2017,
Apr 14, 2017, 7:43
The Foxes came into the game brimming with confidence after an unforgettable victory over Sevilla in the Champions League and they were celebrating once more after only five minutes at the London Stadium when Mahrez opened the scoring, two minutes before Robert Huth doubled the advantage. Since Feb. 23, the Foxes have won three straight under new manager Craig Shakespeare. Before that, they have the West Ham game to think about followed by games against Stoke City, Sunderland and Everton.
The frustration led to former Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, who is on a loan spell to Sevilla, headbutting Jamie Vardy in the 73rd minute and being sent off after getting his second yellow card.
Instead, their task will be to take down last season's runner-up, Atletico Madrid.
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Two goals for the visitors, inside the first seven minutes, set Leicester on the way to their first Premier League away win of the season.
However, Vardy will still pose a considerable threat to West Ham if not dealt with correctly. A right back and a forward to help when big Andy Carroll isn't able to make the pitch.
This week it was defending English Premiere League Champions Leicester City and Ligue 1 side AS Monaco that came from behind to book a spot in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
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.
It will therefore be a tough away trip for West Ham, but one that could be made easier if they counteract the threat of these three Leicester stars.
Manuel Lanzini briefly halved the deficit with a free-kick but the Hammers were booed off at half-time, and although Andre Ayew pulled another back after the break Leicester repelled a late rally to claim all three points.
Slaven Bilic and his coaching team need to work on the team's defence or else his side will be slipping into a relegation battle.
Everton hammered Hull City 4-0, Stoke City lost 1-2 to Chelsea, while Sunderland drew goalless with Burnley, with Bournemouth hosting Swansea in a late game. Everyone talked about Vardy and me, but I think N'Golo was at the same level or even better than us. You don't have to look far for the board's reaction to yesterday's match since they utilize social media as a form of obtuse therapy.
Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy. You don't enter a competition and aim not to win. The sole aim is the next Premier League game, as it's been mentioned we have a poor away record.