Ranieri who? Leicester set Premier League scoring record under Shakespeare
- Author: Loretta Pittman Mar 19, 2017,
Mar 19, 2017, 0:18
Full credit has to be given to West Ham who got themselves back into the match and deserved their goal on 20 minutes when Manuel Lanzini fired a brilliant free kick right into the top corner, leaving Kasper Schmeichel with no chance.
His absence could prompt a recall for Sam Byram, while Andre Ayew is expected to start in attack after scoring as a substitute at Bournemouth last weekend. "They'll fall of their perch again - guaranteed - because they've done it once they'll do it again".
Despite the amount of pressure clubs place on their managers to qualify for the Champions League, there hasn't been much success for English sides of late.
"It's away from home where their season has particularly imploded, winless on their travels in more than a year and with just three points accumulated on the road".
Former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness was unimpressed with the Leicester players, reports the Daily Mirror, and claimed Ranieri lost his job because the players had become too big for their boots after last season's title win. The out-of-form strikers such as Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have regained springs in their step as they find traces of form in domestic circuit. Strikers live and die by their goals but the overall performance of forwards is vitally important.
"There are some good ones and he is proven in terms of being in the (England) squad before so he's up there with the best of them".
Fortunately they faced a West Ham side playing as though they just want their "historic" first season at their new stadium to end as quickly as possible.
West Ham simply could not cope with the pace and before they knew it the hosts were 2-0 down.
West Ham have the fifth worst home record in the division, losing six times. They seem to be on the ball with things and I think they'll do what they did so well last season if they come to West Ham. Keepers get judged on clean sheets and I don't quite think that's fair.
It was a thrilling finale with West Ham looking most likely to score the next goal and they nearly did in stoppage time but for an outstanding save from Schmeichel, who somehow denied a Carroll shot from only a few yards out.
Albrighton echoed boss Craig Shakespeare, who replaced Claudio Ranieri after the first leg last month, who said Leicester can win the Champions League and admitted he was yet to book a summer holiday, with the final in Cardiff on June 3.
They are the only side yet to drop a point from a winning position, maintaining their lead on all seven occasions.
Probability of away win: 29%.