Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

Leicester sink West Ham, continue surge


So, the fans of West Ham United and the Leicester City can get the live score of the game by using the BBC Radio in the United Kingdom.

And they travel to Slaven Bilic's West Ham who sit slap bang in mid-table - but still are only six points ahead of Leicester with 33 with some team concerns.

The defending champions have finally been playing like it in recent weeks, coming into the clash with consecutive wins over Liverpool and Hull City, and it took just five minutes for Craig Shakespeare's men to find their mark. "The players think that's when they are at their best so that's what we'll encourage them to do".

Manuel Lanzini pulled a goal back for the hosts in some style on 20 minutes with a wonderful free-kick but the Hammers' vulnerable defence was exposed once again when Vardy reacted quickest to tap in from Mahrez's corner on 38 minutes to give Leicester a commanding lead at the break.

The Foxes booked their place in the last eight of Europe's premier club competition with a 3-2 aggregate success over Sevilla during the week, and they will now face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals.

Shakespeare, who has won all three of his matches since replacing the sacked Claudio Ranieri, doesn't expect a hangover from the Champions League celebrations.

West Ham United have lost as many games against Leicester in their last five (4), as they did in the previous 25 combined (all comps).

"There is no secret, just hard work, endeavour and resilience, and we showed that today", he said. Then two set-pieces that we knew they were good at.

Meanwhile, Leicester, who won the Premier League title last season, are now 15th in the standings with 27 points from 27 matches, just three points above the relegation zone. It's his eighth goal of the season.

West Ham: Randolph 6, Byram 5, Fonte 6, Reid 6, Cresswell 6, Kouyate 6, Obiang 6, Ayew 6, Lanzini 7, Antonio 6, Carroll 6. Subs: Nordtveit, Feghouli, Snodgrass, Adrian, Collins, Masuaku, Fernandes. Leicester: Kasper Schmeichel: 8, Danny Simpson: 6, Robert Huth: 7, Yohan Benalouane: 6, Christian Fuchs: 6, Riyad Mahrez: 7, Wilfred Ndidi: 6, Danny Drinkwater: 7, Marc Albrighton: 7, Shinji Okazaki: 7, Jamie Vardy: 8. Subs: Chilwell, Musa, King, Amartey, Slimani, Zieler, Gray.

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