Published: Sun, March 05, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Craig Shakespeare coy on Leicester vacancy

Craig Shakespeare coy on Leicester vacancy

The England forward's double helped move the struggling champions out of the relegation zone, lifting the mood after the popular Italian's dismissal. Fuchs played a neat one-two with Vardy, allowing the latter to break down the left wing before returning the ball to sender and Fuchs finished well from the penalty spot.

Leicester City came from behind to beat Hull City as Foxes caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare gained his second win from his two games in charge.

"I've been asked just to take the next game", said Shakespeare, who has stepped up from being assistant manager following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

The 20-year-old is available for all competitions, and has added versatility and youth to the midfield at the King Power Stadium.

Buoyed by their impressive 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Monday, Leicester equalised in the 27th minute through defender Christian Fuchs who exchanged passes with Jamie Vardy before stroking home.

"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 began the game with the same renewed vigour they showed in defeating Liverpool - the first match since Ranieri was sacked - and created a host of early chances.

Watford made the flawless start when Troy Deeney scored a fifth Premier League goal in six games inside four minutes, but Southampton led at halftime through goals from Dusan Tadic and Redmond.

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Hull, meanwhile, remain second bottom of the table and are four points from safety after Crystal Palace won at West Brom.

Hull manager Marco Silva has warned his players about the challenge they face today.

Hull's away record has been nothing but awful this campaign as they picked up only five points in 13 away games.

"Leicester started strongly and we didn't match the same level".

Just a minute later, the Algerian winger had another go from the edge of the area and this time found the back of the net.

"We need to be ready for this situation, but what we really need to focus on is our own work and to do it to our best on the pitch".

"We know what we are, we know what we are, City of Culture, we know what we are", and "City of culture, you'll never sing that" - good chants from the Hull literati. The remit is - prepare the team for Hull, see if we can get the same result and sit down after that.

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