Leicester see off West Ham to record first away win of season
- Author: Tracy Ferguson Mar 19, 2017,
Mar 19, 2017, 0:39
West Ham United have confirmed on their official website that Mark Noble is set to sit out Saturday's Premier League clash against Leicester City at the London Stadium.
Back-to-back victories have been secured in the Premier League, over Liverpool and Hull City, while they are now the last British team standing in the Champions League following a memorable last 16 victory over Sevilla.
Meanwhile, Leicester boss, Craig Shakespeare, said: "there's no secret".
But Jamie Vardy restored the two-goal cushion before the break and despite another strike from Andre Ayew with plenty of pressure from West Ham in the final half an hour, they were unable to take a point from the encounter.
And it nearly brought about a fourth goal just before the hour - Shinji Okazaki pouncing on a loose ball before feeding Vardy through on goal, only for the England striker to slice wide under pressure from Darren Randolph.
Ultimately, though, Shakespeare's side showed enough grit in the absence of injured captain Wes Morgan at the back to double their points won on the road this season.
"I haven't banned talk of the Champions League but after the game the focus, what I wanted, has been on West Ham".
But their first half showing at West Ham was perhaps the closest they have come to last year's thrilling title-winning performances.
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He said: "We have to stop Vardy!" The sole aim is the next Premier League game, as it's been mentioned we have a poor away record.
Danny Drinkwater fouled Michail Antonio 25 yards in front of goal, giving the Argentinian the opportunity to curl the ball over the wall and into the top corner, with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel not even moving.
The Hammers, like Leicester, have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven league matches - only Bournemouth (nine games) are on a longer run.
"We knew that they had a momentum and of course they are a good side who were underachieving this season".
Since manager Claudio Ranieri's firing, the Premier League champions have reeled off three successive victories to move six points clear of the relegation zone and sealed a first-ever place in the Champions League quarterfinals.